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    Spring into Action: Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Expert Guidance

    By Ashley Meredith | March 2, 2023

    To sell your home this spring, it may need more preparation than it would have a year or two ago. Today’s housing market has a different feel. There are more homes for sale than there were at this time last year, but inventory is still historically low. So, if a house has been sitting on the market... Read More

    You May Not Need as Much as You Think for Your Down Payment

    By Ashley Meredith | February 16, 2023

    Some Highlights Many people believe you need to put down 20% of the purchase price when you buy a home. But recent homebuyers actually put down far less on their purchase. And with programs like FHA loans, VA loans, and USDA loans, some qualified buyers are able to put down as little as 0-3.5%. Let’s connect to make sure you have a... Read More

    Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market

    By Ashley Meredith | February 1, 2023

    As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause on selling. Now, however, rates are beginning to come down—and buyers are starting to reenter the market. In fact, the latest... Read More

    Keep Heating Costs Down This Winter

    By Ashley Meredith | January 17, 2023

    In Fall 2022, the National Energy Assistance Directors Association warned that heating costs will be the highest in 10 years as households pay nearly 18% more this Winter. Between the 2020-21 and 2022-23 Winters, home energy costs increased by 36%. What can you do to stay warm and save energy costs? The National Resources Defense Council advises that you... Read More

    What Are Your Goals in the Housing Market This Year?

    By Ashley Meredith | January 4, 2023

    If buying or selling a home is part of your dreams for 2023, it’s essential for you to understand today’s housing market, define your goals, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. In the last year, high inflation had a big impact on the economy, the housing market,... Read More

    Top Tips When Pursuing Your Dream of Homeownership

    By Ashley Meredith | December 13, 2022

    If you’re a young adult, you may be thinking about your goals and priorities for the months and years ahead. And if homeownership ranks high on your goal sheet, you’re in good company. Many of your peers are also pursuing their dream of owning a home. The 2022 Millennial & Gen Z Borrower Sentiment Report from Maxwell says: “Many young adults... Read More

    Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability Today

    By Ashley Meredith | November 15, 2022

    Every time there’s a news segment about the housing market, we hear about the affordability challenges buyers are facing today. Those headlines are focused on how much mortgage rates have climbed this year. And while it’s true rates have risen dramatically, it’s important to remember they aren’t the only factor in the affordability equation. Here... Read More

    Sell Your House Before the Holidays

    By Ashley Meredith | November 2, 2022

    As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. One of those key decision points could be whether or not you want to move this year. If the location or size of your current home no longer meets your needs,... Read More

    How To Turn Your House Into An Energy Efficient Home

    By Ashley Meredith | October 4, 2022

    Key Tips to Remember:  Get an energy evaluation/audit.  Make sure your HVAC unit is efficient.  Seal your windows, doors, and ducts.  Choose Energy Star appliances.  Consider renewables and recyclables.  If you’re interested in more sustainable living, lessening your impact on the environment, living a healthier, more cost-effective lifestyle and lowering your carbon footprint, you’re probably... Read More

    How Homeowners Can Protect Their Investment

    By Ashley Meredith | September 14, 2022

    The impact of COVID-19 was swift and unexpected, leaving many people in a financial emergency. In fact, a study conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® discovered a surprising 71% of homeowners worry they won’t qualify for any mortgage relief options that are out there. While mortgage relief options are available,... Read More