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Spring Cleaning & Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

It might only be the beginning of April, but if you’re thinking of selling your home, the time to start spring cleaning is now. Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning your home is one of the very first steps in the home selling process. It should be done before you list your property (so your photos show [...]

By | 2018-03-30T12:21:28+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Advice, Home|Tags: , |

3 Practical Things You Can Do with Your Tax Refund

Though it’s tempting to spend that hefty tax refund on splurge items—shopping sprees, a vacation or even just a fancy dinner out—if you’re a homeowner, you may want to think twice. Large tax refunds can actually be a great way to lower your mortgage balance, save money on interest, and even improve the value of [...]

By | 2018-03-14T11:24:57+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Home|Tags: , , |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: January 2018

At the end of 2017, we were able to look at the past year and see that existing-home sales were up 1.1% from 2016—and it was the best year for sales since 2006. January 2018 looked a little bit different, though. Existing-home sales are 4.8% below levels from a year ago and are at the [...]

By | 2018-02-27T14:31:48+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

Realtors: How to Sell Yourself Upfront

When it comes to real estate marketing, the ultimate goal is referrals—and rightly so. Referrals are: ⇒ The result of your relationship-building efforts, successful sales history, and ability to deliver a great customer experience ⇒ The end result of your marketing strategy ⇒ The reason you offer thoughtful and informative content on your website and [...]

By | 2018-01-31T13:18:40+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Advice, Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: December 2017

Now that we're almost a full month into 2018, we can look back at the end of 2017 and get some perspective on the year. Overall, 2017 was a great one for existing-home sales. It was up 1.1% from last year and was the best year for sales since 2006. One interesting part of the [...]

By | 2018-01-30T11:52:58+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Advice, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

What You Need to Do Now if You’re Planning to Buy in the Spring

Thinking about buying a home in the spring? It may not feel like it right now, but it truly is just around the corner. Depending on your financial situation, your planning probably should have begun months ago---but don’t worry! For the first time home buyer who is reasonably confident about his or her source (or [...]

By | 2018-01-11T16:01:49+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Purchase|Tags: , , |

Embrace Self-Care: Stretch at Your Desk!

By: Tessa Kolaczenko, Talent Development Intern Work-related disorders aren't just limited to heavy manufacturing or construction. These injuries can occur in all types of industries and work environments, including office spaces. Research shows that repetitive motion, poor posture, and staying in the same position can cause or worsen musculoskeletal disorders. Staying in one position while [...]

By | 2018-01-02T10:38:57+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Talent Development|Tags: , , |

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