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Escrow: The Nuts and Bolts

To some home buyers and sellers, and perhaps to some less experienced real estate agents, the escrow process is something of a mysterious experience where a lot of money and documents change hands until a property is magically turned over to the new owner during a projected ‘close of escrow.’ In fact, at its essence,

What to Look Out for When Buying an Old House

Are you planning to purchase an old home? This could be a very smart real estate move, as old houses tend to cost less than modern builds. Additionally, if you’re the type of person who appreciates the nostalgic appeal and charm of an older home, then this will be a gratifying choice for you.  Although

Tips for a Better Work-at-Home Experience

More people are working from home these days than ever before, and many will have the option to continue to do so even when the pandemic is over. There are perks, for sure, including no long commutes, spending less on gas and work clothes, and lunches out. But working from home comes with challenges, chiefly

How to Select the Best New Homes for the Best Price

Buying a home is all about getting the best deal. However, while you can negotiate prices on a home that’s already built, if you’re buying new, you’re at the builder’s mercy. Or are you? It’s a common misconception that, if you’re buying a new build, the prices are set in stone. The reality is there’s

How Planting Trees Can Lower Your Energy Bills

Many homeowners have high utility bills in the summer and winter. Adding more insulation to your house can lower your energy costs, but there are other steps that can help. Planting trees can reduce your utility bills, provided you choose the right types of trees and plant them in the right locations. Use Trees to

How to Find a Home in a Seller’s Market

In a seller’s market, there are more buyers looking for a home than there are houses available. That means sellers may have an advantage, since multiple buyers may be interested in purchasing their home. If you’re looking to buy a house in a seller’s market, it’s important to know what to expect and to be

Is a Booming Market a Good Time to Sell Your Home?

Many real estate markets throughout the country are enjoying an unprecedented boom. This is undeniably a good thing if you were already planning to sell your home in one of these locations. Some sellers, however, are simply looking to take advantage of the moment. While this can be a savvy move, it’s important to carefully

These Outdoor Features Will Help You Sell Fast

The interior of homes is often in the limelight when it comes to considering what adds value to a property. However, you shouldn’t discount the exterior of a home. Outdoor features can prove just as valuable, giving you a boost in price when it comes time to sell. Having a backyard filled with amenities, from

4 Tips for Buyers to Overcome Low Inventory

A booming real estate market can present plenty of challenges to homebuyers, one of which is low inventory. When you find yourself in a highly competitive market that faces a shortage of listings, it’s important to work with an agent who has an in-depth understanding of how to navigate the situation. Following are several tips