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12 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale

In Louisville and considering selling your home? Here is a list of things to do that may make it much easier...

1.Have a moving sale

2. Give a bunch of stuff to Goodwill

3. Move a bunch of stuff to storage

4. Minor drywall repair

5. Minor paint touchups throughout the house

6. Wash all windows

7. Have a crapet cleaning company clean the carpets. For what its worth, you can find exceptional ideas on buying, repairing, restoring, or maintaining carpets online and save money that usually falls underfoot. Cleaners, installers, and professionals offering other flooring options are offering special pricing now in the distressed economy.

8. Repair any minor electrical issues

9. Re-paint your mailbox and lamp post

10. Replace exterior light fixtures on house and garage

11. Fertilize the lawn about two weeks before putting it on the market

12. Re-do the mulch beds with fresh pine straw

While this may take a few days to a week to get done, you may be surprised at how smooth it will make the sales process. Plus, you may make enough at the moving sale to cover the expense of actually moving!

And, when your ready to look at putting your house on the market, the professionals Real Estate 3000 will be happy to answer all of your questions!

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Identity theft and your home loan

Buying a home can be stressful enough, but what if your credit became a roadblock to your purchase?

Imagine walking into your Louisville bank and applying for a home loan, only to find out that you've been denied because of outstanding loans in another state...loans you know nothing about. Then imagine finding out that someone has been using your identity for a decade. Then imagine the government believing them over you, and forcing you to have burden of proof.

This is a true, amazing story that was recently reported on Good Morning America. And unfortunately, it's a story that could happen to almost anyone. That's why it is so important to monitor your credit on a regular basis. Did you know that you're entitled to a free credit report once a year? You should also practice good computer safety, especially when using wifi in a public space.

You can view the incredible story from Good Morning America HERE.

Please contact us for more info on what you may need before you look for a home in Louisville.

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