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Closing Costs

Closing Costs

How much do you know about closing costs? We’re Ariel and Adrian of The Kormendy Trott Team and today were reviewing an oldie but a goodie – E03 Closing Costs! Ok, so let’s talk dollars and cents. There are five primary closing costs associated with buying a home.  For this example, let’s assume you’re buying

PLANT A TREE!!

PLANT A TREE!!

Do you live in a newer home? Feel like you need more privacy? With newer homes, you don’t get much privacy in the Backyard. Our tip for you PLANT TREES! We’ve found that when most people move into a newer home, they tend to spend their time and efforts improving the inside rather than

August’s Home Maintenance Checklist

August’s Home Maintenance Checklist

This is the August Home Maintenance Checklist – We’re about half-way through the summer, here’s some great tips to take advantage of! LAWN CARE The first thing to take care within the month of August is your lawn. With the excessive heat and dry weather, you may notice your grass turning brown. If this is

July’s Home Maintenance Checklist

July’s Home Maintenance Checklist

It’s July and just like that, we are halfway through the year. We’re sure you’re wondering the same thing we are Where has the time gone?! This is July’s Monthly Checklist – Today we want to focus on the things around the house that tend to be neglected, are prone to failing and leaving

Traits of a Successful Real Estate Agent

Traits of a Successful Real Estate Agent

The Thrill of the Sale True Sales People get a natural high out of the sale.  Negotiating the best price and terms in an offer fuel them; it’s a key trait that separates professionals from amateurs.  We LOVE the definition of “Professional” below. It perfectly explains how a true professional is a bit of an

How We Turned an Offer of $150,000 Under Asking to $38,000 OVER

How We Turned an Offer of $150,000 Under Asking to $38,000 OVER

SOLD OVER ASKING… This is a common phrase you will read on flyers, online ads and social media posts but what does it REALLY mean?  Often times, it simply means a house was listed too low.  I remember a time I showed a house for sale in Milton to clients — a home in my

Finding a Reliable Contractor

Finding a Reliable Contractor

A recent conversation with our friends Matt and John King from Kingsgate Construction inspired us to speak out about various ways you can reduce your risk when hiring a contractor.  There are SO MANY horror stories of people being drained of their life savings by contractors who never show up, don’t finish their work or do

Bidding War Basics | How to Win a Bidding War When Buying a House

Bidding War Basics | How to Win a Bidding War When Buying a House

Even in slow markets, if you’re looking at a very desirable home, multiple offers are a possibility.  Never let the idea of competing against other buyers scare you off from taking a shot at it.  Just because there is more than one offer doesn’t mean the house will sell for more, or much more, than

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