Real Estate Tips

April 15, 2019

Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

First Time Home Buyers Tips

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.

 

With so much information to sift through ...

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Feb. 6, 2019

Top 8 Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2019

Top 8 Home and Remodeling Trends for 2019 

If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design. 

 

Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should ...

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Dec. 11, 2018

9 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season - Starting From Home

9 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season - Starting From Home

 

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us have already begun to celebrate. From trimming trees to lighting candles, it’s the time of year to fill your homes (and hearts) with Christmas joy.

 

But there’s no need to stop at your front door. Let the spirit ...

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Nov. 15, 2018

'Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

'Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buyer or Sell a Home

 

It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months. 

 

This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking ...

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Sept. 21, 2018

Are You Covered? A Homeowner's Insurance Guide

 

Homeowner's Insurance Guide

 

No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and ...

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Sept. 5, 2018

What's the Best Use of Your Investment Property

 Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property?

What's the Best Use of Your Investment Property? 

 

The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 ...

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July 17, 2018

Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move

 

7 Steps to a Seamless Move

 

Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. 

Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants ...

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May 8, 2018

10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically ...

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April 17, 2018

House Care Calendar

 

House Care Calendar

 

A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk ...

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April 5, 2018

The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

Getting Mortgage Ready

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.

If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you ...

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