How To Get Your Home Ready For Summer 

Posted by Gratton Stephens // May 25, 2017

How To Get Your Home Ready For Summer 

Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. For most, the sunnier days and warmer weather are a welcome change from the cold and dark of the winter months. However, no matter how much you love summer, it’s important to recognize that the changing weather brings with it changing responsibilities for homeowners. It […]

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Buying A House? Here’s How You Can Make Sure Your Offer Gets Accepted. 

Posted by Gratton Stephens // May 11, 2017

You’ve found the home of your dreams at a price you can afford, discussed the options with your family, and decided to make an offer. It’s a done deal, right?   Unfortunately, no. Even if your offer matches (or exceeds) the asking price, the seller could still reject your offer for a number of reasons. […]

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How to Assess When to Renovate Your Home and How to Compare Your House to Others in Your Market 

Posted by Gratton Stephens // May 3, 2017

It’s hard to know when to or whether to renovate your home. Here are some things to consider when making your decision. Retail Value of Renovation It isn’t very often that renovation decrease the value of your home. Small cosmetic things like a new coat of paint on the walls, cleaning the exterior of your […]

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About Blue Marble Properties

Posted by Gratton Stephens // April 27, 2017

Owning a home means many things to different families. It is, of course, the place where life happens, a place to share with family and friends, to relax at the end of a long day, and to make memories that will last a lifetime. At the same time, a home represents an enormous investment that […]

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Selling Your House in Richmond, VA and the Surrounding Areas 

Posted by Gratton Stephens // April 20, 2017

Springtime is, without a doubt, a seller’s market. Buyers are eager to complete purchases in order to use the summertime for moving and be completely settled in by the time the school year starts. Moreover, the abundance of buyers during this time of year removes a bit of uncertainty around the whole issue.   If […]

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Stop Foreclosure with a Cash Buyer 

Posted by Gratton Stephens // April 6, 2017

If you are struggling with your financial situation, and are worried about possibly facing a foreclosure, you may not know where to look for help. However, it is important to remember that you have options. Foreclosure is not necessarily your only choice. Homeowners who are under water have many options. We at Blue Marble Properties […]

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Paying Down Post-Holiday Debt 

Posted by Gratton Stephens // March 31, 2017

Debt allows us to make purchases that would otherwise be inaccessible. In some cases, this is necessary and a good investment. Buying a home, pursuing an education, or purchasing a car are good examples of this. In other cases, however, debt is accrued through hasty or impulsive decisions. Excessive holiday shopping and travel are good […]

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The Benefits of Owning a House vs Renting a House 

Posted by Gratton Stephens // March 15, 2017

To rent or to buy? That is the question, and the answer is not always as easy as one might think. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, but your final decision may just come down to your financial situation and where you are in life. If you’re really considering buying a home, here are […]

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Selling Your Home In The Winter Market? 

Posted by Gratton Stephens // January 26, 2017

Traditionally, most experts consider the wintertime to be a buyer’s market. Spring and summertime tend to offer the most opportunity to sellers, says conventional wisdom, because people prefer to move when weather’s cooperative and the school year hasn’t started yet. And there is a certain truth to this: statistics show that more people do move […]

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How to Manage Winter Clutter  

Posted by Gratton Stephens // January 19, 2017

Cold weather means hot cocoa and sitting by the fire–but it also means extra layers, scarves, boots, gloves, and other winter accessories. When not handled properly, this can all add up and create quite the mess. This is a situation that you should try to avoid. First of all, because multiple studies have linked messier […]

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