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Wednesday, August 3, 2022   /   by Diane Whitcomb

10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before you can begin the process of settling into your new place.
 
Fortunately, you don’t have to do everything in a day. You don’t have to do it all alone, either. When you work with us to sell or purchase a home, you’ll have an ally by your side long after your transaction has closed. We’ll continue to be a resource, offering advice and referrals whenever you need them on packing, hiring movers and contractors, and acclimating to your new home and neighborhood.
 
When it comes to a life event as stressful as moving, it pays to have a professional by your side. Here are some of our favorite pro tips to share with clients as they prepare for an upcoming move.
 
1. Watch out for moving scams.
 
Maybe you receive a flyer for a moving company int ...

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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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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.
Contact us to learn more about the current housing market and what it means for you. ...

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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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