the shelter 2018 giving report


Each year we partner with returning clients & new friends to support their real estate journey and transactions. These transactions inevitably equal life changes, new starts, expanding families, empty nesters, shifting goals.  It is our deepest, heartfelt intention that through these real estate transactions...

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your first step to buying a house this year


In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. You can show that you are a serious buyer...

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is the recent dip in interest rates here to stay?


Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the year at 4.55%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage...

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2 tips to get the most money when you sell your home


Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when they sell their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the...

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why you should not for sale by owner (FSBO)


In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this...

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4 reasons to buy a home this winter!


Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home winter of 2018 instead of waiting.   1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The...

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the #1 reason to not wait until spring to sell your house


Many homeowners choose to wait until spring to place their homes on the market. While buyer demand tends to increase that time of year, there is something to consider. If everyone believes that this is the best time to sell,...

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5 tips when buying a newly constructed home


The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place. To ensure...

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7 reasons to list your house this holiday season


Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off...

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how will home sales measure up in 2019?


There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help shed some light on next year's projections:   Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) As the leading advocate for the real estate...

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