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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…

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Sell

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Sell

What strange times we live in. Even though we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic and an economic downturn, our housing market is strong. This has come as a surprise to many – especially those who want to…

How To Get the Best Mortgage Rate

How To Get the Best Mortgage Rate

In case you haven’t heard, mortgage rates are at an all-time low. But scoring the best deal requires more than just shopping around. If you want to take advantage of these historically low rates, then it’s important to understand what…

Why Working With a Pro is Essential

Why Working With a Pro is Essential

The real estate market can be stressful during normal times. Throw in a pandemic and an economic recession and it can be even more challenging. That’s why working with a real estate professional is more important than ever. Read on…

What Buyers Are Looking For Right Now

What Buyers Are Looking For Right Now

Sellers – now is a great time to put your home on the market. If you’ve been hesitant to list because of the pandemic, then you should know that buyers have been flocking to the market this summer. Record low…

Winning a Bidding War in a Sellers’ Market

Winning a Bidding War in a Sellers’ Market

The housing market remains strong despite the pandemic and high unemployment in America. And although buyers have been returning to the market in high numbers since restrictions eased, sellers are not returning in the same numbers. In fact, the real…

What to Look for in a Retirement Community

What to Look for in a Retirement Community

Retirement and senior living communities for older adults have been extremely popular in America for decades. With full-time staff, recreational and educational opportunities, and many kinds of comfortable homes to choose from, it’s easy to see why those aged 55…

Should You Sell Your Short-Term Rental?

Should You Sell Your Short-Term Rental?

The short-term home rental market has exploded in recent years. Companies like Airbnb and VRBO make it easy for homeowners to rent out their properties for short stays, and it has become an important source of income for many Americans.…

Creating a Teen Hangout

Creating a Teen Hangout

It’s difficult to predict how the pandemic is going to continue to impact our lives over the coming months. But it seems safe to say that the more time we can spend at home, the safer we will be from…

Improving Your Credit Score

Improving Your Credit Score

Are you one of the millions of Americans who are ready to jump into the real estate market this year? Despite the pandemic, the real estate market is flourishing because of record low interest rates. It’s an excellent time to…

Why You Should Pressure Wash Your Home

Why You Should Pressure Wash Your Home

With all the time you’ve spent at home this year, you may have noticed things you hadn’t really noticed before – like how dirty the exterior of your home is. Being at home more has also given us time to…