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Monthly Archives: November 2019

    11-Point Checklist for Prepping Your Home for a First Pet

    By kdanburg | November 22, 2019

    So, you’ve decided you’re ready to welcome a pet into your home for the first time. Congratulations! Roughly 85 million American families own at least one pet, so it is a rite of passage for most households. Many pet adoption centers require a home visit before the adoption can take place, so you should ask... The post 11-Point Checklist for Prepping Your Home for a First Pet appeared first on Read More

    Your Guide to a Simpler Turkey Day

    By Sue Carter | November 20, 2019

    These pointers, covering everything from kitchen prep to cleanup, can help ease the stress of hosting Thanksgiving What with cleaning, shopping, table setting and all those (many, many) dishes to cook, pulling off Thanksgiving dinner is a major accomplishment. If you’re planning to host the big meal this year, whether it’s your first time or... Read More

    Planning on Buying a Home? Be Sure You Know Your Options.

    By Sue Carter | November 20, 2019

    When you’re ready to buy, you’ll need to determine if you prefer the charm of an existing home or the look and feel of a newer build. With limited existing home inventory available today, especially in the starter and middle-level markets, many buyers are considering a new home that’s recently been constructed, or they’re building the home... Read More

    Think the Price of Owning a Home has Skyrocketed? Take a Look at Rentals.

    By Sue Carter | November 12, 2019

    Much has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. However, little has been shared about what has taken place with residential rental prices. Let’s shed a little light on this subject. In the most recent Apartment Rent Report, RentCafe explains how rents have continued to increase... Read More

    Forget the Price of the Home. The Cost is What Matters.

    By Sue Carter | November 8, 2019

    Home buying activity (demand) is up, and the number of available listings (supply) is down. When demand outpaces supply, prices appreciate. That’s why firms are beginning to increase their projections for home price appreciation going forward. As an example, CoreLogic increased their 12-month projection for home values from 4.5% to 5.6% over the last few months. The... Read More

    The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter

    By Sue Carter | November 7, 2019

    Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that’s when they’ll have the most competition. So, what’s the #1 reason to list your house in... Read More

    What Color Should I Paint My Walls for the Best Return?

    By Sue Carter | November 4, 2019

    Painting your home is a great way to express yourself and let your personality shine through in your living space. The colors you choose for your rooms can really bring them to life in ways that few other changes can. However, a fresh coat of paint can do more than just give your rooms some... Read More