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Monthly Archives: January 2022

    9 Things To Consider Before (and During) the Mortgage Application

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 31, 2022

    When most people think about buying a home, they think about neighborhoods, paint colors, and wish lists, not paycheck stubs and closing costs. However, in reality you’ll probably find that mortgage application and approval is one of the more time and energy-consuming aspects of the purchase process. Work your way through this list to make... Read More

    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 28, 2022

    If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation right now. Here’s why.... Read More

    Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change?

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 27, 2022

    Americans are more aware than ever of the effects climate change and natural disasters can have on their homes. According to a report from “More than 3 in 4 recent buyers, 78%, took [natural disasters] into account when choosing the locations of their homes, . . .” The study also found that many existing... Read More

    Operation Declutter

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 26, 2022

    What words would you use to describe your home? If you said peaceful, clean, inviting, or organized, congratulations—it sounds like you’ve cracked the declutter code. If you said chaotic, overwhelming, or messy, let’s chat. Of course, it’s perfectly natural for your home to alternate through phases of clean and cluttered; we’re human, after all. Here... Read More

    The Next Generation of Homebuyers Is Here

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 25, 2022

    Many members of Generation Z (Gen Z) are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this group, it’s important to understand you’re never too young to start thinking about homeownership. The sooner you start planning, the sooner you can move on from renting. As you... Read More

    Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 24, 2022

    You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an offer. Here’s why. Being intentional... Read More

    These Are The Top Questions Homebuyers Are Asking

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 21, 2022

    The home-buying process is exhilarating, but it’s also overwhelming. There will be an influx of information thrown at you within a short period of time. However, before you make a purchase, you’ll want to ensure that your i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed, so to speak. To do so, here are a few questions... Read More

    Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 20, 2022

    One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a home greatly outweighs how many homes are... Read More

    Ways to Improve Security in Your New Home

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 19, 2022

    There’s nothing like the excitement of moving into a new home. There is a lot of promise to this fresh start, from decorating the living room to planning the first home improvement project. However, it’s essential not to overlook the importance of improving your home’s security after moving in. Use these tips to help heighten... Read More

    What Must Stay and What Must Go When Selling Your Home

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 18, 2022

    Moving day is getting close, and you’re all set with boxes, tape, and a truck.But before you begin packing everything in your home, it can be helpful to know which items typically stay with the house and which items you should take with you. Use this list to help make your move easier and avoid... Read More