Moving? Here Are 10 Tips to Prepare for Your Move.

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Are you planning to make move in the near future? Are you already in the process of selling your house and/or purchasing your new home? If you have a big move ahead of you, it’s smart to start planning as soon as possible. Here are some moving tips to consider: 1. Don’t Wait It’s easy […]

From Offer to Closing: What to Expect When Buying a Home

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In addition to being financially prepared for the home buying process, you should also be mentally prepared. It helps to understand the real estate process. In this article, we will walk you through the standard steps of buying a home, from the initial purchase offer to the final closing stage when you finally get the […]

What Can We Expect from Real Estate in 2022?

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As 2021 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on everything that has happened in this crazy year. It’s also time to start looking ahead to 2022 and what we might expect from the real estate market.  Recovering from the Market Pause We saw a significant market “pause” in 2020 due to the uncertainty […]

6 Reasons Not to Skip a Home Inspection

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As a home buyer, your goal is to find the best ideal home that suits your needs and style. You’ll be looking at numerous properties and you will ultimately find yourself making an offer on a house that you really want. It fits your budget and checks all of the most important boxes on your […]

How Do Mortgage Rates Affect Home Buyers and Sellers?

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If you are planning to buy or sell a home (or both) in the near future, it’s always a good idea to keep your eye on mortgage rates. Understand the trends, project potential rate changes and know how they will affect your move. Mortgage interest rates have a significant impact on the real estate market. […]

Real Estate Market Thoughts: Q4 2021

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As we finish out the final quarter of 2021, it’s time to take stock of everything that has happened so far this year. It’s also a perfect time to look ahead to the rest of the year and predict what to expect in 2022. Of course, nobody could have predicted the roller coaster we experienced […]

Home Appraisal 101—The Questions You Need to Ask

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If you are buying a home with a mortgage loan, a home appraisal will be required by your lender. The appraisal is performed as a way to protect both you and the lender from paying more than the home is worth. The process is there to provide an independent opinion of the market value of the […]

Why it’s Important to Choose the Right Real Estate Professional

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As a home buyer or seller, you have many important decisions to make. Perhaps none is more important than choosing to work with a Realtor®—and even more importantly, choosing the right real estate agent to represent you throughout your home purchase or sale! Why to Hire a Realtor® First, let’s talk about why it is […]

State of the Real Estate Market

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The real estate data is in for the second quarter of 2021. It was a market like nothing we’d ever quite seen before. The uncertain times of the pandemic reminded people that there’s no more certain investment than real estate, plus there was a unique combination of factors that made the market extremely fast-paced. Unique […]

I Am a Move-Up Buyer. What Should I Do in This Seller’s Market?

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They say there are two sides to every story, and there are always two sides to every real estate transaction. There is a buyer and a seller. In most cases, people are both buyers and sellers simultaneously. You are selling one home and using that equity toward the purchase of a new one. Whether you […]