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IS THE ZESTIMATE A GUESSTIMATE?

By Kristi Gibbs | Nov 22, 2019

  If you’ve been home shopping or home stalking in the 21st century, then you’ve heard of the Zestimate.  It has been credited for Zillow’s instant popularity and continues to generate buzz today.  Is this magical estimate of value generated by algorithm’s the end all be all to your home value?  No, it isn’t! Is […]

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TOP QUESTIONS BUYERS ASK ME ABOUT WORKING WITH A REALTOR

By Kristi Gibbs | Nov 18, 2019

  So you are thinking about buying a home and you have already read my post about selecting a real estate agent, but you still have some questions. Hopefully below you will see some of those questions asked and answered.   Can you show me homes that you don’t have listed? Yes! I am a […]

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SHOULD I TEST FOR RADON?

By Kristi Gibbs | Nov 4, 2019

I always recommend a radon test when purchasing a home. Your inspector will ask if you’d like to test for radon. Some homes have radon mitigation systems in place, but many don’t. It doesn’t hurt to test even if a system is in place in order to confirm that it’s doing its job.  Homes on […]

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WORKING WITH A LENDER

By Kristi Gibbs | Oct 29, 2019

  So you want to buy a home, but are you really ready to buy in this market? The number one thing that sellers fear is buyers walking away from the sale. Thus, sellers and their savvy realtors know that they need to see a solid letter from a lender OR proof of funds before […]

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TOP INSPECTION ISSUES

By Kristi Gibbs | Oct 18, 2019

  Home inspections are a key part of the buying and selling process in real estate transactions. Every market is unique in terms of the way buyers and sellers approach inspections and then subsequently negotiate inspection items. In our local market, it is customary for the buyer to schedule an inspection after an offer is […]

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COLOR OF THE YEAR FOR 2020

By Kristi Gibbs | Oct 9, 2019

  While we are still just entering the fourth quarter of 2019, the Sherwin Williams color of the year for 2020 has already been announced.  Drum roll, please…the color of the year for 2020 is Naval SW 6244. Otherwise known as navy through my untrained eye.  They promise it is a richer navy than we […]

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REAL ESTATE LINGO

By Kristi Gibbs | Oct 1, 2019

  Have you noticed that realtors use a lot of abbreviations and lingo that you aren’t familiar with? Here are a few terms and their meanings to help you get the gist of what we are talking about. CMA: Comparative Market Analysis. This is a report that shows how a home you are considering compares […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE A REALTOR

By Kristi Gibbs | Sep 24, 2019

  Buying or selling a home is an exciting time and you can help the process go smoothly by selecting the right agent for you. How might you go about doing that? Here are some things to consider. Interview realtors.  Yes, you can and should interview realtors to help you with buying or selling! I […]

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