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How To Sell A Haunted House

August 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Most people don’t believe on ghost and supernatural presence looming around houses and properties. But we can’t deny the fact that there are many evidences that shows that they are real. And believe it or not, the thought of Haunted houses is a very big factor that can affect the value of the house. If a house is labeled – or even simply rumored – to be a haunted house, it’s value decrease. Sometimes, people even make stories just to decrease the house value. Selling a haunted house is a difficult proposition of course. So if you want to stay out of the Haunted House topic, then you should do actions.

House blessing is the perfect way to be free of the ghosts and supernatural presences. Exorcism is another method of ridding oneself of a nuisance supernatural presence. Be aware that through adverse possession processes, the spirit may actually have legal rights to the house and mediation (as well as a medium) may be in order to resolve the conflict. Do not despair if exorcism does not work. There are other routes for the home seller with an inconvenient spirit. Many spirits are open to other communications, like Morse Code or using the Ouija board. Connect with them and ask them what you need to do to leave the house.

When all else fails, If the house is exceptional you can always deny the rumors and just go on about selling the house. Don’t worry. The family from the city probably won’t even have a home inspection done. If however the issue had been big enough, then you have no choice but to lower the price.

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Raising the Value of Your Home

June 28th, 2013 · No Comments

So, you are thinking that you may sell the current house you own. You are giving yourself a timeline of eighteen months to make a decision because you know that the exercise of selling a house is one that should not be taken lightly.

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That in mind, you start thinking of ways not only to keep your house looking great but also ways to keep its value at its best in preparations for the marketing efforts that go into selling a house. One of the most common pieces of advice given to homeowners who are thinking of selling in the near future in reference to raining the value of their house is to do a repaint.

A good quality paint job on the exterior and interior of the house will instantly make the place look new and brighter. It will also last for at least three years so if you want to sell before the end of this period, you will not have a lot to of major work to do to spruce up your house. Consider this option as a way to raise the value of your house.

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Good Things to Know when Investing

May 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Buying a house or a piece of property can be easy and can be tough, can be a good investment or can be a source of leaking money. One way to get you on the road to making a good decision will to take note of three important things when investing in property.

Price is always a top consideration. If you see an area that is expensive, it may be a draw to buy there. But if you are working with a budget or if you just cannot afford it, looking at surrounding areas could be the way to go. Some of these areas can be lower in price but close enough to pricier places. Tax is another consideration. A lot of people decide tp buy a house in an area that has lower taxes. Schooling is the final basic criteria. If schools are doing well, you want to live there.

These three important things are good indicators when you want to invest in property.

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Some Garden Tips

April 27th, 2013 · No Comments

In a small living space it is necessary to make sure you have your priorities set straight. You need to decide from the beginning how you want to manage the space you have so that you are happy. Living in a condominium is definitely different from living in a house when it comes to space. In a condominium, you may need to get more compact furniture that is multi-functional. Storage and recreational space can also be limited.

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Having a garden in a condominium is not possible in most cases but having a version of this is doable. If your condominium unit has a balcony for example, you can definitely set aside a space for your potted plants. Researching the kinds of indoor plants available in your area or seeing which veggies can grow in a pot is one way of making your green landscape happen.

In short, with just some research, priority setting, and flexibility, you can create your own little green area.

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Going with the Times

February 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Selling a house is a huge task at any time of the year. If you have been reading this blog religiously, or if you are planning on selling your house and you have done your research, you will know that many steps go into making this a successful endeavor. Doing it haphazardly or squeezing in what is needed during your small frame of free time will result in a house on the market for a long time.

There are a lot of things that you have to do for a successful sale, and some things you can do to make the sale go faster, to have the best selling price, and to get great reviews on your house. One thing is making your house look more lived-in or homey. Why is this a good idea? It helps possible buyers see themselves living in your house. Personal touches go a long way in creating a warm and inviting picture. Holidays like Valentines is a perfect way to add personality to your house. A nicely arranged vase here, a cuddly toy there, can certain add charm nothing else can.

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A Good Guide

January 14th, 2013 · No Comments

If you want to sell your house but you are not sure how to do this beyond the simplistic posting a ‘for sale’ sign with your contact numbers, then maybe it is time to consider getting some professional help. It is a good thing, despite the market instability over the last few years, real estate brokers still remain plentiful and ever-helpful with selling house issues.

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A real estate broker can help you by guiding you. He or she should be knowledgeable about market trends in general, should know about the details in your area, and in short all the necessary data you need to weigh your options and come up with your own price. He or she should also help you come up with the best strategy or ways to market and present your property.

Remember that a broker will not price your house for you; you do that on your own, but they can give you guidance and direction that will help you create the best package for your home sale.

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A Good Reason to Buy Now

December 30th, 2012 · No Comments

There are those who think the end of the year is a good time to buy real estate. There really is no rule about this but if you are decided on purchasing a house or property before the end of the year, you may be in luck.


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There are a few good reasons to do your house purchasing in December and these may spell for you a successful home sale. First off, there is less competition this time of the year. There are other considerations during Christmas and house buying is not one that comes up often. You would probably stand a chance of getting a wider selection at this time of they year. In line with this, you should also be able to get a better price on your house. Sellers or brokers may be more willing to negotiate to close that sale.

Whatever you decide, if buying a house now is a goal, December should be a good month to purchase.

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Real Estate Classes

December 20th, 2012 · No Comments

People who wants to take on the lucrative real estate sales career has help coming up.  The University of Cincinnati Clermont College announced the four required state of the art courses  recently developed in consultation with local real estate professionals and experts in the business community.  This is an great example of the academe and the industry working hand in hand.  The course will offer accelerated real estate pre-license classes and will  prepare the students in fast tract format to take the Ohio Real Estate Sales Exam.

Students will also earn up to 12 college credit hours through the UC Clermont College at no extra charge.

The spring session of classes is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 7 through April 25, at UC Clermont College’s site at Park 50 TechneCenter.

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Marketing Your Home Yourself

November 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Marketing is the only way to get a better than average deal for anything you want to sell and this is exactly the case when the thing you want to sell is a house. Especially keeping in mind the economic situation today, buying property of any kind is no joke. So you want to convince the future buyer of your house that he or she is making the best choice.



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Make sure your house is in the best shape possible. If you were good about maintenance and upkeep, this shouldn’t be a problem. But if you lapsed for whatever reason, now would be a good time to get repairs done. These don’t have to be expensive because a lot of simple repairs you can do yourself. Even the cost of hiring a professional for such jobs as repainting will pay off later on. Make sure you get your house listed in the right networks so that it is seen by as wide a sample of buyers as possible. Finally, be prepared to show your house off to people who want to take a look.

You can help yourself and your property by properly planning and marketing for selling.

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Going House Hunting

October 29th, 2012 · No Comments


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Looking for the perfect house can be a tiring activity. Making this purchase, after all, is a big deal. There won’t be many items you will buy that will be as big in cost and commitment as a house. Making sure you make a good decision is important.
Whether this is your first real estate purchase or not, it is essential to have a good view of the chokes out there. Decide first of all on how much you are willing to spend for the initial amount and on a long term basis. This will be a good filter in narrowing down house choices. After that, think about what kind of neighborhood you want to live in or, if you are really open, take a look at where the options are situated and draw up a list of pro’s and con’s and decide from that. Finally, think about the kind of property purchase you want to make. Is this a condo, a house, a ranch?
Considering these three things will make your house hunting an enjoyable and fruitful activity.

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