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A Giveaway for the Holidays

 Enter into the giveaway to win some prizes this holiday season.   I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I’m starting the holiday season now with a giveaway on December 17th, live on my Facebook page. All you have to do to enter into the drawing is like and tag someone in the Holiday…

Our Market Is Better Than the 2007 Market

Here’s why today’s market is nothing like the 2007 market.   People keep asking me, “Is the market going to crash?” Every market goes up and down, and our real estate market has been going up for a while now. It can’t sustain this forever, right? Wages haven’t been increasing along with home prices, and…

Health Benefits of Houseplants

Health Benefits of Houseplants Having greenery in your home isn’t just aesthetically pleasing. There are a lot of great health benefits as well. Even if you don’t have a natural green thumb, a plant here or there can still deliver the following benefits. Reduce Stress Who among us couldn’t do with a little less stress…

Earnest Money vs Down Payments

Earnest Money vs Down Payments There are two terms you might hear if you’re in the market to buy a house – earnest money and down payment. The two are not interchangeable, but sometimes there’s confusion between what they are, what they aren’t, and how they compare. Understanding both earnest money and a down payment…

How Important is a Home Inspection?

The Importance of Home Inspections Being aware of any issues before purchasing a home is important, as it can help you budget what needs to be fixed or make the decision to rescind an offer. With a competitive housing market, buyers are forgoing home inspections now more than ever. While this can provide an edge…

Rolling a Credit Card Balance into a Cash-out Refi

Rolling a Credit Card Balance into a Cash-out Refi There’s certainly no shortage of articles about when and how to refinance. Whether or not to refinance a mortgage is a good thing or not is less about the actual interest rate and more about the monthly savings compared to the closing costs associated with getting…

What Happens When a Contractor Bails

                      If you hire someone to do work on your home and they don’t complete that work as agreed upon, it can be incredibly stressful, especially if you already paid them. Whether it’s a small or large project, it’s not as uncommon as you might…

The Difference Between a Vacation and Investment Home

                    If you’ve ever considered buying a second home, it’s important to understand the mortgage rules are a bit different from that of your primary residence. There are also key differences between buying a second home and an investment property, and you should be aware of…

How Long is Too Long for a Home to Be On the Market

                      When you put your house on the market, you obviously want it to sell as fast as possible. That’s not always what happens, though. Even in the real estate feeding frenzy that was 2020, homes spent an average of 25 days on the market.…

Avoid These 6 Common Home-Selling Mistakes

 Make sure you avoid these six mistakes while preparing your house.   I’m here today to talk about a few mistakes to avoid when preparing your home for the market. Make sure you don’t do any of these:   1. Overpricing your home. This can be a big problem, even when the market is…

10 Tasks To Help Prepare Your Home for Sale

   Here are 10 ways to prep your home for the market.   Preparing your home to sell on the market can seem very daunting, but know that we’re here to help. That’s why I’m sharing the 10 things that you’ll need to do in order to get your home ready for sale:  …

The Importance of Having a Trust

 Here’s why setting up a trust is important for property owners.   Today’s topic is pretty serious. When someone you love passes away, it can be pretty tough. The last thing you want is to add a real estate headache on top of your grief. That’s why today I’ll explain the importance of having…

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