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
In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others question the hype. Are today’s rates truly a bargain? While average mortgage rates have drifted between 4% and 5% in recent years, they haven’t always been so … [Read more...] about Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers
Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home and your lifestyle to make the best … [Read more...] about #StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak
If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the Top 8 Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2019. Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need … [Read more...] about Top 8 Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2019
As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019? It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy. Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, … [Read more...] about What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2019?
No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak havoc on your home and result in thousands of dollars in damages. Fortunately, a good homeowners insurance policy can offer you peace of mind that you and your family will be financially protected if disaster strikes. A … [Read more...] about Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide
It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying. This describes how to avoid the top 8 home inspection mistakes. When you hire a home … [Read more...] about How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes
Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more. Below is my Real Estate … [Read more...] about Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move