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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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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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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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Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

buying in a seller's market

When the inventory of homes for sale is low and buyer activity is high, the home seller has more leverage in the market. As a buyer, you may have fewer options in a seller’s market. It will be important to understand what is going on in your local real estate market, have a plan, and […]

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Top Smart Home Systems for 2021

Smart Home 2021

Updating your home to modern aesthetics is something that homeowners have been doing for decades. With recent advances in ‘Smart Home’ technology, updates are no longer just to keep up with visual style. Now, homeowners have to keep their homes up to date with all the latest tech. After all, Millennial buyers are looking for […]

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