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Winter Months Offer a Great Time To Buy or Sell

Although it is not the busiest time of year for the real estate market, winter can be a great time to buy or sell a home. This is due in large part to the market shrinking during the cold, snowy months.

With fewer buyers and sellers actively seeking to move real estate, winter offers a much less competitive landscape, resulting in more flexible sellers and better deals available for buyers.

The obstacles associated with winter, including a decreased curb appeal, slippery sidewalks, and an overabundance of snow are still present; however, when buyers make their way out to a showing in spite of these obstacles, you can be sure they are serious about purchasing a home.

For more information about buying or selling a home, please contact us.

Source: REALTOR® Magazine | Full Article

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This Month in Real Estate Video – February 2011

February’s “This Month in Real Estate” video has been released. The February edition discusses a NAR report detailing that 89% of all home buyers begin their search on the Internet. As such, those who are interested in selling their home should place a great emphasis on how their home is marketed online.

The video also includes tips for selling your home during the winter months. Sellers should price their homes correctly, stage well, and look to benefit from the many aforementioned buyers who begin their search on the Internet. Access the video by clicking the “Play” button below.

A Keller Williams agent can walk you through every step of selling your home – contact us today for more information!

Why Winter May Not Necessarily Spell Doom and Gloom for Sellers

Many sellers and real estate professionals alike dread the coming of the fall and winter months, as it is often associated with a market slowdown and an increased difficulty selling homes.

However, a recent article published in Realty Times suggests that these months could actually be beneficial to sellers, as there tends to be a higher percentage of serious buyers during winter than in the spring and summer seasons.

The article also notes several design and decor tips to help keep your home in excellent showing condition in the winter months without detracting too much from your holiday spirit.

Please click the link below for the full article. For more information on buying or selling a home, please contact us!

Source: Realty Times | Full Article

Winter Home Maintenance Guide

Have you just purchased a home? As the winter season approaches, you might wish to consider how the cold weather will affect your new investment. A report from the New Home Guide provides several tips you can use to keep your new home safe and comfortable. Some of these tips are outlined below. For the complete report, please click “Full Article.”

  • Get the yard ready – Give the yard and gutters a thorough cleaning and move debris away from the perimeter of the house.
  • Check the roof – Protect your roof by replacing any shingles that are loose or missing.
  • Check the windows – Be sure to caulk any gaps around window or door frames.

Please contact us for more information about buying or selling a home in greater Lafayette!

Source: New Home Guide | Full Article

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