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Family Opportunity Mortgage

Family Opportunity Mortgage

Baby boomers have reached retirement age. This generation is healthier and more active than their predecessors and many want to age in a home of their own. Many of these potential home buyers have fixed incomes and with soaring home prices, they are unable to qualify...

Modern Farmhouse Trend Update

Modern Farmhouse Trend Update

Farmhouse décor has been a trend for the last decade. The look combines functionality with a relaxed, lived-in feel. Pieces look slightly worn, rustic, and inviting. The ease of the farmhouse style is one of the reasons for its lingering appeal as designers look to...

2022 Real Estate Technology Innovations

2022 Real Estate Technology Innovations

Real estate is changing at a rapid pace and each year brings innovations to the industry. Pushed forward by thought leaders, the real estate industry embraces advancement of products and services quickly, all designed to stay ahead of the competition. Here are a few...

Tips For Writing a Winning Offer

Tips For Writing a Winning Offer

Everyone recognizes that this is a difficult housing market for homebuyers. With inventory shortages and low interest rates, buyers have seen a face-paced market with strong growth in home prices. As interest rates begin to rise, the pressure for buyers to settle on a...

Is Adding a Pool a Good Idea?

Is Adding a Pool a Good Idea?

Are you considering adding a pool to your home and wonder if it's a good idea? While it’s a pricey investment – there are still a lot of benefits from installing a pool.  So, we vote yes, adding a pool can be a good idea in real estate! Here are a few reasons why:...

What is a kickout clause?

What is a kickout clause?

When you're in a hot real estate market, it's not uncommon for sellers to use kickout clauses as a way to protect themselves should another buyer come in later with a higher offer. A kickout clause is basically a clause in the contract that allows the seller to cancel...

401k To Buy Home?

401k To Buy Home?

Buying a home can be a financial stretch. With soaring home values and rising interest rates, many potential first-time homebuyers find saving for a down payment increasingly difficult. For many people, the main source of savings is in the form of a 401k, and tapping...

Prepping an Empty House

Prepping an Empty House

You read that right. Should you “prep” an empty house? This is not about adding furniture or plants to a vacant home, but it’s about looking at the empty home and making it more appealing to buyers. Not all homes need furniture to sell for top dollar, but even a...

Criteria When Hiring a Listing Agent

Criteria When Hiring a Listing Agent

Most sellers spend a long time considering whether they should sell their home. These same people who have considered all the financial and personal pros and cons of moving hire the first real estate agent they like. While certainly it’s important to find an agent you...

Should You Lock Your Mortgage Rate?

Should You Lock Your Mortgage Rate?

One of the most important financial considerations of buying a new home is the interest rate paid on the mortgage. Over time, a higher interest rate can add thousands of dollars to the true cost of buying a home. When interest rates are low or steady buyers have...

The Basics of Home EV Charging Stations

The Basics of Home EV Charging Stations

Electric vehicles are becoming commonplace in US households. While these innovative cars may allow their owners to pass the gas station, but they still need fuel which means that access to a charging station is important to keep these owners on the road. To provide...

Would You Buy Your Home Again?

Would You Buy Your Home Again?

Buying a home is often an emotional decision; perhaps even more so than a practical, financial decision. Real estate marketing has recognized this for decades which is why agents have emphasized curb appeal and staging to their clients. Open houses have featured the...