Donna Clayton's Blog Posts

Will The Seller Pay The Buyers Closing Costs

It would be nice to think that home sellers are so warm and generous that they will just reach in their pockets and offer several thousand dollars to pay for their buyer's closing

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The Impact Of Flood Zones

Just because your dream house is not next to a beach or a river doesn’t mean that it is not at risk of flooding. With climate change and the increasing unpredictability of rain,

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Low Ball Offers The Dos And The Donts

For some home sellers, a home-for-sale listing ends up being a long road traveled with no sale at the end of that road. That means some buyers, smelling the desperation, may be able to cut a

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WHAT TO DO IN A MULTIPLE OFFER SITUATION

Multiple Offers - Competing With Other Home Buyers in Multiple Offer Situations   Imagine the day you finally find the home of your dreams.  You fall in love.  It's the

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Simple Measures For Improving Curb Appeal

From simple upgrades to meticulous landscaping projects to replacing outdated fixtures, there are dozens—if not hundreds—of ways to enhance your home's appearance. The improvements

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HOME PRICES HEAD HIGHER BUT SLOWER PACED

MARKET GROWTH IN 2014GROWTH AHEAD, BUT AT A SLOWER PACE THAN 2013.In 2013, a sense of urgency drove traditional buyers hoping to take advantage of still-affordable home prices and historically low

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SUMMER IS APPROACHING

How to Sell a Home in the Summer10 Sizzling Summer Home Selling TipsSelling a home in the summer carries a downside; it's not the most popular season.© Big Stock PhotoHome selling in the

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You Are Only 11 Steps Away From Buying A Home

A Step By Step Look at Home Buying The way you progress through a home buying transaction varies depending on your specific circumstances, but there are many home buying steps that are,

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Where Are Market Trends Heading In 2014

The U.S. real estate market made a robust comeback in 2013, surpassing expectations of many economists, as the combination of low inventories and historically low-interest rates caused home prices

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REAL ESTATE PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

Real Estate Predictions for 2014Four Bold Housing Predictions for 20141. U.S. home values will increase by 3 percent2. Mortgage rates will reach 5 percent by the end of the year3. It will be easier

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US Household Net Worth Hits Record High In Q3

U.S. household net worth hits record high in Q3U.S. household net worth hit a record high in the third quarter as home prices marched up and the value of stocks and mutual funds surged, a hopeful

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