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Marketing a Home That Needs Work

By Matt Side - July 14, 2021
  Are you thinking about putting your house on the market, but afraid to because it needs a lot of work?   I’m sure most people have told you that in order to get top dollar for your home, you want to have new upgrades and renovations. This isn’t wrong, but if you are in either a financial bind or pressed for time, making renovations to your home just may simply not be i

Navigating An Unusual Market

By Matt Side - June 16, 2021
Real estate professionals are helping buyers navigate a housing market, unlike anything we have seen before. To say this is a “seller’s market” would be an understatement with low inventory of homes on the market, a rise in the cost of goods causing construction of new homes to stall in some places, and then combine all of that with a worldwide pandemic that has caused many

Are You Ready for the Spring Surge?

By Matt Side - January 28, 2021
Remember last spring…. Okay, now forget about it. Spring 2021 is going to bloom like never before. We are on the brink of going back to some sense of normalcy and this spring is going to be the time to kick it up a notch in your business. Take advantage of what is inevitably year-after-year the busiest time for real estate and this year even more so.  It’s going to s

Oh No! I Bought a Haunted House

By Matt Side - October 26, 2020
  There is something immensely rewarding about owning a home, but what happens when the home you bought is haunted? According to Realtor.com’s Annual Halloween Survey, 60 percent of people who have lived in a haunted house said they found out after already moving in. What’s more fascinating is that most Americans would not immediately pack up and move if they were to find out t

Lowest Mortgage Rates in History, What to Know

By Matt Side - August 21, 2020
  Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers   In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others question the hype. Are today’s rates truly a bargain? While average mortgage rates have drifted between

Millennials Buying Homes Trends

By Realty One Group Eclipse - November 18, 2019
Though there are a number of stereotypes surrounding Millennials, they actually make up a fairly significant part of the economy. More importantly, their economic strength as a group seems to be growing by the day. As of 2019, Millennials make up approximately 37 percent of home buyers… that’s a bigger share than any other generation, including Baby Boomers! So what exactly are th

Renovation VS Listing The House

By Julia McMahon - September 16, 2019
Inspiration can come in many forms.  Our new favorite shows are on HGTV -- One show we've been hooked on is called Love It Or List It -- A designer renovates portions of people's homes while a Realtor also shows them properties that meet the needs their home can't deliver.  So many times people decide to stay where they are after the designer re-creates their current dwelling

2019 National Real Estate Outlook

By Jessica Side - September 16, 2019
National Snapshot: What’s Ahead for Real Estate   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 2003.1 However, if you follow national news, you’ve probably heard speculation that

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