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    Building Equity With a Home Improvement Plan

    By Jake Mannick | January 21, 2023

    Your home is typically the largest financial investment you’ll ever make. Over time, we expect the equity to increase through increasing property values and a decreasing mortgage balance. While homeowners recognize the need to maintain the home in good condition, one of the best ways to maximize your home equity is to create a plan... Read More

    Considering Solar Panels?

    By Jake Mannick | January 14, 2023

    With soaring energy costs, many homeowners are turning to solar for both their homes and their cars to save money. With solar companies touting huge monthly savings for electricity costs, how can you know what makes sense for your needs? Here are the basics of solar panels to help you start the process. How do... Read More

    It’s Still a Great Time to Sell

    By Jake Mannick | January 9, 2023

    Sellers all over the country are confused and worried they may have missed the best time to sell their home. Prices are dropping, mortgage rates are rising, and the pace has slowed but the impact on any individual seller is unclear. While the days of any home selling for any price are behind us, the... Read More

    Do You Need a Backup Generator for Your Home?

    By Jake Mannick | January 7, 2023

    Many people live where power outages occur quite often. This can be caused by storms or simply an unreliable power grid. If you experience regular power outages, you may be wondering if you need a backup generator. Here are some considerations for you to think about before you buy. You May Need a Back-up Generator... Read More

    Design Trends for 2023 – More is Everything

    By Jake Mannick | January 4, 2023

    A common regret around taking down the holiday decorations is how bare the home looks suddenly. Fortunately for anyone ready to upgrade their design in 2023, new trends are offering more comfort and coziness than we’ve seen lately. Read More

    Homeownership Is A Great Hedge Against Inflation

    By Jake Mannick | December 31, 2022

    Over the past couple of months, the news of rising inflation is fueling concern across the country. Currently, inflation is at a 40-year high. This is impacting household budgets the most as families try to make ends meet with less buying power. For potential home buyers, rising interest rates may cause worry that you will... Read More

    How to Price Your Home to Sell in a Softening Market

    By Jake Mannick | December 24, 2022

    The summer selling season has come. Unfortunately, those home sellers who were looking forward to sky-high prices and multiple offers may be disappointed to find the market softening. In a declining market, pricing a home becomes critical to success. Pricing your home in a softening market The first step is to realize the market has... Read More

    Short-Term vs Long-Term Rentals

    By Jake Mannick | December 17, 2022

    Over the past few years, there has been a lot of excitement about owning a short-term rental as part of an investment portfolio. This marks a dramatic change from the traditional long-term rental model. As more travelers utilize vacation rentals instead of hotel chains for their trips, you may be wondering if owning a short-term... Read More

    Should You Buy Down Your Mortgage Interest Rate?

    By Jake Mannick | December 10, 2022

    Rising interest rates can be a major concern if you’re shopping for a new home. A higher rate reduces your buying power and increases the home cost thousands of dollars over the course of the loan. One option to avoid this is to “buy down” your loan rate. This allows you to purchase your home... Read More

    Are Buyers Avoiding Your Listing? Strategies to Revive A Stale Listing

    By Jake Mannick | December 3, 2022

    It may seem like every listing sells the first weekend these days, but as the market begins to slow down, more sellers are facing the dilemma of an aging listing. If your listing has been on the market for a while, buyers naturally assume that there is something wrong with the home and avoid viewing... Read More