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To Commute or Not to Commute…That is the Question

On December 22, 2015, Posted by , In Selling Real Estate, With No Comments

Today’s top companies are looking for great employee perks to remain competitive in attracting, as well as retaining, the best and brightest talent. In a modern trend, some employers are posing the question “to commute or not to commute” with exciting employee housing benefits. According to Reuters, Facebook is now offering $10,000+ to…

Fed Votes to Boost Interest Rates

On December 16, 2015, Posted by , In blog,Buying Real Estate,Selling Real Estate, With No Comments

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Federal Reserve has chosen to increase interest rates. This unanimous decision shows the government’s confidence in the economy, signifying that we are finally back on the upswing. If today’s rising stocks offer any indication of how investors are reacting to the news, we’d say they…

The First Rule of Rising Interest Rates: Don’t Panic

On December 15, 2015, Posted by , In Buying Real Estate, With No Comments

The good news is the economy is recovering. The bad news is the Fed is raising interest rates. This should not come as a surprise for most prospective home­buyers, as they’ve likely been pressured to pull the trigger for months in anticipation of the rate hike. Since the 2008 recession,…

How to Price to Sell and Still Make A Profit

On November 5, 2015, Posted by , In Selling Real Estate, With No Comments

The asking price you set for your home significantly affects whether you will profit in the sale, how much you will profit and how long your home will sit on the market. Your real estate agent’s knowledge of the overall market and what’s selling – or not selling – will…

8 Steps to Selling Your Home

On October 5, 2015, Posted by , In Selling Real Estate, With No Comments

Define your needs. Write down all the reasons for selling your home. Ask yourself, “Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?” For example, a growing family may prompt your need for a larger home, or a job opportunity in another city…

8 Steps to Buying Your Home

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In blog,Buying Real Estate, With 1 Comment

1. Decide to buy. Although there are many good reasons for you to buy a home, wealth building ranks among the top of the list. We call home ownership the best “accidental investment” most people ever make. But, we believe when it is done right, home ownership becomes an “intentional…