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Posted by Alferes Realty, Inc on 2/23/2018

Great convenient location, North end Ranch, 2 bedroom, fenced in yard, off street parking, open livingroom, dining room area, new granite and stainless kitchen, and new bath. Don't miss this one for $215,000

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Posted by Alferes Realty, Inc on 2/20/2018

If a seller is motivated and your offer is the only one that comes in on a home for sale, you may have an easy time getting the home of your dreams. If there are multiple offers on a property, itís a different story. 


If thereís competition, itís simple math that your odds in favor of you getting the home are reduced. You need something that will grab the sellerís attention. Writing an offer letter can be just what you need to sway the decision in your direction. Even if your offer is less than what other people have put on the table, an offer letter is a perfect way to get the attention of the seller.


What To Include


You may wonder what you should include in an offer letter. Youíre charming the sellers in a way, but also giving them an opportunity to get to know you. If someone has lived in a home that they have loved for a long time, theyíll be happier knowing the next occupants will be just as happy living on the property.


What Do You Like About The Property?


You should include a lot of positive things involving the property and your ability to care for and maintain it. Tell the seller about the features you most love about the house. You should let the seller know that they hard work they have done over the years has paid off and you appreciate it. Do you like the skylights? Does a remodeled kitchen get your attention? Is the deck a great feature for you to entertain on? Let the seller know any and everything that enticed you to put an offer on the property in the first place. 


Share Some Of Your Life


You donít have to get overly personal or mushy, but you should include a bit about yourself and why you chose this property among the many you have seen. Maybe you grew up in the neighborhood. Maybe the home is perfect for your expanding family. Whatever the reason is for you to want this particular house you need to let the seller know. 


In addition to personal details, you can include a pre-qualification letter, demonstrating your ability to afford the home. This helps sellers to feel comfortable with your financial background and continued upkeep of the property.  



What Not To Include


While your plans for a property may be grandiose in your mind, donít tell a seller what you plan to do with the proeprty in your offer letter. Itís nice that you want to update the kitchen, or re-do the bathrooms. Itís an insult of sorts to the seller so just omit these items. Keep your offer letter positive and brief and you may be well on your way to securing the property of your dreams.       




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Posted by Alferes Realty, Inc on 2/15/2018

Two family home close to Buttonwood Park. First floor is completely remodeled including brand new windows. First floor features three bedrooms with good sized closets, kitchen, living room, dining room and bath. Second floor features two bedrooms, bathroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen. Each apartment has a back deck overlooking yard. Home has additional side yard and full basement. Live on one floor and rent the other to help pay your mortgage. $235,000. (R306) Open House on Saturday, February 17th from 12-2.

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Posted by Alferes Realty, Inc on 2/13/2018

Homeowners have become increasingly aware of the dangers that face them and their homes. More Americans than ever lock their doors at night and own home security systems to protect themselves and their homes from intruders.

However, one danger that many homeowners arenít prepared for is posed by scammers. These scammers are innovative and use tools like the internet and the semblance of authority to their advantage. Whatís more, the nature of their scams is always evolving.

In this article, weíll cover some of the most common scams affecting homeowners. Weíll talk about how to protect yourself from these scams and recognize them so that you and your home can avoid potential disaster.

Foreclosure scams

There are few things more concerning to a homeowner than the thought of losing their home. Scammers take advantage of these fears by promoting ďrelief programsĒ that promise to reduce your monthly payments or otherwise protect you from being foreclosed on.

The scam here is that these companies might not help you at all but will still charge for their services. Theyíll often browse public foreclosure notices or post ads online. When they reach out to a homeowner theyíll do so via a letter that seems personal and professional. They could also call your phone or send you an email offer.

By U.S. law, such companies cannot charge you for any services unless they successfully help you gain relief from your lender, and even then you must still accept the offer before the relief company can ever charge you.

Home maintenance and repair

One of the more dangerous scams on our list involves something seemingly innocent--a knock on your door to let you know your roof needs repair. While some startup companies may go door-to-door offering their services, most of the time this should send up a red flag. There are a few potential scams that come in the form of a person in work uniform knocking on your door.

First, a company might be selling real services, but they could be services you donít need. Make sure you understand facts about your home, such as the last time your roof was repaired. This will help you avoid making a bad deal to replace something that doesnít need replacing.

Also be sure to never let someone into your home, regardless of their uniform, if you are alone or itís late at night. Someone may be dressed like a salesperson or utility worker, but they could in reality be doing research on your home and your valuables. Would-be burglars can often spot your valuables, and see how secure your home is before coming back when no one is home.

Protect your identity

The issue of identity theft has been in the public eye with the rise of online communications. However, one of the easiest ways to steal your valuable information could be sitting right in your mailbox or in your garbage can.

Always be sure to shred papers that have personal information on them. And, if you go away on vacation, ask a neighbor or relative to bring in your mail for you. Not only will this help keep your identity safe, but it will make it look like someone is at home by keeping the pile of mail and newspapers outside low.  




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Posted by Alferes Realty, Inc on 2/9/2018

NB West- Lovely cape w/1 car garage situated on a corner lot. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, fireplaced LR w/hardwood floors. Nice landscaped lot $239,000 (R201)

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