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SOLD!  Represented Buyer

1130 Jonathan, Inverness.          $725,000

Beautiful home and great clients.  Enjoy your new home!

 
 
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Here's an idea!  Use you IRS tax return to spruce up your home.  Here are some easy, less expensive ideas that will help in selling your home and at the same time give you and and home a facelift!




-- SEAL OR REPLACE YOUR DRIVEWAY.

   That first impression makes or breaks it in selling a home.  Resealing:  Apx. $150 (depending on size) 
Replacing:  Apx. $2,500+

-- INSTALL A NEW FRONT DOOR AND LOCK SET AND POSSIBLE KICK PLATE.
   Installing a new front door and hardware is always smart.  Also, remember you do not have to install a $5,000+ door on a lower priced home.  Please think that through because they will sell you that expensive door when it's not necessary.  If you have a higher end home, of course, purchase.  Think, what will a buyer expect at my price point.  Estimated cost:  $2,500-$3,000

-- RENEW YOUR MAILBOX. 
   Either with a paint/stain job or buy new.  At the same time, remember the house address numbers.  Pick a new slick style that is more appropriate at this time.  Estimated cost:  $200-$700

--  A FRESH COAT OF PAIN.
   If you see chipping on the exterior, remember FHA financing does not like that!  Just remember that whether it's the exterior or interior, a fresh coat of paint in the newest updated colors (ask at the paint store) makes a buyer feel like the home is well maintained.
Estimated cost:  $50-$75/gallon - Depends on the project.

-- OH, I LOVE THIS ONE!  SWAP OUT LIGHT FIXTURES.
   Chandeliers, bathrooms, entry ways, kitchen, exterior front door area.  Try pendents in the kitchen, wall sconces in the bath.  Go online.  Lots of great deals can be found.  And, yes, while you're in the bathrooms, take down those wall mirrors and go by one or two hanging walls mirror(s) with frames.  One more item, PLEASE don't take the mirrors in the baths when your move out.  That is a big one causing problems these days. 

Come back next week for more ideas.........

 
 
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        CK represented buyer -

        Listed:  $774,000
        Sold:  $725,000


 
 
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           CK represented buyer.

           Listed:  $75,000
           Sold:  $58,000

 
 
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              CK represented by seller.

              Listed:  $99,000
              Sold:  $100,000

 
 
@PROPERTIES NEWSLETTER


Fourth quarter is almost here. Finish the year strong with these selling tips. 

Just like that, summer is over and we’re already heading into the last quarter of 2016. When it comes to buying and selling a home, the final months of the year tend to be slower but also present some unique advantages in the marketplace (think less competition and highly-motivated buyers). If you’re considering selling, here are some tips to help you get ready for the fall and winter.

  • Boost your curb appeal – First impressions are crucial in the real estate world. Enhance your home’s exterior by raking the leaves (or shoveling snow) and taking care of any necessary improvement projects like roof maintenance, window replacements, painting and landscaping.
  • Highlight comfort – Homes show well during the fall and winter when they look warm and homey. Stage your home to look as cozy and inviting as possible, whether that means adding throw pillows and blankets to the furniture or playing up the fireplace. Remember to keep seasonal décor tasteful and simple (i.e. don’t go overboard with spooky Halloween decorations or holiday lights!)
  • Bring the light – With the days getting shorter, it’s important to open the curtains and blinds and turn on the lights to both brighten your home and emphasize its best features.
  • Take photos now – Great photography is a must in today’s competitive marketplace. So if you’re planning on listing your home anytime between now and next May, you should take photos now while the landscape is still green and leafy.



SEPTEMBER 28, 2016BY LYNETTE LEWIS



WRITTEN BY LYNETTE LEWIS
Digital Marketing Manager, @properties
 
 
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Great news!  The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act, which extends the tax break for the forgiven debt to many of our clients who have gone through a short sale.  Just recently the Senate finally gave a positive vote on this after the House had already passed same. This should also open up the door for an increase in short sale activity from many homeowners waiting to see if the Act would be extended.  Yes, this Act needs to be re-approved each year.

What am I talking about?!  Well, when someone sells their home via a short sale (and there is some criteria you need to meet), if this Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act is not approved and in place, the homeowner would have to pay taxes on the deficiency amount.  In other words, you sold your home for $400k and the mortgage on the home was for $500k.  You would pay taxes on the $100k deficiency. 

Questions?  Please contact:

Chris "CK" Kravetz
Broker, GRI, Realtor
@properties

Mobil:  847.867.7990

 
 
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The illustration below says it all.  When you price your home correctly it will sell in the shortest period of time and at the highest price.

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For further assistance contact:

Chris "CK" Kravetz
Broker/Realtor/GRI
@properties
Mobile:  847.867.7990
CK@CKrealtor.com
 

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