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    House Hunting in the Time of Coronavirus: How Agents Help Clients Buy and Sell Safely

    By Blog Staff | April 15, 2020

    The social distancing rules are still in place – but now agents can use some creative strategies to get our clients into the homes they need to see while also keeping sellers, buyers, agents and everyone safe. By Kim Wilder – Buyer’s Specialist, Realtor®️ Our lives and daily habits have all changed recently as a... Read More

    Selling a Home Amid the CoronaVirus Pandemic

    By Goran and Lisa Forss | April 1, 2020

    Interview with Lisa Forss of Team Forss Realty APRIL 1, 2020 ORIGINALLY POSTED ON KFROG.RADIO.COM The coronavirus pandemic has caused industries to change the way they do business. Lisa Forss of Team Forss Realty explains how they’ve changed their approach to make it a safe experience for both the buyer and seller. The home you’re... Read More

    Make a Home Down Payment Without Wrecking Your Finances

    By Vanessa Silva | June 10, 2019

    Maximizing a home down payment can make sense: The bigger the down payment, the lower the monthly mortgage bill and the better the chance of building equity more quickly. But putting too much down could leave you without enough cash for home maintenance — or anything else. Pinpointing the right amount involves balancing the advantages... Read More

    Hang Artwork Like a Professional

    By Vanessa Silva | April 26, 2019

    Hang Artwork Like a Professional You’ve just moved in to your brand new (to you) house and you want to make it feel like home. Hanging artwork or pictures can make a room feel cozy and welcoming, but you shouldn’t go nailing frames into walls all willy nilly. Let’s go over a few tried-and-true design principles... Read More

    Finding a Pet Friendly Neighborhood

    By Vanessa Silva | February 26, 2019

    When it comes to looking for a safe environment for your family, that includes your furry friends as well! Here are some tips to keep in mind to make sure your neighborhood is perfect for your pets!   Proximity to a vet Before you settle down in the home of your dreams, it’s important to... Read More

    Color Inspiration for Any Room

    By Vanessa Silva | January 16, 2019

    While everyone has different tastes, it’s no secret that certain colors work best in specific rooms. Your home is what you make it, so spruce up your interior with these paint color suggestions!   The kitchen Whether or not you’re a rock star in the kitchen, it’s still an area that is one of the... Read More

    The Ultimate Home Financing Guide

    By Vanessa Silva | January 4, 2019

    Congratulations! You’re ready to buy a home. But before you start scouring the MLS, you need to secure a home loan. To ensure that the financial stage of your home buying goes smoothly, brush up on the ins and outs of the process.   The three most popular types of loans: Fixed-Rate Mortgage This is... Read More

    Why to Buy and Sell a Home in the Winter

    By Vanessa Silva | December 28, 2018

    Winter weather usually has everyone hiding indoors—waiting for the spring to start the home buying and selling process. If you are interested in buying or selling a home, don’t wait! There are plenty of advantages to buying and selling during the winter season. Less competition Many people wait until warmer months to come around to... Read More

    Simple Solutions for Down Payment Saving

    By Vanessa Silva | November 16, 2018

    The thought of putting thousands of dollars into a down payment for a home might bring out a lot of emotions: fear, dread, anxiety. Does any of that ring a bell? Saving for a down payment is no easy task, but it is totally achievable with the right mindset and strategy. Implement some of these... Read More

    Safer Mortgages Rise From the Ashes of ’08 Financial Crash

    By Vanessa Silva | November 9, 2018

    Safer Mortgages Rise From the Ashes of ’08 Financial Crash Mortgages are safer now than they were 10 years ago. That’s the main effect the 2008-09 financial crisis has had on the mortgage market. The following loan types were popular during the housing boom in the early- to mid-2000s but are unavailable now to most borrowers:... Read More

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