Linda and Richard Askue's Blog Posts

MajorHomeSellingMistake

Negotiation can be tricky - let me help you make sure you're getting the best deal possible. Message me with any questions about the home selling process. #thehelpfulagent #negotiate #houseexpert

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AnIdealGuest

Ideal guest or no, you deserve to love spending time at home! I can help you find a home you never want to leave - send me a message to start looking today! #thehelpfulagent #stayhome #houseexpert

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Did You Know

Making a few simple changes to your home’s exterior can increase your home’s value and hopefully help it sell more quickly this summer. Message me to learn more about how to get! #

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AgentCanHelp

I'm here to make the homebuying process go smoothly so you don't have to worry. Interested in buying a home? Send me a message - I'm here to help! #thehelpfulagent #househunting #listreports #home

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Agent Can Help

I'm here to make the homebuying process go smoothly so you don't have to worry. Interested in buying a home? Send me a message - I'm here to help! #thehelpfulagent #househunting #listreports #home

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Did You Know???

Some surprises are fun, but closing costs isn’t one of them. If you have questions, I have answers. Let's talk! #thehelpfulagent #themoreyouknow

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Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others

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Experts Weigh-In on the Remarkable Strength of the Housing Market

America has faced its share of challenges in 2020. A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, a financial crisis leaving millions still unemployed, and an upcoming presidential election that may prove to be one

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An Ideal Guest

Ideal guest or no, you deserve to love spending time at home! I can help you find a home you never want to leave - send me a message to start looking today! #thehelpfulagent #stayhome #houseexpert

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Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home

In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association

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5 Question To Ask At An Open House

These are a pretty good place to start -- I'd be happy to share even more open house questions with you. Message me today and let's talk open houses! #thehelpfulagent #househunting

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Will We See a Surge of Homebuyers Moving to the Suburbs?

As remote work continues on for many businesses and Americans weigh the risks of being in densely populated areas, will more people start to move out of bigger cities? Spending extra time at home

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Which Luxury Home Feature Would You Use Most Often

Of course, I wouldn't say no to any of these features! Is there a luxury addition you've been dreaming of? #thehelpfulagent #dreamhome

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Where Is the Housing Market Headed for the Rest of 2020?

Some Highlights:The housing market is forecasted to finish the year with growing strength.Historically low mortgage rates are creating great potential for homebuyers, and home sales are on the rise

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Raise The Roof

I can help you determine which updates to make to increase your home's value - message me to get started today! #thehelpfulagent #fixerupper

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Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020

So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles. From COVID-19 to record unemployment and then the resulting recession, just to name a few,

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Anyone Who Lives

When you think of your dream home, what are your must haves? Leave me a comment, I'd love to know! #thehelpfulagent #imagination

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Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong

The residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate reports recently revealed how the housing market is still

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A Real Estate Pro Is More Helpful Now than Ever [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsA recent study shared by NAR notes that both buyers and sellers think an agent is more helpful than ever during the current health crisis.Expertise and professionalism are

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First Steps Towards Home Ownership

These are steps anyone can start on today. First get your credit report and see what's there. Then work on getting your debt down. Then start saving for a down. There's no magic shortcut but buying

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Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting Rebound

With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some bright signs of a recovery. Based on the

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Which Luxury Bath Feature Would You Pick?

Personally, I'd pick all of the above! What will be in your dream bathroom? Let me know your favorites in the comments! #thehelpfulagent #bathroom

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Two Reasons We Won’t See a Rush of Foreclosures This Fall

The health crisis we face as a country has led businesses all over the nation to reduce or discontinue their services altogether. This pause in the economy has greatly impacted the workforce and as

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Everything Will Be Okay In the End

Finding the perfect house isn’t easy, don’t give up. I’m with you every step of the way. What helps you keep going, when things get tough? #thehelpfulagent #johnlennon

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A Remarkable Recovery for the Housing Market

For months now the vast majority of Americans have been asking the same question: When will the economy turn around? Many experts have been saying the housing market will lead the way to a

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On the Fence?

Which home features are important to you and your pets? Interested in pet-friendly properties and communities? Message me to learn more! #thehelpfulagent #home

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Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right Time

Inventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase than there are sellers selling them, so

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What is a "Comparative Market Analysis?"

Curious how your home value compares to homes near you. Reach out to me and I can guide you through the process. #thehelpfulagent #themoreyouknow #houseexpert #home #investment #listreports

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Home

Finding the right person can be hard, but finding the perfect house shouldn't be. Let me help you find your forever home today! #thehelpfulagent #therighthome #houseexpert #home #listreports

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Which Flooring Trend Do You Love?

