Homeowners

Aug. 21, 2019

Is Vacation Rental Ownership For You?

Investment properties used to be homes and multi-family properties used for full time rentals. Over the past decade, we’ve seen a new crop of investment properties emerge, the short term rentals. But what’s involved in owning a vacation rental? Is it worth the work? 

A short term rental is ...

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Aug. 16, 2019

The Number One Feature Home Buyers Want

Home sellers and listing agents across the country spend a great deal of time and energy trying to determine what home buyers want. They pour over magazines and read blogs to learn what is the #1 feature they can add or enhance to ensure home buyers find their home irresistible ...

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Aug. 9, 2019

The Most Popular Inexpensive Hardwoods

Most people have thought about installing hardwood floors at one time or another. The natural beauty of wood brings a soft, elegance to any home. Today, hardwoods are not just for floors. Modern homes feature hardwoods for counters, back splashes and even entire walls. Traditionally an expensive material to work ...

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July 26, 2019

What You Need To Know About Appraisals

Appraisals are one of the most confusing aspects of buying or selling real estate for the consumer. When a buyer and seller agree on a sales price, it can be frustrating to hear that the appraisal came in with a value too low. It’s not enough for the principals to ...

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July 9, 2019

Kitchen Backsplash Trends for 2020

Summer is upon us and home designers are hard at work showcasing the upcoming trends for 2020. This year, kitchen design shows are filled with new materials, patterns and colors as enthusiasts look for the latest trends and styles. 

As we leave the dark granite countertops behind, kitchens are ...

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June 28, 2019

Tips for Selling in the Summer

Summer has traditionally been the best time to sell a home. Not only do many families take advantage of moving when the kids are out of school, but in climates where winter weather is unpredictable or severe, the warmer months make it easier to be away for showings. With more ...

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June 14, 2019

Maximizing Your Home's Value

Are you ready to list your home for sale? One of the first questions you might have is, “how can I maximize my home value?” Every seller wants to get the best possible price for their home.  So here are four ways to make sure your potential buyers ...

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June 3, 2019

Home Improvements with High ROI

Is your house a little dated? Do you want to make some improvements or upgrades but also want to make sure that you get the best bang for your buck if you decide to sell? Not all home improvements bring a good return on investment when selling, so unless the ...

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May 17, 2019

Lack of Housing Inventory Still Impacts Our Market

The housing crisis in our market is finally in the rear view mirror as our real estate market moves toward complete recovery.  Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest point in years.  The market will continue to strengthen in ...

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May 3, 2019

What Would Make You Want To Sell Your House?

There are many reasons why someone decides to sell their house and move.  The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors asked recent home sellers to share their reason for moving.

The younger the respondents, the more likely their top response centered around needing a larger ...

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