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Smart Homes
Posted by Sarah Buttera on March 15, 2017 in  Buyers  Home Improvements  Seller
A little overview on smart home technology. Did you know that making your home a smart home can add value? It's a cool way to differentiate your house from the rest of the competition and it provides tons of functionality. Get ready!Just view this quick simple video below!Smart Homes ... read more
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Am I Ready to Buy a Home?

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on March 09, 2017 in  Buyers
So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge on your dream home. But are you really ready to own it, or should you consider renting? Home ownership is often touted as a popular facet of the American Dream. But buying a home is not something you do on a whim. Rather, it’s a deliberate process that involves assessing your life to determine if buying a house is a financially sound step for you. Here are some signals that you might be ready for homeownership. You Are Debt FreeYou know you’r... read more
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Tech Trends That'll Change Showings

Tech Trends That'll Change Showings
Posted by Sarah Buttera on October 20, 2016 in  Buyers  Home Improvements  Home Maintenance  Seller
With Technology changing our lives daily we all often wonder if this will relate to Buying or Selling a home.  A recent article from Realtor Magazine shows a few examples of future technology in Real Estate.1.  Virtual Realty Headsets- These headsets are already being used by gaming systems and other online programs.  Is there a market to use these to view your home online in the future? 2.  Drones- In real estate, unmanned aerial vehicles could soon help you market your listings from ... read more
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First-Time Homebuyer Regrets

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on October 10, 2016 in  Buyers
When you are buying your first home, it should be an exciting experience - after all it is likely one of the biggest purchases you will make throughout your lifetime.  From the neighborhood, to the size of the house and everything in-between, there is a lot involved in the purchase process and making the right decisions about everything can often be challenging.In a recent study, approximately 1 in 5 first-time homebuyers reported some regret after closing on their purchase. With the help from your Realto... read more
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How to Protect Yourself During a Home Purchase

Contingencies
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on September 06, 2016 in  Buyers
When you look to purchase a home, it's a good idea to anticipate potential problems that could occur. If something does go wrong, you want to ensure that you can cancel the purchase contract without penalty. This is what contingencies allow you to do. Contingencies should typically be included in an offer you present to buy a home. Most offers include two standard contingencies: a financing contingency, which makes the sale dependent on your ability to obtain a loan commitment from a lender, and an inspection conti... read more
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