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WHAT’S NEW IN HOME IMPROVEMENT?

April 1, 2020  /  Misc.  /  Marti Reeder

While we know COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind right now, we thought we’d change it up and give you things to think about for your next home – or upgrades to your current home! (You suddenly have plenty of time,… Read more

5 Simple Points Proving This is NOT like “Last Time”

March 27, 2020  /  Misc.  /  Marti Reeder

Mortgage standards are nothing like they were back then During the housing bubble, it was difficult NOT to get a mortgage. Today, it is tough to qualify. The Mortgage Bankers’ Association releases a Mortgage Credit Availability Index which is “a summary measure which indicates the… Read more

WILL COVID19 AFFECT THE REAL ESTATE MARKET?

March 18, 2020  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

In recent years there’s been the beginning of a shift in the real estate industry – and it’s called “iBuying”. The “i” stands for “instant”.
Maybe you’ve heard of iBuying? Recently there’s been a lot of press around this topic (and a ton of ads on TV and online)!

“iBUYING” PROGRAMS (AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU)

February 19, 2020  /  Home Equity  /  Marti Reeder

In recent years there’s been the beginning of a shift in the real estate industry – and it’s called “iBuying”. The “i” stands for “instant”.
Maybe you’ve heard of iBuying? Recently there’s been a lot of press around this topic (and a ton of ads on TV and online)!

2020 Market Forecast

February 5, 2020  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Did you know that we’re in the midst of an economic expansion – and it’s the longest expansion in our history? As we bustle through our daily lives, sometimes we lose sight of that fact. And economists think there may… Read more

IT’S A NEW YEAR … SO WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON?

January 22, 2020  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Happy New Year Everyone! It’s not just a new year, of course. It’s a new decade! And many of you have reached out to ask our team what is ahead in terms of real estate. In the coming months we’ll… Read more

Why Sell Your Home This Winter

January 8, 2020  /  Green Living  /  Marti Reeder

While most people think that waiting for the coveted Spring market is their best option for listing their home for sale, there are some pretty compelling reasons to save some time and list your home in the winter market. 1…. Read more

Choosing The Best “Smart” Thermostat For Your Home

December 18, 2019  /  Green Living  /  Marti Reeder

Winter is Here! And with winter comes a drop in temperatures. Soon you’ll find yourself reaching for that thermostat that you haven’t looked twice at all summer. For many homeowners, a thermostat is something they don’t give a lot of… Read more

Think Vacation Homes Are Only For Other People!?

December 4, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

Think again! We’re seeing an increase in interest in second homes in our market. This interest is being driven by two main groups – millennials who fear they can’t afford a home in the area they want to live in… Read more

Why Being A Great Human Being Could Land You In Hot Water – (When You Need A Mortgage)

November 20, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

What in the world am I talking about? In short: cosigning a loan for a friend or family member. Let’s take the case of Tom and Sue. They have a mortgage on their home and weren’t planning on moving for… Read more

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