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Consider These Quick Tips Before Installing Your New Floor

Whether you’ve just moved in or you’ve been settled for a while, consider these GT Tips before you’re next hard surface flooring installation. Decide whether you’re keeping the baseboards or getting new baseboards.  Most flooring types require a small gap between the wall’s edge and the flooring’s edge, as with…


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Is Your Home Smart Enough To Attract a Buyer?

It’s no secret that more buyers are on the prowl for turnkey homes in today’s market.  Ongoing research shows that 71 percent of buyers, in fact, are looking for move in ready conditions, and are more willing to put in offers on homes that require less work or updating.  The…


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6 Ways to Stress Free Showings

If you’re selling your home with us, we’ve probably asked you to be as accommodating for showings as possible, and for good reason.  Accommodating for showings lets potential buyers know your motivated and serious, and gives a glimpse into what the escrow process might be like with you as a…


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You Might Want to Consider a Solar Panel System

Solar panels are becoming increasingly beneficial with the rising costs of electricity.  You’re probably feeling that high cost over these summer months when the air conditioning is running high and the kids are home from school using more electricity than normal.  With rising utility costs, there are more government and…


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4 Ways to a Better Lease

There’s a lot of optimism and excitement surrounding your need for a new lease.  “Maybe the next one will be better than the last.” There’s also a lot to realize.  Over the course of your last lease the lease market may have changed. Fortunately, a lot of the issues that…


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This Simple Plan to Boost Your Credit Score May Surprise You

We’ve all been there.  Well, hoped we be there.  We’ve all set timelines for ourselves and thought, “I should have xyz by now” or “I thought I would be in a position to do xyz.” One of those variables may have been buying a house this summer.  You’re hoping to…


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Baby Boomers vs. Millennials

Two demographics influencing the housing market are baby boomers and fist-time buyers plagued by student loan debt. Both groups are leaving stagnant markets and low turnovers. Baby boomers themselves control about two-thirds of the nation’s aggregate home equity, which computes to about $8 trillion. Whether they decide to move from…


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Getting the Right Representation When Buying A Home

So, you’ve decided to do it.  You’ve set a goal, set your budget and location, got pre-approved and you’re ready for it.  You’re doing it.  You’re going to buy a home. Now what? A home purchase is a significant and expensive transaction with long-term implications. You want to buy wisely,…


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What's Happening With the Housing Supply?

If you’re currently working with us, you may have heard us talk about the short housing supply in recent months; the home buying demand continues to outweigh the number of homes for sale. Nationally, the inventory of homes for sale in May is 3.8 percent lower than this time last…


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It's More Common Than Ever: Kitchens and Baths

It’s so often that we as buyer’s agents hear our clients say, “But we’ll have to redo the kitchen and update the bathrooms…”  Sellers know this and we know that what typically sells a home is the condition of the kitchens, and the condition of the bathrooms. It’s no surprise…


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