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Monthly Archives: January 2024

    5 Surprising (and Useful!) Ways to Save for a Down Payment

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 29, 2024

    Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get to the good stuff, you've got to cobble together a down payment, a daunting sum if you follow the textbook advice to squirrel away 20% of a home's cost. Here are five creative ways to build your down-payment nest egg faster than you may have ever imagined. Read More

    Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down?

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 26, 2024

    If you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it helps with affordability. But there’s another way this benefits you – it may inspire more homeowners to put their houses up for sale. Read More

    10 Reasons to Sell Now

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 19, 2024

    Deciding to sell your home is a significant life choice, requiring careful consideration of various personal and financial factors. Fortunately, there are usually telltale signs that it’s time to sell, which can guide you toward making the right decision for your future. If any of the following statements ring true, then you may be ready to put your house on the market. Read More

    A Recap of the 2023 Market

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 18, 2024

    The previous year saw numerous changes in real estate trends, impacting market dynamics significantly. It’s essential to be aware of the ongoing industry shifts, which may help you better understand how they may continue to shape the real estate landscape going forward. Read More

    The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 16, 2024

    If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home this year, here is a powerful insight that could give you the clarity and confidence you need to make your decision. Read More

    MLK Jr. Day in Memphis, TN

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 15, 2024

    Today we remember and celebrate the life, impact, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read More

    What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 9, 2024

    If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be. One way to ease those concerns is to make sure you understand some of the costs you may encounter up front. And to do that, always turn to trusted real estate professionals.... Read More

    Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 7, 2024

    As the new year approaches, the idea of buying a home might be on your mind. It’s an exciting goal to set, and it’s never too early to start laying the groundwork. One crucial step to prepare for homeownership is building a solid credit score. Read More

    3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 5, 2024

    If buying or selling a home is your goal for 2024, it’s important to understand today’s housing market, know your why, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. Read More

    January Home Maintenance Checklist

    By Kimmer Plunk | January 4, 2024

    Make regular home maintenance your New Years resolution this year! Did you know: - An unmaintained home loses about 10% of its appraised value - Every dollar spent on maintenance prevents up to $100 of repair costs Use this checklist to help prevent breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best. Read More