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Tips for Buying a Fixer Upper

Buying a house that needs renovation? Here's what you should keep in mind.
Posted by Anna Jotham on January 03, 2020 in No Category
Whether you're on a budget, a first-time homeowner who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty, or just want the challenge of some DIY, buying a fixer upper may appeal to you for several reasons. You've seen the shows that demonstrate how almost anything is possible, and it's inspiring and intriguing. Imagining what you can do with a property that needs a little love can be fun, but what should you keep in mind when it's time to buy? Let's put on the work gloves and find out!   Buying a fixer upper? Read this f... read more
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All Luxury Listings Have One Thing in Common

Whether buying or selling luxury property, knowing this is a game changer.
Posted by Anna Jotham on December 19, 2019 in  Luxury Real Estate
There is one thing all luxury listings have in common. Sure, many have high-end finishes, maybe an enviable wine cellar or a home theater sure to drop jaws. They likely have smart home technology throughout and perhaps even an indoor pool. While each luxury home is luxurious in its own way, all luxury listings have one thing in common. The marketing rules for luxury listings are entirely different. Why does this matter? Because knowing the marketing playbook is different enables you to find the right agent to list ... read more
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Making the Most of Open Houses

When you're ready to buy, here's what you should know.
Posted by Anna Jotham on December 05, 2019 in  Open House
When you're ready to buy, here's what you should know When it's time to buy a house, attending open houses is an important part of the process. Open houses have a lot to offer as part of the complex homebuying process. They enable you to familiarize yourself with neighborhoods. They can help you refine your list of needs and wants. They can clarify expectations on pricing, features and inventory on the market. It's all about gathering the information you need to make the best choice for you and your loved ones. But... read more
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3 Surprising Facts About Luxury Homes

Luxury real estate: facts about luxury homes.
Posted by Anna Jotham on November 22, 2019 in  Luxury Real Estate
Considering luxury real estate? This may surprise you! Whether you’re searching for the ideal luxury home for you and your loved ones, looking to list your luxury home with a reputable Realtor, or just scanning listings and dreaming of “someday…” it turns out some facts about luxury listings may come as a surprise. And it’s no wonder: when it comes to the luxury market, there are loads of differences from the rest of the world of real estate.   3 Things you won’t believe ... read more
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Rising Costs and Reduced Inventory Challenge Home Ownership

Housing inventory shortage creates major roadblock on the road to homeownership.
Posted by Anna Jotham on October 22, 2019 in  Buying and Selling
River Valley region homebuyers are now facing their second consecutive year of inventory shortages. And as happens when demand overwhelms supply, prices increase. It’s the perfect storm to keep first-time buyers from achieving the American dream. But it’s also the perfect formula for motivating creative ways to save for a down payment. In a recent Bankrate survey, almost half of millennials (ages 23 to 38) said the cost of living was keeping them from buying a home. But they’re not the only o... read more
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