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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...

5 Cool Home Tech Gadgets

5 Cool Home Tech Gadgets

There are so many new tech gadgets on the market these days. Technology should make your life easier and more enjoyable. Here are 5 of the hottest tech gadgets to try right now. 5 Cool Home Tech Gadgets You Should Try Now 1. Motion Sensor Night Lights - Hate walking...

2022 Color Trends

2022 Color Trends

Did you know that each year paint and pigment companies work hard to predict the hottest trends in colors. They choose the “Color of the Year” and home designers love to infuse new tones and hues into their new designs. For 2022, Shades of Green will be all the rage....

Two Ways To Win In This Market

Two Ways To Win In This Market

It’s no secret that many prospective homebuyers are finding the current real estate market challenging. One of the more unexpected consequences of the Covid pandemic was the hyper-focus on one’s home. This has resulted in a robust market where sellers are seeing...

Liens That Can Stop a Sale

Liens That Can Stop a Sale

One of the most common reasons for a home sale to fall through is the presence of property liens. Often the sellers are not even aware they have a lien on their home and the delay caused by having them removed can cause a qualified buyer to look elsewhere. Along with...

Selling a Property With Tenants In Place

Selling a Property With Tenants In Place

The strong seller’s market has prompted homeowners across the country to consider selling their homes. What if your property is a rental unit with tenants in place? Can you still sell and take advantage of the rising home values? Yes, by understanding the steps and...

Finding the Best Home Builder

Finding the Best Home Builder

Whether you plan to buy a single-family home, condo, or townhouse, buying in a new development can cause years of issues if you don’t choose a property with a solid, reputable home builder. It’s exciting to consider buying new construction, a brand-new home suited to...