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Seven Questions to Ask Before You Choose an Agent

Seven Questions to Ask Before You Choose an Agent


The concern today when putting your home on the market should not be whether you'll get a contract; it's whether you are going to recognize the majority your net proceeds without any unnecessary delays. ...CONTINUE READING
Four Things Sellers Should Do Before the Sign Goes in the Yard

Four Things Sellers Should Do Before the Sign Goes in the Yard


Just like buyers should be pre-approved before they begin to look at houses, Sellers should have their home pre-approved. The reasons are similar: appeal to the "right" buyers, discover issues with the home early, improve marketability, increase negotiations position and close quicker. ...CONTINUE READING
Selling or Buying Smart Homes

Selling or Buying Smart Homes


More and more homeowners are employing smart home technology within their homes. It may start with a video doorbell or lights and progress to other devices. The smart-home device market is rapidly growing and Forbes research expects it to grow from $55 billion in 2016 to $174 billion in 2025. ...CONTINUE READING
Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments


In a recent article, The Wall Street Journal reported that investors have rarely been this flush with cash. The economic uncertainty due to the pandemic and the volatility of the stock market has caused assets in money-market funds to increase to approximately $4.6 trillion, the highest level on record according to Refinitv Lipper. ...CONTINUE READING
Smart Sprinkler Controller

Smart Sprinkler Controller


It seems like most homes have sprinkler systems and if they do, they have some form of controller to automatically turn the water on and off for the time and days you feel necessary. It seems like basic functionality and if it isn't broken, you may not feel the need to replace it. ...CONTINUE READING
How Does It Measure Up?

How Does It Measure Up?


People are always looking for a "down and dirty" way to determine the value of a home and square footage seems to be one of the most common things used by people whether they are buyers, sellers or real estate agents. While it seems straight forward, there are several variances that can lead to inaccurate determinations. ...CONTINUE READING
It's Worth Digging a Little Deeper

It's Worth Digging a Little Deeper


There are hundreds of thousands of people who believe, for one reason or another, they cannot afford to buy a home currently. Some people may not for any number of reasons but it would be very surprising to know how many who can buy but have gotten some bad information along the way. It's worth digging a little deeper to find out the facts. ...CONTINUE READING
Grilling Safety

Grilling Safety


More people grill in July, June & August than any other months and correspondingly, there are more injuries, as well as fires, due to grilling accidents in those months. Even though Labor Day is in September, we still need to be aware of safety. ...CONTINUE READING
Forbearance is Not Forgiveness

Forbearance is Not Forgiveness


Forbearance is a temporary postponement of mortgage payments. The lender can grant this option to a borrower instead of forcing the property into foreclosure. The CARES Act provides protections for homeowners with mortgages that are federally or Government Sponsored Enterprise backed or funded such as FHA, VA, USDA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. ...CONTINUE READING
Building a Pool Is Just the Beginning

Building a Pool Is Just the Beginning


During the first major stay-at-home event that most of us have experienced in this country, a pool can give you and your family enjoyable recreation without leaving the home. For those without a pool, the NPD group reports that the Covid-19 pandemic has increased pool building by 161% this year. ...CONTINUE READING

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