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Big Kid-Small House

Posted by Stephanie Schade on July 08, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice
Your home used to be big enough. When your kid was small, even though his toys were everywhere, they were small toys. His room was big enough for reading and sleeping even six months ago. But somehow in the last few months your home has shrunk. There just isn’t enough room for everything that has to happen in it and moving is NOT an option. Your teenager is working on schoolwork, yes, but he is also working on developing a sense of identity, exploring who he is as an individual and maintaining friendships ou... read more

Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on March 27, 2020 in  Buying a home  Real Estate Advice
The February 2020 National Housing Survey was conducted between February 1, 2020 and February 22, 2020. Most of the data collection occurred during the first two weeks of this period. The most detailed consumer attitudinal survey of its kind, Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey (NHS) polled approximately 1,000 Americans via live telephone interview to assess their attitudes toward owning and renting a home, home and rental price changes, homeownership distress, the economy, household finances, and ... read more
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Can I sell my house if it needs work?

Posted by Karen Johnson on February 18, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
For one reason or another you need to sell your house NOW and all those projects you have been putting off will just never get done. What can you do when your home needs work or is dated or even just not-trendy? 1.    Call your agent. Your home might not be as bad as you think! Or if it really is “that house”; the one with the dead grass or the beat up wood flooring or the original kitchen your agent can talk through some strategies. She may tell you that you shouldn’t touch a thin... read more
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Should I buy a Home Warranty?

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on January 24, 2020 in  Preparing for Emergencies  Real Estate Advice
First things first: a home warranty is not the same thing as homeowners insurance. Home owners insurance covers major perils such as fires, hail, property crimes, and certain types of water damage that could affect the entire structure and/or the homeowner’s personal possessions. A homeowners insurance policy can protect your home against damages that occur to the house itself and your belongings inside. Homeowners coverage can also protect your property, some of your personal possessions and you. For instan... read more
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Senior First Time Home Buyer?

Posted by Lisa DeJessa on January 01, 2020 in  Buying a home  Real Estate Advice
Seniors can be first time home buyers. Even if it’s not your very first time, it may be the first time you’ve bought a home in a long time!   1. Take the time to formulate questions and identify your goals. Make sure you feel comfortable with the process.   2. Get your finances in order before you apply for a mortgage. Order a copy of your credit report so you can check it for accuracy. If you are paying cash, or cashing in other assets to buy the home, make sure you get appropriate financia... read more
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