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PANTONE’S NEW COLOR OF 2022

We’re just going to say it: It’s been a year. In fact, it’s been a couple of years, which means we truly deserve a respite in the form of something pretty to gaze at for a change. Fortunately, the global color experts at Pantone…
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Has the Housing Market Peaked? That May Depend on Where You Live

After more than a year of staggering increases in home prices, the party appears to be coming to an end. The growth in prices, which rose more than 30% this year in some of the nation’s hottest real estate markets, appears to have peaked…
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Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home

The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated. According to the Schwartz Center…
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The Biggest Risk in Today’s Crazy Market? Buying a House You Regret!

My 23-year-old niece Megan is house hunting, and as anyone who’s dipped a toe in this crazy market would understand, she’s feeling desperate. Hoping to pass along some comfort and advice, I told my niece that I knew that desperation…
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Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right.

There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record rate. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association…
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HOW TO KEEP YOUR YARD MOSQUITO-FREE THIS SUMMER

Warm days bring some of the best moments of summer, and after a long year away from family and friends, we’re all looking forward to evenings spent around the fire pit, patio swing, or outdoor kitchen. But all too often, mosquitoes will crash…
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5 MOST PROFITABLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS YOU SHOULD MAKE BEFORE SELLING YOUR HOME

Getting ready to sell your house? You may want to consider these five home improvements to ensure a bigger price tag at closing time. Unless you’re Joanna Gaines, the prospect of updating and prepping your home for sale can seem daunting.…
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How Mortgage Rate Changes Can Impact Your Homebuying Budget

Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home.…
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To Renovate, or Not, Prior to Selling…….

When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as…