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Home Search Frustration? How to Refocus and Keep Going

Home Search Frustration? How to Refocus and Keep Going

The best part of buying a new home is going out and touring homes. This is especially true for first-time home buyers. As time goes on, however, it can be frustrating when each home falls short of expectations. While it’s important to be realistic about what is...

Ready to Simplify Your Home? Some Questions to Help

Ready to Simplify Your Home? Some Questions to Help

Once the holidays are over and the decorations come down, it’s common to take a serious look at your home and decide to make some changes. Lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, often result in looking at other ways to remove excess clutter, and taking a more...

Fluctuating Interest Rates and Real Estate Investing

Fluctuating Interest Rates and Real Estate Investing

Interest rates tend to fluctuate over time. As a real estate investor, it's important to understand how changes in interest rates can impact the housing market. How Rising Rates Affect Home Buying When interest rates rise, it generally slows demand in the real estate...

Is Your Vacation Rental Ready For Winter Guests?

Is Your Vacation Rental Ready For Winter Guests?

Owning a vacation rental, like an Airbnb or VRBO home, is a great way to earn extra income. Much of the year, all these properties need is a way to manage access and a cleaning service. When winter comes, however, it’s important to add some extra care – both for the...

Ask the Right Questions: Tips for Getting Moving Quotes

Ask the Right Questions: Tips for Getting Moving Quotes

Buying and selling a home can be stressful. Once you’re ready to move, the relief can leave you vulnerable to scams. Frankly, you’re so happy to be “done” that you can overlook red flags in your excitement. To protect your belongings and avoid extra costs or loss,...

Don’t Overdo It When Decluttering to Sell Your Home

If you’re preparing your home to sell, you already know that it’s important to declutter. A clean, tidy space allows potential buyers to see the beauty of your home and to imagine themselves living there. But there is a fine line between decluttering and denuding –...

New Home Loan Limits Announced for 2024

New Home Loan Limits Announced for 2024

As home prices continue to rise, consumers are getting a break from the Federal Housing Administration regulates the loan limits for conforming and government-guaranteed loan programs. Home loans are categorized into government-guaranteed, conforming, and jumbo...

Uncommon Home Inspections to Consider When Buying a Home

Uncommon Home Inspections to Consider When Buying a Home

A home inspection is almost automatic for homebuyers during the escrow period. The goal is to uncover issues that present either an unsafe environment, potentially expensive repairs, and other challenges the new buyer may not expect. The cost and depth vary widely in...

Limit Disruptions During the Holiday Showings

Limit Disruptions During the Holiday Showings

Selling your home during the holidays requires a balance between family celebrations and public access. While your home may look its best, it can be challenging to accommodate the last-minute showings. Communication with your agent is critical and with proper...

Navigating a Nightmare Final Walk-Through

Navigating a Nightmare Final Walk-Through

The final walk-through is typically the last step in buying a home and an exciting one. This is a last look at the home that’s about to become home to the homebuyers. But occasionally, the buyer is shocked to see that the home is not in the condition expected. While...

The Power of Scent: How Aromas Can Make Your Property Irresistible

The Power of Scent: How Aromas Can Make Your Property Irresistible

When it comes to selling your home, of course, you want to create the most inviting atmosphere possible. One of the most effective ways to do this is through scent. Real estate agents for generations have suggested baking cookies or breads to provide a “homey” sense...