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Blog Entries in August

Is Now The Best Time to Purchase a Home?

Is Now The Best Time to Purchase a Home?

There’s good news all around for the housing market.  You can expect the remainder of the 2019 year to be one of the best that real estate has ever seen!  Unemployment is the lowest it has been in 50 years, wages are rising at a faster rate, and consumers are continuing to spend more (Federal Reserve, 2019).  So what does this mean for you? Now is a great time to tap into the

Seven Tech Items to Make Your Home a Little Smarter

Seven Tech Items to Make Your Home a Little Smarter

Smart devices for your home are hot on the market right now and they are more than just telling Alexa to play your favorite song.  You can now turn off your lights, vacuum the floors and even grill for your family BBQ! Our home devices provide a sense of convenience, particularly when they’re ordering pizza or calling your family member, but in 2019, they can also tackle more serious ta

Four Reasons to Consider Getting Roadside Assistance

Four Reasons to Consider Getting Roadside Assistance

No one wants to be stuck on the side of the road for any reason, especially from car trouble.  Even if you feel prepared for a number of potential problems on the road — like a flat tire or dead battery — knowing that there’s a provider you can contact 24/7 in an emergency could give you some additional peace of mind.  Below, we are diving into the reasons you should co

Tips For a Stress Free Buying Process

Tips For a Stress Free Buying Process

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned moving professional, the home buying process is stressful.  It’s a complicated process involving both strong emotions and what may be the biggest financial investment of your life.  In the process, a lot of times things do not go how you expect and are beyond your control. However, there are ways you can minimize the stress invo

Break the Cycle: 5 Ways to Stop Living From Paycheck to Paycheck

Break the Cycle: 5 Ways to Stop Living From Paycheck to Paycheck

Now that most students have headed back to class and we have a little extra time before football season kicks off, it’s time to take a good hard look at our finances. Are you comfortably earning, spending and saving the way you intended when you set those lofty financial resolutions at the beginning of the year? Or, like so many people who set goals but lose track of them as the year prog

Back-to-School Basics: The A-B-Cs of Becoming a Real Estate Agent

Back-to-School Basics: The A-B-Cs of Becoming a Real Estate Agent

Pencils and books are bought, lunches are packed and this year’s slew of back-to-school ads have pretty much everyone looking stylish and at least attempting to do the floss! Yep, from pre-K to post-doctoral, most students across the country are back in class—or at least they’re more than ready to be there. Are you feeling the urge to hit the books and head back to class too?

Nine Mistakes to Avoid When You’re Building a New Home

Nine Mistakes to Avoid When You’re Building a New Home

Building a home can be an incredible process that is full of choices and customization. It can result in the home of your dreams. However, building a home also can be a design and construction nightmare for months on end. Of course, these are the extreme ends of the spectrum, but you if you’ve decided to build your next home, you will want to know exactly what you could be dealing with&mdash

Six Ways to Keep Your Home Safe When It’s on the Market

Six Ways to Keep Your Home Safe When It’s on the Market

When you’re trying to sell your home, you want prospective buyers to explore a bit during showings, right? You want them to look around, get comfortable with the space and even imagine themselves making memories there. But how comfortable is too comfortable? Because buyers often open closets, cabinets and other nooks and crannies when they’re touring through a home, sellers should t

Five of the Best Apps for Real Estate Agents

Five of the Best Apps for Real Estate Agents

For a real estate agent who is always on the go, keeping track of numerous showings, closings and other appointments while constantly communicating with clients and other professionals can be quite difficult. Luckily, there is an app for that. In fact, there are quite a few mobile apps out there that can make it much easier for real estate agents to juggle multiple responsibilities—and deliv

Five Options for Buyers Facing a Low Bank Appraisal

Five Options for Buyers Facing a Low Bank Appraisal

You’re on your way to buy a new home, congrats! You’ve found the one you love… your offer has been accepted… you’ve completed the inspection with little-to-no issues… you’re almost there, right? There’s just one more hurdle before you’re ready to sign on the dotted line and finance your home—the home appraisal. If you’re seeki