Buying a Home

Oct. 15, 2020

Living Room Details You’ll Want To Get a Closer Look At During A Video Tour

Video tours have exploded in popularity in 2020. And for good reason! Video tours are a great alternative for buyers who are unable to tour properties in person (for example, buyers who are looking for a home in a different state or who have safety concerns due to COVID).

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Oct. 1, 2020

5 Stages of Grief After Losing a Bid on Your Dream Home (and How to Avoid Them)

When we think of real estate, we tend to think of the positives: a place to call our own, beautiful interior design, and—if ratings are any indication—all the wildly entertaining real estate TV shows.

Whether they admit it or not, most people dream of the day when they’ll get to ...

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Sept. 24, 2020

Planning a Long Distance Move? Use These Tips To Reduce Stress

Moving can be a stressful experience—and that’s especially true when you’re packing up your life and moving somewhere far, far away.

There are so many logistics that go into planning a long distance move. And if you don’t have those logistics in order, by the time you make it to ...

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Sept. 16, 2020

9 Illusions Created by Home Buying Shows Which Simply Aren’t True

If only buying and selling houses were as easy “as seen on TV”!

It’s probably not all that shocking to you to find out that “reality” real estate shows are pretty far off from actual reality. But how they are different from reality may surprise you…

1. Buyers look at ...

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Aug. 5, 2020

Top Reasons People Are Moving Right Now

Quarantine and shutdowns across the country gave people plenty of time to think about what they’re looking for in their next home—and now that a lot of restrictions have been lifted, a large percentage of those people are reentering the market, looking for homes, and getting ready to move.

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July 30, 2020

Three Home Features Expected To Be In Demand After COVID-19

When COVID-related stay at home orders and restrictions hit the US in March, many buyers put their home search on hold. But as those orders and restrictions are being lifted, a good portion of those buyers are reentering the market.

Which brings up the question: what, exactly, are those buyers ...

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July 22, 2020

Video Touring a Home? Make Sure To Check These Outdoor Elements

Video tours are a great option for long-distance buyers and buyers who are hesitant to tour a property in person due to recent concerns. But if you’re planning a video tour and want to get a comprehensive feel for the property, you need to tour more than just the interior ...

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July 15, 2020

Buyers Make Their Four-Legged Friends a Priority When Shopping For A New Home

There are plenty of things to consider when buying a home, from the size of the property to the location to the backyard. But for many buyers, it’s not just about what they’re looking for in a home; what their pets are looking for is just as important.

According to ...

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July 8, 2020

6 Questions to Consider When Downsizing

If you’re considering moving into a smaller home, you may be eager to save money on mortgage payments and utilities. You might also be looking forward to spending less time and effort on interior and exterior home maintenance.

But before you begin packing up your belongings, here are a few ...

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June 23, 2020

5 Benefits of Homeownership (That People Often Forget About)

When you work in real estate, you spend much of your time in the weeds of a transaction, so it’s easy to forget about the true joy that comes from home ownership. At the end of the day, after all the paperwork is signed, after the champagne has been uncorked ...

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