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Best Time to Buy a House in 2024

Best Time to Buy a House in 2024 If you’re in the market for a new home, you might wonder when it’s the best time to buy. After all, seasonal real estate patterns can affect factors like housing inventory and home prices, making certain times of the year better than others for homebuyers. Of course, […]

10 Renter-Friendly Upgrades That Make Any Space Feel Like Home

Beautiful Accent wall with renter friendly wallpaper and easy to install light fixture.

10 Renter-Friendly Upgrades That Make Any Space Feel Like Home   Personalize your rental and make it feel like home with these clever upgrades. Just because you live in a rental doesn’t mean you can’t add personal touches to make the space feel like home. Many people are choosing to rent long-term as they wait […]

The Year in Review: 2023 compared to 2022 Market Update:  

Infographic- Year In Review: 2023 vs 2022

The Year in Review: 2023 compared to 2022 Market Update:   The Real Estate Market is constantly changing and evolving. Check out below some of our local markets and their performance between 2022 and 2023! If you are looking for a town not listed below, leave a comment or send us an email and we […]

Buyers’ Most Sought-After Exterior Home Feature Might Surprise You

A beautiful house with lots of curb appeal, and windows!

Buyers’ Most Sought-After Exterior Home Feature Might Surprise You Forget outdoor living space—ample windows are what homebuyers really want. When it comes to buying a home, the exterior is a major selling point. It provides that all-important first impression, and certain features can make the difference between love at first sight and onto the next. And according to a recent […]

When Is It Time to Buy Your Forever Home?

When Is It Time to Buy Your Forever Home? It’s not always possible to buy your forever home earlier in life, but when do you know it’s time to buy the home you plan to live in forever? Maybe you’ve finally outgrown your starter home, or you’re looking to settle down in a house you plan […]

What You Should Know About Renting Out Your Home

Real Estate Rental Sign in front of rental property.

What You Should Know About Renting Out Your Home From local real estate laws to finding tenants, here’s what you need to know about renting out your home. Renting out your home to long-term or short-term tenants is not as simple as putting up a For Rent sign. “Rental real estate comes in all shapes […]

Real Estate Is Still Considered the Best Long-Term Investment

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Real Estate Is Still Considered the Best Long-Term Investment With all the headlines circulating about home prices and rising mortgage rates, you may wonder if it still makes sense to invest in homeownership right now. A recent poll from Gallup shows the answer is yes. In fact, real estate was voted the best long-term investment for the 11th consecutive year, consistently beating other […]

2023 KITCHEN-RENOVATION TRENDS REAL ESTATE AGENTS NEED TO KNOW

Beautiful new kitchen with lots of lighting, new appliances and all energy efficient!

2023 KITCHEN-RENOVATION TRENDS REAL ESTATE AGENTS NEED TO KNOW Staying on top of the latest real estate trends is incredibly important for any agent hoping to succeed in today’s market. Knowing the home features that are most important to your client is key in helping ensure that the client is completely satisfied with their home […]

2023 Quarter 1 Market Update

This graph depicts the first Quarter market trends for local beach towns!

2023 Quarter 1 Market Update– While some local markets have plateaued or even gone down, the majority of the local areas have seen substantial increase in both home values and percentage of asking price received. As a resort area with very limited inventory, it is always a good time to list your home. For a […]

The Best Week to List Your Home This Year

Clock- time is ticking. The perfect time to list your house is soon!

If you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best week to list your house is fast approaching. Experts at realtor.com looked at seasonal trends from recent years (excluding 2020 as an uncharacteristic year due to the onset of the pandemic) and determined the ideal week to list a house this year: “Home sellers […]