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Tips for Gig Workers Looking to Purchase a Home

Posted by Alysia Bauer on November 05, 2021 in  uncategorized
Over the past few years, jobs in the “gig economy” have become increasingly popular. Uber/Lyft drivers, pet sitters and dog walkers, freelancers, influencers, DoorDash/Grubhub drivers. The list goes on. Having the freedom to create your own schedule is exciting and enticing to those looking for a non-traditional 9-5 job.  But if you are in the market to buy a home, you might run into some trouble. Mortgage companies often see gig workers as someone with an unpredictable paycheck who lacks financia... read more
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Home Sweet Home

Why Buying Beats Renting
Posted by Alysia Bauer on June 24, 2020 in  uncategorized
Are you thinking of buying but aren’t sure if it is the right move for you? Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime and is no small expense. But, there are major benefits to owning a home that you cannot get while renting. Check out these five reasons why we think buying beats renting. Build Equity One of the most significant benefits of owning a home is building equity. Your equity is the difference between what you can sell it for and what you still owe. As yo... read more
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8 First Time Homebuyer Mistakes You Can Avoid

First Time Homebuyers Are Likely to Make Mistakes - Here's How to Avoid Them
Posted by Erin Wood on May 01, 2019 in  uncategorized
To err is human. If you’re about to embark on homeownership for the first time, it should go without saying, that you are about to make A LOT of mistakes. The truth is: the buying process can be overwhelming, confusing, and (sometimes) just plain not fun. But, trust us, learning about some of the mistakes first time homebuyers make, and then, making the effort not to repeat those mistakes will make this process so so so much more enjoyable!   Take a look at some of the most common (and frustrating) firs... read more
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Helping Potential Buyers Love Your Home

Projects to tackle to get the best ROI
Posted by Rachel Ennis on February 14, 2019 in  uncategorized
**This week's blog feature is written by Mary Beth Downing, Realtor**The spring season is almost upon us. This is the time of the year when many choose to list their homes for sale. Spring is often the best time to list your property due to increased levels of buyer interest. While you love your home, it is important that you help others to do the same as part of your effort to sell it. One of the best ways to make others fall in love with your residence is by making improvements before you list it for sale. The t... read more
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How to Love Your (New) Home

Tips for Making a New House Feel like Home
Posted by Amanda Martin on February 07, 2019 in  uncategorized
 Buying a new house in an exciting experience. Suddenly you have this brand-new space to decorate. It is like starting with a blank canvas, the possibilities are endless. However, a brand-new home can also feel intimidating or even cold. It is a home you’re unfamiliar with, after all. It might take a little time before your new abode truly feels like home. To help the process along, here are a few things you might want to try.   Search for the familiarOdds are there are certain sights, sounds, and... read more
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