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    Mastering the Real Estate Alphabet: Your ABC Guide from Appraisal to Zoning

    By Cheryl Ju | October 27, 2023

    Welcome to the world of real estate, where buying, selling, and investing in properties can be both exciting and a smart financial move. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, an experienced investor, or just curious about the housing market, understanding the terms is your first step toward success. We’re here to guide you through the alphabet... Read More

    Preparing – And Saving For A Major Home Renovation

    By Admin | April 25, 2022

    From the supply chain to labor costs, being prepared is key… With more and more jobs turning permanently remote or hybrid (spending a few days in the office and the other days working from home) renovations in the home are quite possibly more popular than ever before. It is the rising home values that have... Read More

    23 Questions To Ask Your Homebuilder

    By Michelle Kohn Agent Care Liaison | January 25, 2022

    Are you thinking about building your dream home? Here are some important questions to ask your homebuilder. 1. How many years have you been in business, and how many homes have you built in the last year? 2. Is your company licensed to build in this area? 3. What types of insurance do you have... Read More

    Protecting Your Identity When Buying a Home

    By Michelle Kohn Agent Care Liaison | January 18, 2022

    Thieves are using ever-more sophisticated scams to steal your identity and ultimately, your down payment. To help protect yourself, consider these suggestions: * Install malware protection software on your computer to help block online attacks. * Create strong passwords for your computer and smart devices and change them regularly.   * Add lock-out software that blocks... Read More

    8 Factors that Enhance a Home’s Value

    By Michelle Kohn Agent Care Liaison | January 11, 2022

    Looking for the best return on investment on the home you’re buying? Consider these factors, which identified by analyzing millions of sales nationwide: 1. Small Size. Over the last five years, homes under 1,200 s/f. favorites of retiring boomers and first-time buyers have appreciated by an average of 7.5% per year, while homes 2,400... Read More

    Top 10 Home Trends for 2021

    By Michelle Kohn Agent Care Liaison | January 4, 2022

    These top 10 trends will not only add comfort but might even add extra value to your home. 1. Zoom Room: A Zillow survey found a desire for a home with a dedicated office tops the list of reasons why Americans working from home say they would consider a move if they were to continue... Read More

    16 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Lender

    By Michelle Kohn Agent Care Liaison | December 28, 2021

    Loan terms, rates and products can vary significantly from one lending company to the next. Plus, how do you handle closings in the age of COVID-19? General questions: What are the most popular mortgages you offer? Why are they so popular? Are your rates, terms, fees and closing costs negotiable? Do you offer discounts for... Read More

    11 Home Features That Help You Sell Faster

    By Michelle Kohn Agent Care Liaison | December 21, 2021

    Thinking of upgrading your home before you sell? Here are the features buyers want most. 92% Laundry Room 90% Energy Star Appliances and Windows 90% Exterior Lighting 86% Patio 86% Cooling Fans 83% Full Bath on Main Level 82% Hardwood Floors on Main Level 81% Storage Space 81% More Insulation than Required by Code 80%... Read More

    6 Tips for Pet Owners Selling Their House

    By Michelle Kohn Agent Care Liaison | December 14, 2021

    When selling your home, Fido shouldn’t be seen … or smelled. Here are the top recommendations Realtors® make to pet-owning clients putting their house on the market (in order of most-suggested):  1. Take animal out of home for showings (78%) 2. Replacing anything damaged by pet (72%) 3. Cleaning home to remove animal scent (70%)... Read More

    Remodeling Projects With The Greatest Return

    By Michelle Kohn Agent Care Liaison | December 8, 2021

    Which remodeling projects will pick up the greatest return when a home is sold? Remodeling Magazine asked Real Estate professionals, and here are their estimates for the South Atlantic States. 94% Manufactured Stone Veneer 88.7% Garage Door Replacement 80.5% Siding Replacement (fiber-cement) 77% Deck Addition (wood) 76% Siding Replacement (Vinyl) 76.3% Minor Kitchen Remodel 73.2%... Read More

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