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Expectations for This Selling Season

Expectations for This Selling Season

The winter season has traditionally been a slower time for home sales. The guidance in the past has been to wait for the warmer months of spring before listing. However, the current real estate market has created a strong seller’s market and if you’re considering a...

Do’s and Don’ts of a Kitchen Remodel

Do’s and Don’ts of a Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen remodels are the most popular project among homeowners. Who hasn’t dreamed of the perfect kitchen? Most of us, however, don’t have the budget to hand the entire design off to a professional and choose the fixtures, appliances, and extras ourselves. As a...

Tips to Avoid Flood Risk

Tips to Avoid Flood Risk

Your home does not need to be in a designated flood zone to be affected by water intrusion and damage. The process to repair and retrofit water damage costs homeowners millions of dollars each year. Regardless of the location of the home, simple checks and changes can...

What Stays With The Home?

What Stays With The Home?

More than one seller has been surprised to find that their favorite chandelier is not theirs to take when they move. First-time home sellers might be especially confused when confronted with an exclusion form presented by their agent, but understanding what is, and is...

Can You Still Find a Heloc?

Can You Still Find a Heloc?

For decades, homeowners with equity have used home equity lines of credit (HELOC) to finance their home improvement projects. These HELOC loans act like a checking account, drawing money against the equity in the home to use for a variety of larger purchases,...

Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

Owning a home may feel like a never-ending list of to-dos. It can feel like all you do is clean and maintain your house and yard. There is a lot of truth to this, but homeownership is one of the best ways to increase wealth, so maintaining your investment is critical...

Seller’s Guide to Buyer Contingencies

Seller’s Guide to Buyer Contingencies

Every news article talks about the fact that it’s a “seller’s market.” This means that if you are selling your home, you’ve probably gotten a few offers from which to choose. While sales price is important, so are the contingencies attached to the offer. Understanding...

Can You Buy a Home Virtually?

Can You Buy a Home Virtually?

As we continue to see unprecedented activity in the real estate market, buyers often find they are too late to offer on recently listed homes. For the serious homebuyer, this can be frustrating, often causing them to make last-minute plans to run out and view homes,...

Home Improvements During Labor Shortage

Home Improvements During Labor Shortage

Tight labor markets are affecting industries across the country. Skilled and unskilled jobs remain unfilled as employers struggle to find prospective employees. For anyone ready to hire a contractor or handyman to perform home improvement projects, this shortage is...

Garage Organization

Garage Organization

Don’t wait for spring to do some deep cleaning. Winter is coming and fall is a great time to prepare your home against the harsh winter conditions and hazards it can bring. A clean garage will not only help you store outdoor items from the cold, wet weather but can...

Pricing for a Slower Market

Pricing for a Slower Market

An unexpected byproduct of the pandemic has been a booming housing market. As Covid-19 hit the country, the housing supply was already low, and the lockdown depressed the volume even more. As more homebuyers began looking for new homes, fueled by the ability to...

Homebuyer Compromises

Homebuyer Compromises

First-time homebuyers are struggling to find affordable housing. Unlike recent years, when inventory was high and finding a great home, was easier, now buyers are faced with either postponing homeownership or making compromises. It may feel hard to compromise, but...