Want to Lower Your Mortgage?

Want To Lower Your Mortgage Interest Rate? You Can Actually Buy It Down January 11, 2023 Today’s homebuyers are suffering from insomnia because of sharply rising interest rates, which have more than doubled in the last year and are already at their highest point in twenty years. These higher rates, which are currently averaging around […]

Today’s Housing Market Is Nothing Like 15 Years Ago

Today’s Housing Market Is Nothing Like 15 Years Ago             January 11, 2023 Despite the obvious differences between the current housing market and what occurred in 2008, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors, found some similarities between the two. In a recent Real Estate Forecast Summit, […]

Guide to Home Equity Tax Deductions

Guide to Home Equity Tax Deductions January 10, 2023 After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) became law in 2017 homeowners find it more complicated to obtain a deduction when they borrow against their home’s equity—but it’s still possible if you meet certain criteria. Interest paid on a home equity loan, or a home […]

How to Choose a Home That Saves You Energy

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How to Choose a Home That Saves You Energy January 5, 2023 Energy is becoming increasingly more expensive and even unaffordable to many Americans. In fact, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the cost of heating oil is expected to be 45% higher than prices last winter. Natural gas and electricity are also expected […]

Do You Need a Home Warranty?

Home Warranty

Do You Need a Home Warranty? December 22, 2022 When you purchase a home, new or pre-owned, you may be offered a home warranty. Home warranties are typically used as safety nets to help with unforeseen and pricey home repairs. While they offer financial protection, home warranties are not a catch-all to every maintenance expense. […]

What is a “Broom Clean” Condition Home?

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What is a “Broom Clean” Condition Home? December 20, 2022 The terms “broom clean” and “broom swept” can be found on real estate contracts and lease agreements to describe how sellers and exiting tenants should clean the property upon moving out. While “broom clean” is not a legal or literal term, it still comes with […]

What Style is Your Home? 9 Popular Architectural Styles

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What Style is Your Home? 9 Popular Architectural Styles             December 14, 2022 Do you know which home style is what? It can be hard to keep track of the home features of each architectural style, especially when rummaging through home listings. Here, we share nine popular architectural styles and […]

4 Types of Home Renovations and Their Benefits

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4 Types of Home Renovations and Their Benefits December 13, 2022 If you are looking to sell your home, you may be aware that completing some home improvement projects can potentially increase the market value of your home. While this can be true, the value your home receives from a renovation is dependent on what […]

Office Christmas Party 2022

Thank you to our leaders, Broker in Charge and Vice President Jim Parker and John Jobson

Office Christmas Party 2022 December 9, 2022 Our brokers/owners, Jim Parker and John Jobson, know how to throw a Christmas party! We celebrated each other at our annual Christmas party this week at the Hilton Garden Inn. The evening was filled with hearty fellowship, delicious food, plenty of photo ops, and a surprise video to […]

What is a Planned Community and is it Right for You?

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What is a Planned Community and is it Right for You? December 6, 2022 If you’re conducting a home search, you have likely heard the term “planned community” in home and development descriptions. A planned community is a development where all of the homes, roads, and amenities are carefully designed to make living there as […]