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Monthly Archives: January 2023

    Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 31, 2023

    Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time of year. If you’re ready to... Read More

    Monday Monday

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 30, 2023

    “Monday is for people with a mission. Those who favor vacations, not weekends.” Cristina Imre is on to something here. Although mention this to a real estate agent, and they will say, “What’s a weekend?” 😅 Happy Monday! Read More

    Who Is Involved in Your Real Estate Transaction?

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 27, 2023

    When entering a real estate transaction, every seller and buyer should know who they will communicate with and the role they play in the transaction. Use this quick reference guide to assist you in knowing who will be involved in your real estate transaction. Real estate appraiser A licensed real estate appraiser provides an unbiased... Read More

    Finding Art for Your Home

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 26, 2023

    Art is a wonderful way to add personality, color, and visual interest to your living spaces, but because it can come with a steep price tag, you want to ensure that you’re going to be satisfied with the pieces you collect for a long time. Whitney Forstner, the founder of the art-curation company INTO/ART, offers... Read More

    Wondering How Much You Need To Save for a Down Payment?

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 23, 2023

    If you’re getting ready to buy your first home, you’re likely focused on saving up for everything that purchase involves. One cost that’s likely top of mind is your down payment. But don’t let a common misconception about how much you need to save make the process harder than it could be. Understand 20% Isn’t... Read More

    Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To Know

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 20, 2023

    One of the first steps in your homebuying journey is getting pre-approved. To understand why it’s such an important step, you need to understand what pre-approval is and what it does for you. Business Insider explains: “In a preapproval [sic], the lender tells you which types of loans you may be eligible to take out,... Read More

    Value-Adding Winter Home Improvements

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 18, 2023

    It seems that when we think of home improvement, we usually think about spring and summer. Maybe it’s because we associate wintertime with hibernation and hunkering down, while spring is associated with nesting and spring cleaning and summertime with yard maintenance and gardening. However, there may be no better time of year to improve your... Read More

    What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing Market

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 17, 2023

    It doesn’t matter if you’re someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you’ve heard whispers of an upcoming recession. Economic conditions are determined by a broad range of factors, so rather than explaining them each in depth, let’s lean on the experts and what history tells us to see what could lie... Read More

    The Truth About Negative Home Equity Headlines

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 13, 2023

    Home equity has been a hot topic in real estate news lately. And if you’ve been following along, you may have heard there’s a growing number of homeowners with negative equity. But don’t let those headlines scare you. In truth, the headlines don’t give you all the information you really need to understand what’s happening... Read More

    Getting Your Finances on Track after the Holidays

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 11, 2023

    The holiday season is a wonderful time for relaxing and having fun with family and friends, but it can also add a lot of extra stress to an already tight budget. Perhaps you spent more than you originally planned, or maybe you aren’t even sure how much you paid for all the holiday gifts, decor,... Read More