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Oct 14 2021
house with fore sale sign
Recently, we offered some tips for buyers looking to steer clear of a few of the devastating blunders that unprepared home shoppers may find themselves trying to recover from. Particularly now, when many places are experiencing record-high home values, it might seem difficult to understand what could go wrong for sellers. However, there are still […]
Oct 7 2021
House with snow
When the temperature drops, staying warm inside your home is a priority. But, getting your property ready for winter requires more than just keeping the cold air out. It also means protecting the exterior of your home. Before fall ends, be sure you have done the outdoor maintenance that can save you time and money […]
Oct 5 2021
Realtor showing couple a dishwasher
Rising prices and limited inventory may have some prospective homebuyers hesitant to enter the real estate market. However, when it comes to making such an impactful decision, no one wants to feel like they’re overpaying or forced to settle for something that doesn’t meet expectations. Fortunately, neither of those fears need to be a consequence […]
Sep 30 2021
Small house held in hand
Prices are rising, and many homes are selling well above their asking price. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, explores how to stop focusing on price tags and start shopping wisely when sellers have the advantage. Some of the topics he covers: Checking recent sales (days/weeks) to determine how much that home […]
Sep 28 2021
Toy house on table
Shopping for a mortgage means finding the right lender, but it’s not the only important decision. While interest rates, origination fees, and comfort with the loan officer are all critical factors, there’s another difference to consider — and it might need to be at the top of your list. Before you seek out a pre-approval […]
Sep 21 2021
Man looking at ceiling
Make the most of retirement with a property that is ready for the next phase of your life. While it may not be at the top of your list regarding retirement planning, home improvement projects can play a critical role. The best approach requires looking ahead to how your lifestyle might change to identify upgrades […]
Sep 16 2021
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While seasonal trends are slowing the pace, home prices continue to rise in many markets. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the costs of homeownership, especially for first-time buyers with flexibility. If you’re interested in making the jump from being a renter to a buyer but don’t have the budget for your dream home, innovative […]
Aug 31 2021
Scared couple
It’s a seller’s market in much of the country, which means competition is fierce, and prices are likely to be on the rise. Yet, these factors don’t necessarily make it a bad time to be a buyer. A natural reaction to the current real estate trends might be to sit on the sidelines for another […]
Aug 26 2021
Two people in background
Real estate agents are a critical part of the home buying and selling process. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses how to find a good realtor so you can close the deal of your dreams. Some of the topics he covers: Don’t settle for convenient options (AKA the friend or relative […]
Aug 24 2021
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A dramatic drop in interest rates led to a boom in mortgage refinances during 2020 and early 2021. While rates remain at historic lows, their stabilization will likely reduce the number of homeowners who are prompted by the news of falling rates to explore refinancing. Instead, it will be the proactive property owners who primarily […]