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Stages we go thru when buying a home.

          Stage 1: You can’t seem to find what you want You have your heart set on a sprawling front porch, while your partner won’t even attend an open house without the promise of a finished basement, leaving your home search dead in the water. What are prospective home buyers to do? […]

Ways to Boost Home Value

        According to Consumer Reports if you want to increase home value here’s some ways. When Alec and Jennifer Harmes spent $264,900 for their first home in 2011—a 1,500-square-foot ranch fixer-­upper in Austin, Texas—they assumed they would be living there for many years. So the couple, millennials in their early 30s, embarked […]

Is 2016 The Year Millennials Will Start Buying?

Millennials. They’re the ever-frustrating group that’s been making the real estate industry quiver for years. Where are they? Why aren’t they buying homes? What’s going to happen to the market if they don’t step up? What is going on here?! Every blip, bump, and bounce has been microstudied, overanalyzed, turned into an infographic and used […]

Hmmm this is interesting! According to a recent report, 20% of Americans live more than a couple of hours from their parents. Do you?


Dos and Don’ts for a First-Time Home Buyer

Purchasing a home for the first time is one of the most exciting and important decisions someone can make. Making a mistake in the process can be devastating. However, most first-time home buyer mistakes are easily avoidable with a little bit of research and guidance from a real estate professional. Here are a few dos […]

Ellen DeGeneres Is Really Into Home Design—Here Are Her Top Tips

             recently interviewed Ellen DeGeneres.Who knew? Ellen DeGeneres isn’t just an affable talk-show host and beloved comedian. She’s also an extremely prolific home designer and house flipper, as shown in her new book, “Home.” “I wanted to be an interior designer when I was 13,” […]

Great Reasons to Buy a New Home

Is it really 2016 already?  For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in the new year—or even just trying to—there’s a whole lot to celebrate. Why? A variety of financial vectors have dovetailed to make this the perfect storm for home buyers to get out there and make an (winning) offer. Here are […]

Fannie Mae says millennials are finally leaving their parents’ basements

Parents, rejoice. Your offspring may finally be moving out of the family basement. A new report (PDF) from Fannie Mae, the U.S. government-backed mortgage company, suggests that the millennial generation is getting a move on. “According to the ACS [Census Bureau’s American Community Survey], the number of homeowners aged 25-34 fell by more than 250,000 in each […]