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For Housing Market, Spring Is In The Air

This past weekend, we celebrated the first day of spring with warmer temps and sunny days. Typically, spring marks the hottest time for the housing market. The temperature is not the only thing continuing to rise, however. Homeowners are also…

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The Home Appraisal Process

Given the low interest rates we are currently seeing for mortgages, my husband and I decided to refinance at the end of 2020. We’ve lived in our home for almost five years, and this is certainly not our first rodeo.…

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Is It Time to List Your House For Sale?

With the spring housing market already on the horizon as we move into 2021, along with much uncertainty due to the global pandemic and a new administration, many homeowners are asking themselves if it is still a good time to…

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Look Ahead: Housing Market in 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, we are all hopeful for brighter days ahead. Many who’ve been considering buying or selling a home are wondering what to expect in 2021 from the housing marking. While nothing is set in stone and…

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How COVID Has Changed What Home Buyers Want

As I write this post, I think about conversations my husband and I have had over the past few months about the living space in our house. It would be nice to have a third bedroom on our second floor…

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Industrial Sector Set For Growth

Commercial real estate has seen a slow down during 2020, with vacancy rates on the higher side; particularly for office and retail space. This is something the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) pointed to in their Commercial Real Estate Trends…

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Home Staging Trends to Watch

The September-October 2020 issue of Realtor Magazine included some great tips for agents, buyers, sellers and even homeowners. What topic could possible span each of these personas? Home design and staging of course! For the homeowner: We are all spending…

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Is Now the Right Time for a Cash-Out Refinance?

A strong seller’s market has home equity hitting new highs. Interest rates remain low and buyers are not the only ones hoping to take advantage. These facts have homeowners wondering if now might be the right time for them to…

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Thinking outside the box to create space at home

In many local communities, school is starting this week. The school year looks a lot different due to COVID-19. Add to that the number of parents still working from home while navigating the different models of in-school and at-home-school learning…

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Seller Confidence Equals Bright Spark For Buyers

Citing several sources, Keeping Current Matters recent blog post highlights seller confidence in the current real estate market. The post notes, “…we’re seeing sellers slowly starting to come back into the market, a bright spark for potential buyers.” Housing market…

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