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Your Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Mark L. Corner on August 25, 2020 in  Home Maintenance
With the change of each season comes a new set of maintenance tasks for your home. Now that summer's here, you'll want to prepare your home and yard for the onslaught of summer heat. From air-conditioner upkeep to hanging a clothesline, these simple chores will help keep your home happy and healthy. Check detectors. Check your home's smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they're working properly. Inspect air-conditioners. If you haven't already, prep air conditioners and fans for their bus... read more

Key Perks Available to Both Buyers and Sellers Right Now

Posted by Mark L. Corner on August 20, 2020 in  Market Knowledge
Posted: August 19, 2020 by Carrie Di Pilato Today’s housing market is making a truly impressive turnaround, and it’s also setting up some outstanding opportunities for buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, there are perks today that are rarely available, and definitely worth looking into. Here are the top two. The Biggest Perk for Buyers: Low Mortgage Rates The most impressive buyer incentive today is the average mortgage inter... read more

Guiding You Through a First Time Home Purchase

Posted by Mark L. Corner on August 04, 2020 in  1st time buyer
In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “The share of first-time buyers increased in March through June—right into the heart of the pandemic period and the surge in unemployment—and is now trending higher than the 29% to 32% average in past years since 2012.” (See graph below): Why the rise in first-time home... read more