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August 2016

Found 2 blog entries for August 2016.

Selling a home has its typical challenges. Maybe the couple across the street just listed their house, which you know has an amazing kitchen (while yours is just slightly less so). Maybe values have started to drop a tad. Or maybe you're getting transferred and you have to sell - and find something new in your future city - in what seems like an impossibly short amount of time.

Whatever the circumstances, you want the sale to go as smoothly, and take place as quickly, as possible. So don't do this stuff. Really. Just don't.

1. Don't take your own photos

How important are house photos? Many buyers won't even look at a listing that doesn't have them. Ditto for poorly taken photos that don't adequately show the home. We've talked before about…
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You may be sitting on a goldmine. Or a small fortune. Or at least a little chunk of cash. Rising home prices across the country means homeowners have some equity. So what can you do with it? More importantly, what should you do with it? If you've got money in your house, you've got some options.

 "Done wisely, you can use the lower-interest debt secured by your house to pay off debts with high interest rates, like credit cards," said houselogic. "It's also a good choice if you know exactly how much you need to borrow for a big expenditure like a new kitchen."

Historically low interest rates have ignited "a surge in demand for home equity loans this year," said HOUSINGWIRE. James Chessen, chief economist for the American Bankers Association, told

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