No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun of decorating and settling into a new place. Almost all sellers want to make the most money possible. Whatever your circumstances, the road to … [Read more...] about 7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)
We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your home before putting it on the market. Start by connecting with a real estate agent as soon as possible. Having the eyes and ears of an insightful real estate professional on your … [Read more...] about Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale
Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years. But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of unique gifts for every “type” on your list. And since we … [Read more...] about 20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List
According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there are some proven tactics you can use to decrease your likelihood of a home invasion. Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies. Most burglars … [Read more...] about Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies
Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it's dwindling.¹ You're not alone either if you're already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home all at once. Searching … [Read more...] about 9 Tips For Buying & Selling At The Same Time
Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line. Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high.1 This has given an unexpected financial boost to many homeowners … [Read more...] about Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?
While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last? Is the real estate market going to crash? When COVID-related shutdowns began in March 2020, real estate brokers and clients scrambled to respond to the shift. Record-low interest rates caused some lenders to call a halt to new … [Read more...] about Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?
We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, our gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during times of uncertainty. So it’s no surprise to see that design trends for 2021 revolve around soothing color palettes, cozy character, and quiet retreats. Even if you don’t have … [Read more...] about 5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2021