Shelly Morgan's Blog Posts

Buying a Foreclosure-Pros and Cons

 Buying a Foreclosure – Pros and Cons About 10 years ago it seemed that almost every home listing was either a short sale or foreclosure. Fortunately, the US housing market has

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New Construction vs. Resale

 Comparing New Construction vs Resale New construction home developments have sprung up across the country. They show beautiful new designs in both living spaces and exterior details. But

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Home Buying Myths

Buying a home can seem like a huge undertaking. You don’t need to be a first time home buyer to find the process overwhelming. There is so much information available, how can you tell what

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Reasons Your Home Expired

Top Reasons Your House ExpiredThere’s nothing more discouraging than having your listing expire. You’ve gone to all the trouble of staging your home, spending weekends and evenings

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The Internet Isn't an Agent

 The Internet Can’t Replace Your Agent We live in the information age; the Internet offers advice on every topic and real estate is no exception. With more and more home buyers

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New Build-Need an Agent?

 Top Reasons you Need Your Own Agent When Buying New Construction Have you ever walked into the model home showroom of a brand new housing development? There is nothing more exciting than

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How to Tell When It's Time for a New Roof

 How to know when it’s Time for a New Roof It’s easy to tell when you need to replace your carpet or repaint the walls; you see them every day and when they look old or dingy,

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Buyers: Get the Best Price

 Tips to Get the Best Price when Buying a House Buying a home is typically the largest financial purchase most people make in their lifetimes. Of course you want to get the best possible

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4 Investing Tips

 The 4 Basic Tips for Investing in Real Estate If you are new to real estate investing, there is a lot to learn. Unlike investing in the stock market or mutual funds, the success of a real

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Cost of Home Upgrades

 The Average Cost of Common Home Upgrades Is your home ready for a facelift? Over time, even the trendiest look will become outdated and stale. You know you want to make some changes, but

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Stage Your Home for Less

 Tricks to Stage Your Home For Less If you are ready to put your home on the market, you already know that how it looks can make a significant difference in the sales price. If you are on

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5 Criteria for Pricing Right

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing

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Top 7 Tips for Hiring a Contractor

 Top 7 Tips for Hiring a Contractor Regardless of whether your project is a simple bathroom remodel or a complete house renovation, the success or failure of the project will depend on the

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8 Things Buyers Notice

 8 Things Buyers Notice as Soon as they Walk In Buyers notice everything – good and bad. From the moment they walk in the front door, they are trying to determine if this is the

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Home Buying Advice

Home Buying Advice – 5 Great TipsBuying a home can be very exciting but it can also be confusing, especially to first time buyers. The truth is that buying a home can be a simple and stress

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Take fear out of the mortgage process

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainties about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage

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Fun Family Pumpkin Memories

Fun Family Pumpkin MemoriesFamily is very important to me. It’s one of the reasons I became a real estate agent. Thinking of the impact I have on family’s lives either helping them get

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How Appraisers Determine Value

Once a buyer and seller agree on a sales price, the contract is then sent to the lender for the loan approval process. One of the first things the lender will do is to order an independent.

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Never skip a home inspection

Why You Should Never Skip the Home InspectionBuying a home can be expensive. It might feel like once you’ve entered escrow, you have new things to pay for at every turn. While the fees are

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Trends in Kitchen Lighting

The kitchen has always been the most important room in the home. A warm, inviting space which invites family and friends to gather and linger over great food and conversation is all about the

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Tips for Buying a House in the Fall

Surprisingly, fall is a great time to buy a home. There are still homes on the market which did not sell during the summer months, some at deep discounts. There are also homes newly listed by

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5 Things Millennial Home Buyers Look For

Millennials have entered the housing market and have ideas about what they want in their new home. Home design trends are becoming more innovative and reflective of the way we live today. These

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4 Home Improvements With the Best ROI

Whether your plan is to remain in your home for years or sell in a year or two, here are 5 home improvements that, according to a recent report issued by ‘Remodeling’ magazine, deliver

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Fall Family FUN!

With fall upon us, I wanted to share some fun family ideas you can start planning now. I’d love to hear what you’re going to be doing! ☺Here are 4 quick ideas to help you plan your

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