Keith Sharick's Blog Posts

The 4-1-1 of Contingencies

A word that anyone who is going through a house sale should know is “contingency.”And along with that, understand that just because a bid is accepted, doesn’t mean that the deal is

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Decluttering: Selling Your Stuff Online

One of the most important steps to making your home look its best is to get rid of stuff. We accumulate a lot of things after living in a house, and when it’s time to sell, all of those

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Decluttering Before You Move

Getting rid of things you no longer need is a vital step in the moving process because it serves two purposes. First, it’s a key component of home staging because too much stuff can make a

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How Much Money Do You Need for a Down Payment?

Buying a home often requires years of saving for a down payment, which is money that a buyer pays upfront toward the cost of a house. This is the immediate equity that a buyer has when purchasing a

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Condo vs. House: Determining the Right Fit

You look at the palm of your hand and you can almost see it, the glistening, sense-of-security-giving key to your new home. You’ve planned out your budget, you’re on track for mortgage

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The Low-Down on Lead Laws

Decades ago—pre-1980—a great deal of the paint that was utilized in homes contained lead. Over the ensuing years, that paint would chip or crumble and the resulting dust could cause

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Why You Should Never Buy a House Without Having It Inspected

A house is a major financial investment and a place where you will likely live for several years. If you are shopping for a new home, you need to do your homework and choose carefully. You should

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Ask These Questions When You’re Buying a House

Getting ready to put an offer on a home? Before you do, ask these questions to make sure you’re moving ahead on the best possible deal. Were there any renovations to the home? The

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Overpricing your home can be detrimental to a successful sale.

From the way the tulips bloom in spring to the snazzy new wet bar in the basement, you’re well aware of all the reasons why your home is worth every penny you’re asking for it.

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4 Ways to Test Drive a House Before You Buy it

You’d never buy a new car without taking it for a spin around the block, yet there’s no way to “try on” the much bigger financial investment of a home you’re

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How to Save Up for a Down Payment

Saving up for a down payment is one of the biggest challenges for aspiring first-time homebuyers. A typical down payment can range from 5 to 20 percent of a home’s purchase price–that

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Best Questions to Ask When Buying a House

Before making an offer on a house, you want to be absolutely sure that it’s “the one.” But with so many options out there, how do you find your perfect match?Finding the right home

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Things You Should Do in the Summer and Fall to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Depending on where you live, winter could mean low temperatures, snow and ice. In late summer and early fall, start thinking about the upcoming winter and doing everything necessary to prepare your

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