Market Watch & Musings

July 6, 2021
If you’re looking to build equity in your home or trying to get top dollar when it’s time to sell, there are several things you can and should do to increase the value of your home. Follow these useful tips to get started.
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June 22, 2021
Revamp your front door with one of these easy exterior updates. Our creative projects for house numbers, welcome mats, mailboxes, and more bring personality to your front stoop. These DIY front door ideas will help you get the best-looking entryway on the block.
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May 10, 2021
People tend to focus on the negatives of getting older, which is fair because there are plenty of them! But at least in my experience, there are also a few good things about getting older that help balance out the bad ones.

One aspect of getting older that I’ve been enjoying is that my patience for nonsense seems to be decreasing all the time. I not only feel more confident about what I want, but I also care less about the judgments of other people. I also have less patience for junk cluttering up my house, which brings us to the subject of today’s post!
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April 12, 2021
If you are thinking about selling your house or looking to renovate and want to know what is going to get the biggest return on investment - here are 4 ideas to get you top dollar.

March 21, 2021
During the pandemic I caved and bought an air fryer but I have no idea how to use it and what to cook other than frozen taquitos (BTW - boy do I make a mean air fried taquito). If you are like me - click on the link to see 25 of the best, unique recipes for your air fryer. Happy cooking!
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February 4, 2021
As we head into 2021, we often get asked about where the real estate market is headed - which is a tricky question to answer. As we all know, 2020 brought us an unprecended pandemic, an unprecended interest rate and an unprecented presidental election. Since we have never encountered one of these events - let alone all three in one year there is no historical trend that we can point to, however, US News and World Report has an excellent article describing what we are likely to see in the coming year.
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January 26, 2021
Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery or a lower cost of living, these countries have everything you need to enjoy your retirement years. And, of course, Ana and Melissa will be happy to sell your current home!

December 11, 2020
Just like you read in the paper and heard in the news, the pandemic didn't slow down real estate. The market is still robust in many areas because of low inventory. Most buyers are getting their purchasing power from record low interest rates and fixed interest loans. And though the pandemic will force several families to lose their homes because of job losses, not all of them will end up with short sales (owing more than they can sell for) or foreclosures.

December 11, 2020
This is one of our clients' biggest challenges. Here is a great article to give you some food for thought!
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April 29, 2020
As we all sit at home, hunkered down with our families and more time on our hands than we know what to do with, we are discovering hidden talents, finding some great Netflix shows and podcasts and honing skills that we have.

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