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FACT VS FICTION: THE TRUTH ABOUT TODAY’S HOUSING MARKET

FACT VS FICTION: THE TRUTH ABOUT TODAY’S HOUSING MARKET

One of the most important parts of being an agent is being able to have a relevant market opinion based on facts. And this goes beyond just your local data. When you think about it, most clients are already forming their own opinion of the market because of what they see in the national media. […]

Ten Blooming Trees For Your Garden!

Ten Blooming Trees For Your Garden!

We’re used to the green shades and textures of evergreens and the seasonal leaf changes of deciduous trees. But blooming trees expand beyond typical green to add a range of colors to your yard. Turn to these ten popular flowering trees to brighten your shade with color. Dogwood. Dogwoods produce white or pink blooms in […]

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American: “You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is: Don’t ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more specifically, if you’re a real estate economist mortgage rates, because you will always invariably be wrong.” […]

How you can Finance your Home Renovation

How you can Finance your Home Renovation

Outdated kitchen? Overrun backyard? Unusable basement space? If you have a home renovation project in mind, the first thing you have to consider is how you are going to finance it. Here are the most common options to make your dreams become a reality. Cash. Paying in cash is the most straightforward financing option, just […]

Hidden Fees to Be Aware of When Purchasing A Home

Hidden Fees to Be Aware of When Purchasing A Home

Purchasing a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, don’t forget there will be other costs associated with your purchase than the price of the home. Here are 5 fees to keep in mind as you begin to budget. Home inspection. This […]

Eye-Catching Ways to Decorate with Plants

Eye-Catching Ways to Decorate with Plants

Using plants as décor is a great way to add a little color and a natural, bright feel to any room. There are endless types of plants to choose from and various ways to display each one, but here are a few of our favorite combinations. Geometric pots. Find geometric pots or planters of various […]

Four Reasons We’ll See More Real Estate Activity This Winter

Four Reasons We’ll See More Real Estate Activity This Winter

There is pent up demand among sellers For the past 10 years, people have been living in their homes longer than the historical average. Since 2010, the average tenure in a home has been about 10 years. However, we are now seeing that shift. Plus, new research indicates that homeowners thinking about selling are about […]

5 Common Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

5 Common Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

As a realtor with many years of experience, here are 5 common buyer mistakes that I can help you avoid.  1. Searching for a home before you’ve been pre-approved to buy. If you don’t have that pre-approval letter in hand, sellers are way less likely to take your offer seriously. 2. Assuming you need 20 […]

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