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    Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?

    By Emily Hunt | October 13, 2020

    One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down. A recent survey by Point2Homes mentions that 74% of millennials (ages 25-40) say they’re interested... Read More

    Need some change now? Five reasons this is the time to find a new local brand

    By Gregory Straus | July 31, 2020

    In the last several months, we’ve all been forced to change and rethink a lot of the ways we work and live. While we’ve often resisted seeing ourselves on camera, we’ve been on video more the last several months than we have our entire lives and for most of us, we’ve seen the difference it... Read More

    Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home

    By Emily Hunt | July 28, 2020

    In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “The share of first-time buyers increased in March through June—right into the heart of the pandemic period and the surge in unemployment—and is... Read More

    A Surprising Shift to the Suburbs

    By Emily Hunt | May 13, 2020

    While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits today are beginning to rethink their current neighborhoods. Being in close proximity to everything from the grocery store to local entertainment is definitely a perk, especially if you can also walk to... Read More

    Unemployment Report: No Need to Be Terrified

    By Emily Hunt | May 12, 2020

    Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest jobs report. It revealed that the economic shutdown made necessary by COVID-19 caused the unemployment rate to jump to 14.7%. Many anticipate that next month the percentage could be even higher. These numbers represent the extreme hardship so many families are experiencing right now.... Read More

    Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?

    By Emily Hunt | May 11, 2020

    With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning whether home values will be impacted. The price of any item is determined by supply as well as the market’s demand for that item. Each month the National Association of Realtors (NAR) surveys... Read More

    Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

    By Emily Hunt | April 29, 2020

    Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry’s leading showing management technology provider, buyers have started to reappear over the last several weeks. In the latest report, they revealed: “The March ShowingTime Showing... Read More

    How You Can Finance Your Home Renovation

    By Emily Hunt | April 21, 2020

    Outdated kitchen. Overrun backyard. Unusable basement space. If you have a home renovation project on the mind, the first thing you have to consider is how you are going to finance it. Here are the most common options to make your dreams become a reality. Cash. Paying in cash is the most straightforward financing option,... Read More

    EASY Landscaping DIY Projects

    By Emily Hunt | April 21, 2020

    Have you been bored lately as you, your family, and your friends self quarantine? Do you have the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features. Whether it’s as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a... Read More

    House Hunting Online

    By Emily Hunt | April 21, 2020

    Looking for a new home online is a great place to start your search, especially now, as we navigate the era of COVID-19. However, house-hunting online should not be your end all be all, unless you’ve done your research properly. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep... Read More