Merit Real Estate

Saging your Home Before Moving in

saging your home

Moving into a new home is an exciting event. It is a process that often requires a lot of planning. If you are moving into a new space, you are likely going to consider things such as cleaning before you move in, purchasing new furnishings,  and how you will utilize different areas of the home. […]

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Buying a Home. The Road to Homeownership.

Buying a home

Buying a Home is the Pinnacle of Adulting Buying a home is a huge deal! It’s a big decision and requires hopeful homebuyers to navigate through a somewhat arduous process. Curiosity is often what starts the journey towards homeownership. Once you become curious about buying a home, what next? As a first-time homebuyer, you are […]

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Real Estate Commissions: What you need to know

Real Estate Commission

When a homeowner decides to sell their home, the cost of hiring a qualified Realtor will certainly be a major concern. Homebuyers often have questions about how their Realtor will get paid as well. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, working with an experienced agent can bring you great value. It’s important that […]

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Top Tips for Selling Your Home for the Most Money

Top Tips For Selling Your Home

If you are selling your home, you’ll want to take measures that ensure you sell quickly and for the most money possible. Focusing your energy in the right ways will help you accomplish a successful sale of your home. The idea is to present your home attractively, preemptively remove potential challenges, and increase awareness of […]

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Sell Your Home with Merit!

Marketing your Home For Sale

Many real estate agents claim to have an amazing marketing plan to sell your home. Some do in fact have said plan. Unfortunately, most agents will do minimal marketing and hope that another local Realtor will bring a qualified buyer. Proper marketing of your home will not only produce more potential buyers, but it will […]

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Should I Buy a House During the Pandemic

Should I Buy a House Now

The nationwide real estate market started out relatively strong in 2020. Industry experts were forecasting a slightly slowing but steady housing market for the year. The U.S. economy was also humming along like a well-oiled machine, and lending rates remained very low. So many homebuyers were ready to take advantage of this seemingly ‘great time […]

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Earnest Money Deposit – Everything You Need to Know

Earnest Money Deposit

The earnest money deposit is a crucial part of a real estate purchase offer. The amount of earnest money offered to a seller as a good faith deposit can be the difference between getting your offer accepted and losing out on the house of your dreams. This article contains everything you need to know about […]

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Causes for Forfeiting Earnest Money

forfeiting earnest money

There are 3 main causes for forfeiting earnest money deposit when buying a home. When entering into a purchase contract as a home buyer, a buyer agrees to execute specific timelines and terms. Failing to do so can lead to forfeiting their earnest money deposit. Generally speaking, a purchase contract protects the buyer from being […]

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