Anyone have these flooring types at home? I think it all depends on the room. leave me a comment to share your pros and cons! #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #flooring #listreports #realestate

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Curb Appeal

Looking for projects that will have a high return on your home resale? Message me to learn more about which projects add value to your home! #thehelpfulagent #themoreyouknow #houseexpert #home

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Home Elements Worth Keeping

Whether you're looking for a home with character, or interested in selling one, I'm here to help! Send me a message to get started today. #thehelpfulagent #worthkeeping #houseexpert #homestyle

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True Or False

More than 6 in 10 Americans think they have to put down 20% to buy a home -- and that's just not true. Message me today to discuss all your homebuying options! #houseexpert #home #thehelpfulagent

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HELOC

Owning a home comes with all kinds of perks. Like getting a loan to help with upgrades and improvements — at a far lower rate than with a credit card. #thehelpfulagent #heloc 

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You Can Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty,

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Profound Permanent

Buying a home can be profoundly confusing - I'm here to help you find the perfect permanent home! Send me a message to get started today. #northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent #home #

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To-do List

Thinking of buying a home? Here's a quick list of the basic steps you should take before starting the hunt. I'm here to help with #5! #northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent #todo #houseexpert

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Cash Reserves

Cash reserves is extra money left over for you, when the transaction closes. Message if you have any questions about closing a home transaction! #northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent

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Clenched Fist

“This is not a one‐sided matter.” It takes two to shake hands, to connect, and it takes risk. #northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent #ittakestwo #listreports #indiraghandi

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Want to Make a Move? Homeowner Equity is Growing Year-Over-Year

One of the bright spots of the 2020 real estate market is the growth in equity homeowners are experiencing across the country. According to the recently released Homeowner Equity Insights&

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Solar Panel

Thinking about adding solar to your home? Studies show the home's resale value improves to the tune of $15,000. #northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent #themoreyouknow #houseexpert #realestate

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Should We Be Looking at Unemployment Numbers Differently?

The New York Times recently ran an article regarding unemployment titled: Don’t Cheer Too Soon. Keep an Eye on the Core Jobless Rate. The piece suggests we should look

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Is the Economic Recovery Already Underway?

The Wall Street Journal just released their latest monthly Survey of Economists. In an article on the findings, they reported:“The U.S. economy will be in recovery by

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Three Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This Year

A recent survey by Lending Tree tapped into behaviors of over 1,000 prospective buyers. The results indicated 53% of all homebuyers are more likely to buy a home in the next

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What Are the Experts Saying About Future Home Prices?

A worldwide pandemic and an economic recession have had a tremendous effect on the nation. The uncertainty brought about by both has made predicting consumer behavior nearly impossible. For that

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One In Three

More than a third of Americans expect to buy a home before 2025. Are you one of them? I'd be honored to help you find your dream home. Message me today. #northatlantahomesalesteam 

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Homebuyers Are in the Mood to Buy Today

According to the latest FreddieMac Quarterly Forecast, mortgage interest rates have fallen to historically low levels this spring and they’re projected to remain low. This means there

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Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running

Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds,

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List Price

Ever wonder how list prices are set? Let’s chat and I’ll let you in on the secret. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, list price can make a difference. 

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List Price

Ever wonder how list prices are set? Let’s chat and I’ll let you in on the secret. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, list price can make a difference.

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7 Strategies for a 2020 Open House [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsBuyer interest is high right now, so this summer is a great time to sell your house.Here are 7 strategies to help make your house showing a safe and effective one.Let&rsquo

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Summer is the New Spring for Real Estate

Some HighlightsThe health crisis slowed the market this spring, so buyers are jumping back into the market to make their moves this summer.Check these 10 items off your to-do list so your house is

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World Made Small

Let's find your dream home together. Send me what you're looking for so we can get started today! #northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #together #listreports #realestate

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Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market?

As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting their homes on the market. This hesitation stemmed primarily from

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Transform The World

We can feel lost if we stop believing that we can create change in our world. Our actions matter. Believe change is possible and take a step in that direction, every moment.

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Is a Recession Here? Yes. Does that Mean a Housing Crash? No.

On Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the U.S. economy is officially in a recession. This did not come as a surprise to many, as the 

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Real Estate Will Lead the Economic Recovery

With more U.S. states reopening for business this summer, and as people start to return to work, we can expect the economy to begin improving. Most expert forecasts indicate this economic recovery

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Interiors

I can help you stage your home to be more interactive, show off its potential, and increase resale value. Send me a message today to get started! #northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent #style

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Lives Begins At The End

The three most important things you can do right now are to listen, take action, and show compassion. #northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #listreports #mlk #realestate

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The Shocking News in the Unemployment Report

Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released their May Employment Situation Summary. Leading up to the release, most experts predicted the unemployment rate would

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National Homeownership Month

Some HighlightsNational Homeownership Month is a great time to reflect on how we can each promote stronger community growth.Homeownership helps families build financial freedom, find greater

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A Great Source

In these uncertain times, my hope is that you’re finding peace at home. #northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #peace #happiness #listreports #realestate

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Three Things to Understand About Unemployment Statistics

Tomorrow morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the latest Employment Situation Summary, which will include the most current unemployment rate. It will be a horrific

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Be Happy

Don't worry, be happy! What's something that made you smile today?#northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent #happy #houseexpert #home #listreports #realestate

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Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home?

