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How Senior Citizens Will Shape the Future of the Housing Market

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Although millennial homebuyers are making up an increasingly large percentage of the buying population in real estate, senior citizens’ housing preferences will continue to determine the nature of the future housing market. This is according to the 2018 State of the Nation’s Housing report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Historically, younger homebuyers’ housing preferences would be playing …

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Does Homeownership Benefit You?

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Homeownership and its pros and cons have been a topic of discussion for many years, there are tons of articles and posts going over and dissecting the advantages and the disadvantages of owning a home mostly focusing on the financial aspect of its benefit or lack off.  But aside from the financial point of homeownership, there are other aspects of …


Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move

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Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more. Of course you’ll need to pack, make moving arrangements, …


10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

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According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.2 Following are 10 tips you can use …



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It is April-May again and as a property owner, I dread opening my property tax notice. While these property tax estimates seem to be creeping up—or sometimes drastically jumping up—for many property owners, they trigger the yearly dilemma of “To Protest or Not Protest”.  As much as we all love our home values to appreciate, nobody likes to pay property …


HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

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From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at all, small problems can lead to extensive and expensive repairs. And even if you avoid …


The Home Buyer’s Guide To Getting Mortgage

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Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage. The requirements to secure a mortgage …


Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

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We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home? …


Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

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As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemployment rates, is expected to drive …


20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget

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Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home. From music lovers to home chefs, we’ve got something for everyone. And we’ve included a …