Edward Meloni's Blog Posts

Home Renovation with Max ROI

Do you ever come home to your perfectly nice house and just have the urge to redesign all the things? Sometimes I think about __________ or __________ (redoing our kitchen/finally putting a spa tub

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Do Not Fall In Love With A House Before You Are Ready To Fully Commit

Finding the house of your dreams might seem pretty easy.You know what you want and like. You feel like you will know the perfect house when you see it. The minute you find “the one”, it

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Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask If You Are Pre-Approved

Have you ever walked into an open house, or called a real estate agent about a listing, and within minutes, they’re asking you if you are “pre-approved” for a mortgage?If you haven

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17 DIYs That So Badly Failed, They’re Actually Impressive

In the world of home repair and remodeling people do the best that they can. They pour what money they have available to add value and character to their beloved estates. Then there are these folks

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10 False Assumptions People Make About Real Estate Agents

Via BigstockLet’s face it, everyone either knows a real estate agent, or is connected to one through six (probably less) degrees of separation. Between friends and relatives, and the

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Know This Before You Do Any Home Improvements

When you do any home improvement, you probably figure it’s also going to improve the value of your home. And it probably will improve the value… but, probably not as much as

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14 Housewarming Gifts People Actually Want

We’ve all experienced the stress and tension of moving, right? Even after you’ve done all the footwork to find the perfect place, you’ve still got to deal with utilities, packing,

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Seller Optimism Jumps An Impressive 12% in 2nd Quarter

Before you list your home, you want to feel confident in the market and the opportunity to sell your property at a competitive price. And in Q2 2019, it looks like that confidence is on the rise

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16 Baffling House Photos, Taken By Baffled Agents, That’ll Make You Scratch Your Head In Bafflement

Once again, some faithful agents have contributed photos in from around the world, giving us all look into the bizarre things one can find within homes of random strangers. So whether you’re

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5 Questions You'll Want To Answer Before Buying A Home

Deciding whether you’re ready to purchase your first home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in life. Buying is a huge (not to mention expensive) commitment and isn’t a

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7 Funny Things About Real Estate Agents

Real estate agents mean serious business… most of the time. But every now and again we have to take a minute to laugh at ourselves. Probably no other job can be as stressful, as rewarding,

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10 Home-Selling Superstitions That Might Help Seal the Deal

Once homeowners have arrived at the decision to sell their property, most want the transaction completed as quickly as possible. Sure, you can hire the best agent in town, price your home just,

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Overused Real Estate Terms We Need To Retire

Every industry suffers from it — overused, industry-specific jargon that everybody’s tired of hearing. You know, words and phrases that sounded cool way back when… but they&rsquo

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13 Of The Most Fail-tastic Real Estate Photos Ever

Some real estate agents have all of the luck. Gorgeous homes, well done photos, and easy selling points make selling so much easier. Then there are agents like these who have to manage what they.

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Selling Your Home? These Are The Features Homeowners Are Looking For

When potential buyers hit the market, they typically have a list of things they want and need in their new home. As a seller, if you can anticipate those wants and needs, it puts you in a better

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Homebuyers are Finding Homes Faster In 2019

The path to homeownership can be a long one—particularly in 2018 when low inventory and high competition made it increasingly difficult for potential home buyers to successfully find and

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3 Things Real Estate Apps Usually Get Wrong

Listing sites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and Craigslist have become the go-to source for many buyers and sellers (particularly people attempting to buy or sell property on their own) to get

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10 Things You Shouldn't Say To A Real Estate Agent

Let’s be clear on one thing: by nature, real estate agents are not fragile beings. We've heard it all. And for the most part, we have a great sense of humor about things. In other words, you

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Condos v. Single Family Homes – Which is Truly Right for Your Lifestyle?

