Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

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Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold.Before you decide, it’s important to consider where...

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

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These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined,...

What’s on the Wish List of First-Time Buyers?

What’s on the Wish List of First-Time Buyers?

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Millennials tend to have higher expectations than older homeowners did about their ideal starter home, according to a new survey by Clovered, a home insurance resource. Millennials tend to want larger homes with modern designs.More millennials are entering the housing...

5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home

5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home

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Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1 Buying a home is a significant commitment...

National Snapshot: What’s Ahead for Real Estate

National Snapshot: What’s Ahead for Real Estate

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The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and consumer confidence remains high. In fact, the University of Michigan’s latest Surveys of Consumers found that Americans have their most positive personal finance outlook since 2003.1However, if you follow national...

GREEN MARKET TRENDS: Five Benefits of Building with Bamboo

GREEN MARKET TRENDS: Five Benefits of Building with Bamboo

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The amazing versatility of bamboo is no secret to green revolution visionaries like architects and builders. Over 1,000 species of bamboo are native to Asia, Australia, North and South America and Sub-Saharan Africa, but it grows best in tropical climates, where it’s...

5 Step Strategy for Downsizing Your Home

5 Step Strategy for Downsizing Your Home

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In our “bigger is better” culture, there’s an expectation that each home should be larger and grander than the last. But life changes like divorce, kids leaving for college, or even the simple act of growing older can prompt us to find a smaller home that better...

Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

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If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.With...