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Wednesday, November 2, 2022   /   by Abigail Smith

Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

It is common knowledge in the real estate world that the spring months are the best time to market and sell your home. Demand is usually at its highest, buyers understand that the buying and moving in processes often take a few months to complete, and families will want to settle in before the new school year begins. The holiday season might not seem like the ideal time to sell, however there are benefits to selling your home at this time of the year.

Inventory, the number of homes available to buyers, is usually low. Buyers will face more competition for a home, which may command a higher selling price.

If a buyer is “in the market”, you can bet they are serious about purchasing a new home. There will be more serious buyers and less “we’re just looking” people.

When holiday decorations are done with comfy and homey in mind, an emotional connection is easier to establish with potential buye. ...

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Thursday, August 18, 2022   /   by Abigail Smith

What High Tech Upgrades Will Draw Home Buyers In?

Oftentimes when homeowners upgrade things like appliances, lighting, and internal systems, they leave the improvements behind so that the next single person, couple, or family can enjoy them. What does this mean? It means that prospective home buyers can and will look at the upgrades you’ve implemented. It also means that they may make their purchasing decision based on your home offerings. 


As far as upgrades go, you can do just about anything. Purchase a new, expensive refrigerator. Level up your kitchen stove. Make sure the duct work is up to par. Install a new roof right before listing. 


But because we live in the 21st century, and because technology is forever growing, we’re going to talk about technological upgrades. What would the next owner of your home like to see once they walk in? Let’s find out.


Smart Thermostats


Smart thermostats allow you to manage your home's temperature directly from an app on your smartphone. They have ad ...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021   /   by Jessi Fauber

Preparing for a 2021 Home Purchase

While you may have been ready to buy a home during the 2020 spring market, the uncertainties caused by the pandemic may have put a damper on your plans. At this point, you may be uncertain about your post-COVID-19 real estate goals and unsure whether the opportunity to work from home will inspire you to move to another market or another type of home.
If you’re looking to get ready for a home purchase a few months down the road, this plan will help ensure you’ve covered all your bases. From finance to logistics, it’s important to think through the changes on the horizon to streamline your 2021 home purchase.
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Preparing to finance your purchase
One of the first things you’ll want to think about is the financing for your home purchase. Talk to a real estate professional and ask for an introduction to a mortgage lender, if you don’t already have one in mind.
Talk to your lender about the pre-a ...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021   /   by Jessi Fauber

5 Vital Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Buying your first home is equivalent to embarking on a grand adventure. Although extremely thrilling, learning the ins and outs of the process can often seem overwhelming. From determining a budget to obtaining a loan, there are numerous factors to take into consideration along the way. Keep these five tips in mind throughout the journey.

Check your credit score
Your credit score impacts various aspects of your life, especially when it comes to buying a house. It’s a determining factor in being approved for a loan with a low interest rate. Some websites offers free credit reports with monitoring, which can help you catch what may be negatively affecting your score. However, our mortgage brokers, through Movement Mortgage,  explain your score in greater detail as well provide you with wasy to improve your credit score if need be! 

Be realistic about what you can afford
When setting a budget, it’s important to be realistic. To keep your head out ...

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