Wali Muhammad's Blog Posts

8 Questions about the $15,000 First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit

8 Questions about the $15,000 First-time Homebuyer Tax CreditToday’s 8 questions are all about the potential $15,000 Federal tax credit in the First Time Homebuyer Act.You can watch my YouTube

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8 Questions with Total Mortgage

8 Questions with Total MortgageWhat is a Pre-Approval?One of the first steps in buying a house, even before finding a trusted Real Estate professional and signing a buyer broker agreement, is

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Start your home buying Funnel, TODAY!

Start your home buying Funnel, TODAY!Many of you reading this are thinking about buying a new home, ready to buy a new home, or are curious about buying a new home in the future. The goal of this

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Hot Market Milkshake brings all the Agents to the Yard!

Hot Market Milkshake brings all the Agents to the Yard!I recently read a snippet of a recent article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “New Realtors Pile Into Hot Housing Market. Most Find

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I Don't Have Enough Saved yet to buy a house! Check this out!

I’m not ready to buy…I don’t have enough saved yet!One of the most common responses I get to the question “Why don’t you buy versus rent?”, is, “I am not

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The 4 Phases to Getting your Home Ready to be Sold!

The 4 Phases to Getting your Home  Ready to be Sold!by Wali MuhammadFacebook | Instagram | Tic Tok | LinkedIn | ZillowAfter deciding to sell your house,

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Is the Real Estate dam ready to break? I sure hope so!

March 25, 2021, by Wali MuhammadFacebook | Instagram | Tic Tok | LinkedIn | ZillowNow that Spring is officially here, many are speculating that the projected

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5 quick tips to a hot home listing

5 Quick Tips to a Hot Home ListingHow to get the line around the corner when selling your house?Okay, before you say it, I know the 2021 housing market is outrageous, and in some areas simply saying

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I should repaint, But I like that color...

But I like that color…This morning you woke up exclaiming to a darkened room…” I am going to paint this room purple!” You chose this color because it reminds you of that

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It’s a HOT market, why do I need a Realtor?

It’s a HOT market, why do I need a Realtor?Last year, 2020, started an unprecedented real estate inventory lull throughout the United States due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, which has

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Is this warm weather a Crack in Winter’s Crown

A Crack in Winter’s CrownWith one of the most winter-like winters in the northeast in almost 5 years, this week we have seen a crack in Winter’s Crown, with temperatures near 50F.

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That drip, no one wants!

That drip, no one wants!With the energy and weather crisis taking place in Texas, one of the most posted pictures is of frozen or burst pipes. While I feel for them and would not wish this on,

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I like this house BUT I want to LOVE my Home!

I like this house BUT I want to LOVE my Home!With the growing popularity of channels like HGTV and home improvement shows, I get it, you want to find a house that feels like home immediately when

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What is the plug on solar anyway?

Did you know you can get a 26% rebate on the purchase of Solar panels for your home from the federal government? Did you know that in Connecticut you can get a $0.463 per watt rebate of installed

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Biden proposes changes to 1031 Exchange

Just this week, we inaugurated a new President of the United States, turning another page in the history books as well as starting the scribbles of change in the world of real estate. One of the

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Will the market continue to Rage in 2021?

As a realtor, one of the most asked questions, to me is "How's the Real Estate Market?" and as you can imagine there are multiple ways to answer. There is a short answer "Great, depending on where

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Dear Seller, I love your house

A buyer’s love letterI know this may sound old school, and classify me as a “Boomer”, but a written letter to a seller of a home as part of your offer is pure gold. There are very

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Why do I need a Background or Credit Check to rent?

Just imagine this scenario...you are going to let someone, you don't know, live in your home. You are then going to trust that this person is going to be responsible enough to pay part of your

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Why do I need to sign a Buyer-Broker Agreement?

Are you afraid to be exclusive...with your Real Estate Agent? Is it because of the possible long term commitment? If you answered yes to either of these questions, let me assure you, that this

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Why do you need my pay stubs or bank records?

More times than I wish to count I have been asked "Why do you need my pay stubs?" when a prospective tenant is looking to rent a property. This question is a question of insecurity, because they are

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New York Broker Fee Ban...What are Connecticut Fees?

This week during our “What’s In the News” segment, Justin and I spoke about a new ban in New York of brokers fees for renters. Besides remembering looking for an apartment with one

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Doing Renovations? Spend your money in the right places!

This week Justin DeCrosta and I explored the world of home renovations that don't get as much bang for your hard-earned buck!In my last post, we mentioned the top 3 items you as a consumer are

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Top 3 Features of a Home!

I recently read an article on Housingwire.com, that mentioned the most popular features in a real estate listing or post. Then later that day, my colleague, Justin DeCrosta, and I recorded a quick

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A week of remembrance, a Day of Encouragement

This week marks the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attack on the United States.  As I sit here reflecting on that time, the questions of where were you then and where are you now,

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At least read the introduction…

At least read the introduction…In my life, I have met many types, kinds, breeds, nationalities, and sizes of people.  I have traveled the world, the country, the region, the state and

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