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When it comes to the latest news in real estate, there are a lot of sensational headlines in the media. In times like this, when it...
As rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent data...
As summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home? Based on recent data and expert opinions, it’s something...
There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home...
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There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home...
Whether or not you’ve been following the real estate industry lately, there’s a good chance you’ve heard we’re in a serious sellers’ market. But what...
As we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books....
If you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real...
There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record...
Last week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,” it also confirms what...
In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But...
For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the...
There's plenty of money to be made in the property investment game. In fact, most expert studies suggest that the average investor makes between $70,000...
You may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so...
We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High...
As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this...
The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they...
One of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has...
When buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the...
If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move....
Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This...
This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score...
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Many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts...
Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one...

May 23, 2018
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Simple Landscaping Tips for a Tidier Yard

Is your yard looking wild? Overgrown? Unorganized? Below are five simple, low cost tips for keeping the space looking tidy. Keep it trimmed. Trimming your grass regularly […]
May 18, 2019

The Hottest Ideas for Cool Backyard Living

Someone once said you can tell a lot about the nature of a man and his home by catching a glimpse of his backyard space. There is no truer statement when it comes to upscale exteriors.
March 23, 2021

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell

When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vital as they would be in a more normal market.
April 7, 2021

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up virtually any house that comes to market. Let’s unpack why that’s a big mistake and may actually cost you more in the long run.