The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, it’s hard to know how long it will take for summer travelers to be back in

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Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand

As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the

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A House Is Not A Home

Finding the perfect home involves making sure your pets will be comfortable too. Looking for a fenced-in yard or animal-friendly home? Send me a message, I'm here to help! #

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The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think

More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re evolving into our workplaces, schools for our children, and

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Tax Deductions

Taxes don't have to be scary. I can sell your house and save you money at the same time! Send me a message to get started today. #northatlantahomesalesteam #houseexpert #tax #thehelpfulagent #save

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Top Reasons to Own Your Home

Some HighlightsJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you’re in a position to buy, homeownership might help

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BUY NOW!

If you're on the fence or are unsure about current market conditions, I can help you decide if buying a home is the right choice for you. Send me a message - I'm here to help.

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Economists Forecast Recovery to Begin in the Second Half of 2020

With the U.S. economy on everyone’s minds right now, questions about the country’s financial outlook continue to come up daily. The one that seems to keep rising to the top is: when

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Important To Know

Not all properties use for sale signs - and right now you may not be getting out to see them if they are. I can help you find those hidden gems, from the comfort of your own home! hashtag

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Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season

With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market. After many families put their

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate? by Arline

Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put

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What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values?

A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major price reductions because the health crisis is

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Buying or Selling a Home? You Need an Expert Kind of Guide

In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate through the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you

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No More Time

Here are some tips for finding the good side of things:Share positivity with othersPractice gratitudeLaughGet movingStart over tomorrowHow do you focus on the good?#northatlantahomesalesteam

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Interest Rates Hover Near Historic All-Time Lows [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsMortgage interest rates have dropped considerably this spring and are hovering at a historically low level.Locking in at a low rate today could save you thousands of dollars over the

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Home Castle

You deserve to live happily ever after in your dream home. I can help you find what you're looking for - send me a message to get started today! hashtag#northatlantahomesalesteam hashtag#home#

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Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic recovery? As the country begins to slowly reopen, moving forward in

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Trust Your Instinct

Trust your instincts, especially when it comes to choosing a home. Let me help you find your dream home - send me a message today! hashtag#thehelpfulagent hashtag#trust hashtag#listreports hashtag

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6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own Is a Mistake

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times like the one we face today, it becomes even more important to have an

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Reasons To Sell

Don't wait - now is a great time to sell your home! Ready to sell, but not sure where to start? I'm here to help. Simply send me a message to learn more.hashtag#northatlantahomesalesteam hashtag

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Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? 

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Remember & Honor

Today, we recognize the courageous heroes who sacrificed their lives to protect our country and our freedom. Thank you to everyone who has served for our country, past, present, and future.

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Wisdom

Wisdom can be hard to measure, let’s measure cheer instead! Who is the most cheerful person you know? #northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent #houseexpert #realestate #listreports

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#1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family Wealth

While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is like a “forced savings plan.” When you

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2020 Homeowner Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIn a recent study by realtor.com, homeowners noted some of the main things they would change about their homes to make them more livable.Not surprisingly, more space, an updated

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Call Me Maybe

Did you know phone calls are back in style? More people are making calls and we’re all picking up when the phone rings now! How have you been staying in touch with those you love?

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A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the Rise

While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits today are beginning to rethink their current neighborhoods.

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Ready Made

We can’t buy happiness, but we can sure DIY it! Share your “how-to’s” for happiness! #northatlantahomesalesteam #happy #thehelpfulagent #happiness #houseexpert #dalailama

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Unemployment Report: No Need to Be Terrified

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest jobs report. It revealed that the economic shutdown made necessary by COVID-19 caused the unemployment rate to

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Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?

With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning whether home values will be impacted. The price of

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A Day When Americans Can Return to Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsTaking a moment to reflect upon what we’ve heard from historical leaders can teach us a lot about getting through the many challenges we face today.We're all eager for the day

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Happiness

Happiness can look different to everyone, a cool breeze on a hot day, a delicious meal that hits the spot or ten episodes of your favorite TV show. Stopping to savor these moments matter. What have

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Unemployment: Hope on the Horizon

Tomorrow, the unemployment rate for April 2020 will be released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It will hit a peak this country has never seen before, with data representing real

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Year To Sell

Affordable housing is always a hot commodity. If you're thinking of selling, now might be a good time. If you're ready to hear about the market in our area, let me know! 

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Why Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing Market

Given how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spreading widely. Some good news, however, shows that more than 4 million initial unemployment

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Confused About the Economic Recovery? Here’s Why.

As we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues this country, more and more conversations are turning to economic recovery. While we look for signs that we’ve reached a plateau

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Home Sheets

You can only stress clean the house so many times, what new ways have you found to fill your downtime?#northatlantahomesalesteam #home #thehelpfulagent #stayhome #houseexpert #realestate

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U.S. Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 Years

For nearly two months, most of us have been following strict stay-at-home orders from our state and local governments. It is a whole new way of life that has put our daily lives on pause. On the

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How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place

Some HighlightsStaying at home doesn’t mean your search for a new place needs to come to a standstill.Check out these tips on how to explore other neighborhoods virtually in the

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Younger Generation

Buying or selling a home is a complex process. Let me make your life easier and help you with all of your home-related needs! Send me a message so we can get started today.

