• Current Newsletter,  Selling A Home,  Uncategorized

    Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays

    The Holiday Season is not typically your first choice when it comes to choosing a time to put your home on the market. However, sometimes other circumstances dictate when you have to sell your home, like moving for a job. Some people actually see the benefit of selling their home during the holidays – competition is usually lower, for example. Whatever the reason, if you find yourself putting your home on the market this Holiday season, here are some tips to achieve and quick and stress-free sale. Scale Back Your Holiday Decorating If you typically go all out when decking your halls, consider keeping it simple if you’re trying to…

  • Current Newsletter,  Home and Lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    Home Updates That Will Stand the Test of Time

    Any major home improvement project requires planning and thought. Design, budget, timeframe for completion, and opting for “DIY” or choosing a contractor are common considerations. Something you might not consider (but should) is the update’s “universal appeal” down the road. At some point, you will likely sell your home and move to a new one. Potential buyers of your current home might not share your enthusiasm for uniquely colored walls, or a bold and trendy kitchen design. If you can’t get a good return on the investment into your home, it might not be a wise choice. Read on to learn about designs that will be appealing to a broad…

  • Current Newsletter,  Market Updates,  Uncategorized

    Fall 2020 Market Update

    Typically, we expect to see the housing market cool off along with the weather this time of year. That’s not the case this year though! We are seeing a strong seller’s market continue into the Fall months, outpacing the same time period last year. Despite the challenges that Covid has thrown our way, home sales (and prices) continue to climb. Home sales increased almost 26% percent over this time last year. Home prices increased almost 10% percent over this time last year. Surprisingly, there were more homes listed for sale during the last 2 months than the same time period last year, but higher home sales negated any possible inventory…

  • Current Newsletter

    Smart Home Tech for Less Than $100

    Smart homes are becoming increasingly popular as people turn to technology to save time, stay organized, stay safe, and even save money on their home’s energy and maintenance costs. Here are some helpful time and money saving gadgets to upgrade your home – and they all cost less than $100! Echo Dot – Alexa on a Budget The Echo Dot will give you all of the benefits of an Alexa assistant, in a compact size. The Echo Dot also comes with a compact price tag – normally $49.99, Amazon has a deal running right now, allowing you to snag one for only $29.99. Whether you need help maintaining a grocery…

  • Current Newsletter,  Home and Lifestyle

    Optimize Your Work From Home Space

    Working from home has become the reality for many people across the country as COVID continues to alter the ways we work and live. For some, working from home might be a welcome change – no commute, no dress code, and no fluorescent office lighting. For others, the relative isolation and potential productivity killing distractions can be a deal breaker. Whichever camp you’re in, there are things you can do to stay productive and salvage your sanity while working from home. Make your space work for you… Whether you have a separate room or home office that you can use for your workspace, or you’re working in the corner of…

  • Current Newsletter

    Tips for Virtual Learning Success

    COVID-19 has changed the way we work, learn, and live our lives. This school year is no exception, and many kids are heading back to a virtual classroom instead of a physical one. For those that suffered through technology glitches and organizational nightmares this Spring, Fall should (hopefully) be a little smoother. School districts and teachers have had time to plan this year/semester out more thoroughly and adapt curriculum, instead of scrambling to roll with the changes on short notice. Even with better planning, virtual learning can present challenges to students and parents alike. Here are some tips to help you navigate (and maybe avoid) any hurdles. Get Organized… Both…