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Buying a Home:

Posted by Darryl Murphy on March 01, 2020 in  Buying
Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, buying a home can be confusing, emotional, and, if it’s done right, entirely rewarding. From the home buyer’s perspective, much of their anxiety is caused by the simple fact that they don’t know what to expect from the process. Buyers are often unsure how to get started, what will be expected of them once they do, what’s going on as the process unfolds, and what they should be doing to ensure a positive outcome. Although there’s likely ... read more
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Advice for Sellers

Stop thinking about your property as your home!
Posted by Darryl Murphy on February 12, 2020 in  Selling
It may seem cold, even cruel to say, but one of the best things a seller can do when it comes to selling their home is to stop thinking about it as their home!  Think about it as your property instead because when you do, not only will the process be easier in general, you may just make more money along the way. In some ways it’s a cliché distinction; home is where the heart is, one’s home is one’s castle, wherever you hang your hat is your home, and so on.  On the other hand, pr... read more
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3 Apps to make your life easier...

Posted by Darryl Murphy on February 02, 2020 in  General Interest
I remember a conversation I had sometime in the late nineties, I was chatting with Ian, one of the grad students I used to hang out with when I was finishing my undergad. We were drinking coffee in the Brass Taps and Ian was extolling the virtues of the camera he just purchased. Then Ian said something quite prophetic, he said, "I know it's stupid to buy a camera when pretty soon this thing," he was shaking his cell phone in front of his nose, "will include all this technology stuff. Of course, Ian was right. Now m... read more
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