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Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver

With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can have a major impact on the recovery of the U.S. economy. As we

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Great Thoughts

Be your own hero by turning dreams into reality. Message me to start the journey to find your dream home today. #northatlantahomesalesteam #hero #thehelpfulagent #greatthoughts #houseexpert #home

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Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry's leading showing

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Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry's leading showing

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Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry's leading showing

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Upgrade Time

Most people move because they want a better house! Are you looking for an upgrade? Let me help in that search. Message me today! #northatlantahomesalesteam #thehelpfulagent #upgrade #houseexpert

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Rise to the Top of the Pool by Selling Your House Today

With the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), results show that people selling their houses today are holding

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Fun Things To Do

You can only stress clean the house so many times, what new ways have you found to fill your downtime? #home #thehelpfulagent #houseexpert #fun #listreports #realestate

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May the 4th

"Do or do not, there is no try..." Just like Yoda, I can help guide you to find your new home, be it among the Jedi or simply down the block. Send me a message to get started - and of course, May

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Today’s Expert Insight on the Housing Market

Some HighlightsAccording to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, home prices are forecasted to rise.Results from the Existing Home Sales Report note that home sales

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Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery Timetable

Earlier this week, we discussed how most projections from financial institutions are calling for a quick V-shaped recovery from this economic downturn, and there’s research on

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Return Home

While traveling may be on hold right now, I hope you're finding everything you need at home. And if you're not I can help you find a home where you will! hashtag#northatlantahomesalesteam hashtag

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Keys to Selling Your House Virtually

In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under

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Kitchen Color Trends

Thinking of giving your kitchen an upgrade? Leave me a comment and let me know which of these you would choose! #northatlantahomesalesteam #paint #color #thehelpfulagent #houseexpert #reno

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Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?

Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are deciding on the best strategy to slowly and safely reopen,

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Ultimate Luxury

Though we may be spending more time at home than anticipated, the right attitude can still make it feel like a luxury! How are you making the most of your time at home? #socialdistance

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El dolor del desempleo: será profundo, pero no por mucho tiempo

Hay dos crisis en este país, es este momento: una crisis de la salud que ha obligado a todos a permanecer en sus casas, y una crisis financiera causada por nuestra incapacidad para movernos

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How Technology is Helping Buyers Navigate the Home Search Process

Some Highlights:A recent realtor.com survey revealed that buyers are still considering moving forward with the homebuying process, even if they can’t see the home in-person.While

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Purchase Investment

Not sure you can afford to own a home? Let's talk - you could have more options than you think! #northatlantahomesalesteam #happyhome #thehelpfulagent #realestate #houseexpert

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Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.

The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we do business, even the way we buy and sell real estate;

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Courage

The most important thing we can do in times like this is have courage and be kind. What acts of kindness have you witnessed recently? #northatlantahomesalesteam #socialdistance #thehelpfulagent

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Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again.

With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if the housing market is in trouble. For those

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Social Situation

How are you staying social from the comfort of your home? Take advantage of this time to learn more about your options for buying or selling – send me a message to set up a virtual chat now!

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What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?

Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether with your job or your

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Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.

With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not in one already. What does that mean

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What You Can Do to Get Your House Ready to Sell

Some Highlights:Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do to prep your house for a sale without even going to the store.Your real estate plans don’t have to be completely on hold

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Make A Good First Impression

You might find yourself with a lot of free time at home on your hands right now, well I can help you use that time to get your house ready to sell! Send me a message for more tips on how to start

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Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever

For years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master suites, and more. The latest on the hotlist,

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How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process

Today’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a lot of things in new ways, from how we work remotely to how we engage with

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Folks are usually . . .

Have you made up your mind about your dream home? I can help you make it a reality. Learn more about your options for buying or selling – simply send me a message to get started! #happiness

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How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent

There’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in times of uncertainty like we’re facing right now.If

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Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the

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Unselfish Effort

Spread cheer, not germs! How are you spreading joy while keeping your social distance this week? #happiness #thehelpfulagent #houseexpert #happy #listreports #realestate #realestateagent

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Our Team is Still Working Together to Bring YOU the Best Real Estate Has to Offer !

North Atlanta Home Sales team is still working together via ZOOM, to bring you the best real estate has to offer.I love my team and VPR. By Donna Casteel with Lisa Murrell and Lynette

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The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover

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The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family,

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With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values are also about to tumble. What

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Ready to find the path to your dream home? Take advantage of this time to learn more about all your different options for buying or selling – we can set up a call or even video chat!

