How COVID Has Changed What We Look for in a New Home

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There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our lives, and even as restrictions and mandates continue to ease across the United States, the effects of this experience will have a lasting effect.

With many sheltering in place for weeks and months, it’s made people think about the concept of their home in a new way. Homebuyers who entered the market during and even after the height of the pandemic are shifting their priorities from the status quo.

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Is now the time to buy a home or keep renting?

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This is a common question no matter what the real estate market looks like, and one that doesn’t always have an easy answer. With today’s seller’s market white hot and little inventory to choose from, it has many potential buyers wondering if it’s the right time to buy.

One of the biggest benefits to being a homeowner is building equity with each mortgage loan payment that you make vs. just giving money to a landlord for rent. However, that doesn’t mean buying is always the best choice. As a renter, you have more flexibility and can avoid many costs that come with owning your own home.

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Decluttering? Items You Shouldn’t Put in the Donate Pile

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Spring cleaning season is here – and everything in your house is fair game. If you are like many people, your purges fall into two piles – trash/recycle or donate. While you might have the best of intentions with you decluttering donations, your local thrift store may not actually want everything that you are eager to get rid of.

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Green Ways to Improve Your Home and Save Some Money

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It doesn’t matter if you are a renter, homeowner, or even still living at home with your parents, it’s safe bet to assume that you care about protecting the environment, and also saving money because who doesn’t want to save money? Here are some simple tips to protect or improve your home, while also saving you some green!

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How to Make Your Home Sale go Smoother

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Even though 2021 is starting off as a seller’s market, everyone involved in the sale of a home wishes for a smooth transaction. So what can you as the homeowner and seller do to make the process easier?

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Red Flags potential buyers will notice

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When you’re buying a home it’s hard to notice everything during your walk-through, after all, it’s why you pay for an inspection. Often, it’s the little things that can add up to big costs after you sign the closing papers – and buyers will be looking for those little red flags.  

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Most Profitable Home Remodeling Projects to Tackle in 2021

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With more people spending time at home this past year, many families have decided to tackle some long overdue home projects and renovations. But how do you know what projects to tackle that will give you the most return on your investment or increase your home’s property value the most? Therein lies the biggest debate with your budget!

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Tips to Winning a Bidding War When Buying a Home

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Today’s housing market is tough – many potential sellers are feeling uncertain about listing, while buyers are motivated to look for new homes. With limited inventory and a surplus of buyers, it can often lead to a multiple bidding situation.

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Questions to Ask a Home Inspector Before, During, and After the Inspection

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If you are buying a new home, a home inspection is your first line of defense in making sure you are making a good investment and buying a solid home. Your home inspector is there on your behalf and they are a wealth of knowledge. In fact, there are questions you should be asking your inspector before, during, and after they conduct their tour of the home.

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Current Home Buyer Struggles – What First Time Buyers Need to Know

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If you’ve been paying attention to the real estate market, you know it’s been quite the rollercoaster in 2020, especially for first time buyers. While lower than normal interest rates have been a great advantage, there have been a few speed bumps along the way.

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