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A common thought in real estate is never list your home in the winter offseason. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents and repeat sellers alike, this saying encourages many would-be sellers to wait until the spring peak to list their homes. However, studies show that homes listed in the winter ...
02/12/2017
 One of the most common questions I get at this time of year is, “What’s going on in the market?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners always want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is the American real estate market is strong and healthy: ...
01/04/2017
  Our world is full of risk at every turn—from perilous jobs to dangerous driving conditions. That’s why we all love to get back to our homes and not worry about everyday safety hazards. It’s great to feel comfortable and safe at home, but is it as safe as it can be? Your home should be your have...
11/30/2016
 With the impending election on November 8, and with the Federal Reserve meeting in December, many people are wondering what will happen with interest rates.The Federal Reserve will meet on December 13 and 14 to determine the economic projections and to provide additional context for the Federal ...
10/27/2016
What is Home Equity? Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation--the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home.  Here is a simple example: Current Home Market Value:  $325,000Existing Mortgage:                     $225,000Homeowner Equity:           ...
10/17/2016
 The ‘smart home’ is the new ‘internet of things’, or objects that can serve you better by communicating with each other or directly with you through apps on your smart phone. In the ideal version of the wired future, all of our appliances and gadgets talk to each other seamlessly. What could liv...
09/14/2016
You made one of the most important decisions in your life: you’re buying a home! You found your ideal home. It’s in your desired neighborhood, close to everything you love, you love the look and feel, and you’re ready to finalize the deal.But wait a minute! Buying a home isn’t like buying a toast...
08/16/2016
 Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction--wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree shading the back yard, and the white picket fence. Or, maybe your dream home has all the conveniences of mo...
07/15/2016
  Despite the grim economic outlook for some industries, one sector is gaining viability--real estate. According to the 2016 Emerging Trends in Real Estate, which was released by the Urban Land Institute earlier this year, trends such as “18-hour cities” and millennial parents increasing moving f...
06/05/2016
  How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to open a credit card, apply for a loan, purchase a car, or rent an apartment. It is especially important to have clean credit before...
05/11/2016
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