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Going on vacation? Make your home safe

The BPC and III offer these specific tips to follow before you go on vacation:
  • Examine your house from the street and make sure no valuables, like expensive electronics or artwork, is visible from the street. If a passerby can see your belongings, so can criminals.
  • Lock and fasten all doors and windows locked and fastened. Doors should have deadbolt locks with a one-inch throw and reinforced strike plate.
  • Secure sliding glass doors. Place a metal rod or piece of plywood in the track to prevent an intruder from forcing the door open.
  • Always lock the door to your attached garage.
  • Make it appear that you’re home – use timers on lights, radios, and televisions.
  • Keep the perimeter of your home well lighted. You can do this by installing low-voltage outdoor lighting.
  • Never leave clues that you are away. Ask a neighbor to collect your mail and newspapers—or ask for them to be held. You may also want to ask a neighbor to park in your driveway so it appears someone is home.
  • Keep some shades and blinds up and curtains open to keep a normal appearance.
  • Never leave a message on your answering machine saying you are on vacation.
  • Trim the shrubbery near your home’s entrance and walkway. This prevents a would-be burglar from hiding in tall, bushy foliage.
  • Organize or join a community watch program to protect your neighborhood.
  • And, of course, if you have a home security system, make sure it is activated when you leave. The more difficult you make it for the intruder, the less likely he or she will be to pursue forcing their way into your home.
In fact, the III says that if it takes a burglar more than four or five minutes to break into your home, they’ll move on to the next one.
In addition, most insurance companies provide 2 to 15 percent discounts for devices that make a home safer – dead-bolt locks, window grates, bars and smoke/fire/burglar alarms.

Are you ready to list?

This is such an important aspect that is sometimes over looked. 1. de-personalize 1.de-clutter. Maybe you are a collector of “theme treasures”, even though they are your treasures they will distract from a buyer looking at your home as theirs. Live sparingly in your home, see it as an opportunity to prepare to move by putting some items in storage or maybe a garage sale. staging.cedarcity-realestate.com and www.facebook.com/cedarcityrealtors.

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Move-up buyers

Median hone price increases of approx. have allowed clients to sell their homes with enough equity to purchase a “Buy-up” home. Call us for a free market analysis and market plan. 435-559-3722.

Need a larger or smaller home?

Life brings changes. Perhaps you started with a smaller home and have grown out of space. It’s a great time to market your home and consider a larger home to accommodate your family better. Interest rates remain low to allow more home afford ably.

The kids are out of the house. Now what do we do with five bedrooms?.. the cleaning and up-keep is more than we want.

Great news! this is a great time to sell your home in Cedar City. Talk to us today for your free market analysis.

Rich and Gin Bontadelli

staging.cedarcity-realestate.com

435-559-3722 or 3723

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Selling your home this season

Success in selling your home is our primary goal, of course. To get there is a joint effort. Our journey begins with a market analysis of your home and listing at the market price range. Your part will be to have your home in show-able purchase ready condition for us. Numerous photos will be posted on the multiple listing service with your listing information. Our website cedarctiy-realestate.com is maintained and up-to-date to entice prospective buyers. Of course we have facebook! View us on https://www.facebook.com/cedarcityrealtors. By listing with us you also hire the company of ERA Realty Center. The office marketing includes ERA.com, zillow, homes.com, trulia, and realtor.com. Also provided are U-tube videos, QR codes for available information instantly on your smart phone. Give us a call we are here for you, always.

Rich and Gin 435-559-3722 or 3723.

ERA’s Seller Security Plan

And the client’s property must:

  • Be a single-family primary residence. Townhomes and condominiums qualify. The property can be vacant when applying for the program but cannot be rented during the SSP listing period.
  • Be valued between $50,000 and $750,000. Maximum appraised values are based upon local statistics. Properties valued in the top 20% of sales per prior 12-month MLS data for town, city, or zip code do not qualify. (Maximum ERA Franchise Systems LLC offer: $675,000.)
  • Be marketable. The condition and appeal must meet or surpass typical buyer expectations for the area and price range as determined by ERA Franchise Systems LLC.
  • Be located in their broker’s primary marketplace.
  • Meet absorption rate criteria. The absorption rate (the approximate time it takes for a property to be sold) in the area in which the house is being sold must be 15 months or less.
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Great value

New listing today, lightly used super clean nice one level home in Westview Estates. Located on the west side of Cedar City. $178,877 buys three bedrooms and 2 baths with 2 car garage. Real Estate is moving into the spring-swing of things!

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Your home will show better

While major home improvements such as finished basements, remodeled kitchens and patios add obvious value to a house, homeowners preparing to put their home on the market often do not want to incur any major expenses. Here are a few simple and inexpensive ways to help a home show better when the time comes to sell.

  • Get rid of clutter: Discard, donate or sell items that are no longer needed to make the home look more spacious.
  • Clean: Wash floor boards, shampoo carpets, use a power washer to clean the exterior and do everything else needed to make the house as clean as possible.
  • Cosmetic repairs: Repaint walls, replace light bulbs, remove outdated wallpaper and re-grout bathroom tile.
  • Updating: Replace inexpensive items such as drawer handles, door knobs, faucets and light fixtures to give the home a newer feel.

I would be glad to set up a time when I can stop by to show you other ways to help your house show better. Along with your listing is included 99 ways to help you sell your home. Great tips and to-dos are in this information.

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Home Maintenance

Now that you are settled in your home, keep in mind that proper maintenance can help increase the value of your home. In fact, a neat and well-maintained house can be expected to generate more traffic, a faster sale and a better price than a comparable house in less desirable condition.

While you may not be planning on moving in the near future, maintaining your home will make for a more enjoyable living experience now and pay dividends later. Plus, keeping up on it now will save considerable time, trouble and expense when you go to sell down the road. Following is a breakdown of items you should check regularly and maintain throughout the year.