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Posted by Nelson Zide on 10/11/2017

Months could pass before you find the perfect house buyer, the type of person who you feel confident will take care of your current home after you sell it and move out. The longer it takes to sell your house, the more tempted you could become to lower the price on your house, putting yourself at risk of losing money.

Thatís not the only potentially costly temptation that might start nipping at you. To sell your house, you could get tempted to keep certain facts about your house to yourself. It could help you to land a quicker sale. It could also cost you, as there are certain types of information that you are required to disclose to someone before they go through with buying your house.

You canít keep these things about your house a secret

Each state requires you to disclose different types of information. However, you regardless of where you live, you are required to tell home buyers about problems with your house that lower the propertyís value. For example, if you know that you have a hole in the roof, you may need to disclose that information. Painting over water stains on your walls could be a wrong move if you paint in effort to conceal a problem and donít share the information with a buyer.

Some states require you to complete a disclosure form. In this case, you may have to list out all known defects and problems with your house in writing.

Lead and asbestos problems are items that you may be required to disclose. Again, this depends on the specific laws in the state where you are selling a house.

You may have to sign a disclosure form. Should you knowingly omit a defect from the disclosure form, you could be held legally liable for damages. Two steps that you could take to protect yourself are to get your house inspected by a licensed inspector and have the inspector list out known defects. You could also include legal wording on a disclosure form that protects you from unknown defects that the buyer later discovers at the property.

Allow honesty and transparency to pay off

Selling your home could take longer that you want, especially if the market is tight. A downward shift in the economy or job market could also force your house to stay on the market longer than you anticipated. During this time, continue to maintain your house. You could even add one or more upgrades to your houseís interior or exterior to increase your homeís value and potentially attract a buyer.

What you donít want to do is decide to keep certain, required information from house buyers. The latter choice could find you in court. Treat home buyers to the same respect that you want when youíre house hunting. Give home buyers the right information that empowers them to make the best decision. After all, the decision to buy your house may impact someone and their family for years,perhaps decades.




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Posted by Nelson Zide on 10/4/2017

The price to see a major motion picture at a public theater has reached the point where you could easily spend $50 or more to treat a family of three teenagers and two adults to a show. That doesnít include the costs of popcorn, pretzels and other movie theater refreshments. To counter rising ticket and refreshment prices, some homeowners are investing in a home theater. Yet, price isnít the only reason to invest in a home theater. Five additional rewards that you may reap from having a home theater follow: Privacy Ė A home theater gives you the chance to kick off your shoes and enjoy a film while you're dressed in your comfortable pajamas or a rugged pair of jeans. Should you decide to text during a movie, you won't have to worry about anyone glancing at your messages. Youíll also have the privacy to sit where you want and get up as often as you want without stepping in front of strangers. Have it your way Ė If offerings like Prima Cinema take off, you may be able to watch recent movie releases in your home theater. Say good-bye to checking the Internet or newspaper to find out when the next showing of a movie you're excited about catching starts. Watch older movies on DVD or download a streamed episode of a TV show. Add 3D technology, Bluetooth and high definition DVD and video player features to your theater to bring movie images alive. Enjoy a home cooked meal Ė Forget snacking on pricey hot dogs, pizzas and cheese pretzels at a public theater. Barbecue or cook a savory home cooked meal and enjoy dining on the food in your private theater while you watch an entertaining movie on your personal wide screen. Get loud Ė Sound bars and bookshelf speakers can pump lots of clear sound into your theater. Hanging out with friends watching a sports game? Donít think twice about cheering and laughing loudly as you celebrate scores and other game successes. Comfort Ė Home theater seats come in sets of two, four and up. There are several styles to choose from, including high back, leather and recliner styles. Some seats mirror living and dining room sectionals. Prop your feet up, lean back and get comfortable while watching a hit movie at home. There are several outlets that offer quality home theater equipment and accessories. Computer, electronics and home goods stores sell home theater products. Automobile detail shops also sell surround sound speakers for houses. Home theater festivals showcase equipment from a wide range of vendors. Try out products. Ask vendors to share details, including pricing, on their products. Check out items like mini amplifiers, channel receivers, subwoofers, projectors, wide screen televisions and floor speakers. Setting up a home theater can be complicated, depending on the type of equipment you purchase. Save yourself a headache and consider having a professional install your equipment. If you take this route, negotiate a lower price on the equipment to save on the combined supply and installation costs.




