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Have a Fun Holiday Staycation

Have a Fun Holiday Staycation

We know the holidays just aren’t going to be the same this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time while staying home. In fact, with a little creativity, 2020 may be your most memorable holiday season…

Will the Election Affect the Housing Market?

Will the Election Affect the Housing Market?

Presidential elections don’t just affect our country’s leadership. They can impact many aspects of our lives – including the housing market. Analysts will make many predictions over the coming weeks about how the election results will affect our economy. But…

Down Payment FAQs

Down Payment FAQs

Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest challenges of buying a home. In fact, it might actually be the biggest check you will write during your lifetime. For this reason, many homebuyers are nervous about their down…

Home Features Worth the Investment

Home Features Worth the Investment

With so much uncertainty in 2020, we can understand how everyone wants to make their dollars stretch. While investing in your home makes financial sense, there are some features that are worth more in the end than others. Whether you’re…

The Advantages of Buying New Construction

The Advantages of Buying New Construction

If you’re one of the millions of Americans in search of a new home, then you may be frustrated by the lack of inventory. There are more buyers in today’s market then there are sellers. This means fierce competition when…

Why Your Home Price Matters

Why Your Home Price Matters

By all accounts, the real estate market hasn’t taken any hits as a result of the pandemic. In fact, the market is extremely strong right now and poised to help lead the economy out of a pandemic-induced recession. Homes are…

How Long Will It Take To Sell My House?

How Long Will It Take To Sell My House?

One of the questions we get most often from sellers is, “How long will it take to sell my house?” While this is true in normal times, it’s even truer now. Sellers want to have some idea of how long…

Tips for Second-Time Homebuyers

Tips for Second-Time Homebuyers

Everybody has advice for first-time homebuyers. But what about those who are buying a home for the second time? While wading into the real estate market for the first time can be intimidating, that doesn’t mean you’re suddenly a pro…

Fall 2020 Is a Great Time to Sell

Fall 2020 Is a Great Time to Sell

Traditionally, summer has been the best time to sell a home. It’s the time of year when families with children most often choose to move so that their kids will be settled in for the new school year. But the…

10 Real Estate Acronyms To Know

10 Real Estate Acronyms To Know

If you’re diving into the real estate market for the first time, then you’ve probably realized there’s a bit of a learning curve. When researching homes and mortgages you may have come across some terms that are unfamiliar to you.…

Homes for Sale Need “Screen Appeal”

Homes for Sale Need “Screen Appeal”

Just about everything has gone virtual in the age of the coronavirus, even home sales. In an effort to stay as safe as possible, many homebuyers are opting to see homes online instead of in person. As a home seller,…

Why Mortgage Pre-Approval is Essential

Why Mortgage Pre-Approval is Essential

We say this often because it’s so important – you must get pre-approved for a mortgage before you begin your home search. Getting pre-approved for a home loan is the critical first step on your road to home ownership. There…

Unemployment and Homeownership

Unemployment and Homeownership

The pandemic has caused millions of Americans to file unemployment claims over the last few months. Those who have been laid off or furloughed may be concerned about how this will affect their opportunities to buy a home in the…

Mortgage Myths Exposed

Mortgage Myths Exposed

If you follow the news at all, then you’re no doubt aware that mortgage interest rates are at all time lows. You’ve probably also heard about refinancing your mortgage or even asking for mortgage forbearance because of the pandemic. With…

What to Ask on a Video Tour

What to Ask on a Video Tour

The pandemic has changed the way we shop for homes. While it’s still customary for homebuyers to view homes in person, it has also become normal to shop virtually. Out of an abundance of caution, many house hunters are asking…

Bringing Home a New Pet

Bringing Home a New Pet

While the pandemic has been challenging on many fronts, there is one good thing that has come out of it – pet adoptions have skyerocketed! Many animal shelters around the country have reported that their cages are empty as more…

Moving to a Bigger Home

Moving to a Bigger Home

The lockdown has caused many Americans to reconsider how much living space they need. With students once again attending virtual classes and many employees working from home, you may have decided its time for a bigger house. And while moving…

How to Calm Home-Buying Nerves

How to Calm Home-Buying Nerves

Buying a home can be stressful in the best of times. But when you’re house hunting during a pandemic and economic recession it can be downright debilitating. It’s normal to experience anxiety when you’re making one of the biggest purchases…