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Own a Home? Looking To Sell? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gas, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel. You must have a CO detector if you have fuel-burning appliances in your home. And if you have such appliances on more than one level of your home, you should have a carbon monoxide detector on each level.

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As a homeowner, you just never know when you’ll face unexpected and costly repairs for your home. A home warranty can sound like a great solution to this dilemma, but is it really worth it? Home warranties have gotten a bad rap in the past, but like any warranty or insurance policy, the upfront cost could be worth it in the end. But you do need to read the fine print and understand any of the terms and conditions!

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With busy schedules, it’s easy to let regular home maintenance fall off your to-do list. Like many homeowners, you might try to cram certain projects into one weekend. Or worse yet, disaster strikes and you get hit with a large bill since you never got around to a minor task that turned into a major issue. Stop causing yourself so much stress! Let the professionals help you, and better yet, have a maintenance plan with them.

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There’s so many stories like that I could share with you about how hot the market is right now for sellers and you’ve probably heard a few doozies from friends and family too. But, what’s happening right now is many sellers are thinking that because the market is so hot, that they can skip steps or sell off-market. Sometimes selling off-market is a great idea, but sometimes selling off-market leaves thousands of dollars on the table.

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My definition of a successful sale isn’t just getting a property sold. For me, it means getting my clients the very most money possible with the least amount of stress to them. Don’t leave money on the table. I created what I call my Formula for a Successful Sale™. It’s a 16-point system to help my clients get their home sold for the most money possible. If you or anyone you know is thinking about selling their home, I’d love to put my formula for a successful sale to work and let it do it’s magic.

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Most people don’t realize there is much more to selling a home than taking a few photos and throwing it on the MLS, especially if you want the very most for it in this hot sellers market.  

This is why I created my series, “Get the Most for Your House Even In a Hot Seller’s Market – to help you and anyone you know maximize the profits from your biggest investment and not get “caught up in what other people are doing.”

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Buy low, sell high. That’s economics 101, so, then, how is it possible for a seller to lose money in the hottest seller’s market in history? Because they are skipping steps. I see SO many sellers leaving money on the table and I don’t want that to be you or anyone you know. Most people don’t realize there is much more to selling a home than taking a few photos and throwing it on the MLS, especially if you want the very most for it, even in and ESPECIALLY in this hot sellers market.

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should you have flood insurance?

Why Even Your Home May Need Flood Insurance Don’t make flood insurance an afterthought! Even if you don’t live near the water or your home is not on a floodplain, you could be making a costly mistake if you don’t have the correct coverage. Most standard homeowner’s insurance policies don’t include flood protection, but a […]

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5 Reasons Spring Is Best for Selling Your Home Selling your home in the spring is usually best for most homeowners.  The time of year isn’t just blooming with flowers but also buyers! Starting in March and going through June, the real estate market is in full force throughout Queens and Long Island. Just about […]

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Write-Offs For Homeowners Uncle Sam Wishes You’d Forget As a homeowner, you can benefit from tax breaks that can shave thousands of dollars off from your IRS bill each year, which could mean a higher refund check.  Since it’s that time of year we are all gathering our documents and working on getting out taxes […]

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Hi, I’m Amanda Rivera. I'm a real estate agent helping people in Queens and Long Island buy and sell their first homes. Let me show you how!

Most first time homebuyers aren't aware of the down payment assistance programs are available but only for the purchase of your first home. I want to help you ensure you are truly making the best first real estate investment for your personal and financial goals.

Also, most first time home sellers leave lots of money on the table when they sell their first property. I don't want this to happen to you, I want to help you protect your investment.

If you are thinking about buying or selling your first home let's talk through your financial situation and goals, and find out together what's possible for you. 
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