Local Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

May 13, 2022

Simple Home Renovations for Aging in Place

Approximately 90 percent of seniors over 65 years old intend to stay in their homes for at least 10 more years, according to AARP. As a result, remodeling companies report an uptick in the number of customers doing upgrades and remodels to allow them to age in place.

Fortunately, there are some simple changes you can make to your home to make your home comfortable and safe as

View More
May 6, 2022

Should You Lock in Your Interest Rate?

One of the most important financial considerations of buying a new home is the interest rate paid on the mortgage. Over time, a higher interest rate can add thousands of dollars to the true cost of buying the home. 

When interest rates are low or steady buyers have greater confidence that they will get a favorable rate when they go

View More
April 29, 2022

5 Modern Nursery Room Trends

One of the most exciting parts of expecting a baby is decorating the nursery. Today’s young parents are going beyond the traditional pink and blue with more contemporary styles that blend with the rest of the home. With themes ranging from boho to Mid-Century Modern, there are options for all styles and budgets.

5 Nursery Design Trends to Try in 2022

  1. Sophisticated Colors – The nursery should blend with the style of the home. Gone are the jarring pastels that

View More
April 22, 2022

The YIMBY Movement

You’ve heard the term, “NIMBY.” The “not in my backyard” theme involves a group of residents working to prevent more development in their community. With the tight housing market and rising home prices, millennial buyers are complaining that they can’t afford to live where they work and play – and they want solutions. 

The need for more, and affordable, housing is not a new concern. Dating back to the early 2000’s, suburban and urban

View More
April 18, 2022

Would You Let Your Partner Choose Your Home?

Couples dream of buying a home together, leisurely enjoying a latte while dropping by open houses to look at remodeled kitchens and manicured backyards. Today’s market is quite different. Desirable homes are snapped up the moment they hit the market, often with multiple offers. Homebuyers in this climate must move quickly. This may

View More
Posted in Home Buyers
April 8, 2022

Charging Your Electric Car at Home

Electric vehicles are becoming commonplace in American households. While these innovative cars may allow their owners to pass the gas station, they still need fuel which means that access to a charging station is important to keep these owners on the road. 

To provide easy access to electricity, many owners are opting to install their own charging stations in their homes. This

View More
April 1, 2022

Home Stager Tips for Decorating with Plants

Natural design elements have been on trend for the past few years. Sustainable wood, stone, and fabrics add simple beauty to spaces in all parts of the home. The color palette of these materials tends to be soft beiges, creams, and browns; lovely tones but without a pop of color, create cool, drab rooms that lack personality. In keeping with the natural theme, designers and stagers are using plants to add dimension and warmth. 

Decorating with plants takes more strategy than adding a pretty pot to a coffee table. Here are a few tips for

View More
March 25, 2022

Does Your Home Still Suit Your Needs?

Buying a home is often an emotional decision; perhaps even more so than a practical, financial decision. Real estate marketing has recognized this for decades which is why agents have emphasized curb appeal and staging to their clients. Open houses have featured the smell of fresh baked cookies and soothing music, all in an effort to appeal to the

View More
March 18, 2022

Homebuyer Tips for the Spring Market

It’s no secret that many prospective homebuyers are finding the current real estate market challenging. One of the more unexpected consequences of the Covid pandemic was the hyper-focus on one’s home. This has resulted in a robust market where sellers are seeing advancing home sales prices and multiple offers.

While competition is fierce, clearly for sellers to sell, they need buyers. If your goal is to find a new home this year, there are a couple ways you can maximize your ability to have your offer accepted.

Two Ways Homebuyers Can Win in Today’s Market

View More
Posted in Home Buyers
March 11, 2022

Hottest Color Trend For 2022

Did you know that each year paint and pigment companies work hard to predict the hottest trends in colors? They choose the “Color of the Year” and home designers love to infuse new tones and hues into their new designs. 

View More