Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

July 16, 2020

How to Buy (or Build) the Accessible Home of Your Dreams

By: Patrick Young

House hunting can be an exciting experience, but it can also be intimidating. And if you are looking for a home with accessible features, you may find that the market doesn’t quite meet your expectations. However, you can buy or build an accessible home that meets your needs and fulfills your dream of owning a home.

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May 11, 2020

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month.

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March 30, 2020

#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home and your lifestyle to make the best of this difficult situation.


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Posted in Market Updates
March 2, 2020

Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade

Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating immediately (or in the near future) so they can factor renovation costs into their overall budget.


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Feb. 5, 2020

Why People Sell FSBO

The advancement of technology constantly boosts the market and improves our standard of life. However, with an increasingly flexible job market, we are often required to move in order to grow personally and continue to develop our professional careers.

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Posted in FSBO
Feb. 3, 2020

Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide


Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do better in school.1


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Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 27, 2020

Determining the Right Price When Selling Your Home by Yourself

Importance of First Listing Price

When it comes to deciding the selling price of your home, you can never underestimate the importance of the first listing price you project to the buyers.

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Jan. 8, 2020

2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forecast

We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that experts believe the U.S. economy will remain positive throughout 2020.


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Posted in Market Updates
Dec. 9, 2019

8 Scams to Watch Out For This Holiday Season

The holidays are a happy time for celebrating with family, friends, and co-workers. Unfortunately, this time of year can also be turned sour by a wide variety of clever frauds, unauthorized debit and credit card transactions, and bogus person-to-person scams. By the end of 2015, individuals, retailers, charitable donors, and companies were victimized to the tune of $1.5 billion… and that number is expected to have gone up in 2016.


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Dec. 3, 2019

9 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season—Starting From Home

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us have already begun to celebrate. From trimming trees to lighting candles, it’s the time of year to fill your homes (and hearts) with holiday joy.


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