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Investing in Real Estate

Fastest Growing American Cities

Cities all over the United States are experiencing unprecedented population swells. Fueled by a general migration to urban areas, these boomtowns are supported by steady job growth and thriving home markets. Here are four standouts whose numbers are on the rise. Seattle-Tacoma A healthy tech industry seems to be tempering the rain in the Pacific Northwest. The…

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Interest Rates – Important Update

It’s been a natural fact that the Federal Reserve Bank was gonna raise the discount rate another 0.25% this December. That would probably raise mortgage interest rates by a similar amount, but there’s a lot more on the horizon. The economy is getting stronger, to the point where the Fed will have to raise the…

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Housing Market Trends and Perceptions

Whether you’re interested in buying or selling a home this year, there’s reason to be optimistic. See how a healthy real estate market and positive consumer sentiments are contributing to a buoyant housing sector. Real Estate Trends The U.S. housing market continues its recovery as home prices gradually increase, interest rates remain low and millennials represent the largest…

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Essential Checklists for Homebuying and Selling

Spring has sprung, which means the housing market is in full bloom. Each year, roughly 40 percent of real estate transactions occur between the months of May and August. If you’re feeling inspired to buy or sell a home soon, make sure you’re prepared. Use these checklists to catch anything you may have missed. When You’re Ready…

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6 Ways Real Estate Agents Add Value in a Home Sale

Just because you can buy and sell property on your own, it doesn’t mean you should. Real estate agents remain essential when making these pivotal financial transactions. There are many ways agents add value during the purchase or sale of a home: Handle the technical nuances — Whether you’re the buyer or the seller, a home sale includes…

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Cleaning Tips for Your Hard Working Appliances

Occasionally cleaning household appliances like stoves and refrigerators may seem obvious, but what about equipment that does the cleaning, like the dishwasher and washing machine? Give these often overlooked appliances a deep clean with the following tips before the holidays have them working overtime. Unclog the dishwasher. The cleaner the dishwasher, the cleaner your dishes will…

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Make an Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

Your vehicle requires routine maintenance to run smoothly, and the same goes for your house. Without service reminders, however, it can be easy to forget to tend to all the systems that keep your house fully functioning. Fortunately, you can create a simple annual maintenance checklist to properly care for your home and prevent potential issues from…

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12 reasons why I should be your listing agent

  I got this article from the web. It was insightful. In it, the author came up with 12 great questions to ask listing agents before you use them. Below are my answers. Here’s the link:  http://schneidersells.com/buying/buyers-agency/buyers-agent/   12 questions to ask a listing agent: 1. How long have you been selling real estate? Since…

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