Are You Getting a Good Deal on Your Home Purchase?

These days, it can feel difficult to determine whether or not you are getting a good deal on your home purchase. Over the past two years, the United States has seen unprecedented trends within the housing market. From over asking price cash offers and homes selling merely hours after hitting the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) …

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How Much Space Do You Really Need in a Home?

Over the years you’ve probably heard terms like McMansion and Tiny Home and in reality, you probably live in neither. According to a 2019 study, the United States’ average home size was roughly 2,300 square feet. This number is up significantly from the 1,100 footprint in 1940 and the 1,700 footprint in 1980. There’s no …

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5 Tips for Winter Curb Appeal

During the winter months, most people struggle to find motivation to keep their outdoor spaces in the same condition that the spring, summer, and autumn seasons inspire. Whether you are attempting to sell your home, or are simply looking to enjoy the pride of ownership in your home this winter, here are five tips that …

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Should You Buy a Home in an “Up-and-Coming” Neighborhood?

As the real estate market has been in unprecedented cycles for the past few years, many potential buyers are becoming open to scenarios they may not have even considered in previous years or other economic situations. One such consideration might be widening your search criteria to consider what is known as an “up-and-coming” neighborhood. Other …

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How Do Real Estate Agents Get Paid and Who Pays Them?

Whether you have ever bought a home, sold a home, or simply seen an advertisement for a real estate agent, you may have wondered, exactly, how a real estate agent gets paid and who pays them.  There are actually a number of ways real estate professionals can use their training and license to earn a …

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Winterizing Your Home: Systems & Utilities

Now that it seems like cooler temperatures and rising utility costs are here to stay, what could you or should you be doing to help winterize your home? Below are 10 suggestions on how to stay warm and make sure your house isn’t costing you extra dollars to run efficiently. 1. HVAC Some would argue …

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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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