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Monthly Archives: November 2023

    Why is my Buyer’s Agent So Pushy?

    By Jake Mannick | November 27, 2023

    No one likes a pushy salesman! It’s even worse when you are buying a big-ticket item. You want to take your time and make sure you are making the right decision. Consider how many “buy your new car 100% online” options there are these days. No one wants to walk onto a car lot. It’s... Read More

    Showing Instructions and What They Mean

    By Jake Mannick | November 25, 2023

    Making the decision to sell a home is just one of the many decisions that are made during the home-selling process. Many first-time sellers assume that all listings are the same and it’s just a function of picking a starting price. The fact is that there are many aspects of a listing, but one of... Read More

    Real vs Personal Property in a Real Estate Transaction

    By Jake Mannick | November 20, 2023

    When buying or selling a home, often misunderstandings occur over the distinction between “real” and “personal” property. Real estate agents across the nation frequently end up playing referee in situations fueled by misconceptions, which can create tension and sometimes even kill a sale. Understanding the difference is important to anyone engaged in a real estate... Read More

    Market Signal to Watch For in Real Estate

    By Jake Mannick | November 18, 2023

    The housing market has been crazy over the past few years. While there have always been periods of ups and downs, buyer’s markets and seller’s markets, the frenetic pace and swings since the start of the pandemic have had everyone on edge. Now that interest rates have climbed back to more “normal” levels, those in... Read More

    10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Contractor Before You Hire Them

    By Jake Mannick | November 13, 2023

    Hiring the right contractor can mean the difference between a successful remodeling project and a nightmare. The contractor is responsible for hiring the best tradesmen, budgeting, ordering raw materials, timing, and much more. Before you meet with a contractor, it’s important to prepare. Not only should you be clear about the scope and goals for... Read More

    6 Tips for a Sustainable Home

    By Jake Mannick | November 11, 2023

    Creating a sustainable environment is on the top of everyone’s mind these days. From Disney to Poland, policies that save energy and resources are important ways to reduce waste and help the planet. Your home can be part of this effort as well. With a few small changes, you can create a more sustainable home.... Read More

    Warm Up Your Rooms this Fall with a Ventless Fireplace

    By Jake Mannick | November 6, 2023

    When it comes to making a room feel warm and inviting, nothing compares to the charm of a fireplace. The problem is not every room has the proper construction necessary to add a traditional wood-burning or gas fireplace. This is where a ventless fireplace can step in, creating that cozy atmosphere we crave without the... Read More

    Creating a Cozy Breakfast Nook

    By Jake Mannick | November 4, 2023

    Breakfast nooks used to be staples in the average kitchen. Before the advent of the eat-in, center islands, or great room designs, homeowners loved sitting down with their first cup of coffee in the kitchen. Often this was in the breakfast nook; a small space carved out of the kitchen where the family could enjoy... Read More

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