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    7- Day Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

    By Natasha | July 6, 2018

    Day One: Detectors & Cooling Units We’re gonna ease you into these set of home maintenance tips for summer by knocking a few important (though easy) items off the to-do list on the first day. I recommend that you focus on the following: Detectors: Replace old batteries and check to ensure things are in working order for all... Read More

    What is a Buyer’s Market vs. Seller’s Market?

    By Natasha | June 4, 2018

    Buyer’s Market Definition A buyer’s market occurs when the supply (available properties for sale) exceeds demand (the number of buyers seeking to purchase properties). If you’re buying a new home, a buyer’s market is the ideal time to make your move. You might be able to buy a great home for a lower cost than... Read More

    Understanding your housing market

    By Natasha | April 17, 2018

    You’ve no doubt heard the terms “buyer’s market” or “seller’s market.” If you’re house hunting, you want to be on the right side of that equation — in a buyer’s market. Prices are reasonable, there are lots of choices within your budget and financing is a breeze. The Goldilocks Zone. Don’t wait for it. That’s... Read More

    6 factors that influence a home’s value

    By Natasha | April 11, 2018

    6 factors that influence a home’s value These are the most important factors you’ll need to consider when valuing a home: 1. Historical sale prices One of the first things real estate agents, appraisers and prospective homebuyers look at is the historical sale price of the property. If the property has been sold three times in the... Read More

    How to win a bidding war

    By Natasha | March 30, 2018

    Successfully buying a home is tough when you’re competing against multiple offers, but it’s not impossible when you have the right strategy. In certain cities and at certain price points, there aren’t many homes for sale: this means that when a home does come on the market at the right price, a lot of people... Read More

    Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

    By Natasha | March 29, 2018

    1. Inspect Gutters and Downspouts Gutters and downspouts must be free of debris and damage to correctly direct water away from your home’s foundation. Even if you live in an area of the country that doesn’t see much rainfall, check both to prevent a surprise if a storm hits. You do not want to learn about a... Read More

    Do you want to purchase a home with cash?

    By Natasha | March 21, 2018

    When it comes to buying a home in a hot real estate market, sometimes cash can net you a lower price than a mortgage. So, if you’ve just sold your home and are looking to buy a new one with cash or are otherwise planning your estate, here are some things to remember: Reasons to... Read More

    Should you wait until Spring to list your home?

    By Natasha | February 27, 2018

    To stay in your home or to list it? If you’re on the fence about selling, chances are it may be time to make a change. While many home sellers do not think of winter as prime selling season, in many ways it can be incredibly beneficial. So how do you determine if it’s the... Read More

    Five Minutes a Day to a Cleaner Home

    By Natasha | January 25, 2018

    Thanks to the chaos of everyday life, keeping your home as clean and organized as you want it is a never-ending battle. The second it’s straightened, your kids, pets, and let’s face it, your spouse, come traipsing through, living a trail of destruction in their path. As the holidays approach and the school year is... Read More

    Buying a House Before Selling Yours

    By Natasha | January 17, 2018

    3 Reasons to Buy a House Before Selling Yours 1. It’s a Seller’s Market. When the number of buyers are many and inventory is reduced, homes generally sell within days of hitting the market. In this instance, there is little risk in buying first and selling second. However, few sellers will accept a contingent offer. Since... Read More