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Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

Published Monday, January 27, 2020
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Real Estate Agent, Broker, Realtor: What's the Difference?

Published Monday, January 27, 2020

Whether you want to buy or sell a home, you'll want some help. So who should you hire? Real estate professionals go by various names, including real estate agent, real estate broker, or Realtor®. So what's the difference?

Sometimes these titles are used interchangeably, but rest assured, there are some important differences, as well as varying requirements for using particular titles.

Here's a rundown of the real estate professional titles you’ll come across, and what they mean.

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7 Reasons to Work with a REALTORŪ

Published Monday, January 27, 2020

REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers:

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Home-Showing Tips That'll Persuade Buyers to Bite

Published Sunday, January 26, 2020

Having an open house is the exciting part of selling a home, but let's face it: It takes a lot of work to get there.

Once you've made repairschosen a Realtor®, real estate agent or listing agent, and then decided on an asking price, your home is almost ready for market—but first, how about a little primping and polishing? Or maybe a lot of primping and polishing. This is where an open house for potential buyers comes into play.

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How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

Published Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home.

Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 at an average of 3.8% for a 30-year fixed-rate loan.

The combination of leveraging your growing equity and capitalizing on low rates could make a big difference in your housing plans this year.

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Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

Published Monday, January 13, 2020

According to an  Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60.

The good news is, our younger generations are strong believers in homeownership.

According to a Freddie Mac survey,

“The dream of homeownership is alive and well within “Generation Z,” the demographic cohort following Millennials.  Our survey…finds that Gen Z views homeownership as an important goal. They estimate that they will attain this goal by the time they turn 30 years old, three years younger than the current median homebuying age (33).”

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Stormwater News

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sinkhole collapse is one of the most prevalent maintenance issues in our karst region.  These collapses have the potential to be very detrimental to our subsurface streams.  The effects of a collapse can obstruct and alter subsurface flow which our developments depend on for managing excess stormwater runoff created by added impervious surfaces.  Because management of stormwater is an essential component of flood prevention, it is very important to protect and maintain our subsurface stream network and associated infrastructure.

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7 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

Published Friday, February 23, 2018

An important step to finding a home, whether you’re renting or buying, is ensuring that you have a good credit history. The American Bankers Association suggests the following tips to improve your credit score:

 

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