Claudia Allen's Blog Posts

Steps To Being Ready To Buy In 2018

So you have decided you are ready to buy your first home.... Now what? Buying a home can be a stressful, yet rewarding experience. There is nothing like the pride of home ownership. Here I

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Three Common First Time Home Buyer Fears

Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But it can also be one of the scariest.Buying real estate is a complicated process. And if you've never purchased a

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FirstTime Home Buyer Seminar FREE

Want to buy a house but not sure where to start? I'm Phil Duke Jr. and I'm hosting a First-Time Home Buyer Seminar at my office on Saturday, March 25th from 10-11AM. We'll have door prizes, coffee

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5 Kitchen Trends To Watch For In 2017

A kitchen remodel is the singular most cost-effective room remodel you can put into your home if you’re planning on putting it on the market. The ROI is usually more than 100% and very often much,

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11 Reasons To List Your Home During The Holidays

Some people think that the holidays is a terrible time to sell your home. Here's 11 reason why the holidays may be the best time of year to list your home:;

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Why Would You Need A Buyers Agent

So many times I hear: " I do not like agents", "My agent did not do a good job", etc.Well I am here to ask you a hard question.  Did you interview more than one agent for the job, or

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4 Colors That Turn Off Buyers

4 Colors That Turn Off Buyers DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2016 Could the wrong shade of paint dampen interest in a home? As a real estate pro, you can point sellers in the

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Top 4 Disadvantages Of Renting

The Top 4 Disadvantages Of RentingMost people would say that owning a home is better than renting, but are they right?Renting is the most affordable alternative if you desire the flexibility or

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Make A Cramped Space Feel More Open

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, MAY 09, 2016Even small rooms can be made to feel larger and more open with the right design. RISMedia recently featured some ways to open up a small space:Declutter:

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Selling Your Home

10 Ways to Dazzle Homebuyers This

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Your Entryway

10 Tips for Creating a Welcoming

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April Home Checklist

To-Dos: Your April Home

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Small Kitchen Solutions

The 100-Square-Foot Kitchen: No More Cramped

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4 Problems Sellers May Try To Hide

4 Problems Sellers May Try to HideDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, APRIL 05, 2016 Home sellers sign a disclosure document that they’re being upfront about any problems with the home.“However,

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Home Staging Tips

Sell Your Home Fast: 21 Staging

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Stage Your House To Sell 15 Secrets Of Home Staging

Highlight your home's strengths, downplay its weaknesses and appeal to the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers with these home-staging tips.Bye, Bye ClutterThe most important thing you can

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5 Questions To Ask To Lower Your Mortgage Interest Rate

5 Questions to Ask to Lower Your Mortgage Interest RateByElise Sole 2:45 pm ETMarch 22, 2016 DragonImages/iStock Let’s face it: For most people, becoming a homeowner isn’t possible without

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The Colors That Help And Hurt Your Homes Selling Potential

When decorating a home it’s easy to appeal to your own personal taste: A kitchen painted your favorite shade of red, or a brightly colored statement chair in your living room, can instantly make a

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10 Best Kept Secrets For Selling Your Home

Selling Secret #10: Pricing it right Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids — even in the worst markets —

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Organizing And Decluttering

Your Total Home Organizing and Decluttering GuideTake it slow or be a speed demon — this room-by-room approach to organizing and storage will get your home in shape no matter how you

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5 Savings For Homeowners In 2016

5 Savings for Home Owners in 2016 DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015 Making a few changes around the home can lead to big savings, and doesn't everyone resolve to save more in

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Moving Selecting A Moving Company Tips

SELECTING A MOVING COMPANYSelecting the right moving company is a critical step. You’ll want to be sure you understand all the costs and options involved. Start by asking friends and families if

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Freddie Mac Warns Buyers of 3 Credit Scams DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2015 Freddie Mac issued a warning for home buyers about scams that try to entice them with promises of

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5 Paint Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid

5 Paint Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 04, 2015 The wrong paint color can be a big turn-off to potential home buyers. House Beautiful recently

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5 Common Buyers Remorse

5 Common Buyer's Remorse CulpritsDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015Some home buyers suffer from post-purchase regret. Realtor.com® recently spoke to real estate industry experts to

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DONT MISS KENTUCK FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

I KNOW….ROLL TIDE… BUT THERE’S SO MUCH MORE IN TUSCALOOSA IN OCTOBER!Yes, we’re justifiably proud of our Crimson Tide Football here in Tuscaloosa, but there’s another nationally recognized

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Down Payment Insurance Rolls Out Soon

This could be good! Down Payment Insurance Rolls Out Soon DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015 A new type of insurance is expected to roll out early next year that will allow

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Home Tips For Autumn

Easy Autumn Home Tips THURSDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2015It's a week into October and fall is officially here. The change of seasons is always a good time for your clients to do a little maintenance and

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Five Ways To Tell Its Time To STOP Looking And Start BUYING A Home

 Five Ways to Tell it’s Time to Stop Looking and Start Buying a Home1.  You spend hours watching HGTV and  you know the bios of all the Realtors and Remodelers.  You have

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