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5 Factors Affecting the Real Estate Market

factors affecting the real estate market

Factors Driving the Shift in the Real Estate Market The real estate market is a stable and mostly predictable environment for investing. Although stable and predictable, the local and national real estate market is not impervious to changes, shifting trends, and occasional volatility. Let’s take a look at the top 5 factors affecting the real […]

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Negotiating Home Repairs After the Inspection

Home Inspection Negotiations

Successfully Negotiating Home Repairs when Buying a Home Negotiating home repairs after the inspection is often a major hurdle when buying a home. As a home buyer, getting a home inspection is one of the best ways to determine if the home you are purchasing is structurally sound and that all systems are operating properly. […]

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Lumber Prices have Fallen

Residential Lumber Prices

The rise in costs of residential building supplies and shortage of skilled laborers over the past 18 months has been well documented in the news. The effects Covid-19 pandemic on the supply chain for products and materials used to build new homes has created a myriad of challenges to builders and to the end consumer. […]

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Are 3D Printed Homes the Future of Residential Construction?

3d printed homes are the future

Over the past 18 months, the new home market has faced a number of challenges, notably, the rise in building costs, shortage of building materials, supply chain issues, and access to qualified labor. These challenges are no doubt the direct effects of the Covid19 pandemic. With the demand for new homes is drastically outpacing the […]

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Considerations for First-Time Home Renters

First-Time Renter

Planning and Research are Key for First-Time Home Renters Renting a house or apartment for the first time is an exciting moment, but can also be an intimidating and overwhelming experience. It’s like anything else that you are doing for the first time, there is a big learning curve. Before you start, do your research […]

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Locating and Buying Probate Properties

Buying Probate Properties

Guest blog by Mike Johnson The process of locating and buying probate properties can be tricky. Education and preparation will give you the best opportunity to snag one of these prized investments. Property that has gone into probate means that it is being sold after someone has passed away, usually as a way to divide […]

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Interviewing a Listing Agent to Sell Your Home

Interviewing a listing agent

Deciding to sell your home is a huge decision. Once you have made the decision to sell, there are many other big decisions that follow. How much will you list it for? When will you list? Where will you move to? The list of subsequent questions goes on and on. This litany of pending decisions […]

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How Long is The Closing Process?

Closing Process

How long is the closing process when buying or selling a home?  It’s a great question. So how long does it take to close escrow? What does the process entail? What is required of the buyer and the seller? All these questions and many others are also valid. Especially for first-time buyers and sellers. After […]

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Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Spring

Reasons to sell your home in the spring

When a homeowner lists their home for sale, they are hoping that it sells quickly and for the most money possible. Additionally, they may need to meet a specific timeline for moving or buying their next home. It can be stressful if any of these situations don’t go as planned. It could cause a ripple […]

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