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Posted by Nelson Zide on 9/30/2017

Move right into this large Natick Green 1 bedroom condo facing the rear with sliding glass door to patio and storage room. New wall to wall throughout. Freshly painted. New stove in kitchen. Stackable w/d hookups. Central air. Great complex. Close to commuter rail. Show & sell!!

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Posted by Nelson Zide on 9/27/2017

Cats are deeply misunderstood animals (says a cat lover). It takes a patient and loving person to care for and create a bond with a cat. They can become your best friend just like a dog can. Itís important to know the best ways to win your catís heart overó as a happy cat means a happy home. Take a look at a few of the ways to your catís heart below: Catnip: Keep catnip, catnip bubbles and/or catnip toys on handó thereís even a catnip bush that you can plant outdoors. Catnip will cheer up the grumpiest of cats. It will make the even laziest cat play. However, catnip is not recommended for kittensó they have enough energy. Toy Mice: As everyone knows, cats love to hunt. If you have an indoor cat, getting him/her a few toy mice is a great way to feed this instinct and without the real mice being left at your doorstep. Cat Towers/Shelving: Cats love to sleep and lounge around, but they also love to play and jump around, high above the rest of the world. Cat towers are perfect for both of those actions. If your home or apartment doesnít have the room for a cat tower then consider adding shelving specifically for your cat. He/she will love to be able to jump from shelf to shelf and sit high above the rest of the animals and people in the home. He/she will feel especially safe and happy with the ability to be high above or down with you. Lots of Love: Cats and kittens love to snuggle and showing them the affection back will enhance that love. However, Itís important to notice the signs of distress, especially if your cat has claws. If you are getting a kitten, be sure to give them the love and attention they need. Although a cat is not a dog, they still require attention and some work. Kittens have a lot of energy just like puppies and itís important to play with them just as you would with a puppy. Older cats may not have the same amount of energy but they still love to play and snuggle, too. Since animals canít talk and you canít read minds, they will always be unpredictable. But, providing your cat with the types of things listed above will enhance the likelihood that your cat will be a very happy cat. And above all pay attention to the signs your cat is giving you such as purring or pinned back ears. Those signs are the only indicators you have in understanding them.




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Posted by Nelson Zide on 9/13/2017

Moving into a new house can easily become the most challenging part of buying a home. Let a move get too far off track and within four to five short days, you could even regret buying the house that you know meets each of your residence needs.

These small things could ruin the move to your new residence

Lack of organization may be the single most leading factor that turns a house move into a disaster. Stacking moving boxes against the wall doesn't mean that you're organized for a smooth house move. In fact, if you don't do these simple things, it could wind up taking you twice as long to move:

  • Contact your current utility providers and find out exactly what you need to do to transfer utilities to your new address. If you're going with a different utility company, find out when you need to have your current utilities shut off to avoid paying for another month of service.
  • Take a few days to create a move checklist. Add everything that you need to do to the list.
  • Get enough moving boxes to fit all of your belongings inside without having to push or stuff items in the box.
  • Ensure that you have enough furniture coverings and cushions for breakable items like lamps, glasses and dinnerware.
  • Identify books, clothes and other items that you know you're not going to use. Donate these products to charity. You could also host a flea market or garage sale and raise money while letting others take ownership of the products.
  • Schedule time to clean your current home or apartment. This includes setting aside enough time to clean cabinets, floors, bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Drop cable boxes and other leased utility products off with the associated vendors. Just by holding onto some items like cable boxes, you could end up having to pay another month for cable services.
  • Settle outstanding bills with your current landlord.
  • Complete and submit a change of address form with the post office.
  • Let insurance companies, banks and other financial service providers know that you're moving.
  • Communicate your move, including your new address and telephone number to family and friends you trust.

Final notes on a good move

It doesn't take a lot to turn a house move into a disaster. Forgetting to contact a utility provider, return leased products or notify certain people and organizations that you're moving could become more than a nuisance. This forgetfulness could cost you financially.

Lack of other move decisions could require you to load and unload your moving truck double the number of times that you'd have to if you were better organized. Even if you pay professional movers to transport your household belongings to your new address, it only takes a few simple things to make the move time take longer. Let that happen and you could pay $100 or more extra to the professional movers.

Worse still is the fact that simple move mistakes can force you to leave your belongings unattended long enough to return to find the belongings gone. To avoid these and other mishaps, create and use a move checklist. Give yourself time to consider all of the things that you need to transfer, pack, shut off and finalize before you move.




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