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10 Home Trends That’ll Be Hot In 2019 (And 2 That Are OUT!)

Each fall, decorators begin to share the interior design trends we can expect to see in the new year. Looking ahead to 2019, bold colors, metallics, and statement ceilings take center stage. If you’re planning to put your place on the market and want it to appear like the freshest spot on the block, you need to know what’s hot and what’s not. 1. Wallpaper stages a comeback View this post on Instagram Wallpaper – do you love it, or hate it? This nostalgic trend is coming back, and I personally LOVE it. Let me know what you think #hometrends2019 […]

First-Time Buyer Interest Strong Despite Rising Interest Rates

Interest rates are rising. According to Freddie Macthe current rate for a 30-yr fixed mortgage is 4.81%, which is up a nearly a full percentage point from a year ago. While some were concerned the rising interest rates would have a negative impact on the market, particularly with first-time homebuyers, it looks as if the changes in interest rates are doing little to dampen buyer demand. According to First American’s most recent Real Estate Sentiment Index (which explores how sensitive first-time homebuyers are to rising interest rates), mortgage rates would have to hit 5.6% before first-time buyers delay entering the […]

6 Ways To Winterproof Your Home This Fall

If you want your home to make it through the winter months unscathed, you’ll need to take the proper measures to protect it. In other words, you need to winterproof your home. But if you wait until you’re hearing Christmas carols on the radio to take the necessary steps to protect your home, you’ll be too late. Here are 6 ways to winterproof your home this fall so your home is ready for the cold temperatures, snow, and whatever else the season wants to throw at it: 1. Store patio furniture Winter isn’t the time for barbecues and dining alfresco, […]

8 Issues Sellers Should Address BEFORE The Home Inspector Does

You’ve received an offer on your home and you’re thrilled at the prospect of getting the deal done. But first you need to make it through the next hurdle: the home inspection. In most real estate contracts, a home inspection contingency is in place, allowing the buyer a chance to back out should significant mechanical or structural issues come to light during the inspection. While you may think your home will pass with flying colors, it’s at this stage that many deals fall through. With so much at stake, it makes sense that sellers would want to do as much […]

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