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July 19, 2019

Should I Put My Home Up For Sale This Summer?

The number of homes for sale has been increasing since February 2019. If you're thinking of selling, let's get together to chat about how you can take advantage of the market this summer!
July 13, 2019

The Effect Of Interest Rates Have On Your Buying Power

Whether the sales price is more important than the interest rate depends on your perspective. All real estate is local. This means whatever is happening in […]
June 20, 2019

Your 6-Month Mortgage Rate Forecast

Both mortgage interest rates and home prices are projected to rise throughout 2019. If you plan on buying a home this year, the time is now! […]
June 7, 2019

4 Ways to Sleep More Guests in Your Home

Do the in-laws and their brood stay at your home for the holidays? Do long-time friends drive up with their kids to visit you on occasion? […]
May 30, 2019

How to Choose the Right White Paint

Did you know there are probably more shades of white than any other color out there? Here’s how to choose the right one for your room… […]
May 18, 2019

The Hottest Ideas for Cool Backyard Living

Someone once said you can tell a lot about the nature of a man and his home by catching a glimpse of his backyard space. There […]
May 12, 2019

Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!

When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who […]
May 3, 2019

12 Short, Sweet Stories About Moms (That Will Make You Want to Call Yours)

In 100 words or less, readers share their poignant tales of the bond between mother and child. As borrowed from Readers Digest. In celebration of Mother’s […]
April 26, 2019

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less

In a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage payment has actually decreased. “CoreLogic’s national rent index was up 36% […]
April 14, 2019

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would […]
April 7, 2019

What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing […]
March 31, 2019

How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You

There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain […]
March 23, 2019

Homes With Blue Bathrooms Sell for $5,440 More Than Expected

For-sale listings with cool, neutral wall colors sell for more money, according to Zillow analysis.
March 16, 2019
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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying 2019

The latest reports indicate that homeownership is still cheaper than renting in the United States.
March 9, 2019

The First Step in Buying a Home

Are you planning on buying a home this year? Show homeowners that you are serious about buying by getting pre-approved for a mortgage!
March 3, 2019

Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s an interesting time in the market. Buyers are hoping prices continue to come down and homeowners are rushing to get their home on the market.
February 23, 2019

3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash

With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash.
February 16, 2019

How to Save for Your Retirement

Having a student loan payment each month as a college graduate leaves little room in the budget to contribute to a retirement savings account.
February 8, 2019
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4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth

Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build wealth. Many of the points he made also apply to a family owning their own home. Here are a few:
January 25, 2019

How to Properly Clean Your Painted Walls

Did your toddler scribble on the walls or perhaps a year or two of wear and tear have your interior paints looking less than pristine?
January 12, 2019
What’s Worth Buying at An Estate Sale

What’s Worth Buying at An Estate Sale

Garage sales can be full of deals, but if you’re really looking for pre-owned, high-quality items at great prices, look for an estate sale.
January 6, 2019
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How to Prepare Your Home for an Open House

Many real estate agents consider an open house a vital part of the home-selling process. An open house allows several prospective buyers to see a home in a single day. In some cases, the sellers receive one or more offers soon after an open house and are able to close the deal in a relatively short period of time.
December 29, 2018
More Homeowners Renovating Instead of Moving Up

More Homeowners Renovating Instead of Moving Up

More Homeowners Renovating Instead of Moving Up. More homeowners are staying in their homes longer than ever before, locked into historically low mortgage rates and choosing not to move up to another home despite rising equity in their current home.
December 15, 2018
Real Estate Insurance Policy Manual for Home and Property Protection

Title Insurance and Why You Need It

Title insurance can be one of those things that someone says you need when you buy a home, but you don’t understand why.
December 9, 2018
Is Renovating Your Bathroom a Smart Investment?

Is Renovating Your Bathroom a Smart Investment?

While remodeling your home can make it more convenient and comfortable for your family, some renovations can also increase the value of your house. Remodeling the bathroom can be a good investment, provided you make some smart decisions.