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  • Every Step of the Way

    “Selling real estate is easy – anyone can do it!”  I promise, it isn’t as easy as it seems. Paperwork – Each state has different laws regarding paperwork that is required to sell a property. Real estate laws change frequently.  Real estate agents are trained to navigate the often complicated paperwork. It’s “THE ONE” –

  • Did you know Montgomery and Wilson Counties are located in the Rural Opportunity Zone? That’s right!  Several counties in Southeast Kansas participate in the Kansas Rural Opportunity Zone Program.  New full-time Kansas residents could benefit from income tax waivers and/or student loan repayment.  These incentives make now the perfect time to consider a move into

  • Congratulations!  You bought the home of your dreams, now what? These simple, but important tasks will help any new homeowner settle into their new home. Change the locks. There is no way to determine how many spare keys to your house are floating around. Deep Clean. Deep clean your new home from top to bottom

  • “Real Estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth.”    Robert Kiyosaki  Investing in real estate is one of the oldest forms of creating wealth.  Owning real property offers many benefits including cash flow, profitability, liquidity, and tax advantages.  There are several

  • What makes a good real estate agent?  Often times, consumers become focused on learning how much a sales agent knows about the local real estate market and the agent’s sales experience.  Quite frankly, there is more to consider when hiring a real estate agent. Attention to detail – There are numerous details to be addressed

  • Being a REALTOR© isn’t just about buying or selling property.  In fact, real estate is a relationship business. Many different types of relationships develop during the course of a sales transaction.  For example, trust is earned during the course of a transaction between the agent and the consumer.  Often times this relationship continues after the

  • Houses have lots of different prices and values Listing or asking price – Price seller would like to get Buyer’s price range – What buyer can afford. Sale price – Price the house actually sells for. Market Value/ Appraised Value – Established by a certified appraiser. Balance what you can afford and best guess of

  • Don’t Move Money Around Do Not Change Jobs Salaried Employees: Mak sure to remain in the same line of work Hourly Employees: Make sure to remain in the same line of work Commissioned Employees: Do not change jobs before buying a home. Doing so creates uncertainty about your future earnings. As a result, there would

  • Income Tax Savings Interest paid can be tax deductible Stable Monthly Housing Costs Monthly payments remain stable Forced Savings You are building equity in your home, whereas paying rent builds no equity Freedom and Individuality Freedom to make your home your own with decorating and remodeling More Space More space of your own to do

  • Basic Rights You have the right to shop for financing, real estate agents, insurance, etc. Don’t let anyone discourage you from shopping around. It’s important to shop – a house is probably your biggest purchase. It’s a good idea to a get a second opinion or bid so you can compare costs. Make sure you

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    A few years ago, a home buyer could almost buy the first home they looked at and be assured that it would be worth more when it came time to sell. In today’s real estate market, you have to be a more savvy buyer, you need to be more selective in what you buy, and

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