What should I check during the final walk-through?

Congratulations; it is time for the final walk-through of your new home! The process leading up to this point has been a whirlwind of activity, including mortgage approval, contract negotiations, a home inspection, and attorney review. This is the final step before you sign the papers to make this house your home. You are excited, […]

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5 Tips for Multigenerational Living

Multigenerational living has been on the rise in America in the last few years. According to the Pew Research Center, analysis of the most recent census data shows that 57 million Americans – over 18 percent of the population – live in households with multiple generations of family. Many factors have spurred this development including […]

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October 29, 2016

Not Quite Ready to Move?

You know that you need to move, and the market is right to sell, but you’re not quite ready to pack up everything. After all, you still have to live in your home until it sells. So how do you get ready to sell without entirely disrupting your life? Start by getting organized. Move from […]

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October 28, 2016

Is Your Realtor® Telling You What You Need to Hear? Or Are They Buying a Listing?

What is Buying a Listing? Buying a Listing is a term used by many Realtors® when they see overpriced listings on the market. “Oh that Realtor® bought that listing… There are Realtors® out there that will take an overpriced listing to just put their sign in the lawn and give them the ability to advertise […]

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Your Courtship Of Your Next Home

Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like courtship – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal (aka “offer”), and the marriage (aka “closing”). If you don’t want your relationship with a new house to crash and burn, you need to […]

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October 19, 2016

Don’t Let Design Choices Scare Away Buyers

Decorating vs. Staging Does your Handyman Special have a stunning renovated price tag? Decorating is what you do for yourself. If you think back to when you purchased your home, you might remember the state the home was in when you purchased it. Chance are it was a far cry from what you have right […]

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October 17, 2016

Find the Perfect Place!

Find the Perfect Place! Imagine buying your dream home. Let our experienced staff help you make it happen. Our team of local experts is ready to guide you through the home-buying process. We are committed to fast, professional and courteous service to help you understand and feel at ease throughout the home buying process. Our […]

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October 16, 2016

We May Not Be Able To Sell Your Home

We May Not Be Able To Sell Your Home Last night there was a collective sigh of relief by REALTORS around the country. These REALTORS had a problem listing expire, and they couldn’t be happier. Every day homes expire without selling, often the seller blames the REALTOR that represented them. It is always easier to […]

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October 11, 2016

Buying with Reselling in Mind

Buying with reselling in mind is not a common idea.   Many home buyers are just happy to purchase their first home, so they do not think about this.   The first time you purchase a home doesn’t mean it is a forever home.   After a couple of years you may out grow the home you are […]

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Buying Your Home is a Good Idea

Was buying your home a good financial decision? According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), most people living in the United States would answer that question affirmatively. The 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey revealed that eight out of ten Americans believe home ownership is a good financial choice. The study […]

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October 2, 2016