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Ready To Wash That Gray Right Out Of Your … House?

Ready To Wash That Gray Right Out Of Your … House?

Is gray passé? It’s a question that’s going through the minds of design professionals, if not the minds of home buyers and sellers across America. In the 2010s gray bumped the former go-to color (beige!) out of the top position, and gray has been wildly popular ever...

Zillow Admits iBuying failure: Zestimates Inaccurate

Zillow Admits iBuying failure: Zestimates Inaccurate

Most real estate agents have warned their clients of the wisdom of using Zillow’s proprietary “Zestimate” for years now. A top-secret algorithm developed by the company, the Zestimate® was touted by Zillow as an accurate and important tool to allow home buyers and...

Are You or Someone You Know in Forbearance & Need Answers?

Are You or Someone You Know in Forbearance & Need Answers?

Recently, our team has had several homeowners reach out, asking about their options in paying their mortgage during a time when their income may be diminished (or eliminated entirely) as a result of COVID. Some are wondering whether they should take advantage of...

What You Need to Know About Sustainability

What You Need to Know About Sustainability

“Sustainability” is a buzzword in the real estate industry these days. It seems like everyone from buyers to builders to happy homeowners are interested in a more sustainable home. Moving toward a more sustainable, or “green” home is pretty straightforward when you’re...

Should You Pay Your Mortgage Off Early?

Should You Pay Your Mortgage Off Early?

Often when I meet with sellers who are considering a future move, one of the issues that comes up is their current mortgage balance aka what they own on their home. A seller's focus is always what they will walk away with when their home is sold – their net proceeds....

The Danger of Overpricing

The Danger of Overpricing

I’m writing this as we find ourselves in the middle of one of the wildest real estate markets I can remember. Homes are selling quickly, often for more than asking price. Buyers are lined up around the block, ready to engage in all-out battle to buy their dream home....

Design Trends to Embrace in 2021

Design Trends to Embrace in 2021

In the past year, we’ve spent a lot of time at home. Way more time than any of us would have guessed a year ago! And along the way, many of us have rediscovered things we loved – and didn’t love – about our home. If you’ve been spending more time at home, you may feel...

Can’t I Sell My Home Without Paying an Agent?

Can’t I Sell My Home Without Paying an Agent?

There’s no question about it – today’s real estate market is one of the most seller-advantageous in recent memory. Record-low inventory, coupled with historically low interest rates, is leading to multiple offers – and often bidding wars! – for homes in the most...

Are You Afraid the Market Will Crash?

Are You Afraid the Market Will Crash?

Though across the nation this past year, much of our economy contracted, the housing market remains remarkably strong. But what does the future hold? Will this good news continue, or are we headed for a fall? When COVID shutdowns began in March of 2020, real estate...

Marti Reeder, Realtor, Managing Broker