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How To Buy in a Tight Market

January 30, 2019

 Increase your chances of getting your dream house in a competitive housing market. Get prequalified for a mortgage.You’ll be able to make a firm commitment to buy and your offer will be more desirable to the seller.Stay in close contact with your real estate agent.Your agent will be on the lookout for the newest ...

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Real Estate Resolutions!

January 30, 2019

As 2018 came to a close and we have entered 2019, homeowners may look back on their year and realize now is the best time to plan and execute some new resolutions.  From tidying up spaces to making plans to sell, there are many goals homeowners can choose from to accomplish for the upcoming year. Here are some ...

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HOW TO AVOID DEBT WHEN SHOPPING FOR YOUR FIRST HOME

January 30, 2019

REAL ESTATE NEWS AND VIEWS FOR METROWEST MASSACHUSETTS. PUBLISHED BY BILL GASSETT RE/MAX EXECUTIVE REALTYBILL GASSETT — JANUARY 17, 2019 It can be easy to fall into debt when buying your first home, especially if you’re not financially prepared or don’t understand what each step of the home buying process looks like. Chances are, you’re ...

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Programming the Thermostat

January 29, 2019

https://www.houselogic.com/save-money-add-value/save-on-utilities/programmable-thermostats/...

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Top Kitchen remodel trends

January 21, 2019

Top Kitchen remodel trendsFarmhouse design continues to gain popularity in kitchen remodels. Eighty-two percent of renovating homeowners this year who are changing the style of their kitchen says they’re making it farmhouse. Farmhouse now nearly ties contemporary in popularity (14 percent versus 15 percent, respectively). Transition—a mix of tradition and modern—still remains the most popular in ...

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Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

January 21, 2019

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before ...

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National Association of Realtors (NAR) research department

January 18, 2019

National Association of Realtors (NAR) research department, as of 2018, millennials are the largest share of home buyers at 36 percent, with 65 percent of those also being first-time home buyers. Consider posting teasers and links to your blog content on Instagram, where 59 percent of millennials are active users....

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Winter Home Check List

January 17, 2019

December☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal☐ Clean range hood filters☐Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)January☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal☐ Clean range hood filters☐Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)February☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal☐ Clean range hood filters☐Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)Quarterly☐ Test smoke/carbon monoxide detectors☐ ...

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National Lender vs. Local Lender

January 15, 2019

When buying a home one of the biggest tasks to tackle first is finding a lender. The lender you choose should walk with you through the entire process of purchasing a home, much like a good Real Estate Agent should. The lender will gather information (full name, social security number, work history information, etc), gather documents (proof of income ...

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What You Need to Prepare for Your 1st Home

January 15, 2019

Buying a home is a big undertaking. From finding the right property and negotiating, to sorting out the legal details and moving in, there are dozens of important steps along the way. And for many first-time buyers, it can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier, even if you’...

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Emotional Intelligence and Real Estate

January 15, 2019

The following article appeared in INMAN. The original article can be found here: https://www.inman.com/2019/01/14/connect-the-speakers-marc-brackett-on-emotional-intelligence-and-real-estate/Connect the Speakers: Marc Brackett on emotional intelligence and real estateWhat you need to know about emotional intelligence and how it helps rule your worldBYINMANStaff Writer  You’ve probably heard of the concept of emotional intelligence before — but if you’ve brushed ...

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Clients are number 1.

January 15, 2019

1Good Morning World,    We work in an industry where we are expected to be available 24/7.  When I am with a client, I give them 100% of my attention never breaking eye contact, and truly listen to what they are saying, being present in the moment. They are special to me. My phone is always off ...

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POST HOLIDAY DECLUTTER 101

January 15, 2019

Tip #1 Take out the trashAlways begin with the trash. You would be amazed at how much the clutter is actually trash. Take a bag and start walking around your home. Remove anything that is trash. If you are a holiday recycler, don’t forget a bag to collect any ribbons and bows you may find as you are ...

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House Types In the Great Smoky Mountains of East TN

January 15, 2019

Home Types In the Great Smoky Mountains of East  TN by Sandra C Brown, Broker Dream Catcher Realty The home market in the Great Smoky Mountains of East TN (Sevier, Blount, Cocke, and Jefferson Counties)  is actually 3 different market types.  Most owner occupant homes year round homes are not cabins and usually  cost between $80,000 ...

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What causes a low appraisal?

January 15, 2019

What causes a low appraisalShort appraisals are common in declining housing markets because the lack of recent comparable home sales in the area, or “comps,” make it hard for appraisers to determine the current market value of a property.When home sales slow down, good comps “age” quickly. Add foreclosures and short sales to the mix ...

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Buying a House This Year! This Should Be Your First Step!

January 14, 2019

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before ...

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Five facts consumers need to know

January 14, 2019

Jean McLean >>> TwitterBuying or selling a home can be complicated. For some consumers, closing costs are particularly challenging. That’s why Stephanie Gwin Gant, mortgage loan originator of Birmingham’s Silverton Mortgage, and Jessyca McKnight, qualifying broker of Birmingham-based A Prime Location Real Estate, discuss the following with their clients:Where to start. Although many buyers begin ...

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5 housing takeways: What should you expect from home sales in 2019? Janna Herron, USA TODAY

January 14, 2019

Forget fevered bidding wars and snap home-buying decisions. Slower and steadier will characterize next year's housing market.That follows a 2018 that started off hot but softened into the fall as buyers – put off by high prices and few choices – sat out rather than paid up.Affordability issues will remain a top concern going ...

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5 Mistakes That Can Make House Flipping a Flop

January 14, 2019

BY JAMES MCWHINNEY   Updated Oct 30, 2018 It looks so easy! Buy a house, make a few cosmetic fixes, put it back on the market and make a huge profit. At any given time there are half-a-dozen shows on television where good-looking, well-dressed investors make the process look fast, fun and profitable. And plenty of homes are getting ...

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SE Tennessee-Seller's Market

January 14, 2019

With a tight inventory of homes in our area, we Realtors must be dilligent in assisting buyers to be at the "top of their game" in getting ready to make an offer on a HUD property.  As a listing agent for HUD, I make sure that I am always available for buyers and Realtors if they have ...

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How to Prepare to Finance a Home

January 11, 2019

How to Prepare to Finance a Home...

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Come home close to where you live and play.

January 11, 2019

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Best Buys

January 10, 2019

When someone considers investing in real estate, attention tends to drift to the hot markets like San Francisco or the places those residents are fleeing to due to the high cost of real estate. In other cases, investors focus on the “cool” places people want to be and assume that will yield a good return on the investment. ...

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Moving Must-Dos

January 09, 2019

Moving must-dosTake the stress out of moving with this timeline of helpful hintsMoving can be stressful, but planning and a little know-how can go a long way. Here is a checklist designed to help make the experience easier.1. About two months before you moveA list of all your belongings can be useful when deciding how many boxes you ...

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2018 Manchester TN Real Estate Update

January 09, 2019

In the Middle Tennessee area of Manchester, TN; the number of home sales were up 8.5% from 2017 to 2018. Even with limited inventory, not only the number of sales, but the sales price is increasing. Average home prices for 2018 were up 9.5% vs. 2017.  In Coffee County,        ...

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