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Welcome to the real estate blogger’s reading nook.For the most part, this blog is populated by posts written by yours truly.But I also read a lot of real estate blogs. So…I thought it was high time that I shared some of them with you. In this post, I have linked to some of the most informative and interesting real estate blog posts that I have read over the past month.

For those who would like to see more of my favorite picks, I invite you to take a look at my Facebook page. I try to post there regularly and generally reference new real estate news at least once or twice a week. Meanwhile, I will occasionally post my favorite picks on this blog as well.

Here are my picks for late winter 2018:

Why cash is usually king…

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Home Paying Cash – Petra Norris:

For the most part, cash is king. Buyers paying in cash have a distinct advantage. There is no lender to please and closing delays from a sluggish lending process are avoided.  In this article, the many pros and a few potential cons are discussed.

Staging - It's for everyone...Staging rocks…whether the home is big or small…

Should I Stage My Luxury Home When Selling – Paul Sian

Help with the basic concepts of home staging, tackling clutter, the use of a neutral color palette and much more. This is valuable information for all homeowners, not just the luxury market. In fact, small spaces can benefit the most from staging that maximizes space and shows how smaller homes can be very livable.

A tiny house

courtesy of Victor Zastolskiy ©

Downsizing made easy – or as easy as it can be…

Are You Downsizing? Here are Four Tips – Chris Highland

It sounds so easy. There are four things that you can do with the things that you have accumulated over the years. You can…

  • sell them
  • donate them
  • keep them or
  • store them

The devil is always in the details.   

Children jumping on the bed

courtesy of famveldman ©

Please don’t jump on the beds!

10 Rules to Follow When Shopping for a Home – Sharon Paxson

From being punctual to not jumping on the bed, Sharon Paxson has some great etiquette tips for home buyers touring houses. These are things that most people don’t give much thought to, but should. Like leaving the family pet at home, not letting the children run around unsupervised etc. This is a practical and humorous look at the process.

How to update a kitchen without the full remodel…

10 Ways to improve your kitchen WITHOUT remodeling – Debbie Gartner

The kitchen is the most important room of your house. Buyers often choose or reject a home based on the condition of the kitchen. Sellers often wonder if a gut renovation of a “tired” kitchen will be necessary to fetch top dollar. But there is a lot that you can do without a complete remodel.

Selling a house that is part of an estate…

How to Sell a House After a Relative Dies – Bill Gassett

Fresh from the emotional stress of losing a loved one, family members are often unprepared for dealing with the sale of the family home and all the effects in it. This article helps take people through probate, paying the bills, and preparing the home for sale.

I Hope you enjoy these picks. They are meant for home buyer’s and seller’s alike. The authors are wonderful writers who do their homework.




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