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Simple Guide to The Home Buying Process

 Simple Guide to The Home Buying Process

Buying a home can be stressful and confusing. That's why it's important to find a professional that you trust to help guide you through the process. Let Geri Reilly Real Estate, with over 38 years of experience,  help support you through your transaction and you'll be unpacking in your dream home in no time! 

How to Make the Most of Your Small Space!

How to Make the Most of Your Small Space!

It doesn't matter the size of your home - if it feels small to you it can impact the functionality & enjoyment of a space. Maximizing as much usable space as possible makes rooms their most livable by helping a home function smoothly, minimizing clutter, & making a home feel more spacious. Follow these simple tips to get the most out of your small space! 

Try dividing your space into multiple spaces using bookshelves & a rug to help utilize the space the most you can. When choosing furniture, think storage & multi-function! A bench that can also be used to store items in can help alleviate clutter & make your space more functional. Also, think vertical when choosing where to store & place items. Tall bookshelves & floating shelves are a great way to keep organized while using as little room as possible. Keep paint colors light & neutral & use mirrors to give the illusion of a larger space! 

Why You Should Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Getting pre-approved for a Mortgage prior to house hunting can have many different benefits and can save you a lot of time and anxiety. One of the most important benefits is it allows you to know your budget by knowing exactly what you have been pre-approved to borrow. This can save a lot of time and disappointment by allowing you to focus on houses within your budget. Having pre-approval can also help increase your negotiating power. Buyers who aren't pre-approved mean uncertainty for sellers. By having pre-approval, your offer will instantly look more attractive to sellers. Additionally, pre-approval can speed up the closing process and avoid surprises as the lender already has your information and has approved you for a certain amount. So save yourself potential heartache and stress and get pre-approved so you can enjoy the excitement of the home buying process!