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    • Where Does the Commission Go?

      Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. How does commission work in real estate? It seems like it would be rather simple, but it is actually a bit more complex than you would think. There are four parties involved in real […]
      Written by Joanna Gubernick
    • 7 First-Time Homeowner Mistakes

      Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. Over the years, I have learned a lot about first-time homebuyers and the mistakes that they sometimes make. So today, I am going to tell you about seven costly missteps new homeowners make in […]
      Written by Joanna Gubernick
    • How Can These 4 Surprising Factors Increase a Home’s Value?

      Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale. Here are four surprising things that can increase a home’s value: How close it is to a Starbucks. Obviously, you can’t pick up your current home and move it closer to a Starbucks, but […]
      Written by Joanna Gubernick
    • 5 Ways You Can Save for a Down Payment

      Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale.   Here are five ways you can save for your down payment if you plan on buying a home in 2018: 1. Assess your spending habits and goals. Really determine whether you want to […]
      Written by Joanna Gubernick
    • The Forgotten Costs of Home Selling

      Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale.     Today I’d like to discuss a few home selling costs that are often forgotten. We all know that selling a home properly requires a bit of an investment on the part of […]
      Written by Joanna Gubernick
    • 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home on Your Own

      Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale.   Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, there are five reasons you should always use a real estate professional during a real estate transaction: 1. Experience. My team and I are experienced professionals […]
      Written by Joanna Gubernick
    • How Do School Districts Impact Your Home’s Value?

      Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale.   There are a lot of factors that affect a home’s value (size, location, condition, etc.), but one factor that often gets overlooked is what school district that home is located in. Here are […]
      Written by Joanna Gubernick
    • 5 Top Tips for Fall and Winter Listings

      Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale.   Today, I’d like to bring you some top tips for selling your home in the fall and winter seasons. Now, there are certain things that you must consider about listing during this time […]
      Written by Joanna Gubernick
    • What Are You Required to Disclose About Your Home?

      Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale.   Today’s topic is how much you should disclose when selling your house. There are required disclosures when selling your home. No matter what state you live in, there will be a seller’s disclosure […]
      Written by Joanna Gubernick
    • Are You Ready to Own a Home?

      Want to sell your home? Get a FREE home value report. Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale.   How do you know whether you’re ready to buy a home? This question was sent to us by a new client who was trying to gauge his own preparedness for homeownership. If you’re […]
      Written by Joanna Gubernick