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Home Features Worth the Investment

Home Features Worth the Investment

With so much uncertainty in 2020, we can understand how everyone wants to make their dollars stretch. While investing in your home makes financial sense, there are some features that are worth more in the end than others. Whether you’re…

The Advantages of Buying New Construction

The Advantages of Buying New Construction

If you’re one of the millions of Americans in search of a new home, then you may be frustrated by the lack of inventory. There are more buyers in today’s market then there are sellers. This means fierce competition when…

Buying a Home That Isn’t For Sale

Buying a Home That Isn’t For Sale

Demand is high in today’s real estate market. With record-low interest rates and a shortage of inventory, we’re in a seller’s market. That means it can be tough to purchase a home when so many other buyers are competing. With…

What is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?

What is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?

If you’re buying or selling a home, then you’re going to come across the term MLS, or Multiple Listing Service. But just what is the MLS and why is it so important to both buyers and sellers? Let’s take a…

What Is Home Equity?

What Is Home Equity?

There are many benefits of buying a home, but one of the biggest is building equity. But what exactly is home equity, and how can it be used to your advantage? Let’s take a closer look at home equity and…

Why Your Home Price Matters

Why Your Home Price Matters

By all accounts, the real estate market hasn’t taken any hits as a result of the pandemic. In fact, the market is extremely strong right now and poised to help lead the economy out of a pandemic-induced recession. Homes are…

How Long Will It Take To Sell My House?

How Long Will It Take To Sell My House?

One of the questions we get most often from sellers is, “How long will it take to sell my house?” While this is true in normal times, it’s even truer now. Sellers want to have some idea of how long…

Repairing Your Credit Post-Pandemic

Repairing Your Credit Post-Pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has had serious financial consequences for many Americans. High unemployment caused by the shutdown has made it difficult for some to make their monthly payments. Unfortunately, missing payments can have a negative affect on your credit…

Tips for Second-Time Homebuyers

Tips for Second-Time Homebuyers

Everybody has advice for first-time homebuyers. But what about those who are buying a home for the second time? While wading into the real estate market for the first time can be intimidating, that doesn’t mean you’re suddenly a pro…

Fall 2020 Is a Great Time to Sell

Fall 2020 Is a Great Time to Sell

Traditionally, summer has been the best time to sell a home. It’s the time of year when families with children most often choose to move so that their kids will be settled in for the new school year. But the…

DIY Home Repairs During a Pandemic

DIY Home Repairs During a Pandemic

At a time when most of us are concerned about inviting strangers into our homes, handling unexpected repairs can be a challenge. After all, that burst pipe doesn’t really care if you want to call a plumber or not. However,…

10 Real Estate Acronyms To Know

10 Real Estate Acronyms To Know

If you’re diving into the real estate market for the first time, then you’ve probably realized there’s a bit of a learning curve. When researching homes and mortgages you may have come across some terms that are unfamiliar to you.…

Homes for Sale Need “Screen Appeal”

Homes for Sale Need “Screen Appeal”

Just about everything has gone virtual in the age of the coronavirus, even home sales. In an effort to stay as safe as possible, many homebuyers are opting to see homes online instead of in person. As a home seller,…

Why Mortgage Pre-Approval is Essential

Why Mortgage Pre-Approval is Essential

We say this often because it’s so important – you must get pre-approved for a mortgage before you begin your home search. Getting pre-approved for a home loan is the critical first step on your road to home ownership. There…

Unemployment and Homeownership

Unemployment and Homeownership

The pandemic has caused millions of Americans to file unemployment claims over the last few months. Those who have been laid off or furloughed may be concerned about how this will affect their opportunities to buy a home in the…

Buying in a Hurricane Zone

Buying in a Hurricane Zone

As if living through a pandemic weren’t tough enough, now we’re headed into the middle of hurricane season. Hurricanes can wreak havoc on property, so it’s important to assess the risk if you’re buying in a hurricane-prone area. Have you…

Mortgage Myths Exposed

Mortgage Myths Exposed

If you follow the news at all, then you’re no doubt aware that mortgage interest rates are at all time lows. You’ve probably also heard about refinancing your mortgage or even asking for mortgage forbearance because of the pandemic. With…

What to Ask on a Video Tour

What to Ask on a Video Tour

The pandemic has changed the way we shop for homes. While it’s still customary for homebuyers to view homes in person, it has also become normal to shop virtually. Out of an abundance of caution, many house hunters are asking…