Pros and Cons of Buying a New Construction Home

For the past year or more, those desiring to buy or build a new home have been met with many frustrating challenges. From the delay of goods due to supply chain issues to the cost and availability of building supplies, options for new construction homes have been riddled with complications and problems.  However, as the …

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Are Open Houses a Thing of the Past?

Historical Context According to some historians, real estate open houses, or similar concepts date back as early as the 1910s. Then called an “open for inspection,” event, buyers would open their homes to the public so that interested parties could step inside and inspect the home’s features. Over the next 20-30 years, a variation of …

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How to Know When It’s Time to Lower Your Listing Price

Within the last 12-18 months, the national real estate market has experienced historic, nearly unprecedented trends. Home buyers have foregone inspections and appraisals. Sellers have gotten multiple offers even before a multiple listing service (MLS) link goes live. They have offered over asking price, putting large sums of cash to cover a sale beyond what …

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an important holiday to be observed and celebrated annually, because it allows us to honor the people who have willingly sacrificed their lives for our country. It also offers a chance to give thanks to the men and women who serve in the military right now to protect our country. Too many …

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Halloween

Whether you are in the throes of trekking toddlers in a wagon around the neighborhood or an empty nester with the disposable income to treat all of the little ghosts and ghouls with full-size candy bars, below are five reminders of ways to be a good neighbor at Halloween. Remember others.  One of the easiest …

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Which Renovations Add the Most Value to Your Home

Over the past few years, with the pandemic, and in particular the supply chain issues that have affected both the cost and availability of materials for new build construction homes, more people than ever have been buying older, existing homes. Additionally, with the unprecedentedly hot housing market, many people are considering striking while the iron …

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Common Fees When Buying and Selling a Home

Whether you are on the buying or selling end of a real estate transaction, the transfer of ownership of a home is likely one of the largest financial transactions most people encounter in their lifetimes. For this reason, it is important to understand the most common fees when buying or selling a home.  Seller Costs …

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What Celebrity Home Listings Can Teach Us

It seems as if every time you turn on the news, open the cover of a popular magazine, or scroll social media there is an announcement declaring that another famous person has their home listed for sale. Whether it is an oceanfront property, a 90-acre Montana farm, a quirky New York City apartment, or a …

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Can A Reverse Mortgage Offer You Any Benefits?

Perhaps when the term, “reverse mortgage” comes to mind, you conjure images of an aging, former celebrity espousing its benefits for senior adults in an infomercial. As with other similar advertisements that have a similarly predatory feel, it is important to pay close attention to the details of reverse mortgage products for yourself or for …

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Is a Vacation or Income Generating Property Right for You?

If you have ever considered putting your existing home to work for you as a rental or income-generating property or if you’d simply enjoy owning a vacation home for personal use or also as an opportunity to earn passive income from a property, then there are four main considerations you must keep in mind.  Vacation …

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