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Monthly Archives: December 2021

    Your 2022 Homebuying Game Plan

    By Kimmer Plunk | December 31, 2021

    Over the past year, the real estate market has been marked by unpredictability and, at times, overheated competition. This has resulted in some buyers bowing out after one too many disappointments while other potential buyers put off their home-buying plans, hoping that things would settle down. Whichever type of buyer you are, you may be... Read More

    New Year, New DIY Projects

    By Kimmer Plunk | December 30, 2021

    The New Year provides us the opportunity to make positive changes, a blank slate so to speak. While many are busy making personal improvements, January can actually be an ideal time to tackle minor updates to your house. With a little creativity and patience, these easy and affordable projects will give your living space a... Read More

    Must-Have Items to Bring House Hunting

    By Kimmer Plunk | December 29, 2021

    House hunting is an exciting part of the homebuying experience. Each home you visit could be somewhere you build memories the rest of your life. However, before you start your house-hunting expedition, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared to make the most of the experience. Use the list below to stay organized and help... Read More

    Top Ten Mistakes Home Sellers Make

    By Kimmer Plunk | December 28, 2021

    Selling your home can be the beginning of an exciting new chapter, whether you are selling to take a new job in a new city, to move to a retirement community, or to upgrade your space for a growing family. However, it comes with its share of challenges—and sometimes sellers create those challenges through problematic... Read More

    When a House Becomes a Home

    By Kimmer Plunk | December 27, 2021

    It’s clear that owning a home makes financial sense. But lately, the emotional side of what drives homeownership is becoming increasingly important. No matter the living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a familiar scent or a favorite chair, the feel-good connections to our own homes can... Read More

    Happy Christmas To All!

    By Kimmer Plunk | December 24, 2021

    And to all a good night! Wishing you all visions of sugar plums and a Merry Christmas! Whatever you celebrate, I hope your holiday season has been full of cheer. ? Read More

    Post-COVID Home and Space Design

    By Kimmer Plunk | December 23, 2021

    When COVID-related closures began in March 2020, many folks hit the big-box stores to prepare for a couple of weeks of inconvenience. Since then, more Americans have been working from home permanently, or at least, more often. Much is different since the epidemic began in the US, but nevertheless, it has created permanent changes in... Read More

    The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a Home

    By Kimmer Plunk | December 22, 2021

    If you’re thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering what you need to save for your down payment. Is it 20% of the loan, or could you put down less? While there are lower down payment programs available that allow qualified buyers to put down as little as 3.5%, it’s important to understand the... Read More

    The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

    By Kimmer Plunk | December 21, 2021

    When you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non-financial benefits, like the security or stability a home provides. But what about equity? While it can be overlooked, a homeowner’s equity helps build long-term wealth over time. Here’s a look at what equity is... Read More

    Homebuyers: Be Ready To Act This Winter

    By Kimmer Plunk | December 20, 2021

    To succeed as a buyer in today’s market, it’s important to understand which market trends will have the greatest impact on your home search. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at, says there are two factors every buyer should keep their eyes on: “Going forward, the conditions buyers face are primarily dependent on two things: mortgage... Read More