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Thursday, June 16, 2022   /   by Diane Whitcomb

3 Home Seller Tips for a Smooth Transition

 


Leaving a home you love is never easy. But you can improve the process with these 3 simple tips:

 

 Figure out what stays and what goes. If there’s anything that’s bolted down, mounted, or planted that you want to take with you, be sure to let your agent know–before your home hits the market.

 

 Clean up and clear out. Don’t risk delaying a sale at the last minute by neglecting to clean up your property before you move out. If there are items you don’t want to take with you, ask the new owners ahead of time what they want–and get rid of the rest.

 

 Prepare to pass the baton. Gather up keys, garage door remotes, appliance manuals, warranties, and any other useful information that’s worth passing along to your buyers.

 

A smooth transition makes everyone’s life easier–and it only takes a little extra effort to make it happen.

 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022   /   by Diane Whitcomb

5 Home Renovations to Make BEFORE You Move In

While a homeowner’s to-do list is never done, there are a few tasks you may want to check off before moving in.

 

If your budget allows, these five home improvement projects are much easier to complete before you move in your belongings, furniture, and family. So, get these done first–and you’ll thank yourself later!

 

Just starting to think about moving? Call us—it’s never too early to contact your real estate agent and start preparing!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022   /   by Diane Whitcomb

2022 Market Predictions

Home prices are STILL climbing.
However, the rate of appreciation has begun to slow.
So what does that mean for you?
 Homebuyers: You may find that your income growth outpaces home prices, making homeownership more affordable for you in the future.
 Homeowners: If you’ve been waiting to maximize your sale price, now may be the perfect time to cash out.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2022   /   by Diane Whitcomb

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record, with home prices rising nationally by nearly 19% in 2021, driven primarily by low mortgage rates and a major supply shortage.1
But while some had hoped 2022 would bring a return to normalcy, the U.S. real estate market continues to boom, despite rising interest rates and decreasing affordability.
So what’s driving this persistent demand? And is there an end in sight?

Here are three factors impacting the real estate market right now. Find out how they could affect you if you’re a current homeowner or plan to buy or sell a home this year.
 
MORTGAGE RATES ARE RISING FASTER THAN EXPECTED
Over the past couple of years, homebuyers have faced intense competition for new homes—in part due to historically low mortgage rates that were a result of the Federal Reserve’s efforts to keep the economy afloat durin/ ...

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