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Nov. 11, 2020

Is This Your Situation: Considering Purchasing a Vacation Home?

Who doesn’t dream of a vacation home? But before you make an offer on your dream home in the tropics, take these seven issues into consideration. Click through to make sure you've considered all your options.

 

Buying a vacation home is one of my favorite topics. Why? Because talking ...

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Posted in Buyer News, News
Nov. 11, 2020

Three Ways Low Inventory Is a Win for Sellers

The number of houses for sale today is significantly lower than the high buyer activity in the current housing market. According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR):

“There is no shortage of hopeful, potential buyers, but inventory is historically low.”

When the demand ...

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Posted in News, Seller News
Nov. 11, 2020

How Down Payment Assistance Opens the Door to Homeownership

Many people are eager to buy a home right now while affordability continues to be a highlight of the current housing market. However, a recent survey by Sparks Research shows that 20% of first-time homebuyers cite a lack of financial education as a barrier to homeownership. This is definitely understandable.

How Down Payment Assistance ...

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Nov. 11, 2020

Are You Cut Out to be a Caregiver?

Each of us is unique, with our own talents and flaws. Often, our so-called faults are merely ways in which we differ from society’s ever-changing expectations of us.

For example, it used to be a given that married couples would have children if possible. Currently, a significant number of couples ...

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Posted in News, Senior News
Nov. 11, 2020

Homework’: The Rise of the Home Office

Families cramped together around a kitchen table, working, and learning online isn’t sustainable for productivity. Now, more home builders and interior designers are carving out workspaces.

 

3 Takeaways:

More builders are looking for ways to meet homeowners’ desire for private workspace.

One solution for existing homes is to steal ...

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Nov. 11, 2020

Weatherproof Outdoor Furniture

Furnishing your outdoor space can be as important as how you arrange the inside of your home. You want to be able to host guests and remain comfortable outdoors. How do you choose the right outdoor furniture for your space? Click through to learn about weatherproof options.

If you want ...

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Nov. 11, 2020

What to Do with That Powder Room?

If your home has a small bathroom, you may not know what to do with it. Powder rooms were popular in home design for a long time. Click through to see how to maximize this small space for your modern lifestyle.

A small bathroom with just a sink and a ...

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Nov. 11, 2020

5 Ways to Keep Your Home Cleaner, L

Cleaning is no one's favorite activity, but there are simple ways to make it less of a chore. The key is to incorporate simple cleaning tasks into everyday activities. Click through to learn how to make these chores less overwhelming.

Don’t you hate it when you have just cleaned ...

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Nov. 1, 2020

Top Places to Retire in 2020

Top Places to Retire in 2020

Florida dominates this year’s “Best Places to Retire in 2020” from U.S. News & World Report “in a way that we haven’t seen in years before,” says Emily Brandon, U.S. News & World Report’s senior editor for retirement.

Brandon says Florida ...

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Posted in Buyer News, News
Nov. 1, 2020

Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year

The 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is, will this positive trend continue throughout the rest of the year, especially given the uncertainty around the current health crisis, the upcoming election, and more?

Here’s a look at what several ...

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