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Are Barn Doors Still In?

For the past several years, it seems every design magazine or home décor center featured barn doors. These doors offered a warm, rustic charm to the space and offered a focal point for the home. As time went by, however, many designers and homeowners realized that...

Starter Home Tips

New homebuyers often tell their agents that they are looking for their “starter home.” Several factors go into this approach. These are typically younger buyers, often without children. They may be looking for a maintenance-free home, like a condo, or they might...

Know Your HOA

Let’s talk about HOA’S - otherwise known as Homeowners Associations.  HOA's typically are associated with condos, but there are some neighborhoods that also have associations. If you are a buyer and you're thinking of purchasing either a condo or in a neighborhood...

Benefits of a VA Loan

Our military veterans have given so much to this country. To make it easier for these special families to qualify for and purchase a home, Veteran Affairs has a unique loan offer reserved only for retired and active military. The VA loan offers mortgage options...

Expired Listing – Now What?

Listing agreements all have an expiration date. No one wants to think about what happens when the listing expires; both the seller and agent hope the home will sell long before that time. But it does happen. An expired listing means two things; first, the home is now...

Getting Pre-Approved: 3 Reasons it Matters

 Today we’re talking about why it's critical to get a pre-approval before you start looking for homes.  These days, with the market being so competitive, it is important to talk to a lender before you start the buying process.  One major reason is that you, as a...

Color Blocking

Color Blocking

Repainting a room is one of the easiest ways to freshen the décor while changing the feel of the room. The hottest design trend this year takes this to a whole new level. Color-blocking techniques are dominating magazines and social media with vivid color palettes and...

Choosing an Agent: 4 Things to Look For

Choosing the perfect realtor is sort of like dating: You need to pick somebody who is going to be a perfect match for you and your personality.  First and foremost, you want to find someone that you enjoy being with because you are going to be spending a lot of time...

Understanding the Backup Offer

“When can I consider my home sold? This is one of the most common questions real estate agents are asked. While the laws vary in different states, generally the contract is binding once both parties sign the offer. At that time the closing process begins. This is also...

How’s the Market: 3 Things Sellers Need to Know

  My last blog talked about how that question pertains to buyers. So today, I wanted to come back and talk about the “sellers market”. There are three things that we need to address when it comes to a sellers market: Increase in market value - there’s been a...

3 Things Buyer’s Need to Know

One of the questions I get all the time for my clients is: how's the market? Well, the answer actually is that it depends, if you're a buyer or if you're a seller. The good news is that the market has stayed pretty consistent from last year 2020 into the first month...

Inspection Red Flags

Most homebuyers realize that they can’t expect a perfect home inspection report when buying a resale home. Cosmetic flaws and minor repairs are easily managed and shouldn’t be dealbreakers. That said, there are some issues that are more serious and should give the...