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Tuesday, March 26, 2024   /   by Wendelen Rodriguez

Ready To Sell: Preparation 101 For Home Sellers

Preparation 101: Budget-Friendly Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale
Now that you made the decision to sell your home, what's next? Nerves and emotions can sometimes steer you into overlooking some very important details. First and foremost, find a trusted realtor in your area. You want to present your home in the best light to attract potential buyers and finding that local realtor to help you do just that IS IMPORTANT! 
Depending on the condition of your home, there may be some areas that you can improve to enhance your home's appeal and increase its market value. Fortunately, there are several cost-effective ways to do so without breaking the bank. 

Declutter and Depersonalize: Remove excess clutter and personal items from your home. This will help buyers envision themselves living in the space, rooms will appear larger and more inviting. 
Deep Clean: A good thorough cleaning can work wonders in making your home look well-maintained. Pay special attention to high9 ...

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Friday, March 22, 2024   /   by Brandon Gonzales

3 Helpful Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Some Highlights


Trying to buy your first home? If you’re worried about affordability today or the limited number of homes for sale, these tips can help.



Look into homebuyer programs, expand your search area, and consider a multi-generational home.



Let’s connect so you have an expert on your side to help you make your dream a reality. ...

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Sunday, March 17, 2024   /   by Wendelen Rodriguez

Stepping Out and Stepping Up

Stepping Out and Stepping Up: Overcoming Your Fears of Purchasing a Home
Buying a home is a significant milestone, often representing a dream fulfilled and a symbol of financial security. However, for many, the journey to homeownership can be daunting, filled with uncertainties and fears. From financial concerns to the fear of making the wrong decision, these anxieties can often hinder individuals from taking the leap into homeownership. 
One of the most common fears when it comes to buying a home is the fear of the unknown. Many first-time buyers are overwhelmed by the complexities of the home-buying process, from understanding mortgage rates to navigating the housing market. However, with the right guidance and support, these fears can be overcome. Seeking advice from real estate professionals and financial advisors can help demystify the process and provide valuable insights into making informed decisions.
Another fear that often holds individuals back from purchasing a home9 ...

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Thursday, March 7, 2024   /   by Brandon Gonzales

Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your House

Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your House

If you’re gearing up to sell your house this spring, one of the early conversations you’ll have with your agent is about how much access you want to give buyers. And you may not realize just how important it is to make your house easy to tour.

Spring is the peak homebuying season, so opening up your house to as many showings as possible can really help you capitalize on all the extra buyer activity we see at this time of year.

Since buyer competition ramps up in the spring, buyers are going to want to move fast to see your house once they find your listing. And, if they see it and fall in love with it at a time they know they’re competing with other buyers, you may be more likely to get the offer you’re looking for on your home.

It’s understandable you want to keep the disruptions to your own schedule to a minimum, and you may be stressed about having to keep it clean, . ...

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Thursday, February 29, 2024   /   by Brandon Gonzales

Why We Aren't Headed for a Housing Crash

February 29, 2024




If you’re holding out hope that the housing market is going to crash and bring home prices back down, here’s a look at what the data shows. And spoiler alert: that’s not in the cards. Instead, experts say home prices are going to keep going up.

Today’s market is very different than it was before the housing crash in 2008. Here’s why.

It’s Harder To Get a Loan Now – and That’s Actually a Good Thing

It was much easier to get a home loan during the lead-up to the 2008 housing crisis than it is today. Back then, banks had different lending standards, making it easy for just about anyone to qualify for a home loan or refinance an existing one.

Things are different today. Homebuyers face increasingly higher standards from mortgage companies. The graph below uses data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) to show this difference. The lower the number, the ...

  homes for sale, housing, housing crash, interest rates, pricing

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