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Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents. Much has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. However, little has been shared about what has taken place with residential rent prices. Let’s shed a little light on this subject. In the most recent Apartment Rent… Read more

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4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive. October 2nd is Energy Efficiency Day, a perfect time to think about making some key upgrades that will improve the efficiency of your… Read more

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The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home We often talk about the financial reasons why owning a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different… Read more

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The Cost of Rent vs. Buy This Spring The age old battle of weather to rent or buy a home continues but is changing more than you might think. Check these numbers out. They may just be enough to motivate you to purchase your next home. Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between weather you rent… Read more

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What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to… Read more

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 Who doesn’t appreciate the intricate designs of Victorian homes? They seem to stand proud and elegant above the hustle and bustle of life. Though Victorian describes an era during the reign of Queen Victoria rather than a style, it has definitely become marked by distinct features and architecture. It emerged between the period of 1830… Read more

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One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home. Is your saving enough? The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each… Read more

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4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today 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 same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at… Read more

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Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the US The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. In the six years that Trulia has conducted this study, this is the first… Read more

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Living Green It is St. Patrick’s Day, and I believe St. Patty himself would surely approve of the Great North West. We have enough evergreens and rolling green hills to provide all your eyes can take in. The air is fresh and clean because it’s green! These days there are a lot of ways to… Read more

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