The Dos and Don’ts of Making Your Moving Day Less Stressful

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Moving day can be an extremely stressful day, but thankfully, there are many simple ways to lower your moving day stress levels. Staying organized and planning ahead are two of the key ways to make moving day an enjoyable one. Simple actions like confirming your moving dates and details, starting to pack well in advance, and labeling your boxes will …

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

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Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth? Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your personal bottom line. Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. The very low home inventory with a high buyer demand has driven home prices to an …

Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

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Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, …

How To Be Ecologically Yard Friendly: Using Organics, Watering Less, and Having Native Plants

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Guest Blog by, Kelsey Luvisa With spring in full swing, it’s time to give your yard a refresh or upgrade. If your goal is to go green, you can go beyond your yard’s looks, to mean an ecologically friendly approach to how you plan your landscaping upgrade. There are some ways to rethink the outdoor area of your home with …

Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Broker?

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Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we are seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for homes in the most sought-after neighborhoods. This has led some sellers to question the need for a Broker. After all, why spend money on a listing broker when it seems that …

Real Estate New Reality For 2021

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While 2020 was the year we would all like to forget soon, it will be the year that changed how business is done for most service industries. Residential real estate is one of those industries. Much of the change was in the process of how we provide services but physical distancing, the minimal number of people together at one time, …

New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

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New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right …

5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

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For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide search for the perfect home. Long-distance military personnel being relocated, investors expanding their portfolio, homeowners looking for a vacation getaway, this technology makes finding a house that is a bit out of driving distance much easier. And for real estate agents, virtual tours have been a …

Homeownership – So Much Gained, So Quickly Lost

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Making housing more affordable, did it work? The 2008 recession was more devastating to lower-income households than middle- or upper-income households in the United States. Partially the reason was that from 1995 to 2005 neighborhoods that before 1995 had been up to 75% rental occupied properties became 60% or more homeowner occupied. These neighborhoods were the locations where more “affordable” …

Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

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Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home. The best part is, once you’ve secured the materials, most of these renovations can be completed over the course of a weekend. And …