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Be Prepared for Closing Costs

Saving for a down payment in preparation for buying a new home is pretty common knowledge. With the mortgage meltdown, most mortgages that allowed zero down payments disappeared. While FHA and VA loans still offer little to no money down, most potential homebuyers will need to save at least 5-20% of the home value. Unfortunately, […]

Tips for the First-Time Home Seller

There is a lot of attention paid to first-time homebuyers. Most real estate agents and lenders have some kind of guide to help first-time homebuyers navigate their first home purchase, but what about the first-time seller? Selling your home for the first time can be just as confusing as a home purchase, so here are […]

10 Simple Tips for Better Home Showings

1. Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season clothing items that are cramping closet space. Don’t forget to clean out the garage, too. 2. Wash your windows and screens. This will help […]

Auctioneer, Ray Krakowski, Completes Certified Auctioneers Institute Designation

Dryden auctioneer, Ray Krakowski, CAI, GPPA, PRI of Beth Rose Real Estate & Auction recently completed his training at the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). CAI is the industry’s premier training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) for auction professionals. Krakowski joins an exclusive group as there are less than 1,000 current CAI designation […]

Mother, Daughter Auction Team Battle it out to be Champion

  “The relationship between a mother and daughter can only truly be understood by mothers and daughters. They can go from fighting to laughing in a second,” explains an article by Entrepreneur Magazine about mother-daughter businesses. But in this case, this duo goes from business partners to competitors when they hit the stage. Beth Rose, owner of […]

Beth Rose, Auctioneer earns top awards in NAA national marketing competition

Beth Rose, Auctioneer earns top awards in NAA national marketing competition   The distinction honors Rose’s marketing efforts as among the nation’s best.   Winners of the 2015 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition, presented in partnership with USA TODAY, have been announced. Beth Rose Real Estate and Auctions took first place in the Digital & […]

Beth Rose Auction Announces Launch of Mobile App

Buyers are mobile, and now Beth Rose Auction has an App to bid right from your smartphone.     Beth Rose Real Estate and Auctions is excited to announce that we now have made it easier than ever to bid at our auctions. Now you can get the latest auction updates and bid right from […]

10 Questions to Ask the Condo Board

  Before you buy, contact the condo board with the following questions. In the process, you’ll learn how responsive — and organized — its members are. You’ll also be alerted to potential problems with the property. What percentage of units is owner-occupied? What percentage is tenant-occupied? Generally, the higher the percentage of owner-occupied units, the […]

SPRING into Spring Market

We can feel it in the air – springtime! For months we have been looking forward to opening up our homes and planting spring flowers, and it seems as though it has finally arrived. When our flowers begin blooming, so does our spring real estate market. We see buyers ready to spring into action and […]