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Tuesday, March 1, 2022   /   by Brittany Aspenson

Questions To Ask When House-Hunting With Pets In Mind

Just how much do we love our pets? Several surveys showed how much pets are affecting the homebuying process. Pets influence many buyers on the types of homes and neighborhoods they search for, becoming the biggest reason their favorite humans decide to become homeowners.

A 2021 homes.com survey of 1,600 homeowners who are also pet owners showed that 68 percent of respondents who weren't already living in a pet-friendly home said they have moved for the sole purpose of accommodating their pets.

Another joint survey from Rover and Zillow found that 62 percent of pet parents consider moving to a new home to accommodate their dog. Likewise, listings that mentioned dog-friendly features such as fenced backyards, dog runs, and dog houses sold faster.


Monday, January 24, 2022   /   by Brittany Aspenson

Buy First, Sell Later...it IS Possible!

We know the idea of buying another home when you have a home to sell can feel overwhelming... especially in this low inventory market. We want to share some exciting news with you that we have financing tools that are not only effective, but convenient!
Our Home Swap option provides homeowners who qualify (and MANY do!) the ability to buy their next home without their current home being sold yet. Our Refresh program offers cash assistance to help if your current home needs work prior to listing. And we also can facilitate a CASH OFFER for those looking to make the process super simple! Finally, our Multiple Offer Strategy will ensure selling at the highest price in this Seller's Market. 
These options help alleviate the fear and challenge of listing your home then trying to compete for the next, all within a designated time frame. You can't go wrong! It's an amazing opportunity if you are looking to MOVE and take advantage of historically low interest rates.
In this market, it ...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022   /   by Brittany Aspenson

Your Top 5 Priorities If You Want To Buy Your First Home in 2022

If you're looking to make buying your first home your biggest goal this year, it’s crucial that you lay the groundwork as early as you can. And it’s important, especially in today’s competitive housing market.

Fortunately, there are some pretty simple but huge steps you can take to get into the home-buying game on a strong footing. By understanding the ins and outs of the process and doing as much preparation, you’ll be empowered to make the best decisions to be able to purchase your dream home.







1. Educate yourself about the home buying process.
There are many avenues where buyers, especially first-time buyers, can educate themselves about home buying and homeownership. You can start with various credible online articles, real estate blogs, and enroll in homebuyer education programs and courses usually offered by the government and other housing counseling agencies.
Educating yourself will help you become confident in your decision-making ...

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Thursday, December 30, 2021   /   by Client Care Coordinator

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Let’s face it, moving is stressful. That’s why we’ve created an epic moving checklist to help you stay on track. With some direction and this 8-week printable moving checklist for your upcoming move, you’ll be sure to have everything done between now and the big day, leaving you plenty of time to celebrate.


8 weeks before you move checklist:

It’s important for you to plan for every aspect of your move. The good news? We’ve got you covered. We won’t lie — there’s a lot to do to prepare. Yet, you’ll be thankful you started early and had this epic moving checklist to ensure you stay on top of your to-do list.

1. Create a digital “moving” folder on Google Drive or Dropbox. Take pictures with your phone of quotes, receipts, and records related to your move and store them in an online storage system such as Google Drive or Dropbox. You’re not going to be able to remember all of the details, so throw ...

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