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Active Adults Playing a Huge Role in Home Builder’s Positive Outlook

Active Adults Playing a Huge Role in Home Builder’s Positive Outlook. Baby Boomers are entering the housing market in droves, some as first time buyers, others downsizing or relocating to a more retirement-friendly climate. The vacation home market in Arizona has seen a deluge of Boomers on the cusp of retirement, looking to bring a… Read More

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Video: Choosing the Right Lender Makes All the Difference

Video: Choosing the Right Lender Makes All the Difference I’m not sure how many people realize how critical it is to choose the right mortgage lender when you’re buying a home. Unfortunately, by the time you find out you’ve made the wrong choice it’s usually too late. As a Realtor, I learned very quickly which… Read More

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Cost vs Value: The 4 Best and 4 of the Worst Remodeling Projects

Cost vs Value: The 4 Best and 4 of the Worst Remodeling Projects To begin with, I have just a couple notes of caution for you regarding cost vs value in a home remodel. Always consider not only the value of your own home but the value of all properties surrounding it. Research what buyers… Read More

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Express Yourself – 5 Small Ways Your Home Can Make a Big Impression

Express Yourself – 5 Small Ways Your Home Can Make a Big Impression. We always talk about neutralizing your home for maximum resale value, and that’s still a accepted best practice. But unless you’re getting ready to put your home on the market soon, your decor should let your individuality shine through. Interior design that… Read More

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2017 Spotlight On: Midwest and Southern Real Estate Markets

2017 Spotlight On: Midwest and Southern Real Estate Markets Real Estate markets in the Midwest and Southern states have been in the spotlight for the first half of 2017, establishing a trend for continued moderate home price growth for the remainder of the year. Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report notes… Read More

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Report: Multi-Family Homes as Investment or Residence?

Report: Multi-Family Homes as Investment or Residence? Folks shopping for a place to live have rarely considered multi-family homes in the past, but maybe they should start. Investors long ago realized the value of multi-family properties as a more efficient, more profitable way to cover their mortgage and investment costs. Multi-Family doesn’t need to imply… Read More

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1 in 40 American Families Deal With Child Identity Theft

1 in 40 American Families Deal With Child Identity Theft. This isn’t purely a homeowner issue but I feel it belongs here nonetheless. It’s a family issue. A community issue. You protect your children from physical dangers in your home. You protect them from dangers in and out of your neighborhood. Whether it’s screening care-givers,… Read More

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You Know About Closing Costs, so How Much More Will You Spend?

You Know About Closing Costs, so How Much More Will You Spend? Whether you’re selling or buying a home, there are of course the little things like deposits and connection or disconnect fees for utilities, cable TV and WiFi. But as we all know, the little things add up quickly. Both Home Buyers and Home… Read More

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Homeowners “Ready to Move On” NAR Says

Homeowners “Ready to Move On” NAR Says New property listings have come in fits and starts this home buying season. From late Winter into the beginning of Summer the Real Estate market sprinted ahead at a rapid pace, with homes priced at $220,000 and under flying off the shelf. It wasn’t unusual this past Spring,… Read More

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Video: How Much is Your Home Worth? Here’s How to Get a Spot-On Value.

The video below is correct but it leaves a few things out. I’m sure you know that an Appraiser can give you a fairly precise picture of your home’s value, after all an appraiser, contracted by your mortgage company, was very likely involved when you bought your home. But did you know that you can… Read More