Retiring

RETIRING   Thinking about retiring and relocating to another state, but not sure where to go? Many factors are involved when deciding where to move, such as cost of living, friends, and family, climate, healthcare access, activities, etc.   After reviewing several surveys, I noticed a pattern. In nearly every poll, Florida and Virginia are […]

Save Money This Summer with 7 Simple Hacks

Today’s inflation rates are no secret. People all over the country are working hard to keep up with the rising costs of …virtually everything! However, there are small changes you can make within your home that can help you save money without putting your home value at risk.   Switch to LEDs – There are […]

BUY VS RENT

BUY VS RENT   Looking to move but unsure whether to buy or rent? Both solutions afford you a place to live and require a steady income. Which option is best for you depends on some personal lifestyle values and goals.   FLEXIBILITY VS STABILITY If you value flexibility, renting might be a better option […]

Keeping Pollen Outside!

Spring has officially sprung, and with it, seasonal allergies. While the cherry blossom trees and other beautiful foliage are lovely to look at, they are also the culprit of many runny noses, watery eyes, and itchy throats. It might be impossible to avoid pollen outdoors, but there are several ways to reduce pollen in your […]

Spring is finally here

Spring is finally here, which means it’s finally time to start spending more time outside. Here are some ways you can get creative with landscaping in your outdoor space.   1 – Lighting – Adding light fixtures along pathways and in key spots in the area is a practical way to beautify the space, as […]

Winter is the Perfect Time to Start Spring Cleaning

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We are all familiar with spring cleaning. But, once the weather warms up, who wants to stay inside? Due to cold winter weather, being stuck indoors is the perfect opportunity to clean your home to prepare for the Spring selling market. If you are thinking of selling your home in the springtime, leaving too many […]

Housing Market Predictions for 2022

After nearly two years of a booming housing market, most experts are predicting a less historic, but still strong market in 2022. Some of the most notable forecasts include: Mortgage Rates Rise In 2020, historically low mortgage rates spurred by recession contributed to an incredible housing boom that continued well into 2021. In 2022, expert […]

Pros & Cons of HOA

If you’re in the process of finding a new home, you have probably considered a few properties that are part of a homeowners association. Some of the amenities provided by HOAs can make them very appealing, but it’s important that you understand what is involved and determine whether it’s the right move for you.   […]

Why Home Staging Matters

Home staging adds immense value to the selling process and decreases the amount of time your home spends on the market. Here are a few tips that can help you get your home in shape for showings.   Focus your efforts – Not all rooms are considered equal when it comes to staging. Research shows […]

Fourth Quarter of 2021 Predictions

Experts predict that the fourth quarter of 2021 will see the market easing back into relative normalcy. But, while the regular seasonal slowdown in transactions could allow everyone a chance to catch their breath, many of the pandemic-instigated pressures on the industry will remain in place.   Here’s What You Should Know: Since the advent […]

Condos Take Structural Concerns Seriously After Surfside

Condos Take Structural Concerns Seriously After Surfside   In the wake of one of the deadliest US housing disasters of all time, state officials, structural engineers, and condo associations are struggling to determine how to move forward. The self-governance that characterizes condos presents a unique challenge when it comes to dealing with building safety and […]

Know what you are buying, before you buy!

Know what you are buying, before you buy! ! DECEMBER 1, 2020| There is a certain mindset for customers when touring a home for the very first time. Most often, I find they are looking for a desirable layout and not particularly eager to investigate the overall structure of the home. While loving the layout is […]

Make your house a with the monument sotheby’s curator app

Make your house a with the monument sotheby’s curator app JANUARY 1, 2021 | Many home-buyers find it difficult to envision themselves in a house without being able to actually see it furnished with their own belongings, decor, and style. With Monument Sotheby’s immersive home buying app, Curate, you can! Curate’s amazing augmented reality technology allows users […]

Housing market remains stable

Housing market remains stable February 1, 2021 – After a year plagued by uncertainty, illness, and an economic recession characterized by job loss and business collapse, it is easy to understand why people might fear a housing market crash in 2021. Fortunately, however, it appears that the coronavirus pandemic had little to no impact on home […]

Easy ways to add outdoor living spaces to your home

Easy ways to add outdoor living spaces to your home March 12, 2021 — Since the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, we have all had to get creative when figuring out how to spend time with friends and family safely. As a result, many of us have become reliant on outdoor spaces. While we don’t know […]