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    • Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year. Your real estate agent will hav...
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!

      In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners who want to upgrade from their current […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over Again

      Last week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or less). The survey asked their opinion on an impending recession and its possible impact on the housing market. Two major takeaways from the survey: 42% believe a recession will occur this year or […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!

      Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 10 Steps to Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start. Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home. Make sure to ask your agent for details about each step and what else may be requi...
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You

      There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply by paying their mortgage while their home increases in value over time. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently broke down the equity gained from price appreciation and […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale

      The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, peaking the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move. New research from realtor.com shows that the first week of April is […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth

      “I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” – John Stuart Mill (1840s) Even back in the mid-1800s, people knew that negative news sells. That is still true today. All forms of […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!

      According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan