Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Interested In?

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If you are looking to sell a home in the current market, then you know that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many people look at the world and this includes their home. Therefore, buyers need to think about whether or not their homes have what buyers are looking for. While this is a hot market and sellers could quickly end up with multiple offers for their homes, they are more likely to get a higher offer if their home has one of the key features that buyers in today’s market will love. A Home Office Without a doubt,…
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Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction

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Buying a new home is exciting. Buying a brand new home can be even more so with the realization of being the first owner and possibly being able to choose your own layout and finishes. The prospect of owning new construction is definitely exciting, but it doesn't come without its own set of questions. If you're in the market for a new home, and considering new construction, make note of the questions below when you begin your property search. What are the long term plans for the community? Unless you're looking at custom homes on acreage, it's likely new construction…
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What To Know When Looking At Active Adult Communities

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For many Americans, retirement age is fast approaching or already here: Baby Boomers account for nearly 75 million individuals in the United States. Retirement can present a lot of opportunities, especially when it comes to relaxation, activities, and the enjoyment of life with those of a similar age. More and more Americans are looking to 55+ communities to fulfill those wants and needs. Active Adult Communities 55+ communities, also known as an active adult or age-restricted communities, are becoming increasingly popular throughout the U.S. because of what they offer and can provide. Traditionally thought to be only in warmer climates,…
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5 Important Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction

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Buying a new home is exciting. Buying a brand new home can be even more so with the realization of being the first owner and possibly being able to choose your own layout and finishes. The prospect of owning new construction is definitely exciting, but it doesn't come without its own set of questions. If you're in the market for a new home, and considering new construction, make note of the questions below when you begin your property search. What Are The Long Term Plans For The Community? Unless you're looking at custom homes on acreage, it's likely new construction…
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New Home Buyer? Don’t Make These 3 Common Mistakes!

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Looking for your new home can feel like a daunting task, especially if it's your first time going through the home buying process.  Sometimes, all of the choices may feel overwhelming. You want to make the best decision for yourself and your family.  Here's a quick list of three common pitfalls that some home buyers experience: Choosing to Skip the Inspection A home inspection is a necessity. This is your opportunity for a professional to uncover any potential problems in a property that you cannot see. Or even something that you might not have known to check. Your new home…
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Should You Get Pre-Qualified Or Pre-Approved For Your New Home Purchase?

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Often times, home buyers can be disappointed when they find their dream home only to discover they are not able to get a mortgage to purchase the property. There are methods that potential buyers can use to ensure this does not happen to them. One of the options is to ensure you obtain a pre-qualification from your lender. It is important to understand the difference between a pre-approval and a pre-qualification. While both are helpful, they do not carry the same weight. What are the differences between these options? A pre-qualification allows a borrower to determine how much money they…
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Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Continues

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Home increased in October according to Case-Shiller's 20City Home Price Index. Home prices rose from September's annualized reading of 5.40 percent to 5.60 percent. Factors contributing to rising home prices include stronger economic conditions and outlook along with short inventories of available homes coupled with high demand. On average, October home prices rose 5.10 percent on seasonally adjusted annual basis, which was unchanged from September's reading. West Continues to Lead Home Price Growth Top home price growth rates were in Seattle, Washington at 10.70 percent, Portland, Oregon at 10.30 percent and Denver, Colorado with a seasonally-adjusted annual price increase of…
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