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    How to Overcome the 20% Down Payment Barrier

    By Hope Tucker | December 5, 2022

    Are you dreaming of buying a home, but worried that the required 20% down payment might be out of reach? If so, don’t let this common misconception hold you back – there are many strategies and tips that can help you save up for a down payment and make your dream of homeownership a reality.... Read More

    The Changing Landscape of Home Buying in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

    By Hope Tucker | December 3, 2022

    As interest rates continue to rise and the housing market becomes increasingly competitive, many homebuyers are feeling the pressure to act quickly and make smart decisions when it comes to purchasing a new home. In this changing landscape, it is more important than ever to be well-informed about current trends in interest rates, housing prices,... Read More

    Top Home Inspection Tips for First-Time Buyers

    By Hope Tucker | December 2, 2022

    Looking to purchase your first home or property? A home inspection is an essential step in the buying process, as it will help you better understand the condition of the home and identify any potential issues or defects. To ensure you are getting a quality home inspection that meets your needs as a first-time buyer,... Read More

    The Benefits of Buying a Newly Built Home

    By Hope Tucker | November 30, 2022

    Looking to purchase a new home? If so, buying a newly built property may be the right choice for you. With more supply of homes on the market, builder incentives, and other benefits like lower energy costs and new technology features, buying a new home can offer many attractive perks for today’s home buyers. To... Read More

    When to Refinance

    By Hope Tucker | February 16, 2022

    A lot of people wonder when to refinance their home. There are a few things to consider. Let’s dive in! Someone might want to refinance to potentially take some cash out of the equity. There are a couple of reasons why someone might want to do this. The first one is if you had a... Read More

    Stay Cozy, Save Money

    By Hope Tucker | January 12, 2022

    As we settle into winter, let’s go over some home maintenance tips to help you stay cozy while saving money! First, you’ll want to make sure that you have your home working at its most efficient. You want to ensure that you’re not losing a ton of energy throughout the winter, leading to a much... Read More

    Buying Cash vs Financing

    By Hope Tucker | October 14, 2021

    Let’s talk money! When you invest in a new home, is it better to pay cash or finance? Well, there are a couple of pros and cons to each. One of the main reasons somebody might choose to pay cash for a home is so that they have the security of knowing that they own... Read More

    How a Broker Determines Price

    By Hope Tucker | August 5, 2021

    Selling a home can be an emotional process, and you may think your home is worth more or less than what the market dictates. Let’s go over the ways a real estate broker determines price to ensure you get your home sold in a reasonable timeframe for the highest amount possible. One of the first... Read More

    Low-Maintenance Curb Appeal

    By Hope Tucker | July 1, 2021

    If you want to enhance your curb appeal, don’t stress! You don’t have to do anything fancy. If you simply want to enhance the look of your home, there are so many easy, low-maintenance options when it comes to planting flowers, trees, and shrubs. In fact, many plants need very little care because the rain... Read More

    How to Present a Strong Offer

    By Hope Tucker | May 27, 2021

    This article is for our buyers who are navigating this seller’s market. Let’s go over the components of a good offer so that you set yourself up for success when it comes time to buy your dream home! As homes are selling quickly – some in less than a day – sellers usually receive multiple... Read More