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    The Comprehensive Guide to Preparing a House for Sale

    By Michelle Queen | July 10, 2021

    The Comprehensive Guide to Preparing a House for Sale Do you want your house to sell fast and for top dollar? Properly prepping the home before listing it is critical. This step-by-step guide shows you just how to do it. Listing a home isn’t like putting an item on eBay. Though a few clicks of a... Read More

    Local Market Update December 2021

    By Michelle Queen | January 28, 2022

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    What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You

    By Michelle Queen | January 29, 2021

    The real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to remain favorable throughout the year. One challenge to the housing industry, however, is the lack of homes available for sale today. Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home... Read More

    What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

    By Michelle Queen | January 12, 2021

    According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates. As CoreLogic explained: “Home price growth remained consistently elevated throughout 2020. Home sales... Read More

    How To Check Out A Potential Neighborhood During a Pandemic

    By Michelle Queen | December 11, 2020

    The coronavirus is completely changing the real estate industry, and the pandemic has presented unique challenges for buyers. Not only are they unable to tour properties in person as easily, but, in some areas, they also can’t walk around the neighborhood and get a feel for whether it’s the kind of neighborhood they want to... Read More

    10 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

    By Michelle Queen | November 18, 2020

    A little design magic can make even the tiniest bathroom feel spacious. Small bathrooms aren’t the easiest spaces to work with. They’re usually cramped and crowded, with limited natural light and awkward layouts. Whether it’s your powder room or your apartment bathroom that’s cramping your style, here are a few tips for making any small... Read More

    5 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help You Buy a Home

    By Michelle Queen | November 11, 2020

    New year, new home? Whip your financial resume into shape to improve your home-buying odds. Thinking of buying a home this year? We compiled five New Year’s resolutions that can help you keep your financial resume in tiptop shape. 1. Avoid job hopping Employment history and income are two of the biggest factors lenders look... Read More

    Regain Your Garage: Simple Tricks for Getting Organized

    By Michelle Queen | November 5, 2020

    A thoughtful approach to garage storage makes the most of this valuable space and keeps every necessity at your fingertips. If your house is bursting at the seams, or simply short on storage options, the solution may be as close as your garage. To make the best use of this space, however, you first need... Read More

    Renovating Your Guest Room

    By Michelle Queen | October 28, 2020

    Renovating Your Guest Room? Here Are Our Top Tips The guestroom likely isn’t the first area of your home that you would think of to renovate. But, revamping your guestroom is a productive and fulfilling project for any homeowner. Just think: with a functional and stylish guest room on your property, you can give houseguests... Read More

    American’s are Gaining Confidence in the Economy

    By Michelle Queen | October 21, 2020

    The September Jobs Report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.9%. Though that percentage is well below what experts projected earlier this year, it still means millions of people are without work. There’s no way to minimize the tremendous impact this pandemic-induced recession continues to have on many Americans. However, the... Read More