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    Why Choose Homeownership Over Renting?

    By Adminsitrator | November 13, 2020

    Here’s why buying is a better long-term financial option than renting. Did you know that the average homeowner has $40,000 more in equity than the average renter? The primary cause of this disparity is the fact that a home is a forced savings plan. If you rented a home for five years at $1,500 per... Read More

    Q: What Are the 3 Things That Can Derail a Deal?

    By Adminsitrator | October 26, 2020

    There are three main reasons why nearly 20% of transactions fall apart. Did you know that 15% to 20% of all real estate transactions fall apart? That’s a general average, but the number changes based on the time of year, time on the market, and what kind of market we’re in at the time. This... Read More

    Q: Which Factors Should You Consider When Buying a Home?

    By Adminsitrator | October 9, 2020

    This is what you need to consider when buying a home. If you’re ready to start your home search, here are the factors to consider to find the home that best fits you and your family.  First, how long do you expect to be in the home? The average American stays in their home for... Read More

    Q: What Are My Tips For Winning a Bidding War?

    By Adminsitrator | September 18, 2020

    Here’s what you need to remember if you want to win a bidding war.  In our current real estate market, bidding wars are common in the price point below $250,000. If you’re a buyer, how do you win a bidding war in this range? Besides having the desire to win, there are several points to... Read More

    Q: What Do Rural Real Estate Buyers Need to Know?

    By Adminsitrator | August 28, 2020

    Our agent Dani knows about acreage; here are her buying tips. Dani Yegge, one of our newer agents, has owned horses for about 10 years. She’s in the process of building a barn house, and the two horses she has at her current property will soon be joining her there. Her passion for these animals... Read More

    My Real Estate Story

    By Adminsitrator | August 28, 2020

    Here’s a quick retelling of my journey in real estate. I started full-time in real estate in 2007 while also attending college. I did nine transactions my first year at a brokerage where they trained me how to do the paperwork properly, but I struggled with finding clients and finding sales. The training wasn’t there... Read More

    Q: What’s the Point of a Home Inspection?

    By Adminsitrator | August 11, 2020

    Mike Kelly and I are here to discuss the finer points of home inspections.Today I’m delighted to be joined by Mike Kelly, a home inspector whom I’ve worked with for over a decade. There’s a reason I always come back to Mike, and it’s because he understands homes, how to identify issues, and what exactly... Read More

    Q: Do I Agree With Suze Orman’s Assumptions About the 2020 Market?

    By Adminsitrator | July 23, 2020

     Here’s why I don’t think Suze Orman’s market outlook is quite accurate. A few weeks ago, Suze Orman wrote an article about why you should wait until later in the year to buy real estate. It was based on the fact that she believed interest rates will remain low and there will be a... Read More

    Q: What Is a Debt-to-Income Ratio?

    By Adminsitrator | July 2, 2020

     Your debt-to-income ratio is an important factor in getting approved for a mortgage. Today J.C. Diaz from Movement Mortgage joined us to discuss debt-to-income ratios—one of the most important factors in getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This ratio is simply a calculation that determines how much people can afford by examining how much debt... Read More

    Q: Are We Headed for a Housing Crash?

    By Adminsitrator | June 17, 2020

    Here’s why a housing crash isn’t likely in the next six months.  One of the interesting things about real estate is that it only goes up in value over time because it is a limited resource. In the week before filming this video, our number of showings actually surpassed that of pre-COVID-19 levels. We’re currently... Read More

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We first met Shauna at a property showing in our early efforts to locate a property. We were assisting our son, who was very busy with his work right now, in locating a property. Shauna took the time to understand in detail his unique requirements in a new home (including a very limited budget). Shauna searched the markets daily and when appropriate, communicated possible matching opportunities. She showed a great deal of patience, advised us in a very expert manor and assisted in closing on a w…

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