Wondering if you want to sell your home comes across the minds of every single person who has ever owned a home. The endless possibilities presented by getting a boatload of cash for your house and starting over somewhere new are very enticing. However, deciding to sell your home is only the beginning of a long line of time-consuming tasks.

Before deciding to jump on board with the full-time commitment of selling your home, you should ask yourself a few questions to make sure that you’re ready.

Is it the Right Time to Sell?

You bought your house over ten years ago and the process was relatively simple. You found the house you wanted, made an offer and eventually moved in. Well, selling your home now might not be as easy in the market of right now as it was to buy back then. Is the market your house is in a buyer’s market or a seller’s market? Knowing this can make the difference and not only save you in real estate agent fees but a whole bunch of time won’t be wasted.

If other homes in the area aren’t selling well, then it might not be a good time to sell. However, if they are, how much are they going for? If they’re selling above the market average, chances are you’ll be able to get a similar home above market price. Alternatively, if houses in the area are going for under market value, you can expect that to happen as well.

Why Do You Want to Move?

You’ll need to be as honest with yourself as possible. Do you want to leave because you don’t like the neighborhood? Were there unforeseen issues with the property that make it unlivable? Perhaps your family is just expanding and you need something to accommodate the new people in your life. Whatever the reason, it’s important to understand what is making you leave, so you know what to look for from a new property.

What Should Potential Buyers Know About the House?

It’s important to note things that a potential buyer would want to know prior to buying the house. Use the honor system when considering these factors. Would you want to know if the area has a problem with noisy neighbors or vandalism? If there are some things that come with the house that could be perceived as nuisances, you must disclose them to the potential buyer.

Do You Know Where You’re Going After the Sale is Final?

This might seem obvious, but it is an important part of moving out of a home. What will your next step be? If you’re moving so that you can retire, maybe you’d like to buy a beachfront property or a cabin up in the foothills of your area. This can make a huge difference in how your homeowners insurance quotes compare to one another. A beachfront property is likely to be much more expensive than something more manageable in the suburbs, but it is entirely up to your discretion.
No matter if it’s your first house or your tenth, selling a home is a complex and unique experience that requires care, passion and time. In order to see the best results, don’t rush the process and be as prepared as possible.

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Grab $50 Krispy Kreme Card for ONLY $40!

by Justin Weinger on February 10, 2017

 

Grab $50 Krispy Kreme Card for ONLY $40!

Hey who wants flowers when you can get Krispy Kreme!  Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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Do I Need An EIN If I’m Filing For A Sole Proprietorship?

by Justin Weinger on February 10, 2017

If you are self-employed, or freelance as an independent contractor, you will need to declare your status for the IRS. This can be done in several ways, including making your business a sole proprietorship. If you are applying as a sole proprietor, you have an option as to whether or not to get an EIN. Below is a bit more information on why you may not need an EIN, but will perhaps want one anyway, in which case you can apply for an EIN online.

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Save 40% on the Complete Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer Set

by Justin Weinger on February 9, 2017

 

Save 40% on the Complete Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer Set

You can’t beat this deal!

This includes the Brewer, Thermal Carafe with Ninja Hot and Cold 18 oz. Insulated Tumbler and Recipe Book.

Save $78, but TODAY ONLY

 

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Today ONLY: 25% off DEWALT 118 Piece Mechanics Tool Set

by Justin Weinger on February 8, 2017

 

Today ONLY: 25% off DEWALT 118 Piece Mechanics Tool Set

Don’ miss out on this deal!

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  • Knurled beauty rings provide a non-slip gripping surface
  • 72 tooth gear system for high torque ratcheting
  • 5 Degree arc swing and slim head design for maneuverability in constricted areas
  • Limited lifetime warranty
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Tax Day is Approaching! Save on H&R Software

February 6, 2017

  Save on H&R Software is $18.99 (was $44.99) Personalized tax advice Maximize mortgage interest and charitable deductions Sale of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds One State program download included, a $39.95 value (State e-file available for $19.95 per return)

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Ginsu SS 4-Piece Prep Kitchen Cutlery Set 60% off!

February 4, 2017

  Today’s Deal: Ginsu SS 4-Piece Prep Kitchen Cutlery Set 60% off! Super deal! Hanaita Damascus Blades are made with 33 layers of alternating high and low carbon Japanese stainless steel These layers are forged together and sharpened to an extreme 10 degree Asian knife angle The blades are cryogenically cooled with liquid nitrogen for […]

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Grab the February Target Beauty Box for $10!

February 2, 2017

February Target Beauty Box $10! Love these boxes!  Great way to pick up travel/samples and test out new to me products Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask Raw Sugar Raw Coconut and Mango Body Wash Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity Face Wash Gliss Ultimate Repair Shampoo Gliss Ultimate Repair Conditioner Sun Bum Sunless […]

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Today’s deal: 25% off BLU VIVO 5R Refresh Smartphone

February 1, 2017

  Today’s deal: 25% off BLU VIVO 5R Refresh Smartphone 5.5” Full HD Display with Curved Glass; 8.1mm Slim Metal design with Fingerprint Scanner and Encrypted file management system 13MP Sony IMX258 Main Camera with Phase Detection Autofocus and 8MP wide-angle Selfie Camera MediaTek 6753 64-Bit 1.3GHz Octa Core Processor, 32GB Internal memory 3GB RAM […]

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Todays Deal of the Day: 60% off! Gotham Steel Tastic Bundle 7 Piece Set

January 30, 2017

  60% off!  Gotham Steel Tastic Bundle 7 Piece Set  Perfect time to update your cookware. Including: 1-Deep Square Pan, 1-Tempered glass Lid, 1-Steamer Tray, 1-Frying Basket, 1- 12.5 inch Pan 1- 9.5″ inch Pan 1- Recipe Book Oven safe up to 500 degree, Dishwasher Safe 100% Safe: PFOA, PTFE, and PFOS-Free

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