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  • Open House Questions Some Buyers Forget to Ask

    An Open House is an event. And, like many events, it's easy to get caught up in all the excitement and energy. In fact, when you visit an Open House, you might even end up rubbing elbows with other buyers who are there at the same time. It can feel like a party! In an environment like that, it's not unusual to forget to ask important ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on March 2, 2018
  • Do Open Houses Still Work?

    Buyers are using the internet to search for properties more than ever before. In some cases, they can even go on a “virtual” tour of a home using their smartphone or desktop computer. So, you might be wondering if the oldfashioned Open House still works these days? The answer is yes. Otherwise, you wouldn’t see them ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on November 20, 2017
  • What Home Buyers Love to See

    Buyers are more likely to make an offer on your home if they see a lot of things they love about it. So what do buyers love to see? One of the main things they like to see is a lot of space. Of course, you can't change the size of your rooms, but there is a lot you can do to make small spaces in your home seem more ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on September 4, 2014
  • The Importance of Reading and Understanding an Offer

    When you make or receive an offer to buy a property, it's important that you read and understand every clause. It is especially important to understand any conditions or any changes that are made to the standard offer. An offer may contain several types of conditions. The most common are "conditional upon arranging financing" and ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on August 1, 2014
  • Pack Your Memories Away

    Items that remind us of special people, events, milestones and interests are an important part of what makes a home a home. Pictures on the fireplace mantle, for example, showcase family and friends that are important to us. You might also have trophies, certificates, greeting cards, and other mementoes on display in key places. Of course, all of ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on July 24, 2014
  • How Long Does it Take to Find a New Home?

    If you're planning to look for a new home sometime in the future, you may be wondering how long the process will take. How much time should you set aside for viewings? How many of the listed homes should you see? Of course, the process varies from person to person. According to the Department of Housing & Urban Development, home buyers ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on October 14, 2013
  • Recognizing Potential Major Expenses in a New Home

    When you see a new home you like on the market, it's easy to get distracted by all the features you love – the wrap-around backyard deck or the spacious rec room with plenty of space for entertaining. You just need to make sure that in all that excitement you don’t overlook any ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on March 19, 2013
  • Should You Buy the "Less Than Perfect" Home?

    When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to find a property that has all the features and characteristics you want. A large deck surrounded by picturesque landscaping ... a beautiful kitchen with gleaming marble countertops... a cozy finished basement with fireplace.... You should look for the ideal home. You deserve it! But some ...
    Posted to Mark Kozak - Century 21 Real Estate (Weblog) by 654161 on February 5, 2013