First Time Home Buyer Guidelines

Posted by Ric Bengtson // May 18, 2016

Buying a home is a big deal.  For many people, it can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and likely the largest purchase they will ever make.  All home purchases present challenges but it’s particularly difficult for first-time buyers as they lack experience.  Follow these steps to remove some of the mystery and anxiety and greatly improve […]

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Importance of Good Credit

Posted by Ric Bengtson // May 11, 2016

In today’s world, it’s practically impossible to avoid credit.  Whether it’s shopping for a new car, renting an apartment, buying insurance, applying for a new job, or buying a home, your credit score will play a major role in determining the outcome.  It may not be fair but there are gross generalizations and inferences made […]

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Why Home Staging is an Absolute Must!

Posted by Katie Bengtson // April 27, 2016

How do you make your home stand out to potential buyers? The answer: Home Staging! Home staging is the process of preparing and presenting your home in a way that will appeal to the widest possible audience and sell for the highest possible price. Generally, stagers will come in and depersonalize, declutter, rearrange, and neutralize […]

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Top 5 Improvements to Sell Your Home Faster

Posted by Kendal Bengtson // April 13, 2016

It’s time to sell!!  The realtor is ready to list, and you are deciding what that list price should be.  Where does your home fall on the inventory spectrum?  Should you fix it up, or sell as-is?  You and I both know that you deserve to get the best possible price for your home, so […]

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Selling Your Home? Here’s What To Do With Your Stuff During The Staging Process

Posted by Kendal Bengtson // March 30, 2016

So you’re in the middle of selling your home, getting rid of things you no longer need, and removing extra “clutter” from the home for staging…But where does this stuff go?  You still intend to keep these things, but they can’t be in the way, we get it.  Here are a couple traditional storage methods, and we’ll throw […]

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Tax Deductions for Homeowners—What You Can and Cannot Deduct

Posted by Kendal Bengtson // March 16, 2016

Owning a home is one of the best assets we can acquire in our lifetime. Not only is a home a great investment, but it also is very beneficial during tax season, when we as homeowners are able to take advantage of various tax breaks associated with homeownership.  Let’s check it out…   First thing’s […]

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Spruce Up Your Home With Eco-Friendly Paint

Posted by Katie Bengtson // March 2, 2016

You can take little steps towards living in an eco-friendly home, and a fresh coat of eco-friendly paint is a great start! Next time you are looking for a color change or your current coat just needs a little bit of sprucing up, think about jumping over to the green side – and I don’t […]

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3 Easy Tips for Going Green in Your Home

Posted by Katie Bengtson // February 17, 2016

Why should you go green? With a population that is steadily growing and technology that is quickly advancing, people are becoming more and more greedy for convenience. With more production of goods, machinery, electronics, etc. comes more waste, and this pollution is poisoning our planet. Becoming more eco-friendly as an individual is a small step, […]

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Real Estate Lead Generation 101

Posted by Ric Bengtson // February 3, 2016

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]

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Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

Posted by Ric Bengtson // January 20, 2016

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]

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