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Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Ask the Expert: Are Virtual Tours the New of Open House

Are Virtual Tours the New of Open House By Kelly Perkins Just like 60 is the new 50, will a virtual tour feel as invigorating as a physical walk through of an Open House? Regardless of your answer, the reality is the virtual experience is necessary during these unique times and...

Ask the Expert: What Do Buyers Really Want?

By Adrienne Brandes What is the most important thing today’s buyer is looking for? It seems like today’s buyers want to turnkey, either a total remodel or a brand new build. Most of my buyers are looking for less clutter and more open “space” and light. High ceilings are very important....

Ask the Expert: Savvy Homeowners Can Use Loans to Maximize Their Resources in Retirement

Reverse mortgages are often thought of as a last-resort option for seniors who want to stay in their homes but have little resources and few options. Research has proven otherwise. In recent years, a number of retirement experts and financial planners have extolled the ways a reverse mortgage can be...

Ask the Expert: Looking to Invest in Out-of- State Real Estate?

Have you thought about investing in real estate outside of our market? Plenty of people are buying in other states and holding on to the properties as investments or with the potential of retiring in them one day. Hot markets are always changing, so here’s a look at the...

Ask the Expert: Who You Gonna Call?

When house hunters are looking for homes online, they tend to use websites or apps that make it easy to identify homes that fit their criteria. Sometimes though, buyers will have questions and want more information or wish to schedule a tour. Common sense would say to hit the...

Ask the Expert: Fourth of July Traditions

The Fourth of July is an exciting time to live in the beach cities! This summer holiday, which celebrates our independence, also gives residents the chance to participate in some longstanding traditions. What says home more than traditions and lasting memories? Here are some of the great festivities that...

Ask the Expert: Lipstick on a Pig?

Shiny and new is nice. There’s no doubt that many house hunters are attracted to stylish, sleek, updated homes. But, can you really judge a book by its cover? Is the twinkle that looks so new and bright really done totally right? It pays to dig deeper and scratch...

Ask the Expert: Do You Know the Lifespan of Your Household Appliances?

Lifespan is an important factor to consider when it comes to your home. There are all sorts of things to pay attention to, from appliances to furniture and the inner workings of a home. Knowing the age of each appliance and how long it is expected to last can...

Ask the Expert: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck (And How Not To)

The cost to value 2019 report is here. Each year Remodeling.com puts together a list of the home improvements that add value to homes and also ones that do not. Each area of the country has different projects that are more popular or necessary. Here’s a look at what the Los...

Ask the Expert: Help! My Online Home Value Is Hurting My Home Sale

If you are a homeowner, it’s likely that at one point or another you’ve checked the value of your home on Zillow, Redfin, or some other similar website. With just a few clicks, a website can provide instant gratification regarding the value of your property. Sometimes that gratification leads...