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After the Home Inspection – What’s Really Important?

After the Home Inspection – What’s Really Important?

An important part of the home buying process is having a professional home inspection. Even homes listed “as is” should have an inspection if only to understand what “as is” means. A comprehensive home inspection will examine all major systems, such as heating,...

Building Equity With a Home Improvement Plan

Building Equity With a Home Improvement Plan

Your home is typically the largest financial investment you’ll ever make. Over time, we expect the equity to increase through increasing property values and a decreasing mortgage balance. While homeowners recognize the need to maintain the home in good condition, one...

Homeownership As A Great Hedge Against Inflation

Homeownership As A Great Hedge Against Inflation

Over the past couple of months, the news of rising inflation is fueling concern across the country. Currently, inflation is at a 40-year high. This is impacting household budgets the most as families try to make ends meet with less buying power. For potential home...

How to Price Your Home to Sell in a Softening Market

How to Price Your Home to Sell in a Softening Market

The summer selling season has come. Unfortunately, those home sellers who were looking forward to sky-high prices and multiple offers may be disappointed to find the market softening. In a declining market, pricing a home becomes critical to success. Pricing your home...

Short-Term vs Long-Term Rentals

Short-Term vs Long-Term Rentals

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of excitement about owning a short-term rental as part of an investment portfolio. This marks a dramatic change from the traditional long-term rental model. As more travelers utilize vacation rentals instead of hotel...

Should You Buy Down Your Mortgage Interest Rate?

Should You Buy Down Your Mortgage Interest Rate?

Rising interest rates can be a major concern if you’re shopping for a new home. A higher rate reduces your buying power and increases the home's cost by thousands of dollars over the course of the loan. One option to avoid this is to “buy down” your loan rate. This...

What Can You Expect The Second Half of 2022 In The Housing Market?

What Can You Expect The Second Half of 2022 In The Housing Market?

Since the beginning of the year, the US economy has been cooling off. After several years of strong growth, rising inflation and energy costs are affecting US households in ways not seen since the 1970s. For those who are actively involved in the buying or selling of...

Home Security Basics

Home Security Basics

News reports all over the country are filled with stories of rising crime. Homeowners and business owners alike are concerned and looking for better ways to safeguard their properties and lives. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of options available on the market;...

10 Common Buying Questions

10 Common Buying Questions

Buying a new home is exciting and confusing. There are a lot of steps to buying a home, and people have questions. These are the most common questions home buyers have, and the answers. 1. How do I get started? – The first step is to speak with a lender and get a...

Family Opportunity Mortgage

Family Opportunity Mortgage

Baby boomers have reached retirement age. This generation is healthier and more active than their predecessors and many want to age in a home of their own. Many of these potential home buyers have fixed incomes and with soaring home prices, they are unable to qualify...

Modern Farmhouse Trend Update

Modern Farmhouse Trend Update

Farmhouse décor has been a trend for the last decade. The look combines functionality with a relaxed, lived-in feel. Pieces look slightly worn, rustic, and inviting. The ease of the farmhouse style is one of the reasons for its lingering appeal as designers look to...

2022 Real Estate Technology Innovations

2022 Real Estate Technology Innovations

Real estate is changing at a rapid pace and each year brings innovations to the industry. Pushed forward by thought leaders, the real estate industry embraces advancement of products and services quickly, all designed to stay ahead of the competition. Here are a few...