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 Do most home buyers know the real difference between a modern and contemporary home when buying a new home?  In todays’ market place, those two words are interchangeable because they contain many of the same traits, but are two different building construction styles.  Contemporary home styles ar...
02/12/2019
Home sales appear to be slowing down within the high-end home market.  Sellers are realizing they need to invest in upgrades to their home prior to putting their home on the market.  Now that there is a larger inventory of these types of homes on the market, this gives buyers more choice to choos...
01/25/2019
Currently, all real estate price points are experiencing a shortage of inventory in the housing market.  At this point in time, the entry level for first-time home buyers is experiencing the greatest difficulty.  This is due in part; many homeowners are staying in their current home longer instea...
12/19/2018
People over the age of 55 begin to think about whether they should own or rent a home.  Many of these people desire to downsize and have hassle-free lifestyle which includes little or no maintenance.  At this time, this age group is becoming the fastest growing segment of renters.  Apartments own...
11/28/2018
Consumers in today’s market tend to have a lot of assumptions about the housing market.  Many times, assumptions are incorrect and cause them to miss out on a great property deal.  Following are some of the assumptions and opposing viewpoints on some assumptions: 20% Down Payment - Some buyers wa...
10/30/2018
In the foreseeable future technology will be having a significant impact on real estate transactions by using artificial intelligence and machine learning.  There will be new tools and processes to improve the industry in the future.  Following are few ways where the processes may be improved: Ma...
10/03/2018
Once a new home buyer has a contract agreement to purchase a home and before they close on that home they should develop a checklist of things to done before ownership is transferred to them.  This will help a buyer not to overlook something, reduce expenses and prevent creating other potential p...
09/05/2018
Each year many people move out of their current home into a new home.  Prior to moving, they need to start developing a written master moving plan with the ability to update the plan as you move towards moving day.  Written plan will help you not to forget something, and control your time and exp...
08/14/2018
Before buying a new home investigate each neighborhood and determine if it reflects the lifestyle you desire.  Drive the neighborhood at different times of the day and visit with people who live in the neighborhood.   Performing these exercises, will give a buyer greater comfort level that they a...
07/05/2018
Prior to beginning a serious home search, do research on how you can best finance your new home based on your personal situation.  There are things to take into consideration, such as, are you a first-time home buyer, veteran, credit score, and types of loans available, etc.  Be sure to talk to m...
05/31/2018
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