• 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…

  • Buying A Home,  Current Newsletter,  Uncategorized

    Is a Condo Right For You?

    There are pros and cons to owning a condo instead of a single family home. They aren’t the right fit for everyone, but many homeowners have found their “happy medium” in condo ownership. Read on to learn about some of the advantages of condo living. There’s a Style for Everyone When many people think of a condo, they think of an “apartment style” unit in a large complex. This can be off-putting for people who don’t want a lot of neighbors, or worry about the noise associated in large multi-unit communities. Condos come in many different styles though. There are the traditional multi-unit buildings, similar to apartments, but there are…

  • Current Newsletter,  Home and Lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    Fall Home Maintenance Tips

    The seasons are changing, and with those changes come new challenges for your home. Falling leaves, colder temps, and upcoming winter storms can pose major problems for your home if you’re not prepared. Starting your Fall home maintenance now will ensure that you and your home are ready for what’s to come. Clean Out Gutters If your gutters are clogged, it can lead to problems with water backing up that can’t drain properly. This can result in damage to your home’s exterior and even water in your basement. Keep your roof’s drainage system flowing by removing leaf litter and other debris that accumulates over time. Installing leaf guards on your…

  • Home and Lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    Spring Cleaning Tips + Printable Checklist!

    Cleaning has become a theme in many of our homes this past year, thanks to a global pandemic. Spring cleaning might actually be the last thing you’re thinking about after spending the entire year scrubbing and disinfecting your home’s surfaces. However, if you’re the type that still gets the “cleaning bug” as soon as the weather warms enough to crack your windows open for some fresh air, then these tips are for you. Spring is a time of renewal, and a great time to tackle deep cleaning and organizing projects around your home. Have a Plan Take a look around your home to identify what areas need the most help.…

  • Home and Lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    Are “Energy Vampires” Draining Your Bank Account?

    The term “vampire appliances” refers to appliances that continue to draw energy passively, even when they are not in use. These appliances are not just a seasonal concern – items like computers, small kitchen appliances, and cable boxes will draw energy all year long. This can add up to hundreds of dollars each year on your energy bills, and wasted energy. Learn how to identify these “energy vampires” below and prevent them from draining your bank account. In the Kitchen Most of us have small appliances in our kitchens. Toasters, coffee makers, blenders, and counter-top ovens (like pizza or toaster ovens) are common. Since you use these appliances on a…

  • 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…

  • 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…