Brenda Hayner

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Real Estate Roller Coaster
Buying and selling can be a very stressful time for many because it involves change. Most of us are not fans of change and more so are creatures of habit. When one changes their surroundings or is in the process of change, it is easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated. With all of the mixed emotions, this may seem like an emotional rollercoaster. These feelings can lead to losing focus on what is important.
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Location Location Location
We have all heard this as being at the heart of real estate. Location is vital to the decision making process for buyers, realtors, companies, and communities.  This is the number one phrase in real estate and is repeated three times for emphasis of how important it is.
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Buyer Beware
In today’s world of technology and just ever-changing techniques, buyers need to be aware of what is happening as they start the home-buying process. Here are just a few points to make note of and may want to discuss with your agent.
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Fourteen Important Questions You Should Ask Before Building a Home
As a buyer begins the process of checking in to building a new home, it is easy to get caught up in the moment of emotions. This is where your realtor can be a great asset. Your realtor can help take the emotion out of the equation and focus on getting answers to these questions and others. I have listed some questions that have been asked before or during the process from buyers. It is important to collect as much information upfront as you can, as knowledge is power.
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To Build or Not to Build
There are many questions that come up in regards to making a move. Many times the question is the price, location, size of the property, needs versus wants, and the list goes on. One question I often hear clients debate in their mind, and in some form of question ask me, is it better to build or buy resale? There is no easy answer to this question as everyone’s circumstances are different. However, I hope to give you some things to think about as you move forward in this process.
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Custom Versus Production Builder
What is the difference in an inventory home, spec home, and presale? All of these are common questions potential buyers may ask as they educate themselves in the home buying process. My goal with this blog is to help readers understand the difference so they know what they are looking at to make the decision that best fits their needs. 
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14 Important Questions You Should Ask Before Building a Home
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Cost of Deferred Maintenance

Real estate Is generally the largest investment an individual or family makes financially. As with any investment, it is important to stay on top of how environmental conditions other circumstances affect your investment. Deferred maintenance is when the needed attention is not given to the investment. When basic maintenance and repairs are put off too long or not attended to at all, the cost can add up to get back to working order.
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Seven Reasons Why Knowledge is Power in Real Estate Transactions
Buying and selling real estate can be a long and involved process or it can be smooth and quick. As with most any situation in life, you get out of it what you put into it.  I would like to share with you some thoughts from both sides of a real estate transaction and why it’s important to do your homework, make no assumptions, and be prepared for anything.
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How to Find the Best Investment in Real Estate
There are many questions that come up in the home buying and selling process that impact how we make our decisions in a real estate transaction. Questions from buyers may be ones such as, Is this the right time? Is this the right house? Is this the best location?, What if another house comes on the market that’s better?  Or, Is this the best investment?.  Sellers also many times have concerns asking questions such as, Is this the only/best offer we will get?, What if we get another showing or offer?, or Is this the best time to sell? 
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