Entries from November 2013

More Tips For Selling During The Holidays

November 29th, 2013 · No Comments

If your home is on the market during the holiday season consider these tips for taking advantage of the opportunities you have: 1.  Price to sell.  Just like always, if your home is priced right it will get the attention that it deserves. 2.  Pay attention to curb appeal.  Again, this is a year-round tip, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 28th, 2013 · No Comments

From everyone here at Cooper Realty Associates, we wish you and yours a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving!  Gobble, gobble!!       

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Holiday House Hunting

November 27th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re house hunting during this busy holiday season you have a couple of things working to your definite advantage.  First, there aren’t too many people house hunting, so with less competition you may in for a good deal.  Additionally, home prices in December are typically lower than any other month, while interest rates are […]

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Tips for Selling Your Home During The Holidays

November 26th, 2013 · No Comments

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, one of the busiest times of year is getting under way… the holiday season!  Selling a home during the holiday season can be tough, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both leaving your home on the market & pulling it off and relisting in January.  You might […]

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New Thanksgiving Recipes To Try

November 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Thanksgiving is just days away.  If you’re looking for some traditional recipes with a twist, try these options that put a twist on traditional favorites: 1.  Northwest Fruit Stuffing – made with cherries, pears, apples, and raisins this sweet twist on a Thanksgiving staple is sure to please. 2.  Spiced Cranberry Jelly – This tart cranberry sauce has less […]

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Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

November 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

It’s a good idea to be pre-approved for a mortgage before you begin house hunting.  In fact, many realtors won’t even work with you until you’ve gone through this process.  There is a bit of confusion out there though, about the difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval.  Many times these terms are used interchangeably, but they […]

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Selling Your Home? Things You Should Hide

November 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

If you are trying to sell your home then you definitely don’t want to turn off potential buyers as soon as they walk into your home.  In order for your home to show as well as it possibly can, there are several things you should clean up and put out of sight (out of the […]

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Types of Home Loans

November 21st, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re in the market for a home, chances are high that you are not paying cash for it which means you will need to get a mortgage.  There are two basic types of mortgages, conventional and government sponsored. Conventional mortgages are come in two basic varieties, fixed rate mortgages (FRM) and Adjustable Rate Mortgages […]

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Electrical System Updates

November 20th, 2013 · No Comments

If you fall in love with an older home, chances are you will need to update the electrical system at some point.  Here are three things to keep in mind.  First, electrical needs have changed significantly since your home was built.  One hundred years ago and even fifty years ago, home just didn’t have the […]

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Winterize Your Home Now

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments

We are well into fall now, and winter is quickly approaching.  Now is the perfect time to winterize your home if you haven’t already.  Here are some winterization steps that every homeowner should take: 1.  Change your furnace filters.  This maximizes your home’s efficiency in one easy and inexpensive step. 2.  Check the roof.  Examine […]

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