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  • Upgrade Your Home With These 2024 Design Trends

    One of the best parts of owning a home is the freedom to make it truly your own with design choices that reflect your personality and lifestyle. Whether you lean toward contemporary design or a farmhouse aesthetic, your home is your canvas....
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  • Real Estate Market Forecast: Opportunities For Home Buyers And Sellers In 2024

    A growing share of home buyers and sellers sat on the sidelines last year as the pace of home sales continued its downward trajectory.1 In fact, since the Federal Reserve began its series of interest rate hikes in 2022, the combination of higher borrowing costs and record-high home prices has fostered the steepest real estate market slowdown since the 2008 recession....
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  • Celebrate Sustainably: 5 Ideas For An Eco-Friendly Holiday At Home

    It's the most wonderful time of the year. But for many families with festive plans and hectic schedules, it's also the most wasteful.  According to one survey, for example, 60% of respondents admitted to throwing away more than usual during the holiday months as they filled up their trash bins with uneaten food, wrapping paper, gift bags, and commercial packaging....
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  • 35 Tips To Furnish Your New Home For Less

    Buying a new home is one of the most exciting experiences in life. And if you’re like most homebuyers, you’ll be planning your furniture placement and decor before the ink dries on your offer letter....
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  • Income Properties Are Trending, But Is Landlord Life For You?

    If the thought of investing your money into brick and mortar—or perhaps some stylishly-painted siding—excites you, join the club. Investing in real estate has long been one of Americans' favorite ways to grow their wealth. In fact, over 70% of single-family rental properties are currently owned by individual investors rather than corporations, according to Census data....
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  • Top 7 Tips To Attract The Best Offers For Your Home

    Not long ago, home sellers were in their heyday, as historically-low mortgage rates triggered a real estate buying frenzy. However, the Federal Reserve shut down the party when it began raising interest rates last year....
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  • 7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)

    Most new homebuyers don't regret becoming homeowners. In fact, according to a survey by LendingTree, 80% of recent buyers who successfully overcame a challenging housing market say they're glad they found their current homes....
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  • Renovate Or Relocate? 3 Questions To Help You Decide

    Does your current home no longer serve your needs? If so, you may be torn between relocating to a new home or renovating your existing one. This can be a difficult choice, and there’s a lot to consider—including potential costs, long-term financial implications, and quality of life.  A major remodel can be a major commitment. From hiring contractors to selecting materials to managing a budget, it can take a tremendous amount of time and energy—not to mention the ordeal of living throu...
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  • National Real Estate Market Update For 2023

    There’s an old adage in real estate: location, location, location. But ever since the Federal Reserve began its series of inflation-fighting interest rate hikes last year, a new mantra has emerged: mortgage rates, mortgage rates, mortgage rates....
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  • How To Become A Homeowner On A First-Time Buyer’S Budget

    It's not easy being a first-time homebuyer right now. At the end of last year, housing affordability hit an all-time low.1 Additionally, mortgage rates have risen significantly since 2021, while inventory remains tight for many property categories, but especially for starter homes. Even lower-priced condos are harder to snag these days, as investors and downsizers muscle out first-timers by offering stronger, often cash-heavy bids.2...
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  • Stress-Free Home Cleaning: 27 Practical Tactics For Busy Households

    Keeping a clean and orderly home is a challenge for many of us. Between busy work schedules, social obligations, and family commitments, it’s tough to keep up with daily chores—let alone larger seasonal tasks....
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  • My Home Didn’T Sell! Now What?

    When it comes to listing their home, most home sellers want three things: 1) to make a lot of money, 2) to put in minimal time and effort, and 3) to sell quickly. But the reality is, selling a home is rarely that simple. And homeowners who try to do it themselves—or receive bad advice—can end up stuck (months later) with a property that hasn’t sold....
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  • Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch In 2023

    Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. Some of us have adapted our dwellings in new ways, from creating functional home offices to upgrading the appliances we use most....
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  • 2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means For You)

    Last year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage rates.  In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the brakes on inflation.1 And while some market sectors have been slow to respond, the housing market has reacted accordingly....
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  • Home For The Holidays: How To Stretch Your Budget In A Season Of Inflation

    You don't have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style—even in this season of inflation. Prices may be higher on everything from food to gifts to decorations, but there are still plenty of opportunities to eke out extra savings.  For example, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you can save a couple of hundred dollars a year just by sealing your home and boosting its insulation.1 Other small fixes—such as swapping old light bulbs for LEDs and plu...
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  • 7 Tips To Maximize Your Home’S Sale Price

    Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled.1 Consequently, home sellers who enter the market today may need to reset their expectations....
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  • Buy Now Or Rent Longer? 5 Questions To Answer Before Purchasing Your First Home

    Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s whirlwind market, you may find it particularly challenging to pinpoint the best time to start exploring homeownership.  ...
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  • 8 Strategies To Secure A Lower Mortgage Rate

    Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next....
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  • 10 Pro Tips For A Smooth Home Move

    The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before you can begin the process of settling into your new place....
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  • 7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How To Avoid Them)

    No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun of decorating and settling into a new place. Almost all sellers want to make the most money possible. ...
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  • Higher Rates And Short Supply: The State Of Real Estate In 2022

    The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record, with home prices rising nationally by nearly 19% in 2021, driven primarily by low mortgage rates and a major supply shortage....
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  • 5 Ways To Write A Winning Offer In Today’S Real Estate Market

    Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched. But now, with interest rates climbing, many of them are also feeling desperate to lock in a mortgage—which has only added fuel to the fire....
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  • Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

    The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or retiree; if you spend U.S. dollars, inflation impacts you. ...
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  • 8 Popular Home Design Features For 2022

    There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it’s also a detail that you, as a seller, can easily control....
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  • New California Real Estate Law

    New California Real Estate Law Explained...
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  • A Return To ‘Normal’? The State Of Real Estate In 2022

    Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021. So what’s ahead for the U.S. housing market in 2022? Here’s where industry experts predict the market is headed in the coming year. ...
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  • 20 Unique Home Gifts For Every Person On Your List

    Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years.  ...
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  • New Build Or Existing Home: Which One Is Right For You?

    Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale. Read to figure out what makes the most sense for you......
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  • Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

    According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there are some proven tactics you can use to decrease your likelihood of a home invasion. ...
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  • 9 Tips For Buying And Selling Your Home At The Same Time

    Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it’s dwindling.¹ You’re not alone either if you’re already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home all at once....
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  • Who You Work With Matters

    There’s never been a market quite like this one before! ❤️‍🔥 That’s why you need a 👏 MASTER 👏 NEGOTIATOR 👏 on your side who has the skills, instincts, and experience to get the deal done 💥🥊 No matter what surprises may pop up along the way! 🎯 If you’re a buyer, we can help you compete in this unprecedented market — without getting steamrolled. 🎯 If you’re a seller, we know how to get top dollar for your home while minimizing hassle and stress. Message us today to schedu...
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  • 5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

    It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates, buyers keep shopping for homes, reducing... ...
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  • How To Bridge The Appraisal Gap In Today’S Real Estate Market

    If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1... ...
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