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Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying

More and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research:“A

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Sixty Seconds

It’s easy to let our emotions get away from us, but knowing how to turn bad moods around is key! Sometimes it can be helpful to think about the things that bring you joy, for me one of those

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We could all use a little extra happiness right now. I'd love to hear what meaningful things you're doing to spark happiness. Leave me a comment and let me know! #happiness #happyhome

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A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis

Some HighlightsThe COVID-19 pandemic is causing an economic slowdown.The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th.All

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I know you keep hearing it, but it's so important to wash your hands (not just right now, but all the time!). They say you should time it by singing the chorus of your favorite song in your head.

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With all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, and many other industries are furloughing workers or

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Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis

In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past experiences by reviewing historical trends and

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Cheer Yourself

Big or small, a kind gesture is always a worthwhile endeavor! Have you brought anyone joy lately? Leave me a comment and tell me about it. #joy #cheer #thehelpfulagent #houseexpert #marktwain

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Two Big Myths in the Homebuying Process

The 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals:“The majority of millennials not

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5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006

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I can save you time and provide expert advice for finding your dream home. Let me know when you're ready to get started. #thehelpfulagent #themoreyouknow #houseexpert #househunting #home#

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Looking for a change in scenery? Would you rather live in a suburb, a small town, or an urban area? Leave me a comment and let me know! #wouldyourather #househunting #thehelpfulagent #houseexpert

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Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo?

Highlights:Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most

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Luck of the Irish

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The residential real estate market has come roaring out of the gates in 2020. Compared to this time last year, the number of buyers looking for a home is up 20%, and the number of home sales is

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Confidence Is the Key to Success for Young Homebuyers

Buying your first home can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s a lot of great information out there to help you feel more confident as you learn about the process. For those in younger

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Check out the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization for more information on how to protect your family and yourself. #healthy #health #thehelpfulagent #houseexpert

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Commute Influence

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Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every State

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whether they’re accelerating too quickly and how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often

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New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This Year

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will begin to come to market over the next few months. According to the latest

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Good food and a warm kitchen

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Choose Wisely

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The Difference an Hour Makes

Some Highlights:Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving Time, unless you’re a resident of Arizona or Hawaii

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The Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing Market

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen coming. While much of the news has been about the effect

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A, B, C, or D? Leave me a comment and let me know which one would make a house a home for you! #home #thehelpfulagent #houseexpert #housetohome #listreports #realestate

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Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008

Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight proclaimed:“The housing market is

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High-maintenance

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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw Better Parties During the Big Game [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: There’s more room to entertain a large crowd.The kitchen is big enough to whip up endless appetizers – yum!You don’t have to worry about complaints to your

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Did you know?

Think you need a big down payment? Most first-time homebuyers don't put 20% down. Let's talk about your options today. #thehelpfulagent #houseexpert #themoreyouknow #househunting #listreports

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Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the Experts

We’re currently in the longest economic recovery in U.S. history. That has caused some to ask experts to project when the next economic slowdown (recession) could occur. Two years ago, 67% of

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The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process

After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at Zillow, explained in a 

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What's the 411?

Finding your dream home can involve a lot of internet surfing. Want help navigating the home buying process? I'm here to help. #thehelpfulagent #houseexpert #realestate #househunting #listreports

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Where Have All the Houses Disappeared To?

If you’re following what’s happening in the current housing market, you’ve seen how the lack of newly constructed homes is a major reason there’s a shortage of housing

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The Many Benefits of Aging in a Community

There’s comfort in being around people who share common interests, goals, and challenges. That comfort in a community doesn’t wane with age – it actually deepens. Whether it&rsquo

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The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan

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Should I Sell My House This Year?

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey from the National

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Valentine's Day

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You Need To Know

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Love Everything

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How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World

How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the WorldIt’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the

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Ready to find "the one"? I can help you find the home of your dreams. Message me to get started. #dreamhome #love #houseexpert #thehelpfulagent #listreports #realestateagent

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The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now

The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market

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First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year

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Pre-Approval Letter

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How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big DifferenceEven though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your

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2020 Homebuying Checklist

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Buying a home: Best Investment

Are you ready to make the best investment of your life? Message me so we can invest in your future together. #investment #HouseExpert #RealEstate #realtor #ListReports #RealEstateAgent #HomeOwner

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Ask a Friend

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Debt-To-Income Ratio

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The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

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Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and

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Woah Baby!

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Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?

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Home Improvement Mistakes

Wallpaper and more permanent decorations can be overwhelming and difficult to remove. Pro tip? Stick to neutral paint colors. Want more home selling tips? Message me to learn more! #realestate #

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Wood Vs Composite

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Some Highlights:Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020!According to CoreLogic, home prices will appreciate

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2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation

Questions continue to rise around where home prices will head in 2020. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued appreciation at 5.4% over the next year:Additionally,

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Saffron Hues

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Big Demand for Small Homes

Movies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different.Since 2015, the square footage of newly built houses has been

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Help Buyers

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3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting.1. Buying a Home

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Whether it's finding the right home, or fixing up a home - it takes a lot of work. But I can take a load off you by helping you find the ideal house. Message me now so I can lighten your burden!

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Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and

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Personalized Renovations

Custom renovations are fun, but can make it difficult to sell your home later on. Message me to understand the impact of your planned renovations on your home's value. #homereno #renovations

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This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting

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Happy New Year!

