Upgrades Owners Think Are Necessary Before Selling

Many home sellers, keenly aware that buyers are seeking move-in-ready properties, believe that certain remodeling projects are necessary in order to sell. In particular, sellers anticipate bathroom and kitchen upgrades to be the most enticing for house hunters, according to a survey from home improvement website Porch.com.

Some of the upgrades can be quite pricey. Millennials are most likely to a kitchen redo is necessary before putting their home on the market. Older generations, on the other hand, looked to less expensive improvements. Baby boomers and Gen Xers said interior painting is the most necessary renovation project

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Help Combat Coronavirus

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How to Handle a Real Estate Deal in a Pandemic

If you are buying, selling or looking for a home, you are not alone in having questions right now. Or in being a little shaken up.

Restrictions to movement, a plunging financial market and uncertainty about future income, all because of the coronavirus pandemic, have upended plans to buy and sell homes overnight. Real estate activity has slowed considerably as buyers, sellers and agents try to figure out the path forward.

Read more HERE.

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Tips For Selling Your Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Life is changing incredibly fast during the coronavirus pandemic and many industries are following suit, including real estate. While some sellers are deciding to pull their homes off the market and try to sell at a different time, that may not be an option for everyone.

With that in mind, if you are trying to sell your home in this market, there are some things that you can do to help keep everyone involved as safe and healthy as possible. Click HERE learn more.

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Coronavirus is Changing Homebuying

Home sellers are canceling open houses. Lenders are extending the time it takes to close a deal. Realtors are skipping the live walkthrough, giving video tours instead.

From going to the office to dining out, there’s virtually no aspect of American life untouched by the coronavirus, and that now includes buying and selling a home.

A brisk housing market is expected to cool a bit as fallout from the virus, including layoffs and statewide mandates that most residents stay home, prevents some people from going through with a purchase.

But for those continuing their housing search or in the midst of a sale, the coronavirus is upending the hunt for a home.

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The 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is happening now.

Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.

You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.

Click HERE for more information.

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Federal Mortgage Relief During Coronavirus Pandemic

Federal officials announced a nationwide halt to foreclosures and evictions this week, protecting millions more than 30 million Americans from losing their home as the coronavirus outbreak ravages the U.S. economy.  Read more HERE.

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Most Googled Home Styles

Farmhouse-style home design is the most Googled type of interior decoration in the U.S. Terms related to the design trends draw about 318,950 searches a month, according to data analyzed by the firm SellHouseFast.uk. Though designers recently have called the style overdone, farmhouse still appears to have the public’s affection. The next-highest Googled interior design style—rustic—was a distant second at 190,240 searches a month, the data shows.

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Fill Your Home With Spring!

If the outdoors aren’t cooperating, there are lots of ways to bring spring inside. Brighter colors, fresh plants, and cheerful prints all bring new life to your interior. Furthermore, they can help you get through this last wintery blast! If you’re still wondering how to reflect this wonderful season in your home, here are some simple ideas.

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Location, Location, Location

We’ve all heard realtors go on and on about how important a home’s location is. But why is it such a huge factor in a home’s value? And why should buyers care so much? The answer may seem obvious to some, but not everyone.

One thing realtors will always bring up is that this is the only unchangeable factor of a home. Style, landscaping, finishes, and even the number of bed and bath rooms can all be changed over time, but you cannot pick a house up and put it someplace else. Choose the location first, then think creatively about the existing homes in the area.

So, what’s the big deal about location? Well, here are a few ways it affects home values.

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