Everybody knows the statistics. Most, but not all, people want to live in single family homes. Condos and townhouses are for "the newlywed and nearly dead." But if all other things are equal, such

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All Generations Believe Renting Is More Affordable Than Owning—Even Though It’s Not True

According to new research from lender Freddie Mac, every generation—from millennials to Gen Xers to Baby Boomers—are continuing to rent because they think it's saving them money.

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Choose Paint Colors Wisely

If you're thinking about putting your house on the market, obviously you want to do everything you can to increase the value before you sell. And if you want to add to that value without breaking

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Inventory In The US Climbs For Third Month In A Row

The United States has been dealing with record-low inventory for years, driving up competition and home prices. But it looks like that trend is finally starting to shift, which means good news for

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Thinking About Purchasing? Make A Move Soon

The market hasn't been overly friendly towards buyers in recent months; low inventory and high competition has been driving up prices making it challenging to find and purchase property.But it

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6 Things You Shouldn’t Ask A Real Estate Agent Over Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s probably just making small talk, but there are certain questions people seem to always ask real estate agents at holiday gatherings, cocktail parties, weddings, and even funerals.So,

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9 Scary Things Real Estate Agents Fear Hearing

When you’re in the business of helping people buy and sell homes — arguably the largest investment of their lives — it goes without saying that there’s a lot at stake. While

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Home While Your House Is Being Shown

When you have your home up for sale, you may be told that you shouldn't be around during the showing.In some cases, your listing agent may not even be there for every showing. It might just be the

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3 Common Fears Of First Time Home-Buyers… And How To Overcome Them

Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But it can also be one of the scariest.Buying real estate is a complicated process. And if you've never purchased a

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When & Why You Should Refer A Real Estate Agent

You probably know a real estate agent or two.Are you constantly thinking about them?Are you constantly on the lookout for people you can refer to them, who are buying, selling, or renting real?

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The Ten Commandments Of Selling A Home (Infographic)

So your home's on the market — are you jazzed about getting it sold? Good. But there are a few things you need to know. More specifically, ten things. They’re called “The Ten

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Think FSBO Will Save You Money? New Study Says Otherwise

When a seller prepares to put their home on the market, they have one of two choices: working with a real estate professional to sell their home, or attempting to sell it on their own (aka "FSBO" -

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11 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster (WITHOUT Dropping the Price)

From leaving the house for showings and open houses to having to keep the place spotless at all times, having a home on the market can be a nerve-wracking endeavor. Once you’ve made the

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New Survey Finds Misconceptions About Down Payments Keeping People From Purchasing Homes

One of the main reasons people aren’t buying homes is they think they can’t afford it—especially the down payment. But, as it turns out, there are plenty of buyers out there who

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7 Ways Neighbors Can Sabotage Your Home Sale

You've decided to put your home on the market and have done everything in your power to make it as attractive as possible. But there's one thing that's beyond your control: the neighbors.Whether'

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As Rental Prices Continue To Increase, Is It More Affordable To Buy?

Most people assume that when it comes to affordability, renting is the way to go. According to a recent report, the perceived affordability is what's keeping a solid chunk of people in the rental

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End In Sight For Historic Housing Shortage?

One of the biggest challenges facing buyers in today's market is finding a home. According to Realtor.com's recent Housing Shortage Report, the US is experiencing its most severe worst inventory

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7 Signs That You’ve Picked the Right Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home can be a complicated and stressful experience. There can be a lot of moving parts involved that may come as a surprise to people who have never been through the process

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Sellers, Take Note: AC, Kitchens, And Energy Efficiency Top Criteria For Buyers

When you're getting ready to list your home, you want to make sure any changes or renovations are going to give you a return on your investment by making your home more appealing to potential.

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Selling Your Home? Here’s One Aroma That Will Help You Sell It

 True or false…When you’re selling a house, you should bake cookies before a showing or an open house.I guess you could say the answer is a hard and fast “true”,

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4 Ways To Rock As A Real Estate Client

Why do you care if your Realtor considers you a good client or not? Because the better client you are, the better results you will have. No, you and your Realtor do not have to be in love with each

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