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    Monday, January 29, 2018   /   by Ryan Elliott

    Buying a home in the Reno/Sparks area in 2018? Don't miss this guide!

    The average home buyer in 2017 searched for listings for 10 weeks and ultimately visited 11 listings.

    Despite all of the technology available to buyers these days, their search for their dream home still takes time and careful research — regardless of whether they’re a ?rst-time home buyer or a veteran who’s purchased multiple residences over the years. 
    Use this guide to help navigate your home search, become even more knowledgeable about what to look for in your ideal home, and, in the end, ?nd the right property to purchase in 2017.

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    Thursday, January 11, 2018   /   by Ryan Elliott

    Top 6 Home Maintenance Items Most People Miss.

    Own a home or thinking of Buying a home in the Reno or Sparks area?  Home maintenance is often overlooked.  You're no doubt aware that there's plenty you should be doing (hello, leaf racking!). We hate to lengthen your to-do list, but we thought you should know that there are actually a few more home maintenance tasks that may require your attention—and odds are you don't even realize it.
    Wondering what you might be overlooking? Here are some home maintenance chores that might be flying under your radar—and why they're important to add to your schedule
    1. Clean your refrigerator drip pan
    Did you know many refrigerators have drip pans? I did not. But as you can imagine from the name, it's a thing you really should be cleaning once in a while.

    "Remove the kick panel at the bottom of your fridge, and trace the defrost drain line to the pan, which is where it empties out," says Rogers.&nb ...

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    Tuesday, January 02, 2018   /   by Ryan Elliott

    FHA 203K Rehab Home Loan

    What is an FHA 203K rehab loan and what are the benefits?
    An FHA 203(k) rehab loan, also referred to as a renovation loan, enables homebuyers and homeowners to finance both the purchase or refinance along with the renovation of a home through a single mortgage. Instead of applying for multiple loans, an FHA 203(k) rehab loan allows homebuyers to purchase or refinance their primary home and renovate it with one convenient loan. By allowing the buyer to finance the cost of improvements into the purchase or refinance of a home, home rehab loans take the financial guesswork and frustration out ofrenovating a home.

    In the past, purchasing a fixer-upper was difficult: most banks wouldn’t grant a mortgage on a house in bad shape until repairs have been completed, but repairs couldn’t possibly be made until the house is purchased. This put homebuyers in a difficult position. Now, thanks to the FHA 203(k) rehab loan, it’s possible to purchase a property and include th ...

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    Wednesday, October 18, 2017   /   by Ryan Elliott

    Selling Your Home? 5 Home Staging Hacks That Won't Cost Much

    1. One Chance To Make A First Impression
    Curb Appeal entices buyers to see more. Manicure the lawn, trim the bushes and weed all flower beds. If mulch is faded, adding a layer of new mulch will freshen it up.
    Hanging a seasonal wreath or welcome sign on the front door, and using flower pots to add color to the walkway and porch also adds curb appeal.
    Additional enhancements that are cost friendly include power-washing the home and replacing worn house numbers. If the front door looks like it needs an update, freshen it up with a new coat of paint. You can often find attractive colors discounted at your local paint store. 

    2. Use It Or Lose It
    Maximize space with the 90-day rule. Most buyers can’t see past clutter. It’s very important that sellers understand that the temporary removal of unnecessary and personal items is imperative if you want to sell your home quickly and at a desirable price. When decluttering your home for staging purposes, go through e ...

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