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82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Today

82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Today

The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. Most experts are calling for home prices to continue appreciating over the...

Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights There’s no doubt about it: homeowners love their homes, and that feeling has become even more important over the past year. The vast majority of homeowners say they’re emotionally attached to their home and that it has kept them safe during the...

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the biggest things many of us are reevaluating. George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com, shares: “The very nature...

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a...

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the ultimate sellers’ market and the optimal time to make sure your house is available for buyers...

Moving Tips

Moving Tips

Eight Weeks Before You Leave Your Present Address Remove unnecessary items from your attic, basement, storage shed, etc. Use things you can't move, such as frozen foods and cleaning supplies. Obtain information about your new community. Secure a floor plan of your new...

Common Seller Mistakes

Common Seller Mistakes

Basing the asking price on needs or emotion rather than market value. Many times sellers base their pricing on how much they paid for or invested in their home. This can be an expensive mistake. If your home is not priced competitively, buyers will reject it in favor...

Home Buying Tips

Home Buying Tips

If you're thinking about buying a home, you'll want to carefully choose the real estate professional you work with during the process. You should commit yourself to working with one sales associate who can learn your likes and dislikes in homes to make your...

Home Selling Tips

Home Selling Tips

If you're thinking of selling your home, keep in mind that buyers appreciate a clean look in the homes they view. You can increase the value of your home and decrease the time it takes to sell by making a few simple improvements. Aroma is the first thing prospective...

Why Professional Photos Are Important

Why Professional Photos Are Important

There are many important tools at a Realtor’s disposal, and few are more important than access to a great real estate photographer.  Professional real estate photography puts our listings in their best possible light, no pun intended.  The photos are one of the main...

From Drab to Fab!

From Drab to Fab!

Home design is always changing! What was in last year, is out this year! Before you make an investment in keeping current or throwing your hands up in despair, here are some quick (and affordable) kitchen update tips! Our friend Nicole's husband surprised her with a...

5 Tips For Buying a Home

5 Tips For Buying a Home

Becoming a homeowner is part of the American Dream. However, buying a house takes a lot of consideration and planning, which can feel overwhelming for many first-time buyers. According to American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC), knowing what needs to be done in...

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home in Winter

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home in Winter

Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are...

Eco-Friendly Swaps for Your Home

Eco-Friendly Swaps for Your Home

Waste not, want not. It’s an adage that we don’t hear much in our current disposable society, but it’s time to bring it back. Americans produce 4.5 pounds of trash per day — far above the global average of 1.6 pounds per day and much of it ends up in landfills....

Designing a Dream Kitchen Island

Designing a Dream Kitchen Island

With coronavirus continuing to be an issue this winter, the only island you might see is in your kitchen, so why not make it great? A spacious, functional kitchen island is the centerpiece of any space, and it's something you might be dreaming of. So, if you're in the...