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Smart Switches 101As smart homes become more common, some homeowners are going beyond basics like smart bulbs and assistant hubs like Google Home and Amazon Echo. This can take a number of forms, from the addition of smart electronics and security systems to sensors throughout the house that can ...
09/25/2022
Fall Home Selling Checklist Some Highlights When it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out so it catches the attention of buyers. A real estate professional can help you decide what to do to make that happen. Focus on tasks that can make it inviting, show its car...
09/24/2022
What Is a Deep Energy Retrofit?Owning an older home can be a really amazing experience. Not only do you get to actually live in a slice of history, you’re also there to make decisions about this building that will stay with it potentially for generations to come (no pressure). But it’s not all pi...
09/23/2022
Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert Advice In a market that's shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be renovated before they sell their house. Thats where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help you think...
09/22/2022
Summer Is the Season for Fireplace AdditionsIf there’s one thing that you think about during the summer, it’s… probably not getting a fireplace installed. In fact, there are probably very few home updates or additions that are further from your mind when heat indexes top 100 degrees and the sun i...
09/21/2022
Three Things Buyers Can Do in Todays Housing MarketIts clear the 2022 housing market has been defined by rising mortgage rates. With rates on the rise, its also become more costly to purchase a home. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR):Compared to one year ago, the monthly mor...
09/20/2022
Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?The talk of a housing bubble in the coming year seems to be at a fever pitch as rising mortgage rates continue to slow down an overheated real estate market. Over the past two years, home prices have appreciated at an unsustainab...
09/19/2022
Summer Siding Clean-UpGood siding can go a long way toward making your home look beautiful. For a lot of homeowners, they discover only one big drawback to having siding on their homes: it needs to be cleaned to keep it looking its best. Depending on the color of your siding, you may notice dirty...
09/18/2022
A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval  Some Highlights Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you're qualified to borrow. Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while p...
09/17/2022
Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Todays Housing Market If you’re thinking about buying a home today, there’s welcome news. Even though its still a sellers market, its a more moderate sellers market than last year. And the days of feeling like you may need to waive contingen...
09/16/2022