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9 Solar-Powered Products You Need Now

9 Solar-Powered Products You Need Now

The solar panel industry has mushroomed over the past few years. Almost every homeowner has at least considered adding solar panels to their home to take advantage of the energy savings they promise. But reducing energy consumption with solar does not stop at solar...

Inflation is Rising – Should I Still Buy a Home?

Inflation is Rising – Should I Still Buy a Home?

World events and economic spending has led to soaring inflation. The Federal Reserve has only one tool in its arsenal to curb and reduce this trend – raising interest rates. While contemporary home buyers are accustomed to interest rates in the 2-4%, older homeowners...

FSBO Seller Tips in a Shifting Market

FSBO Seller Tips in a Shifting Market

For the past few years, the real estate market has been red hot. The strong seller’s market was fueled by low interest rates and the intense focus on our home environment brought on by the lockdowns of the pandemic. As more companies adjusted to allow a more flexible...

Affordable Style Updates To Do This Weekend

Affordable Style Updates To Do This Weekend

Just because your budget is feeling the pinch with rising food and energy costs doesn’t mean your style has to suffer. Ditch the big investment purchase ideas and try some simple updates that will change the look and feel of any room quickly and for a lot less than a...

After the Home Inspection – What’s Really Important?

After the Home Inspection – What’s Really Important?

An important part of the home buying process is having a professional home inspection. Even homes listed “as is” should have an inspection if only to understand what “as is” means. A comprehensive home inspection will examine all major systems, such as heating,...

Building Equity With a Home Improvement Plan

Building Equity With a Home Improvement Plan

Your home is typically the largest financial investment you’ll ever make. Over time, we expect the equity to increase through increasing property values and a decreasing mortgage balance. While homeowners recognize the need to maintain the home in good condition, one...

Homeownership As A Great Hedge Against Inflation

Homeownership As A Great Hedge Against Inflation

Over the past couple of months, the news of rising inflation is fueling concern across the country. Currently, inflation is at a 40-year high. This is impacting household budgets the most as families try to make ends meet with less buying power. For potential home...

How to Price Your Home to Sell in a Softening Market

How to Price Your Home to Sell in a Softening Market

The summer selling season has come. Unfortunately, those home sellers who were looking forward to sky-high prices and multiple offers may be disappointed to find the market softening. In a declining market, pricing a home becomes critical to success. Pricing your home...

Short-Term vs Long-Term Rentals

Short-Term vs Long-Term Rentals

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of excitement about owning a short-term rental as part of an investment portfolio. This marks a dramatic change from the traditional long-term rental model. As more travelers utilize vacation rentals instead of hotel...

Should You Buy Down Your Mortgage Interest Rate?

Should You Buy Down Your Mortgage Interest Rate?

Rising interest rates can be a major concern if you’re shopping for a new home. A higher rate reduces your buying power and increases the home's cost by thousands of dollars over the course of the loan. One option to avoid this is to “buy down” your loan rate. This...

What Can You Expect The Second Half of 2022 In The Housing Market?

What Can You Expect The Second Half of 2022 In The Housing Market?

Since the beginning of the year, the US economy has been cooling off. After several years of strong growth, rising inflation and energy costs are affecting US households in ways not seen since the 1970s. For those who are actively involved in the buying or selling of...

Home Security Basics

Home Security Basics

News reports all over the country are filled with stories of rising crime. Homeowners and business owners alike are concerned and looking for better ways to safeguard their properties and lives. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of options available on the market;...