Nikki Harsa's Blog Posts

The sun is out and so are those pesky insects.

Fighting indoor insects can be a frustrating task, but there are several effective methods to eliminate them from your home. One of the simplest ways to control indoor insects is to keep your home

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The warm months are here, you know what that means? GET THOSE SOLD SIGNS UP!

Preparing your home to sell can be a daunting task, but it's an essential one to ensure you get the best possible price for your property. Here are some tips to help you get started:Declutter: One

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SPRING IS HERE!

Spring is a great time to clean up and refresh your yard after the long winter months. The process of spring cleaning your yard involves getting rid of debris, pruning trees and bushes, and

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FSBO: is it really that easy?

I was scrolling through Facebook this morning and I came across this ad:I was so taken back by how easy this ad makes it seem. I did a little research on the website, did some digging and found a

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How's the housing market?

The housing market is the sector of the economy that deals with buying, selling, and renting residential properties. The state of the housing market can be an indicator of the overall health of the

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This is why I do this job.

I had a friend, a past client, reach out to me and ask me to help her sell her home that had been badly damaged by a fire. She wanted to know if tearing it down would be best and selling the land or

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Selling and buying at the same time isn't so stressful!

Selling your home and buying a new one can be a stressful process, but doing both at the same time can be even more daunting. However, with careful planning and preparation, it can be a smooth and

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How will the interest rate effect my mortgage payment?

Interest rates have a significant impact on the amount of money you will pay for loans, mortgages, credit cards, and other forms of credit. The interest rate determines the cost of borrowing money,

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So the hoidays are here again! This doesn't mean you have to wait another month to sell!

5 TIPS TO SELLING A HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYSMake sure your home is well decorated. Curb appeal is essential, so make sure you have festive decorations up and the lawn is tidy.Offer incentives. If'

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Don't forget those out buildings, sheds, and barns!

5 tips to declutter the shedTake everything out of the shed and sort into piles of keep, donate, recycle, and trash.Make sure to measure the space and determine what items need to be stored in the

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Don't let the dog ruin the sale! REMOVE THE PET ODORS!

Removing pet odors can be a challenge, but there are some strategies that may help. Start by thoroughly cleaning the area, then use an enzyme-based pet odor eliminator to help break down the odor

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Fall Staging Ideas

7 cozy fall feelsEnjoying a hot cup of tea or coffee while curled up in a warm blanket makes guests feel welcome and cozy. Prepare a reading nook in the corner, or on the bed to draw them in.Taking

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Its October in Northeast Ohio- that means mud and an Open House! (insert shocked face here)

How to get mud off carpet and furnitureRemoving mud from carpet and furniture can be a bit tricky, but there is a way. First, try to vacuum as much as you can before getting any other materials

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IT'S NOT TOO LATE! The buyers are still out there.

5 tips for fall clean upStart by doing a deep clean of your home. Dust, vacuum, and wash windows and curtains to get rid of any dirt and dust that has built up over the summer.Once your home is,

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5 simple tips to finding the perfect home

5 tips on finding the perfect homeDo your research - take the time to learn about the area you're interested in and the types of homes available. Check out local listings, look into the local,

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5 Summer Selling Tips

5 tips for selling your home this summer:Make sure your home is well-maintained and clean. Cleaning up your home, both inside and out, can help boost its curb appeal and make it more attractive to

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Gardening for that Summer Sell-able Curb Appeal!

5 Great Summer Gardening tips for sellable curb appeal:Add seasonal color: Plant flowers and foliage in colors that complement your home’s existing exterior colors.Keep your lawn trimmed: Mow

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Choosing the RIGHT realtor!

ABOUT NIKKI HARSAA lifelong resident of Lorain County, I take pride in my hometown, and hope that you will too! I'm a mother of 2 school aged children and happily married. I volunteered as a girl

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How's the market, you ask?

What's the market like, you?

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What's up with sellers not wanting to deal with FHA buyers?

FHA loans are government insured loans. This means that the loans typically have a below-market interest rate and a lower down payment requirement.An FHA loan, requires as little as 3.5%

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Coffee Talk Wednesday: What's holding you back from the American Dream?

