Phyllis Miller's Blog Posts

9 Ways Home Flipping Shows Mislead Viewers

We all know the premise of home-flipping shows: An investor buys a veritable dump and then, with the help of a team of ready-and-willing contractors and landscapers, transforms it into the best

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Tips To SELL Your Home FASTER And For MORE MONEY

Tips To SELL Your Home FASTER And For MORE MONEY#1  DECLUTTERDo not set aside an ENTIRE day to organize your WHOLE house. Very few people have the energy and/or focus to spend 8 hours.

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Do You Really Even Need a Realtor?

       The Critical Role of the REALTOR®The following listed typical actions, research steps, procedures, processes and review stages in a successful residential real estate

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How Long Should You Pay Your Landlords Mortgage Instead Of Your Own

Rent vs. Own CalculatorIn the beginning… everyone starts out as a renter. Eventually, some will turn into “first-time” buyers. Some will continue on to become ;

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How To Prepare For Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season Preparedness Begins NowThe best time to prepare for a hurricane is before hurricane season begins on June 1. It is vital to understand your home's vulnerability to storm surge,

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5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL A SALE

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a

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10 COMMANDMENTS OF BUYING A HOME

10 COMMANDMENTS OF BUYING A HOME Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job. Thou shalt not buy a car, truck or van (or you may end up living in it)!!Thou

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5 BUYER Mistakes

In competitive housing markets across the country, making an offer that sticks has become increasingly difficult. Ensure your client doesn’t make the process even tougher by succumbing to one

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Do You Know The Cost Of Waiting

Some Highlights: The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time.

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QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR HOME INSPECTOR

When you buy a home, you need to know exactly what you're buying. Imagine how frustrated you'd be to find out that the hot water heater wasn't working-in the middle of a shower! This is why you

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Ten Great Moving Day Tips And Tricks

10. Move from Denial to AcceptanceBefore you strap on your serious boots and start hauling your boxes away, Patrick says the best thing to do is “sit back, relax and accept the fact that, in the

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Get Your Credit Score In Shape Before Buying A Home

Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a HomeWhen was the last time you checked your credit score? In a 2012 study by the Federal Trade Commission, one in five people identified at least one

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Monday Motivation

Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing weekend! I always like to start the week off right with some words of inspiration.“A Person Who Never Made a Mistake, Never Tried Anything New” -

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Why File For Homestead Exemption

Q: Why File for Homestead Exemption?A: Lower Property TaxesHomestead exemptions remove part of your home's value from taxation which, depending on the value of your home, could potentially save you

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3 Things To Know Before Buying A Home

After much deliberation, you’ve finally decided that it’s time to buy a new home, which means it’s time to start the home buying process. Because purchasing a home is such a considerable

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