October 2020

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5 New Ways to Make Your Listings Stand Out

For many people, homes are no longer just a place to live — they’ve become our offices, our new favorite restaurants, our gyms and more. So when you’re listing a home, it’s important to demonstrate how the space can be used in new ways. Here are five ideas to help buyers realize the full potential of your property: 1. Take it outside Whether it’s a porch, yard or carport, buyers are looking for...

My First New Construction Home

What I Wish I Knew When I Bought My First New-Construction Home

When I was designing our dream home 15 years ago, I was chasing around our toddler while laying out rooms and selecting finishes. Back then, I didn’t let Ben out of my sight and couldn’t imagine a time when we wouldn’t be attached at the hip. So, I selected new-home options perfect for parents of a 16-month-old, never questioning if they’d work for parents of a 6-year-old, or 16-year-old. Here...

home inspections for new construction homes

New Construction Home Inspections: Are They Necessary?

For many of us, living in a brand new home sounds like a dream. There’s not a ding on the wall, scratch on the floor, or squeaky cupboard to worry about. You may think since the home is newly built, it must be perfect. With new construction sales soaring, we often get a question from homebuyers: should I hire a home inspector for a newly built home? The answer is: yes! And here’s why. Building a...

negotiating on a house

How Much Can You Negotiate on a House, Really?

So, you’ve finally found the perfect home and you’ve submitted your offer. In an ideal situation, the seller would accept it, you’d close, and the home would be yours. However, it’s not always that easy. In fact, it’s likely the seller will submit a counter offer. This is when negotiations begin. Even if you have a well-versed real estate agent by your side, the thought of negotiating can be...

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