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Market Insights 2018

What’s in store for the market in 2018? While it’s impossible to know for sure, experts analyze current trends to predict what may happen.   Home prices and values are expected to rise modestly. Home prices have been increasing around the country, with cities such as Dallas, Portland and Seattle experiencing the largest year-over-year price […]

HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS

Since many people take time off to visit family and friends in other places, the holidays are the busiest time of year to travel. According to a survey from the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 99 million Americans travel between the days leading up to Christmas and New Year’s.1  It’s also one of the […]

How to Throw a Party without Going Broke

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, making now the time to start planning your holiday party.  Whether you host a holiday party every year or it’s your first one, here are some tips to help you plan a party that’s fun, festive and budget friendly.   Set a budget. List potential expenses, such as invitations, […]

The Buying Process

Are you in the market for a home? If it’s your first time purchasing a home, you may wonder what to expect during the buying process. Even if you’ve purchased a home before, the process has many variables and may not be the same every time. If you or someone you know is thinking of […]

Home Selling 101

Selling a home may be a stressful experience, especially for first-time sellers. One of the best ways to ease anxiety and reduce stress is to know what to expect. Here’s a general overview of the selling process. While everyone’s experience may be different, these steps tend to be universal. Of course, once you’ve decided to […]

How to Repair Your Credit

Do you feel your credit stands in the way of getting approved for financing for a home or a new car? Having bad credit can do more than prevent you from getting approved for a loan; you may also have to pay more for insurance and provide a security deposit on utilities if you move. […]

Make Moving Easier

Spring and summer are busy times in the real estate market. Although many people look forward to having a fresh start in a new place, they may be anxious about the moving process itself. Here are a few tips to help make it easier. Lighten up. Whether you’re hiring movers or renting a truck and […]

5 Steps for Personal Development

Many people want to commit to personal growth, but aren’t sure where to begin. Experience the benefits of personal development by starting with these five steps. 1. Set goals. The first step to living the life you want is setting goals for each part of your life; that is, your health, career, finances, spirituality and […]

Spruce Up Your Space With New Paint

The Easiest Way to Improve Your Home, on a Budget The paint and supplies needed to redecorate a room typically cost less than $100. Can you think of another project that delivers such a remarkable transformation to your home’s look and feel for so little money?   Choose the Right Color  It seems like homeowners […]