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Thursday, June 16, 2022   /   by Steve Ticknor

Staging Strategies for Your Lake Havasu Home

Staging your Lake Havasu home is all about putting the best foot forward for potential buyers. By highlighting its most desirable features, you can draw more interest for your home and leave a lasting impression that is sure to help you sell it more quickly. In fact, a 2021 survey of real estate professionals conducted by the National Association of REALTORS® found that staged homes not only sell faster but for more money. Here are the staging strategies that you should keep in mind as you prepare for your next open house or viewing!

Staging Strategies for Your Lake Havasu Home
Help Them Visualize It as Their Own
Make it easier for buyers to imagine themselves making your house their home by removing personal memorabilia, knick-knacks, and photos. Instead, replace them with simple décors, such as paintings, nature images, and plants.
Think Sleek Instead of Comfy
Modern-day buyers are leaning toward modern, crisp, clean interiors over comfy, homey looks. When staging y. ...

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Thursday, May 26, 2022   /   by Steve Ticknor

Hidden Fees to Be Aware of When Buying a Home

A few weeks back, we talked about what it costs home sellers to sell their Lake Havasu properties. Purchasing a home also comes with expenses (obviously). In fact, this is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, don't forget there will be other costs associated with your purchase other than the price of the home. Here are five fees to keep in mind when buying a home in Lake Havasu.

Hidden Fees to Be Aware of When Buying a Home
Home Inspection
This is a crucial step in the home buying process. The findings that come from the inspection can help you negotiate price and repairs. Generally, you can expect to pay between $240 to $580 depending on the size of the home and the location. According to Home Blue, you pay anywhere from $240 to $340 for a 2000 sq ft home.
Title Services
Title services encompass the transfer of the title from the seller and a thorough search of the property’s records to ensure to no one w. ...

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Thursday, April 28, 2022   /   by Steve Ticknor

Top Tips for House Hunting Online

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your Lake Havasu home search. In fact, according to Statista, 93% of homebuyers in 2018 (the latest statistics available) began their house hunting online.  But it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of a home. However, keep in mind that there may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of your time and efforts and gather a well-rounded picture of home listings online, keep the following three things in mind.
Top Tips for House Hunting Online
Stay Up to Date
When you start your house hunting online, make sure you find a site that pulls up-to-date listings directly from the multiple listing service (MLS). This is where real estate agents actively post their most current homes for sale. Many online resources update less often or fail to remove listings that are off the market. This makes it more difficult to sort through the clutter.
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