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Features Home Buyers Want Most in 2021

What buyers want in a home changes all the time. So, the question is—what are home buyers looking for in 2021? The National Association of Home Builders 2021 What Home Buyers Really Want report (outlined in a recent article from REALTOR® Magazine) explored the features that home buyers find the most desirable in 2021, including: So, what are the features that home buyers consider...

7 Tips To Be Competitive In This Hot Real Estate Market

Buying real estate in a hot market can be challenging even for those with plenty of experience. Everyone (even your unemployed cousin) offers advice on how to "win the deal." There is not one guaranteed formula for getting your offer accepted but an experience Realtor® who knows the market can provide tips to increase your odds. These are my "Top 7" Tips for buyers in a hot real estate market....

Home Maintenance Projects to Tackle This Winter

Winter is a great time for hot chocolate, cozying up by the fire, and playing in the snow. It also happens to be a great time to tackle home maintenance projects. But what home projects should you plan to add to your to-do list this winter? A recent article from realtor.com outlined the maintenance tasks homeowners should plan to tackle this winter (and save themselves money and...

Insights into the 2021 Housing Market

2021 is officially upon us. But how, exactly, is the new year shaping up through the lens of real estate? HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Q4 2020 Report surveyed over 1,000 real estate agents for their insights into the 2021 housing market, including: Lack of inventory will continue to pose challenges in 2021. A lack of homes for sale presented one of the biggest challenges for buyers in...

Buying A Home Sight Unseen? Avoid These Mistakes

Because of social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and other COVID-related challenges, buying a home sight unseen has become increasingly common. And when you do it the right way, you can find exactly what you’re looking for in a property—without ever actually seeing it in person. But if you do it the wrong way? It can be a real challenge. So, the question is, what are the biggest mistakes buyers...

New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership resolutions for 2021. Home buyers, is this the year you work to improve your credit score, pay down some...

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Winter Real Estate Market Will Be HOT

Winter is typically a slower season in real estate—but 2020 is poised to change that in a big way. Low inventory, high buyer demand, and record-low interest rates are setting up this winter season to be one of the best seller’s markets in recent history—and if you’re thinking about selling your home, now is a great time to make a move. But how can you take advantage of this historic...

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How COVID-19 Changed The Real Estate Market For Home Sellers in 2020

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed day-to-day life in America. But how has it changed the experience and process of selling a home? The 2020 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers compared home sellers before and during/after COVID-19. Some of their key findings included: Homeowners wanted to sell both before and after COVID...

These Pandemic-Inspired Trends Are Here To Stay

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what many people are looking for in their homes—and, as such, it’s shifted major home and design trends. And it looks like many of those trends are going to continue long after the pandemic is over. A recent article from realtor.com outlined the pandemic-related housing and design trends that are likely to stick around post-COVID, including: A shift to the...

Have a Home Inspection Coming Up? Make Sure To Ask These Questions

The home inspection is one of the most important parts of the home buying process—and, as a buyer, you want to make sure you understand every step of the process. But how, exactly do you do that? A recent article from realtor.com outlined the key questions you should ask an inspector before, during, and after the home inspection, including: Before: What do you—and don’t you—check...

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