When searching for your dream home, it s easy to become swept away by a property’s beauty and make a buying decision based on your emotional reaction. However, as one of the most significant purchases you’ll ever make, it’s important to approach the house hunting process with a clear idea of the non-negotiable characteristics you…

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Nearly every major metro area across the country saw home prices continue to escalate in the second quarter. Median single-family home prices increased year over year in 96% of measured markets—or 174 out of 181—during the quarter, according to the latest report from the National Association of REALTORS®. That percentage matches the metro areas in…

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As with most areas of life, the coronavirus pandemic has introduced many new challenges to the process of buying and selling a home. While having your home on the market right now may not seem ideal, there are some factors working in sellers’ favor. Specifically, the supply of homes for sale remains low and demand…

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Whenever a buyer is purchasing a home using a mortgage loan, the appraisal is an integral part of the transaction. However, as with many steps in the home buying process, appraisals can be mystifying—particularly for first-time buyers. Here are answers to a few common questions to help clear up any confusion surrounding home appraisals. What…

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May 7, 2020Real estate professionals report that about 77% of potential sellers are preparing to sell their homes once stay-at-home orders from the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted, according to a newly released survey from the National Association of REALTORS®. More than half of REALTORS® report their clients are taking on do-it-yourself home improvement projects in…

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Generally, spring is the busiest season for real estate—but as with most other areas of life, the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered this spring unimaginably different. A few short months ago, many places were experiencing a strong seller’s market, with high demand from buyers and low housing inventory. However, due to “social distancing” measures, many prospective…

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Whether you simply want to reduce expenses or you’re seeking a smaller, lower-maintenance home after your kids have “left the nest,” there are numerous reasons to consider downsizing. While moving to a more efficient space can be liberating and help you free up a significant amount of time and money, it represents a major life…

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April 13, 2020 Remodeling, Design & Architecture By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Transform a dull room by putting exposed wooden beams onto ceilings. More companies are touting it as a more affordable and less cumbersome project that even do-it-your-selfers can perform. Wooden beams can enhance high ceilings and add a decorative element to a space. Companies are offering…

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