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Outdated kitchen?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 […]

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 […]

Today’s Market News:

Today’s Market News:

Federal Housing Finance Agency Sets Higher Conforming Loan Limits Conforming loan limits for mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will increase in most markets to $647,200 in 2022, up from $548,250 in 2021. The hike is in response to surging home prices, which rose an average of 18.05% between the third quarters of […]

Three Reasons to Become a Homeowner in 2022

Three Reasons to Become a Homeowner in 2022

Picture it: this time next year, you really could be HOME for the HOLIDAYS! ??? Here are 3 reasons you should add “become a homeowner” to your 2022 New Year’s Resolutions.  1. Your property, your way: Want to paint your kitchen bright yellow? Want to create an outdoor oasis in your backyard?  When you own […]

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