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    An explanation of the different types of real estate licenses.

    By Gregory Straus | June 6, 2024

    Let’s Dive In! In the realm of real estate, there are different levels of licensure that professionals can attain. Let’s delve into the distinctions between a licensed real estate salesperson, a licensed real estate associate broker, and a licensed real estate broker. A licensed real estate salesperson is an individual who has completed the necessary... Read More

    Connecting the Dots Toward Homeownership

    By Gregory Straus | May 13, 2024

    Homeownership Is Still at the Heart of the American Dream Buying a home is a powerful decision, and it remains at the heart of the American Dream. Unlike renting, owning a home means more than just having a place to live – it offers a sense of belonging, stability, and freedom. According to Nicole Bachaud,... Read More

    Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step After Retirement

    By Gregory Straus | May 6, 2024

    Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still a good fit for the next chapter in your life. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move... Read More

    Why So Many People Fall in Love with Homeownership

    By Gregory Straus | April 29, 2024

    Why So Many People Fall in Love with Homeownership Chances are at some point in your life you’ve heard the phrase, home is where the heart is. There’s a reason that’s said so often. Becoming a homeowner is emotional. So, if you’re trying to decide if you want to keep on renting or if you’re... Read More

    Unveiling the Realities of Down Payments

    By Gregory Straus | April 22, 2024

    The Truth About Down Payments If you’re planning to buy your first home, saving up for all the costs involved can feel daunting, especially when it comes to the down payment. That might be because you’ve heard you need to save 20% of the home’s price to put down. Well, that isn’t necessarily the case.... Read More

    Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home

    By Gregory Straus | April 8, 2024

    Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home Buying your first home is a big, exciting step and a major milestone that has the power to improve your life. As a first-time homebuyer, it’s a dream you can make come true, but there are some hurdles you’ll need to overcome in today’s housing market – specifically... Read More

    What Impacts Our Mortgage Rates?

    By Gregory Straus | April 1, 2024

    2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve probably been paying close attention to mortgage rates. Over the last couple of years, they hit record lows, rose dramatically, and are now dropping back down a bit. Ever wonder why? The answer is complicated because there’s a lot... Read More

    How to Prepare your Home for Top Dollar This Spring

    By Gregory Straus | March 25, 2024

    It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition. Here are... Read More

    The Importance of Utilizing a Real Estate Agent for Your Move

    By Gregory Straus | March 18, 2024

    Why You Want an Agent’s Advice for Your Move No matter how you slice it, buying or selling a home is a big decision. And when you’re going through any change in your life and you need some guidance, what do you do? You get advice from people who know what they’re talking about.  Moving... Read More

    Utilizing home equity can significantly impact your outcome when selling a property.

    By Gregory Straus | March 13, 2024

    Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell Are you on the fence about selling your house? While affordability is improving this year, it’s still tight. And that may be on your mind. But understanding your home equity could be the key to making your decision easier. An article from Bankrate explains: “Home... Read More