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By Meghan Belnap  Renovating is a time when the excitement of having a new kitchen space becomes heavy with choices and long-term decisions. With so many options to choose from, the process can feel like more of a burden than a joy. But it doesn't have to be that way. By keeping up with the latest kitchen design trends, you can make sure your renovation is both...

By Anica Oaks Home tours are one of the most important parts of the homebuying process. For many buyers, the anticipation of finally touring homes they've seen online leads to so much excitement during the tour, they forget to look for important details. Unfortunately, this can lead to expensive problems down the road, especially if you overlook problems that an...

By Anica Oaks When you fall in love with a house to buy, don't rush to sign the purchase agreement. First, take time to get a professional inspection. This will help you to find out about any problems you might have to negotiate with the seller or take care of after the purchase. Foundation
A home cannot survive without a stable foundation. The structural...

By Bill Gassett With the strength of the real estate market showing no signs of backing off, homebuyers face a challenge. Properties find a buyer quickly after being listed in many markets, leaving potential buyers looking at an under contract or pending listing. But what can you do when your dream home is listed as under contract? What Does Contingent Mean?

By Bill Gassett When you are buying a home, some parts of the transaction can be confusing, and the escrow meaning is one of them. It is not unusual for homebuyers to ask, what is an escrow account and how will it affect me in the buying process? Having escrow funds ensures that the buyer has some skin in the game and will not walk from the transaction. Let's look...

Looking To Improve Your Real Estate Instagram Account? It Can Be Difficult Finding The Right Techniques and Tools To Make It To The Top. See How These Can Increase Your Instagram Engagement! No matter what your intentions are on Instagram—whether it’s to promote your listings or position yourself as a market expert—you can enhance your post’s reach...

A strong job market is helping to boost renter confidence as we enter the third year of the pandemic, according to a new survey released Tuesday by Avail, a part of realtor.com®.  According to the survey, 82% of renters said they have not missed a rent payment over the past 12 months, up significantly from 57% in Sept. 2021. Looking forward, more than three-quarters...

With a record number of millennials set to reach key age milestones for homebuyers over the next two years, experts say this could push already accelerated price gains even further. This, according to a new report from Zillow that found home values are growing fastest in areas with the highest share of kids, reflects the impact millennial house hunters are making...

By Jordan Grice Every successful agent knows how important trust is in building and maintaining relationships that will sustain your career. Trust can be the difference between brand obscurity and standing out from your competition when it comes to your social media marketing effort, so it’s vital that you take time to inspire loyalty with your digital presence. From...

By Jordan Grice It’s no secret that 2021 was a banner year for real estate sales, but a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions indicates that homeowners that were willing to sell last year reeled in a profit that hasn’t been seen in more than a decade. ATTOM released its Year-End 2021 U.S. Home Sales Report on Jan. 27, which shows that home sellers realized a...