To all my clients, friends, family, and colleagues -- Happy New Year! #happynewyear #newyear #HouseExpert #2020 #ListReports #realestateagent

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Here’s to a Wonderful 2020!

We hope 2020 is a great year for you, both personally and!

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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).

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There’s a reason more people are going with real estate agents when they buy a home. Nothing can take the place of an expert’s personal attention! Message me when you’re thinking

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Snowflake

Good things come from stepping outside of your comfort zone! I’m always happy to discuss the steps to homeownership. You might be more ready than you think. Let’s talk. #Realtor

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No Place Like Home

It's true, there's really no place like home. And the easiest way to get there is by using an expert like me! Message me now to begin your journey home. #home #HouseExpert #RealEstate #Realtor

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There are a lot of home options out there, and I want to help you zero in on the perfect one! Message me today and let’s start the hunt! #Realtor #HouseHunting #HouseExpert #RealEstateAgent

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Are you looking for a historic home? Message me and we'll start the hunt together! #HouseHunting #Realtor #HouseExpert #history #historic #ListReports #RealEstateAgent #RealEstate;

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Going Up

Need a little more room? New home construction is trending towards more bedrooms. Message me today for help finding your dream home. #Realtor #HouseExpert #upgrade #HouseHunting #ListReports

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Home-buying can be a tricky process. Let me make your life easier and help you find your dream home. Message me to get started. #Realtor #HouseExpert #RealEstateAgent #themoreyouknow #ListReports

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Dept Delayed

Though it sounds scary, there are many down payment options available. Not sure if you can afford homeownership? Send me a message – I'm here to help. #Realtor #themoreyouknow 

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Hanging Baskets

As your neighborhood expert, I know what buyers are looking for in their next home and can help you stage your home. Let's get started. Direct message me now! #Realtor #RealEstateAgent #HouseExpert

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Hire a Realtor or Buy Alone?

One may ask, what is the difference between a real estate agent and a realtor? A real estate agent is not a realtor.A realtor is one who is authorized by the Realtors’ Association on a

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Kitchen Colors

White, black, and neutral colors had their fun, now these fresh new colors want a crack at your kitchen! And when you’re ready to find your dream kitchen, I’m here to help. #DreamHome

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Most Valuable Exterior Remodels

Have you considered renovating your home? What upgrades are you thinking about? #Realtor #HouseExpert #reno #homereno #ListReports

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New Year New Home

What home feature is at the top of your holiday wishlist? Let me help make it a reality! #Realtor #holiday #wishlist #HouseExpert #RealEstateAgent #ListReports

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Garage Door Replacement

It's easy to boost your home's value with a few simple fixes - message me for more tips & tricks on how to get started! #Realtor #HouseExpert #home #reno #renovations #ListReports #investment

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Did you know?

Do you prefer hardwood or carpet? Do you know the benefits of hardwood vs laminate? Message me to learn more about what to look for in your new home! #Realtor #decor #HouseExpert #style #HomeDecor

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3 Benefits of Hiring an Agent

Want to know more about your neighborhood or the home buying process? I'm here to help! Let me make your life easier - message me so I can help you buy or sell your home today. #Realtor #

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Thankful Everyday

Thanksgiving is over, but that doesn't mean giving thanks needs to end. I'd love to hear something you're thankful for, leave me a comment to share! #Realtor #thankful #ListReports #RealEstateAgent

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Thanksgiving Day

I'm thankful to have such an amazing job helping others find their dream homes. What are you thankful for? #Realtor #RealEstateAgent #HouseExpert #thanksgiving #HappyThanksgiving #ListReports

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Let me help your heart find a home it loves! Message me to get started today. #Realtor #HouseExpert #home #HouseHunting #ListReports #RealEstateAgent #RealEstate;

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Closing Cost

Want help factoring in everything that goes into the homebuying process? Message me to get started. #HouseHunting #HouseExpert #RealEstate #themoreyouknow #ListReports #RealEstateAgent

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Don't let something as small as furniture placement turn away buyers. I can help you maximize your space and wow your potential buyers. Send me a message - I'm here to help! #Realtor #HouseExpert

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The best protection from the outside world is a home you love and trust. Message me if you need help finding your place. #home #HouseExpert #RealEstate #Realtor #HouseHunting #ListReports

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Home-Searching

Having trouble finding your perfect home? Message me so I can help you find what you're looking for! #HouseHunting #HouseExpert #homesearch #realestate #ListReports #RealEstateAgent

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Amortization

Want to find out how to build more equity for your home? Message me to find out! #themoreyouknow #HouseExpert #mortgage #investment #ListReports #RealEstate #RealEstateAgent

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Direct Mailing

While direct mailing may not yield a vast number of sales in a short period of time, it can result in a steady flow of clients listing with you because they first saw your name in a postcard or

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Have you ever thought whether it would be better to rent or sell a vacant home that you own? Maybe you already have someone renting this house, or you have been considering renting it to tenants,

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Did you know plants clean the air? Three good-sized plants will work wonders for an average living room. #style #plants #HouseExpert #themoreyouknow #plantsmakepeoplehappy #ListReports

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Home Buying In 7 Steps

Confused by the home buying process? Unsure of where to start? I'm here to help! Let me know where you are in the process so I can make your life easier. Message me to learn more. #RealEstate

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Did you know?

