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February 2014

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If you’re thinking of selling your house, you need to be sure that it’s spotless. This means that even if it’s fall or the dead of winter, you have to clean as though it’s spring. You have to get your equipment and supplies together, and get areas that haven’t been touched in a while. Fortunately, it doesn’t really have to be a horrific process. Here are a few tips to help get you started:

  • Start with small repairs. If you can’t do them, or no one in your household is handy, hire someone.
  • To make sure everything gets done, don’t move from room to room. Finish one area before you start another. When one area is perfect, move to the next.
  • Clean from top to bottom and inside to outside. There’s not much point, for example, in vacuuming if you follow
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Following the crash of 2009, there wasn’t much to be happy about in the housing market. Finally, we’re seeing some recovery, but the market is shifting. In that context, there are some things that homeowners and potential homeowners should consider.

Are You Low on Equity?

Over the last few years, everyone lost equity. Some have even ended up owing more on their homes than they’re actually worth. If you’re a homeowner who’s in a position of negative equity but wanting to sell your home and buy something bigger (or smaller) now that the rates are dropping, think about holding on to your existing home if you’re in a position to do so, and renting it out. This can bring you a nice income while you’re waiting for an increase in home equity.

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