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What Is a Listing Agreement?

What Is a Listing Agreement?

When it’s time to sell your home, you’ll likely interview several real estate agents until you find the one that best fits your needs. Once you’ve settled on an agent, you’ll be asked to sign a listing agreement. But what…

What Isn’t Included in a Home Inspection

What Isn’t Included in a Home Inspection

Home inspections are a common part of the closing process in any real estate transaction. During a home inspection, a professional inspector will examine and evaluate the property, looking at its safety and condition. It gives buyers a better understanding…

Make a Strong Offer Without Waiving the Home Inspection

Make a Strong Offer Without Waiving the Home Inspection

We are in a seller’s market. Many buyers are discovering that there is fierce competition for homes that are for sale. Buyer demand is outstripping supply, and most homes that are listed receive multiple offers. This is driving prices higher…

How To Maximize Your Home’s ROI

How To Maximize Your Home’s ROI

When you sell your home, you want to get the best return on investment (ROI) possible. Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime, and maximizing your profit potential is key. While the market currently…

It’s an Excellent Time to Sell Your Vacation Home

It’s an Excellent Time to Sell Your Vacation Home

With the world opening back up to travel, more and more people are finally taking those vacations they put off during the pandemic. If you own a vacation home, then now could be an excellent time to put that property…

8 Advantages of Owning Vs. Renting

8 Advantages of Owning Vs. Renting

We understand that the market is competitive for buyers right now. But don’t let the competition stop you from realizing your homeownership dreams. There are many distinct advantages to owning a home instead of renting. Remembering these benefits can help…

Surprising Things Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover

Surprising Things Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover

Uh oh — your beloved dog Fido bit a visitor to your home and that person required medical attention for their wound. That’s covered by your homeowners insurance, right? The answer is — maybe. Some dog bites are covered and…

Pricing Your Home in a Seller’s Market

Pricing Your Home in a Seller’s Market

In case you haven’t heard, we’re in a seller’s market. Housing inventory remains low while demand is still high. Record-low interest rates and changes in lifestyle due to the pandemic have been driving the real estate market for many months.…

Buying a Home Sight Unseen

Buying a Home Sight Unseen

Buying a home sight unseen is becoming more common, particularly because of the pandemic. While most buyers would like to travel to see a home in person, it isn’t always possible. Some buyers may not even see the home until…

Selling a Home with a Pool

Selling a Home with a Pool

Who doesn’t love to take a cool dip in a backyard pool on a hot day? Selling a home with a pool, especially during the summer, can attract many buyers ready for a break from the heat. Your pool can…

Home Decor Trends on the Way Out

Home Decor Trends on the Way Out

Trends come and go. What was popular a few years ago may look dated today. While shag carpeting was a big hit in the 1970s, you don’t see many homes with that look today. If you’re ready to buy or…

How To Unpack

How To Unpack

If you’re getting ready to close on a new house, then you’ve no doubt read lots of advice about how to pack for your big move. But what nobody ever seems to tell you is how to unpack once you’ve…

Easy Summer Curb Appeal Ideas

Easy Summer Curb Appeal Ideas

Summer is the best time to amp up the curb appeal of your home! Whether you’re about to sell your home or you just want to make it more inviting, there are easy ways to make the exterior of your…

Real Estate Remains Top Investment Choice for Americans

Real Estate Remains Top Investment Choice for Americans

Every year, Gallup conducts a poll to find out which long-term investments Americans favor the most. And once again, real estate is the top choice in 2021. This year, 41 percent of Americans think real estate is the best long-term…

Make Your Home More Pet Friendly

Make Your Home More Pet Friendly

Are you one of the millions of Americans who welcomed a new pet into your home this past year? Or has your furry best friend been a member of your family for a long time? Whether you’re new to pet…

Common Repairs Needed After a Home Inspection

Common Repairs Needed After a Home Inspection

The home inspection is a critical part of the real estate process. Once a home is under contract, the buyer hires a home inspector who will assess the condition of the home and document their findings. Sometimes the home inspection…

Don’t Forget About These Closing Costs When Selling

Don’t Forget About These Closing Costs When Selling

We’re in a seller’s market. Many people who have their homes listed are thinking about the potential profit they’ll make on the sale. But before you start calculating just how much you’re going to pocket after closing once you pay…

What to Look for in a Garage

What to Look for in a Garage

When you’re making your wish list for your new home, you’re probably thinking about how many bedrooms you want, the size of the yard, and the neighborhood itself. But there’s another important feature that you should pay close attention to…