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Fluctuating Interest Rates and Real Estate Investing

Fluctuating Interest Rates and Real Estate Investing

Interest rates tend to fluctuate over time. As a real estate investor, it's important to understand how changes in interest rates can impact the housing market. How Rising Rates Affect Home Buying When interest rates rise, it generally slows demand in the real estate...

Is Your Vacation Rental Ready For Winter Guests?

Is Your Vacation Rental Ready For Winter Guests?

Owning a vacation rental, like an Airbnb or VRBO home, is a great way to earn extra income. Much of the year, all these properties need is a way to manage access and a cleaning service. When winter comes, however, it’s important to add some extra care – both for the...

Don’t Overdo It When Decluttering to Sell Your Home

Don’t Overdo It When Decluttering to Sell Your Home

If you’re preparing your home to sell, you already know that it’s important to declutter. A clean, tidy space allows potential buyers to see the beauty of your home and to imagine themselves living there. But there is a fine line between decluttering and denuding –...

New Home Loan Limits Announced for 2024

New Home Loan Limits Announced for 2024

As home prices continue to rise, consumers are getting a break from the Federal Housing Administration regulates the loan limits for conforming and government-guaranteed loan programs. Home loans are categorized into government-guaranteed, conforming, and jumbo...

Limit Disruptions During the Holiday Showings

Limit Disruptions During the Holiday Showings

Selling your home during the holidays requires a balance between family celebrations and public access. While your home may look its best, it can be challenging to accommodate the last-minute showings. Communication with your agent is critical and with proper...

Navigating a Nightmare Final Walk-Through

Navigating a Nightmare Final Walk-Through

The final walk-through is typically the last step in buying a home and an exciting one. This is a last look at the home that’s about to become home to the homebuyers. But occasionally, the buyer is shocked to see that the home is not in the condition expected. While...

Why Didn’t My House Sell?

Why Didn’t My House Sell?

There is nothing more frustrating for a seller than to watch houses around them sell like hotcakes while theirs lingers on the market. Finally, when the listing expires, they find themselves asking why. Why didn’t my house sell? In a robust housing market like we’ve...

Should You Repair or Replace a Roof?

Should You Repair or Replace a Roof?

One of the most important elements of any home is the roof. The roof is the first line of defense in protecting the home from weather-related issues, such as wind, fire, and rain. Over time, the constant abuse can take its toll, and your roof will require some...