Move-Up Buyers

Dec. 30, 2019

Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”

 

Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might be hard to execute well for the vast majority of sellers.

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Dec. 27, 2019

Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference

Some Highlights:

  • .Choosing the right real estate professional is one of the most impactful decisions you can make in your home buying or selling process.
  • A real estate professional can explain current market conditions and break down what they will mean to you and your family.
  • If you’re considering buying ...
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Dec. 24, 2019

When a House Becomes a Happy Home

 

We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.

No matter the size or shape of a living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether ...

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Dec. 17, 2019

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020

 

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, but we can have deep sentimental attachments to the homes we’re leaving behind, too. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale, depending on how we manage them.

When it ...

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Posted in Move-Up Buyers, Sellers
Dec. 13, 2019

Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter

 

Some Highlights

  • Winter is a great time to list a house, since inventory is traditionally low, and most sellers are holding off until spring to put their homes on the market.

  • Waiting for warmer weather when more competition is on the market will only put your house up against ...
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Dec. 12, 2019

Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now

 

Black Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type of buyer that is very active this winter – the homebuyer.

Each month, ShowingTime releases their Showing Index, which tracks the average number of appointments ...

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Dec. 11, 2019

Have You Outgrown Your Home?

 

It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home.

The good news is, it’s okay to admit if your house no longer ...

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Dec. 10, 2019

A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

 

Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them:

  1. Refinance: If you already own a home, you may want to ...
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Dec. 9, 2019

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

 

Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage.

What Are Closing Costs?

According to Trulia ...

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Dec. 4, 2019

Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?

 

At this time of year, many families come together to celebrate the season. It’s also the time when many realize their homes are just not quite big enough to host all of their guests and loved ones. Are you one of those homeowners dreaming for a larger space to ...

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