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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
INFORMATION NEEDED FOR A PRE-QUALIFICATION AND LOAN APPLICATION   MINIMUM OF 2 YEARS TAX RETURNS COPIES OF YOUR W2S/1099S LIST OF DEBTS AND LAST STATEMENT FOR EACH TO INCLUDE: STUDENT LOANS, REVOLVING… Read more
Blogged Fri Mar 7, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Buying Financing Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
Spring is nearly here and at this time of year people plan on looking at and buying homes. Many buyers like to find a home, move in good weather or after school is out so now is the time they start looking.… Read more
Blogged Fri Mar 7, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Buying Financing Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
The words that make every Seller shudder: The Home Inspection! The home inspection should not be something to be afraid of for a Seller. Every Buyer wants to know that the home they are buying is in good… Read more
Blogged Fri Feb 28, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling How To... Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
PRE-SALE HOME INSPECTIONS—TO INSPECT OR NOT TO INSPECT THAT IS THE QUESTION! Home inspections by buyers are now standard in real estate when buying a home. Buyers want to know if the home is in good… Read more
Blogged Sat Feb 22, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling How To... Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
I have talked about curb appeal, the exterior, the interior and special features in getting your home ready for sale but we have not talked about the mechanical systems of the home. These are what make… Read more
Blogged Sat Feb 22, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling How To... Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
This is a list of some of the features in homes. Be sure that when you and your REALTOR® list your home that these items are pointed out to every potential buyer.SPECIAL FEATURES LIST THIS IS JUST A LIST… Read more
Blogged Thu Feb 20, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling How To... Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
Okay, we have talked about curb appeal, the exterior and interior of the house. Now let’s take a moment to think about special features to point out to your REALTOR® and potential buyers. Every home… Read more
Blogged Thu Feb 20, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling How To... Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE INTERIOR OF YOUR HOME AND PREPARING IT FOR SALE AND SHOWINGS. I have already talked about the exterior of your home and a general overview of preparing the interior of your home… Read more
Blogged Thu Feb 20, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling How To... Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
Your home is for sale and it snows—what to do? If someone wants to see your house, be prepared. 1.    Talk to your agent about how to handle it. 2.    Clean the sidewalks, driveway, porches and… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 12, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling How To... Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
INTERIOR APPEAL OF THE HOME Let’s talk in general terms about the interior appeal of the home. First and foremost, the home should look and smell clean. Clean every room thoroughly. Look at the carpet.… Read more
Blogged Mon Feb 10, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling How To... Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
CURB APPEAL AND THE EXTERIOR OF THE HOUSE!  My last few posts talked about the curb appeal of the property as it pertains to the yard, driveway, walkways/sidewalks, swimming pool, hot tubs and outbuildings… Read more
Blogged Thu Feb 6, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling Curb Appeal Property Q&A
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CURB APPEAL: OUTBUILDINGS, DOORS, DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS/SIDEWALKS, FENCES AND OTHER THINGS! In my last post, we talked mainly about the yard but you have other items that contribute to curb appeal that need… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 5, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling Curb Appeal Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
LET’S START WITH CURB APPEAL! Driving up to a house on the market can be a wonderful experience for buyers who are looking forward to seeing your home or it can be a disappointment. Many buyers… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 5, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling Curb Appeal Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
Is your home clean and ready for showings? Everyone knows to de-clutter the house, stage it and keep things neat and picked up but is your home really ready for showings? I was showing a house and my client… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 4, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling Property Q&A Home Ownership
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
It is snowing and your home is for sale--what to do? Have an action plan. Chances are if the weather is real bad, there will be no showings. Talk to your REALTOR® about the best way to handle bad weather… Read more
Blogged Tue Jan 21, 2014 by Debbie Shickel Home Selling Curb Appeal Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
Anytime it snows, residents have questions about snow removal in the City of Staunton. Below is a link to help you find out the answers to your questions for snow removal in the city. Be sure you know… Read more
Blogged Tue Jan 21, 2014 by Debbie Shickel General Area Crime & Safety Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
The web address below will take you to a 3 page pdf for the Good Faith Estimate. This is a sample posted on the hud.gov website.             http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg… Read more
Blogged Mon Dec 9, 2013 by Debbie Shickel Home Buying Financing Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
A Good Faith Estimate is often referred to as a GFE by lenders and REALTORS®. It is a form that gives you basic information about the terms of a mortgage loan and the estimated costs in acquiring the… Read more
Blogged Mon Dec 9, 2013 by Debbie Shickel Home Buying Financing Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
HAVE A COMPLAINT OR WANT TO KNOW WHERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO FILE ONE OR HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR MORTGAGE?The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) will be administered and enforced by the CONSUMER… Read more
Blogged Fri Dec 6, 2013 by Debbie Shickel Home Buying Financing Property Q&A
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Debbie Shick…, Real Estate Pro in Staunton, VA
Okay, you have taken in the basic information and you are doing your loan application but before you sign anything or pay any fees be sure to do this:SHOW YOUR LENDER THE CONTRACT AND ASK THEM IF THEY… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 3, 2013 by Debbie Shickel Home Buying Financing Property Q&A
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