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Should you unplug your TV when leaving town?

I recently blogged about stuff to do when you’re leaving your house vacant for a while. I touched on plumbing, heating, and general stuff, but I didn’t mention anything regarding...
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Ready, Set….SELL!

Spring is here and that means the housing market is warming up and getting ready for busy season! If you are thinking of putting your home on the market this...
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Weekly real estate update 3/17/23 – multiple offers increase, know your needs vs wants

New and coming soon listings are holding their own as multiple offers continue to increase along with pending sales. I talked to an agent this week who had 6 multiple...
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February 2023 real estate market update… average sale prices no longer over list price but rising

After a record-breaking couple years where list price was like a minimum starting bid price, percent of list price received at sale started falling last August and fell every month...
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Mortgage Rates, Bank Failures, Fed Meeting

Last week we were expecting employment numbers and the inflation news to affect the Fed meeting next week. Now we are still looking at those reports but also bank failures!...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Best Ever Meatloaf

“A good laugh is sunshine in a house.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids...
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Signs, warnings, and notes left by sellers

As home inspectors, we come across many signs and warnings left by home sellers. I assembled a compilation of my favorites, and I hope you find them as amusing as...
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Sharlene was ALWAYS available for showing, market research and advice

I am privileged to work with buyers of all ages, in all stages of life. I am known for my patience… and sometimes it takes a long time to find...
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A Guide to Renovating a Home for Aging in Place

In this article: What is aging in place? How to plan your renovation project Top renovations for aging in place Modifications and home value Home inspections for seniors Before you...
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Weekly real estate market update 3/10/23… does a multigenerational home make sense for you?

New listings climbed to the highest level since the beginning of November last year… price reductions slowly increased. It follows that multiple offers are also increasing… pending sales are holding...
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