A Complete Guide to Buying a House While Selling Yours 

Did you know buying a house is considered one of the top three most stressful events you’ll face in your life? When buying a house while selling yours things can get complicated quickly. You need to time each closing date, and understand if you can pay two mortgages,...
Benefits Of Accepting A Cash Offer On A House

Benefits Of Accepting A Cash Offer On A House

You decide to move, put your house on the market, and generally hope for a quick sale with strong offers. And then all of the sudden, you receive a cash offer. Fortunately for you, accepting a cash offer provides several advantages over a traditional real estate...

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St. Louis Housing Market: September 2021

St. Louis Housing Market: September 2021

Summer, much like spring, saw a strong sellers market. Many are wondering if this will continue to be the case even as students return to school this fall. Ultimately, real estate across the country continues to see a highly competitive seller's market with limited...

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15 Disgusting Things in Your Home You Should Hide

15 Disgusting Things in Your Home You Should Hide

Let’s face it – people have bizarre quirks. What you think is normal may be totally unacceptable in someone else’s home. With that in mind, our agents created a list of items you should consider putting away when having others over. When you are having a dinner party,...

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Charleston Housing Market: September 2021

Charleston Housing Market: September 2021

Summer, much like spring, saw a strong sellers market. Many are wondering if this will continue to be the case even as students return to school this fall. Ultimately, real estate across the country continues to see a highly competitive seller's market with limited...

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Atlanta Housing Market: September 2021

Atlanta Housing Market: September 2021

Summer, much like spring, saw a strong sellers market. Many are wondering if this will continue to be the case even as students return to school this fall. Ultimately, real estate across the country continues to see a highly competitive seller's market with limited...

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How Much Does It Cost to Move?

How Much Does It Cost to Move?

When you’re selling your house, it’s up to you to move before the closing or right after. If you’re doing it yourself, it will obviously cost you much less money from your moving budget, however it will probably cost you much more time in packing and transporting. If...

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What Home Improvements Add the Most Value?

What Home Improvements Add the Most Value?

Trying to figure out what home improvements add the most value can be tricky. It can be helpful to identify projects that you will enjoy versus projects that other people will enjoy. The best home improvements are those that increase the home’s worth compared to what...

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How Much Do Appraisals Cost?

How Much Do Appraisals Cost?

A residential house appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth. It is conditional on the current real estate market. Whether you buy or sell, an appraisal can be useful. When buying a home, buyers typically need a...

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How Long Does It Take To Sell A House?

How Long Does It Take To Sell A House?

Just how long does it take to sell your home anyway? You might think it shouldn't really take all that long to make a home sale, right? Well even if that’s the case, that’s often just the time the house is listed on the market to the time the seller accepted an...

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How to list your home on the MLS

How to list your home on the MLS

When it comes to selling your house, getting in front of as many buyers as possible is the best way to make a quick sale and maximize your proceeds. In this article, we'll explain how to list your home on the MLS. Talk to any agent and they’ll tell you that only...

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Are Zillow Estimates Accurate?

Are Zillow Estimates Accurate?

Zillow is one of the most popular real estate search sites available online. The database contains millions of homes for sale or rent across the U.S. in which users can search based on a variety of factors. A key feature available to Zillow users is an automated...

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How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the gauntlet of searching for a house through submitting a successful offer for the house you love. But you still need to make it down the home stretch to the close date.  So how long does it take to close on a house? The...

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What is a Listing Agent & Do You Need One?

What is a Listing Agent & Do You Need One?

Selling a house is often stressful and challenging. Luckily, a real estate seller’s agent can help provide services that advise and guide the seller from listing a property and throughout the process of selling a home.  What is a listing agent?  A listing...

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How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

A residential appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth, in the current real estate market. Buyers typically need a mortgage loan to afford a home. As a result, a mortgage lender will order an appraisal to ensure that...

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Why The Housing Market Is So Hot? 3 Top Reasons:

Why The Housing Market Is So Hot? 3 Top Reasons:

If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, or know someone who is, you’ve probably realized that real estate is booming. In some neighborhoods, homes are being sold before they even hit the market! But why is the housing market so hot?  According to the...

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Using Virtual Open Houses to Protect Our Clients

Using Virtual Open Houses to Protect Our Clients

As the coronavirus outbreak dwindles down, we at Trelora and in the real estate community have a continued responsibility to do our part to keep people safe. And we can do this while we help clients buy and sell homes. We’re not epidemiologists or healthcare workers....

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Get Your House Ready to Sell: A Complete Guide

Get Your House Ready to Sell: A Complete Guide

Homeowners choose to sell their homes for a variety of reasons, and for many, it can be an emotional experience. Selecting a reputable real estate agent to guide you through the process of selling your home is a great start. But there are also steps that you can take...

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Selling Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

Selling Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

Selling your home by yourself can be exciting, but the process can also be stressful and time consuming. A For Sale By Owner (FSBO) seller must commit to not only getting their home ready to sell but also marketing their home until they find a qualified buyer. ...

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How to Sell Your House Fast

How to Sell Your House Fast

Sell long, sell wrong. If it takes you a long time to sell your house, and you’re not getting a good price for it, then you’re probably doing something wrong. Here are some tips to help you make it happen more quickly and with a greater return.  How Fast Can I...

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How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House?

How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House?

Selling a house can be expensive, but as they say, sometimes you have to spend money to make money. While real estate agent commission costs are the biggest part of what you stand to pay, there are other costs to be aware of too. In our experience, sellers pay roughly...

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How Often Do Contingent Offers Fall Through? 

How Often Do Contingent Offers Fall Through? 

Lucky you, you’ve received an excellent offer on your house, and you’re on the home stretch to selling your home. Unfortunately, there’s always a chance, however small it might be, that your offer could fall through. This can especially happen if there are...

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What is a plat map and why does it matter?

What is a plat map and why does it matter?

A plat map (sometimes simply called a “plat”) is a legal document showing the division of a piece of land into specific lots.  Reviewing a property’s plat map as well as the more detailed plot map can help determine exactly what property is being bought or sold. A...

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The Best Time to Sell a House: A Comprehensive Guide

The Best Time to Sell a House: A Comprehensive Guide

In real estate, timing is everything. When you’re selling your most important asset, it’s a good idea to think plan ahead based on both market and personal factors. If you have the luxury of choosing when to sell, you may be able to time the market to maximize your...

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