Jay Self's Blog

Posted on 09/05/2020
Stay Aggressive During the Home Selling Journey
The real estate market offers no guarantees for house sellers. Thus, even if your home boasts lots of great features and is available at an appealing price, there is no guarantee that your residence will sell quickly. Ultimately, a home seller must act aggressively to promote his or her residence to the right groups of buyers. With an aggressive...
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Posted on 08/29/2020
From Commute Time to Neighborhood Crime: How to Buy the Right Home Remotely
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay It may be tempting, when buying a home remotely, to jump at the first great deal that fits your checklist. But, number of beds and baths aren't everything. Location matters, too. So does the school district if you have school-age children. Don't be afraid to delve deeply into a property that you're thinking...
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Posted on 08/22/2020
How to Verify a Property Allows You to Raise Livestock
Image by William Dais from Pixabay If you have your heart set on raising livestock at your new home, you have to check local laws and other rules to ensure that activity will be permitted. Everything from zoning laws to HOA rules influence whether you can have even the smallest farm animals on your land, including mini-goats, rabbits...
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Posted on 08/15/2020
Know Your State: Weird Real Estate Laws
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Only Two Toilet Per Building Many homes have two and a half or more bathrooms. If you want to move to Waldron Island in Washington, you’ll have to give up the idea of having a bathroom for every bedroom or even having that extra half bath. Waldron Island is very small and...
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Posted on 08/08/2020
Three Quick and Easy Ways to Design Your New Home
Photo by Khiem Tran via Pixabay Designing a home can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time. Maybe you were a design aficionado with the perfect dorm room, but designing a whole house seems intimidating. Maybe you're worried you have no feel for design at all and will leave your room an empty canvas with one, central...
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Posted on 08/01/2020
Will Your Counter-Offer Meet a Buyer's Expectations?
If you receive an offer to purchase from a property buyer and decide to submit a counter-offer, it is important to err on the side of caution. Because if your counter-proposal fails to meet a buyer's expectations, you risk missing out on the opportunity to sell your house and maximize your home sale earnings. When it comes to reviewing...
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Posted on 07/25/2020
Water Features for Your Home
Water features aren’t just limited to the outdoors, anymore. You can bring the calming serenity of a soft stream into your home to give a more relaxing atmosphere. They can also be used as room dividers, conversation pieces, or as a simple decoration. Wall Fountains One of the most common ideas for indoor water features is the wall...
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Posted on 07/18/2020
How to Generate Steady Income from Real Estate
Image by Alexsander-777 from Pixabay With the rapid rebound in the real estate market over the past few years, there has been a tremendous increase in the financial potential of this industry. Therefore, many people are looking for ways to generate a steady income in real estate. In order to take advantage of the numerous available opportunities, there...
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Posted on 07/11/2020
When Your Homeowner’s Insurance Has Holes
Image by Brasil Creativo from Shutterstock If this is your first time owning a home, your mind is likely consumed with plans to replace the carpet or upgrade the appliances. You want to get the best deals and save money where you can. One area not to skimp, though, is in your homeowner's insurance. The last thing you...
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Posted on 06/27/2020
Remote Home Buying: How, Why and Where?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Too busy to buy that second home in Myrtle Beach? No time to fly down and walk through multiple properties to find the one that's right for your family? No problem. You, too, can enjoy the dream of homeownership when you buy your next property remotely. What Is Remote Home Buying? When...
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Posted on 06/20/2020
Homeowners' Insurance: What Does It Cover?
Photo by Feng Yu via Shutterstock Few things are more mysterious than insurance. When you think you know what's covered, you find out the hard way that it wasn't. Since your home is likely your greatest asset, you want to know what it includes and what it doesn't before you need to make a claim. Whether you're “in...
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Posted on 06/13/2020
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Host a Home Showing
A home showing often plays a key role in the property selling journey. In fact, if your house dazzles a buyer during a showing, you may receive an offer to purchase your residence shortly after this individual views your home. Of course, there is no guarantee that a house showing will lead to a fast, profitable home selling experience....
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