Uncategorized Things to Consider Before You Move for Your Company -Career Growth – One of the biggest reasons to stay with your job through a move is career growth and advancement. Speak with your manager or HR professional about what kind of career path is available before you decide. -Better Location – Companies moving out-of-state often move to a more desirable location. If the new […]
Uncategorized Fall 2022 Housing Market Update? Buy now or wait! This is the question on all potential homebuyers’ minds this fall. Over the past few weeks, the mortgage interest rates have soared to a 14-year high. Excessive government spending combined with surging energy costs and rising inflation has caused many would-be homebuyers to lean toward the wait side of that argument. But is this really […]
Uncategorized Inflation is Rising – Should I Still Buy a Home? World events and government spending has led to soaring inflation. The Federal Reserve has only one tool in its arsenal to curb and reduce this trend – raising interest rates. While contemporary home buyers are accustomed to interest rates in the 2-4%, older homeowners remember being excited to get one as low as 8%. As […]
Uncategorized Energy Vampires – Why Your Electric Bill Is So High Does it seem like you do everything possible to lower your electric bill and still see no measurable difference in your bill? The simple reason is you may have energy vampires in your home. The good news is these creepy creatures do not require a visit from your local ghostbusters team, these energy suckers are […]
Uncategorized Are The Bidding Wars Over? Let’s face it, it’s fun to have a home listing during a seller’s market. When inventory is tight, even less-than-perfect homes invite the frantic bidding wars seen over the past few years. But as the economy slows down and interest rates increase, sellers are wondering if the bidding wars are over, and what that means […]
Uncategorized 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, cooling, electrical, and plumbing. The inspector will also look for signs of […]
Uncategorized 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 buyers, rising interest rates may cause worry that you will […]
Uncategorized These Exterior Improvements Are Sure to Add Value to Your Home When you’re selling your home, you only get to make a first impression once. And because your home’s exterior is the first thing potential buyers will see when they come to view your property, if you want to fetch top-dollar for your home, the exterior needs to look amazing. So, if you want to sell […]
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Uncategorized Can You Fire Your Real Estate Agent? Buying or selling a home can be a stressful situation. When you are having issues with your agent, it can become untenable. The most common complaint from clients is that their agent does not communicate with them enough and aren’t responsive to their needs. While all relationships can   have differences, how do you know […]
Uncategorized Modern Farmhouse Styles – The Trend Gets an 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 modernize and update the look. Modern Farmhouse style continues to […]
Uncategorized 5 Nursery Design Trends for the Modern Home One of the most exciting parts of expecting a baby is decorating the nursery. Today’s young parents are shunning the traditional pink and blue for 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 […]
Uncategorized Should I Use My 401k to Buy a Home? Should I Use My 401k to Buy a Home? Buying a home can be a financial stretch. With soaring home values and rising interest rates, many potential first time home buyers find saving for a down payment increasingly difficult. For many people, the main source of savings is in the form of a 401k and […]
Uncategorized Prepping an Empty House for Sale You read that right. Should you “prep” an empty house? This is not about adding furniture or plants to a vacant home, but it’s about looking at the empty home and making it more appealing to buyers. Not all homes need furniture to sell for top dollar, but even a vacant home needs attention before […]
Uncategorized Still Renting Your Home? 4 Facts That Might Change Your Mind Each year, home renters face the question of whether to renew their lease for another year or determine it is time to buy a home of their own. Over the past couple of years, the US housing market has changed dramatically as home values have soared and interest rates have remained low. So, if you […]
Uncategorized Selling in Winter The winter season has traditionally been a slower time for home sales. The guidance in the past has been to wait for the warmer months of spring before listing. However, the current real estate market has created a strong seller’s market and if you’re considering a move, it may be better to sell now rather […]
Uncategorized Can You Buy a Home Virtually? As we continue to see unprecedented activity in the real estate market, buyers often find they are too late to offer on recently listed homes. For the serious homebuyer, this can be frustrating, often causing them to make last-minute plans to run out and view homes, interfering with work and home life. As employees and […]
Uncategorized Fall and Holiday Décor Listing Tips If you have your home on the market, it’s natural to want to create the perfect environment for potential homebuyers. This includes not only professional staging services but also time-honored tips like freshly baked treats and seasonal décor. As we transition from summer to the holiday season, however, it’s interesting to note that fall decorating […]
Uncategorized Design Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Year Interior design has a fresh look! After years of subtle trend changes, this year style gets a complete makeover. Spaces are being lightened, softened, and eclectic merging of styles encouraged. If you’re ready for a change, the good news is almost anything goes. Find the trend that suits you and experiment with new textures, colors, […]
Uncategorized Buyers and Sellers – Stay Focused on Your Goal Buying or selling a home can be stressful, even in normal times. Right now, when the housing market is moving at a frenetic pace, both buyers and sellers are making quick decisions and are feeling extreme pressure. As the tension rises, it can be easy to overlook the end goal; right-sized home, relocation, dream home, […]
Uncategorized Are You Being Represented by a “Yes-Agent”? We all know the type. The person who just says “yes” to anything, never challenging or questioning an opinion or strategy. These people-pleasers agree with anything suggested; while they may be nice friends, in real estate a yes-man or yes-woman can actually cost you money. Often a lot of money. No one likes to leave […]