There are many different loan options for homebuyers. Want to learn more? Send me a message - I'm here to help! #HouseHunting #HouseExpert #veteran #VeteransDay #ListReports #RealEstate

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Major Home Selling Mistake

Time to Marie Kondo your house! Message me for tips and tricks on how to make your home more sellable. #RealEstate #forsale #ListReports #RealEstateAgent #HouseExpert #realtor

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What Matters to Millennials

Which factors are most important to your home search? Questions about finding the right home for you? Message me – I can help no matter where you are in the homebuying process!

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Previously Owned

Not sure if you qualify? Message me to learn more about the home buying process. #HomeBuyer #HouseExpert #HouseHunting #RealEstate #ListReports #RealEstateAgent

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Most Common Mistakes People Make When Selling FSBO (For Sale by Owner)

So, why do people want to sell their own homes without relying on the help and support of professional real estate agents? It keeps coming up time and time again: to save money.Depending on the

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Grabbing A Buyer’s Attention

You want them informed, interested, and in the house.Since 1 out of every 2 homebuyers spends time visiting open houses, you want to throw the best open house party that you can. How do you do this

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Pumpkin Spice

Finding the right price for your home can taste as good as a Pumpkin Spice Latte! As your neighborhood expert, I'm pretty great at finding those sweet deals. Message me today if you need help

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Prospective House Conditions

When viewing a home there are some very important things to look out for, the primary one being the condition of the property.Is the Home Structurally Sound?Walk around checking the walls and

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Would you be willing to live in a haunted house?

Would you be willing to live in a haunted house? Spooky or not, I can help you find the perfect home - send me a message so we can get started! #Halloween #HouseExpert #HauntedHouse #

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Don't get scared now

Buying or selling a home can seem like a scary process, but it doesn't have to be! Let me help you rest easy - send me a message so we can get started! #HouseHunting #HouseExpert #ForSale

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Cooking Up a New Kitchen

ou’ve heard it said before and we’ll say it again, kitchens sell houses. Especially with the rise of eat-in kitchens and breakfast nooks tucked in an out of the way corner, the kitchen

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Repairs or Touch-ups to Improve Value

First of all, keep in mind that you don’t need a giant improvement to achieve your goal. Small improvements introduced in almost every room, including the exterior of the house is what we are

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The Preparation and Steps to Negotiating Your Home (Screening Buyers)

If your house is currently on the market, you will have to do a lot of preparation to sell your home. When it comes to negotiation, this is when you really need to get down to business.This part is

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How Buyers Search for Homes

Whether it is to relocate for work, upsize so you have more room for the kids, or downsize because the kids are gone, selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through.

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Promoting and Advertising Your Home Online

Way back in chapter one of this book, we spent some time talking about how to market your listings online, giving you an overview of how to use websites, video and social media to drive people from

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Useful Tips to Sell Your Home Due to Delinquent Property Taxes

At times, property owners might not be able to solve the issue of property tax delinquency and are forced to take the appropriate step to escape the situation. Though it could be a highly tormenting

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Inspections, Inspectors, and Common Mistakes

There are different types of house inspections available to perform.General or residential inspections will observe and give an evaluation of the house elements and systems.The list below may be

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Renovation Trends to Avoid

Inconsistent ArchitectureHaving your home contain a hodge-podge of architectural styles can be off-putting to a potential homebuyer. For a ranch-style home, featuring columns on the front porch can

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Bathrooms: Renovations and their ROI

ROI (Return on Investment)If you’re looking to get the maximum return on the renovations that you make on your home, there’s no better place to concentrate your efforts than on the

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Moving Tips

Moving is one of the most stressful and tiring things anyone can ever go through.Whether the move is across cities or within the same area, it always needs careful planning. From sorting to packing,

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Main Dining Area

The dining room or dining area is often that warm and comfortable room in the home where people gather together with family, friends, and good food on a daily basis and on special occasions.

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Main Living Room Staging

When it comes time to prepare the living room for the showing, the big question is whether to empty the room, or have it staged. Staging your home is actually the better option because it helps to

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National Snapshot: How’s the Real Estate Market?