Maybe you don't fully realize that I am one of those old timers, I've been in the business for 16 years, not bragging, just a little history. This means that when I got into the business it was the

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Are you getting the most up to date, live information on new listings posted daily?

Are you still using zillow to find your dream home? Are you stalking realtor.com for the newest listings available? I have a better way! Zillow and Realtor.com are not licened brokers and don't have

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Let me tell you a story...

Give me 4 minutes of your time....Click here for a different type of Real Estate ContentI'd like to tell you about that time I sold a house with really bad!

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Moving from the Holidays and into Winter!

This is the time of year where everything is cold and wet, beauiful morning sunrises and dreary gray afternoons. We're all stuck inside a little more than usual, and sometimes that seasonal

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Here's a secret about today's market that you need to hear.

Let's talk about our current market conditions. I get asked alot how much longer we'll see our sales prices this high..... when will the market crash again?           

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#WarmUpLorain (County) Annual Winter Coat Drive

We will kick off the winter coat drive event on November 1, 2021!#WarmUpLorain )

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The summer is over but this hot market is NOT!

Listen, I know that we've seen a crazy shortage of listings out there- and maybe that has discouraged you from purchasing. Well, the good news is that I'm seeing more new listings daily, today, than

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SUMMER 2021 HAS BEEN A HOT MARKET FOR REAL ESTATE

How many of you have been enjoying the summer?Me too! That's why I haven't posted sicne May! OOPS! We are mask free here in Loain County, and it doesn't matter if your pro-mask or not, the

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An encouraging word for home buyers today!

This market is tough! Earlier this month I recorded a video for buyers struggling to get an offer accepted in this crazy market. Well, let me offer a solid piece of advise and encouragement for

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How Buyers Are Keeping Up With Today's Market

The last 2 months in this market have been the most insane things I've ever seen in my 15 year career. I see multiple competitive offers, and when I say multiple, I don't mean 2 or 3; these sellers

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Have you seen the latest colonial that just hit the Amherst market?

WELCOME TO 501 Seaton Ct. Amherst, OH 440013 bdrm, 3 bath $289,900This colonial is a beautiful and well kept, one owner 3 bdrm, 2.5 ba colonial in a highly sought neighborhood in Amherst!! A formal

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As 2020 is behind us....

Depsite a world wide pandemic, killer hornets, TikTok takeover, and The Tiger King phenomenon, 2020 was a record breaking career for me, thanks to my friends and family who have supported me and my

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#WarmUpLorain(County) Winter Coat Drive

#WarmUpLorain(County) is a community initiative, established in 2019, that strives to ensure that everyone in Lorain County has warm outerwear to protect them from the upcoming COLD Ohio months.2019

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Fall 2020 Real Estate Update

   HELLO FALL!September has long gone, school is back in session, and fall has arrived! We're looking at the tail end of 2020, what does that mean for our real estate market? Honestly,

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AUGUST WAS A HOT HOT MONTH

2202 Canterbury in West Lake went pending!336 Taylor St. in Amherst transferred title!My friends on Howard Dr. in Vermilion sold their home!17281 Fairway in Lagrange accepted an offer!My friends

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A HUGE Congratulations to these brave masked buyers and sellers!

With proper precautions, these buyers and sellers braved the pandemic and found their perfect homes! Congratulations Dorsey Family!Masked buyers, defective rubber gloves, and bad basements, the

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How does COVID-19 effect our market?

It is NOT business as usual for Real Estate!We are doing business, but we have "unusual" practices for your safety:We are practicing social distancing. .............We are not shaking hands. .We are

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The Most Expensive Homes Sold in Lorain County in 2019

#1: (in no particular order) 3200 Lake Rd. Avon Lake, OH features 8,000 plus square feet with 6 bdrms and 6 baths. This home sold for 1.8 million in Jan of 2019.#2: Among those most expensive

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Is selling For Sale By Owner right for you?

Dave Ramsy has given great advise for those still contemplating the For Sale By Owner rout, he said, "....All in all, all of the studies have proven for many years that a high quality, high octane,

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What is today's interest rate, you ask?

Your Home Financial Loan AppAustin ConnerSenior Loan Officer/Team LeadP    440.409.8971AConner@yourhomefinancial

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