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Fall Is the Ideal Season for Homebuyers

The data have it: October is one of the better months to buy, or sell. Homebuyers, according to RealtyTrac®, tend to get the best deals in October, based on an analysis of more than 30 million single-family home and condominium sales that happened over the last 15 years—of the 2.7 million sales closed in October […]

Credit Report Change Benefits New Homebuyers

An upcoming change on credit reports could be beneficial for homebuyers. Equifax, one of the nation’s three leading credit reporting bureaus, recently announced the addition of up to two years of debt balance and repayment history on its credit reports. The change became effective Sept. 24, 2016.

Navigating the Multiple Offer Minefield – Part I

Multiple offer situations, or cases in which more than one competing offer is placed on a home, can be challenging for a homebuyer, especially one new to the process. Knowledge is half the battle when navigating the multiple bid minefield. Below are insights and tips from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) all buyers should […]

And the 2017 Color of the Year Is – Poised Taupe!

The Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year informs interior décor decisions for designers and homeowners, echoed in seasonal trends throughout the year. In 2017, that color will be Poised Taupe, an understated, “modern take on a timeless classic” blending the best of browns and grays. “Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a […]

When is the Right Time to Replace Windows?

That’s a good question! For those weighing that decision, here’s a list of questions to help make a clear decision about whether to replace a window. Should you DIY or hire a pro? The window fit, installation and type can make or break a replacement project. If you’re hiring a company to replace wood or metal […]

What Makes a House a Happy Home?

What makes a homeowner happy? What makes a house a happy home? A safe community? A short commute? What about walkability? The answer is all of the above, according to HomeAdvisor.com’s recently released Homeowner Happiness Index, an industry indicator ranking the happiest cities in the nation. “A homeowner’s quality of life is more likely to […]

When Stopped By Law Enforcement

When You See the Flashing Lights of the Patrol Car Turn on your hazard/flashing lights. Reduce speed and pull over to a stop on a side street and/or exit the freeway (to ensure the officer’s safety). Roll the driver’s side window completely down. Place your hands on the steering wheel at the 10:00 and 2:00 […]

Home Buying in 6 Easy Steps [Infographic]

The home buying process can seem daunting to potential homebuyers, but a qualified real estate professional who understands the entire process can help ease many of these worries. Make sure you are prepared with these useful tips from NAR and contact our office to begin your search: Home Buying in 6 Easy Steps

Do Paint Colors Affect the Sales Price of Your Home?

There are numerous factors that impact a buyer’s decision to make an offer on a home. One of those is paint color—a feature that may be positively or negatively received by buyers. A recent Zillow Digs® analysis found that listings with kitchens painted soft shades of yellow sold for more $1,360 more than anticipated. Generally, […]

Tips to Get Settled in Your New Zipcode

Now that the dust has settled and your belongings are put away (just kidding, we know the boxes are still piled high!), it’s time to get a lay of the land. Whether you moved a few houses down the street or across state lines, settling into a new zipcode can be a fun adventure…so long […]

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