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Monthly Archives: December 2020

    How Often Should I Check My Roof?

    By Raegan George | December 30, 2020

    While you may not think about your roof every day, you want to make sure that your roof stays in good shape and remains leak free. To do so, regular inspections need to be performed. But how often should that happen? According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, you should check your roof at least... Read More

    Why Did My Credit Score Drop?

    By Raegan George | December 28, 2020

    If you’ve seen a change in your credit score recently, you may be wondering why. There are a number of factors that contribute to a dropping credit score and it is important to know what may be causing that! When buying a home, it is important to maintain your credit and not make any major... Read More

    3 Steps To Downsizing

    By Raegan George | December 23, 2020

    Whether you are moving to a smaller space or just trying to de-clutter, down-sizing can be overwhelming. There are often many bittersweet feelings – excitement for change but sadness over what you might need to let go of. Downsizing can force you to get rid of items that you may have clung to for a... Read More

    Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.”

    By Raegan George | December 21, 2020

    There seems to be some concern that the 2020 economic downturn will lead to another foreclosure crisis like the one we experienced after the housing crash a little over a decade ago. However, there’s one major difference this time: a robust forbearance program. During the housing crash of 2006-2008, many felt homeowners should be forced to... Read More

    Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing

    By Raegan George | December 18, 2020

    Through all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well, and purchasers are continuing to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates. Realtor Magazine just explained: “While winter may be typically a slow season in real estate, economists predict it isn’t likely to happen this year…Low inventories combined with high demand due to record-low... Read More

    Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move

    By Raegan George | December 16, 2020

    If you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how to operate remotely to keep their employees healthy, safe, and productive. For many, it may be carrying into next year, and possibly beyond. While the pandemic continues,... Read More

    Tips to Sell Your House Safely Right Now [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Raegan George | December 9, 2020

    Some Highlights Your agent now has over 6 months of experience selling houses during the pandemic and can make the process easier and safer for you today. COVID-19 protocols and technology usage recommendations from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) are making it possible to sell houses right now, while agents continue to abide first and foremost... Read More

    5 Painting Mistakes to Avoid

    By Raegan George | December 7, 2020

    Mistake #1: Not Using The Correct Applicator DIY interior painting can be a money-saver if you know what you’re doing. While saving a few dollars is definitely worth trying out painting yourself, it is important to avoid mistakes often made in the process. Here is how to avoid them! If you are willing to pay... Read More

    Grey Is Out, Earth Tones Are In

    By Raegan George | December 3, 2020

    Shades of tan were all the rage for years. It was impossible to find a home that had any ‘modern’ paint styles when wood finishes and brown decor were everywhere. Over the last half decade, there was a major shift to sleek white or gray walls paired with metal finishes. While it seemed like that... Read More

    Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

    By Raegan George | December 1, 2020

    In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below):When you continually hear how rates are hitting... Read More