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Feb. 28, 2021

Zillow has changed Real Estate

How Zillow and Redfin Have Changed the Real Estate Industry 

The launch of real estate sites like Zillow and Redfin has changed the way that consumers get information about houses while also transforming the role of real estate agents. Understanding how the industry has changed can be helpful for anyone ...

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Sept. 2, 2020

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So What is “Earnest Money,” Anyways?


So, you probably knew when you started this whole house-buying-process-thing that you wouldn’t be able to get out of it without putting at least SOME money in. We like to talk about no-down-payment and low-down-payment options, but the truth is you are ...

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Oct. 7, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Selecting an Agent

Selecting an agent

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When a whole lobster was presented at the table of a restaurant, the customer noticed there was only one claw on it.  He asked what happened to the lobster and the waiter said, maybe he lost a fight with another lobster.  The customer replied to ...

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Oct. 2, 2019

How to Know if the Price It Right the First Time

Price It Right the First Time


The Internet has empowered all buyers with information and home buyers are no exception.    The amount of information available to public includes details on size, condition, sales history, current inventory, recent sales, photographs, videos, school info, drive-times, entertainment and much more.

When a ...

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Oct. 2, 2019

Market Movement 10-01-2019

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Average mortgage rates are still historically low, despite trending slightly upwards this week.  Home price appreciation continues to slow down.  The consumer confidence index declined.  Mortgage application submissions dropped off.  New home sales jumped.  The weekly jobless claims report was mixed.  Second quarter’s Gross ...

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July 15, 2019

Measuring Square Footage




Square Footage Measurement





Square footage is commonly used to determine if a home will fit a buyer's needs.  The price per square foot can be used to compare the costs of different homes and even, determine the value of a property.

The challenge ...

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July 9, 2019

Why shop for a Mortgage?

Why shop for a mortgage

May 7, 2019

Home Buying and Selling

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Sept. 28, 2018

Budget-Friendly Interior Design Tips for New Homeowners

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Budget-Friendly Interior Design Tips for New Homeowners


While couples preparing to move in together may spend more time and energy on the purchase of a new home, it is important to save a little time and energy for the interior design process, as well. Couples must find a ...

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