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Downsizing Tips - Buy a Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Our real estate agents know there is no one-size-fits-all solution for seniors who wish to downsize their homes. Each homebuyer is unique in both needs and desires. Nonetheless, several elements are common to most shoppers. Here are a few key issues they have identified that may be important to you:

  • Maintenance
    Many senior citizens dream of escaping from chores like cleaning gutters and replacing worn plumbing. They want newer homes with less likelihood of significant ongoing repairs or remodeling.

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Choosing a Washer and Dryer - Homeowners - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

If you've just moved into a new house you found among Wichita homes for sale, you may be in need of a new washer and dryer. When browsing potential appliances, it's essential to look for options that fit your preferences to ensure they're a good fit for your household. Here are some tips from our agents on selecting a washer and dryer right for you. 

  1. Measure the Space Where the Appliances Will Go
    Before you start shopping, you need to know how much space you have for your washer and dryer. There are different-sized options for your appliances, but you have to make sure you have space for your preferred capacity.

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Fair Housing Month - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The Fair Housing Act, passed in April 1968, is a landmark national law that prohibits discrimination in the rental, financing, and sale of housing. Every April since the law was passed, we recognize Fair Housing Month as a way to look back upon the discrimination that necessitated the Fair Housing Act and ensure that its principles are being upheld to prevent discrimination in the present day. Join our real estate agents in looking back on the history of Fair Housing Month and working to support a vibrant, diverse, inclusive future for all communities.

What Is the Fair Housing Act?

Before the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, discrimination in housing was sadly a common practice in many communities around the country. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, "Residential segregation in America didn't happen by accident. Americans of different races live apart because of deliberate actions by public and private actors.

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Staying on Budget - Home Renovations - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Owning a home is a great investment that gives you the freedom to make changes to your home and build equity. You can enjoy these advantages by contacting our real estate agents as your first step in owning your home. However, being a homeowner comes with its shares of expenses like remodeling costs. Fortunately, you can handle home renovations within your budget using the following tips.

  • Get Specific About Your Renovation Needs
    Why does your house need renovation, and which part of the house? There are different reasons you would like to renovate your home. It could be that the current house doesn't meet your preferred living condition needs, or it could be you desire a modern look or need more space.

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VA Loans in 2021 - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to thank all military veterans for their service. Additionally, our real estate agents would like to share some important information about VA loans — or Veterans Affairs loans — for homebuyers. These mortgages are available to qualified U.S. veterans, active-duty military members, and some surviving military spouses. Here is some crucial information to consider when deciding whether a VA loan is right for you.

  • How VA Loans Work
    Banks and credit unions issue VA loans. However, they are insured by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This means that if you, the buyer, stop making your mortgage payments, the VA will step in and reimburse the bank. This lowers the risk for the bank, which makes them willing to lend money to buyers who may not otherwise qualify for a conventional mortgage.

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Buying a Flipped House - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Recent surges in property prices make it very tempting for homebuyers to jump at what appears to be a great deal. But is it really? How can potential buyers know whether they are jumping headlong into a money pit or making a great investment? There are some lovely older homes among Wichita homes for sale that may require careful inspection. Our real estate agents have some suggestions to help you decide.

  • Question everything
    Quick cosmetic changes can make a house look really attractive, which, of course, we all want. But a fresh coat of paint won't correct ailing plumbing or a deteriorated roof. Ignore the sales pitch and investigate the history of the house. The county assessor's office keeps records of the property owners. If the house has had multiple owners in the last year, you can bet it was purchased by a flipper who only made cosmetic changes.

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Competitive Housing Market - Buy a Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Today's housing market is a wild ride for buyers!

Our real estate agents are committed to helping every client make informed decisions about their real estate options. Even though demand for housing has outstripped supply, buyers can still find plenty of attractive Wichita homes for sale. To succeed, however, they'll need to remove roadblocks on the way to a purchase.

Here are some of the best ways to prepare for today's competitive housing market:

  • Find a Real Estate Agent You Can Trust
    Virtually no sellers enter the market these days without a real estate agent. As a buyer, you also need insight from an expert who represents your interests. On average, you'll end up finding a home you want faster and paying less than you would if you tried to do it all on your own.

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Closet Turned Office - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Have you found yourself working from home a little more frequently this past year? You're not alone if you have, and you're not likely to return to the office anytime soon. Most Americans have indicated they would prefer to work from home rather than return to the cubicle. However, many Americans have discovered that working from home daily requires finding creative ways to transform areas into ad hoc offices. If you're looking for a fast and easy way to find space and close up the office at the end of the day, our real estate agents recommend taking a closer look at your cluttered closets. 

Clutter Can Go

Closets are catch-alls for clutter. They are filled with old sporting equipment, packing materials, shopping bags, old shoes, items for Goodwill, and more. While that little voice in the back of your head says, "You'll use this someday," that little voice is blowing smoke. You'll never need it. You'll never use it. And, you'll never miss it. So, clear it out and toss or donate it. With spring cleaning in high gear, now is the perfect time to motivate yourself to create a cloffice you will use week after week, year after year.

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Tasks Before Moving Day - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Finally! You've found your new home and our real estate agents have recommended a moving company to help you transition from the old place to the new. It would be nice if the could do everything for you, but in most cases, that's not realistic. Here are a few things you need to address before the movers knock on your door. 

  • Purge, purge, and purge some more
    Unless you want to move those toys your kids outgrew two years ago and those shoes you will never wear again, you have to take the time to decide what stays and what goes. Sort each closet and drawer into toss, donate and keep. Get rid of the first two and get it all out of your way. As you pack, you may want to get rid of even more.

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Wallpaper Trends - Sell a Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Wallpaper is a 2021 trend that's not likely to disappear any time soon. Homeowners are updating style with traditional florals, contemporary geometrics, and bold, colorful animal prints and tropical patterns. At J.P. Weigand and Sons, our real estate agents are seeing homes filled with beautiful wallpapers that create show-stopping appeal.

Wallpaper adds visual interest to any room, but it may also add colors and patterns that do not appeal to everyone. While some buyers may appreciate your sense of style, others may lose interest in the house. Before putting your home on the market, it's a good idea to consider the pros and cons of wallpaper in your rooms and how it may impact your sale.

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