Joanne Y Cleaver

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Joanne Cleaver is a strategic communication consultant, media trainer, media readiness coach, editor, writer, and real estate guru. Check her out on Google+!

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NOVEMBER 14, 2013 | THURSDAY
5 Things Your Homeowner's Insurance May Not Cover

Before disaster strikes, make sure to check for potential potholes in your property insurance policy. Doing so now could save you money—and heartache—later.

NOVEMBER 11, 2013 | MONDAY
Hire a Photographer If You Want to Sell Your House

You don't think twice about commissioning professional photos of your children, right? Even if you don't have any immediate plans to move, it's wise and cost-effective to hire a real esta...

OCTOBER 28, 2013 | MONDAY
The Right 5 Questions to Ask a Prospective Selling Agent

Groomed and energetic, the real estate agent seated on your sofa seems like a perfect fit for the job of helping you sell your property. She loves your house and neighborhood, and having ...

OCTOBER 25, 2013 | FRIDAY
7 Real Estate Deal Breakers to Avoid

The house is yours—almost. Make sure you don't fall victim to these common pitfalls that might break the deal.

OCTOBER 21, 2013 | MONDAY
Selling to Seniors: How to Win Over Older Home Buyers

In the past, retirees have fled south, eschewing the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest in favor of sunnier, more benign climates. But for older folks today, it's a different story: Agi...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 | MONDAY
Don't "Fall" Down: Surviving Autumn's New Real Estate Rules

Well, that didn’t last long. The buoyant housing market of this past spring has already sputtered out, and mounting evidence suggests that autumn won't go easy on either buyers or sellers...

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 | MONDAY
Selling This Fall? Court Millennials and Empty-Nesters

If you're planning on putting your house on the market this fall, be aware that folks at different stages of life enter the market at different times of the year. For example, the lively ...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 | MONDAY
Moving? 5 Ways to Minimize Surprise Costs

In the weeks before you close on a new house, it's tempting to think you've overcome the most challenging financial hurdles of real estate. The truth is that in the run-up to moving day—a...

SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 | MONDAY
3 Steps to an Easy Mortgage Approval

Risky practices consigned to the past, mortgage lenders are now returning to applying the same standards that your parents had to meet when they purchased their homes. In this landscape, ...

AUGUST 26, 2013 | MONDAY
A Good School District Is Worth How Much?

You don't need children to understand that good public schools support the value of homes in their district. And while higher quality schools usually are accompanied by higher property ta...