Real Estate Market Trends & Helpful Tips

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information covering everything from buyer and seller tips, to local market trends. We care about the communities we serve and want to assist any way we can in your journey. 

June 28, 2023

Rising Above Challenges: Unlocking Opportunities in a Difficult Market

In a world where markets can be unpredictable and challenging, it's easy for buyers to feel discouraged and overwhelmed. However, it is during these tough times that the seeds of opportunity are often sown. In this blog post, we aim to inspire and motivate buyers who find themselves navigating a difficult market. By adopting a positive mindset, leveraging key strategies, and embracing resilience, buyers can rise above challenges and uncover hidden opportunities.



Embrace the Power of Mindset

The first step in navigating a difficult market is to cultivate a positive and resilient mindset. Understand that challenges are temporary and that every setback is an opportunity for growth. Embrace a solution-oriented mindset that focuses on possibilities rather than dwelling on obstacles.

Remember, your mindset is the compass that guides you through difficult times.

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Posted in Buyer's Info
Sept. 10, 2021

Staging Your Home to Sell

Are you listing soon? Has your home been sitting on the market? 

You'll want to skim these Home Staging tips to make sure your house is in the optimal condition for showings and photos! We are going to focus on key spaces in your home to grab the buyers' attention and make them fall in love!

We'll be adding to this blog post with more Home Staging tips, so keep checking back for more. Feel free to comment with some challenging spaces you're facing in your own home. We'd love to help.

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Posted in Seller's Info
Feb. 3, 2021

First Time Home Buyer Tips

Ready to buy a home, but not sure how to get started? We are about to walk you through the home buying process and hopefully clear up any uncertainty.  

Here's a quick look at the First Time Home Buyer steps:

1. Decide you are ready to stop renting.

2. Get Pre-Approved with a Lender or Bank.

3. Home Shopping.

4. Make an Offer & Negotiate.

5. Schedule Home Inspection & Appraisal. 

6. Pre-Closing: Confirm Repairs, Final Walkthrough, etc

7. Closing

Stop wasting money on rent.

If you are renting, then you are already paying a mortgage - just not your own. There’s no better time than now to start investing in your tomorrow. Mortgage payments are usually less than rent. Believe us, you can afford a mortgage payment if you are already responsible for making a rent payment. 


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Posted in Buyer's Info
Oct. 30, 2019

What is required for a room to be a considered a bedroom?

Ever wondered what constitutes a bedroom? The biggest misconception is that in order to be a bedroom, it has to have a closet.

A bedroom should have a closet, but this depends on if it’s common for the area. Before closets, people stored their clothes in armoires and dressers. According to ANSI (American National Standards Institute a bedroom is any room that you can fit a conventional bed into.  

In general, bedrooms should be at least 90 square feet in size and have at least one bedroom in the house 120 square feet in size. A bedroom ceiling needs to be at least 7 ft tall. It’s okay if some portions of the ceiling are below this level, but at least 5ft. tall on sloping ceilings & 50% of the ceiling needs to be a minimum of 7 ft in height. As most ceilings tend to be at least 8 ft tall, ceiling height is usually not an issue.

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Posted in Seller's Info
Oct. 1, 2019

Home Prices are Changing

But when are they not?


NAR (National Association of Realtors) is like the Realtor Bible. Their website is chock full of market updates, quarterly surveys, statistics, infographs, are we boring you yet? If you have any interest in the ever-changing trends of real estate, it's a great tool!


" The Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report was created to monitor consumer 
sentiment about the housing market. This report covers core topics that will be tracked on a monthly
basis, such as views on if now is a good time to buy or sell a home, the perception of home price
changes, perceived ability to qualify for a mortgage, and the outlook on the U.S. economy. " - NAR 2019

The most interesting part of NAR's most recent HOME Survey was the data collected nationwide on home prices over the past year. 

People all across the country were asked to analyze their community's house pricing. Sixty-seven percent of people believe that prices have gone up within their communities in the last 12 months, which is an increase from NAR's second quarter report of 2019 at 63 percent. Twenty-seven percent believe prices have stayed the same and six percent believe prices have gone down.

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Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 5, 2019

Should I Sell My Home FSBO?

For sale by owner (FSBO) is not a wise idea and I'm going to tell you why! According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), houses listed with a Realtor average 11% more and 7 out of 8 end up listing anyway. You could also find yourself wrapped up in countless legal issues by simply not being familiar with the process. When making an investment, you should always hire a professional.

 As a Realtor, we spend countless hours every year learning the laws in our local market. We have experience in marketing your home to the people most likely to buy. Realtors have the tools to get you the most out of your investment and, more often than not, have buyers looking for a house just like yours.

"When making an investment, you should always hire a professional."

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Posted in Seller's Info
July 31, 2017

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Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

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Posted in Market Updates