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Is an Apartment, Condo, or Single Family Home Right for You?

When considering your next home, it might benefit you to take additional time to consider all of your housing options before making your final choice. Even if you have traditionally opted for a single-family home, an apartment or condominium may make the most sense depending upon your situation. Keep in mind the four following factors […]

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The Ideal Buying Experience

When it comes time to purchase a home, whether it’s your first time or your tenth, there are several things to keep in mind in order for the buying experience to be a smooth one for buyer, seller, and real estate agent alike. Below are three tips on how to maximize the experience.  Crunch the […]

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7 Benefits of a Commute: Making the Most of Your Time

Perhaps you find yourself with a decent amount of time driving to and from work with a significant commute. It can be the default to allow this portion of your day to feel stressful or like a perfectly good waste of your time–stuck in your vehicle or on mass transit with little else to occupy […]

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Is a Fixer-Upper Right for You?

If you have watched any home improvement television shows over the past few years it is likely you have been lulled into the belief that most house flips or major home improvements can be solved neatly inside a thirty-minute primetime cable window. Hiccups, delays, and expensive repairs are often glossed over and what viewers end […]

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10 Habits of Successful Real Estate Customers

Entering into a working relationship with a real estate professional should be seen as a strategic partnership. As most partnerships go, there is give and take, back and forth, as both parties involved play specific roles. Below are ten adjectives and their definitions of qualities that describe successful real estate customers.  Real Estate Customers Are… […]

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Why Measure Local Real Estate Markets Against National Trends

What Measuring Your Local Real Estate Market Against National Trends Can Tell You You hear or read it all the time: “The real estate market is burning hot right now,” or “It’s a seller’s (or buyer’s) market,” or “Interest rates are at an all-time low.” When these headlines come across your newsfeed maybe you think […]

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Secrets of Small Home Living

Maybe you have seen one of the dozens of television shows touting the benefits and blessings of tiny homes. As a military family who relocates frequently, you have either scoffed at the possibility of having too much stuff to fit into such a diminutive dwelling as you relocate every few years, or you have been […]

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Getting the Best Deal on a Mortgage

One area that many homebuyers may overlook is earnestly shopping around for the best mortgage loan. Buying a home is one of the largest purchases most people will make during their lifetimes and comparing products and characteristics of a home mortgage is vital. It could end up saving you thousands of dollars over the life […]

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The Old Way is Out: New Ways a Real Estate Pro Can Help You

As time evolves and technology advances, nearly every industry feels the impact. The real estate industry is no different. Over the past ten to fifteen years, the internet and tech innovations have changed many components of buyers and sellers working with professional real estate agents.  Many processes and much of the access to information needed […]

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Your Local Chamber of Commerce as a Home Buying Resource

When it comes time to PCS and buy a home, there are many agencies and industries from which to seek input and advice. Online real estate searches, Google, Trip Advisor, and checking out the sponsored installation or base website are obvious places to look for information about your new duty assignment. However, one overlooked and […]

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