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Pools Make Jersey Shore-area Home Listings Shine

In today’s super-competitive housing market, it’s good to stand out from the crowd. Whether you add your property to the local home listings next week or plan to do so in the future, a pool will boost its overall value. My summer buyers’ ears always perk up when I mention the next home listing we will visit has a pool. Continue reading

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Cooling Your Home Energy Costs This Summer

This past Memorial Day Weekend marked the first truly HOT days of the season here on the Shore. And many of us automatically fire up the air conditioner. While that may seem like the only way to keep our property from broiling, later — when we open up the next electric bill – we’re reminded once more that it isn’t necessarily the most efficient.

There can be longer-range benefits to battling the heat using a more energy-conscious strategy. If you later decide to put your property on the market, I find it is now common for prospective buyers to ask to see a year or two of utility bills – and you don’t want those to cool your prospects’ enthusiasm!
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Rain, Rain, Go Away… Why looking for a new home on a rainy day can be a good idea.

When you think about looking for a new how you would probably prefer a nice, sunny day, right? Really, who wants to have the image of their dream home marred by dreary and depressing weather when this time of year we can opt for a cheery spring day?

Well, looking for a new home on a rainy day can actually be a good idea.
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Seven Things that Will Stop Your House from Selling

Seven Things that Will Stop Your House from Selling Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung! Put some “sweat equity” into your home…

If you’re like most people, your home is one of, if not the largest investment you’ll ever make and maintaining it is key to protecting its value. With Spring upon us, there’s no better time to put a little sweat equity into your home! Continue reading

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Year in Review: Real Estate Trends in 2011, Predictions for 2012

2011 was the year of rentals, and 2012 shows this trend will continue to increase.
Patrick Parker Realty can help you list your rental property. Or, if your a renter, you can contact us to find the perfect property for you. Our community is ripe for rentals and we have the local know-how to get you, and find you, the perfect deal! Continue reading

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How to Live in a Bigger Home Without All the Trouble of Building

One of the main reasons for moving is to gain more space. If this is your situation, you may want to make your home appear bigger, both for your own use and to make it more attractive for getting it sold. There are a few things you can do to make your home seem larger to your guests and any prospective buyers. This can certainly be an advantage when you are trying to sell a small house.

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