National Snapshot: What’s Ahead for Real EstateThe U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and consumer confidence remains high. In fact, the University of Michigan’s latest Surveys

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Importance of Good Pictures

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again – your main goal in selling your home is to make money. Whether this is to make a profit or to pay off your current mortgage, your

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Dealing with Animals or Children When Staging

If you have decided to put your home for sale on the market, you will have to consider all types of buyers; those who love pets and those who don’t. There can be many reasons behind that

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Negotiation Tips

Tactic #1. Use the MiddlemanYour attorney’s real estate agent can act as your middleman and negotiate with your seller's representative.Using him as a buffer will not only save you time, but

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Shopping for a Home Loan

Shopping for a Home LoanThis is the time when one instantly puts himself/herself in charge of things that he would have never thought of earlier, especially if you used to rent a house. Owning a

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Staging Your Bathrooms and Getting It Ready To Show and Sell

Focus your efforts on staging in strategic areas that ensures your property is seen in the best possible light, sells quickly and with minimum investment on your part. Your bathroom is one such.

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1st-Time Buyer Mistakes

#1. Failing to Budget for a Home LoanHome ownership is a cheaper alternative to renting in the long run. But in the beginning, it can be much pricier. This is especially true if you intend to get a

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Neutralizing Your Home

When you’re looking to sell your home quickly and as painless as possible, you’ll have to go through a process of removing your (or your tenants’) presence from the house. This

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Home Buying Needs vs Wants

Imagine what your dream house looks like. You have particular needs, and you can’t imagine not having them fulfilled. But there are going to be some desires that you will have to let go due to

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Using Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home for More

Curb appeal, the overall attractiveness of your home when standing on the street, is incredibly important when selling your home.Your landscaping, physical exterior, and the facade of your home are

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Declutter the Entire House

When we put our home on the market to attract potential buyers, we have only two objectives: to get the house sold quickly and earn the price we have in mind.Before you actually start decluttering

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Millennials, move aside: Generation Z is already buying homes

The number of Generation Z consumers who took out a mortgage grew by 112 percent, according to a TransUnion studyEven as you worry about the myth of millennials not buying homes, a new

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Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property?

The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses,

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Federal Housing Administration reveals condo loan approval guidelines

The National Association of Realtors cheered the policy, which is aimed at increasing FHA mortgage eligibilityThe Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Wednesday released new approval

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Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget

Most new homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as family needs and design trends shift over time, many will eventually choose to remodel. Some homeowners make

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Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

INTRODUCTION Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to

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Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social

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A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing

Despite the grim economic outlook for some industries, one sector is gaining viability -- real estate. According to the 2016 Emerging Trends in Real Estate, which was released by the Urban Land

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What’s Your Home Actually Worth?

What’s Your Home Actually Worth? Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market  It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time

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How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make

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The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent

When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you

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Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move

Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than

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Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?

Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction - wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree shading

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8 Smart Home Technology Trends that Can Save You Money

The ‘smart home’ is the new ‘internet of things’, or objects that can serve you better by communicating with each other or directly with you through apps on your smart phone.

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Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!

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The Home Equity Playbook

What is Home Equity?Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation — the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home. Here is a simple example: 

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Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide

No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in

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10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that

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Redfin and Opendoor are teaming up to take on Zillow Offers

In Phoenix and Atlanta, prospective homesellers can now request an Opendoor cash offer directly through Redfin's website and appIn Phoenix and Atlanta, prospective homesellers can now request an

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DOING PROJECTS AT HOME

Tips For Getting Started With a Project at Homeby RICHARD and LINDA ASKUE 06/30/2019There's no question about it: Being a homeowner can be a very satisfying and rewarding experience!

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Are You an Ambitious Buyer?

Are You an Ambitious Buyer?by RICHARD and LINDA ASKUE 02/04/2019An ambitious homebuyer goes above and beyond the call of duty to find a great residence at an affordable price. As such,

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Rejuvenate Your Residence's Interior

by RICHARD and LINDA ASKUE 01/28/2019If you want to sell your house as quickly as possible, it is important to ensure your residence boasts a dazzling interior. Because if buyers fall in

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Should you set a Deadline for Buying a House?

Should You Set a Deadline for Buying a House?by RICHARD and LINDA ASKUE 01/16/2019If possible, it helps to maintain a flexible deadline as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if

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3 Things to Include in a Homebuying Roadmap

3 Things to Include in a Homebuying Roadmapby RICHARD and LINDA ASKUE 01/14/2019Looking to buy a house without having to break your budget? Put together a homebuying roadmap, and you can

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3 Reasons to Host an Open House

As a home seller, you'll likely want to do whatever you can to promote your house to the right groups of homebuyers. Thus, hosting an open house is a must, particularly for a seller who wants to

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Scout Potential Neighborhoods to Buy in with These Helpful Tools

There was a time when moving across the country was a trip into the unknown. For some, that prospect may be an exciting one. For a homeowner with bills to pay or children to raise, the more you know

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How to Stage a Home on a Budget!

If plans for selling your home are in the near future, you’re going to want to start strategizing the most cost- and time-effective ways to make your home irresistible to potential buyers. One

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Homebuyers: Make the Most of Your Time and Resources

Let's face it – most homebuyers have limited time and resources at their disposal. As such, it is crucial for buyers to do everything possible to optimize their time and resources throughout

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Expedite the Home Buying Journey

A seamless home search may be a dream come true for property buyers. Yet for those who want to accelerate the homebuying journey, problems sometimes may arise that make it tough to streamline a home

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