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DIY: Refinishing Your Cabinets
Posted on 03/29/2020
DIY: Refinishing Your Cabinets
Photo by u_jup1hbno via Pixabay Paint is the magic elixir when it comes to inexpensive home makeovers. It rejuvenates space in a way few other things can do. Yet many homeowners have blinders on when it comes to the places they can paint. Namely, they only see the walls as a palette. Let's challenge that notion and remind...
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What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward 
Posted on 03/27/2020
What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward 
What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward Some Highlights: Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside. There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward. CONNECT with US TODAY, 408-221-1106 and learn about resource programs for things like down payments,and get PRE-APPROVAL...
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Bad News Sells so Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You
Posted on 03/26/2020
Bad News Sells so Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You
Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You There’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy as well. Amidst all this anxiety, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – has realized that bad news...
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Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?
Posted on 03/26/2020
Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?
Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home? With intrest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance,...
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Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values
Posted on 03/24/2020
Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values
Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values are also about to tumble. What’s taking place today, however, is nothing like what happened the last time. The S&P 500...
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Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying
Posted on 03/23/2020
Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying
Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying More and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in...
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Updating your Porch Lighting
Posted on 03/22/2020
Updating your Porch Lighting
Image by David Papazian from Shutterstock Porch lighting is an essential part of a home's curb appeal. It offers much more than help navigating in the dark or a pretty accent for your front door. A brightly lit porch can enhance security and also save you money on your energy bill. Where will you place it? The location...
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A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis 
Posted on 03/20/2020
A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis 
A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis Some Highlights The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. All things considered, an economic slowdown does not equal a housing crisis, and this will not...
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There Will Be Help Available to Individuals and Small Businesses
Posted on 03/20/2020
There Will Be Help Available to Individuals and Small Businesses
Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures? With all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, and many other industries are furloughing workers or dramatically cutting their hours. Without a job, many homeowners are wondering how they’ll be able to afford their...
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Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis
Posted on 03/19/2020
Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis
Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past experiences by reviewing historical trends and understanding the peaks and valleys of what’s come before us is one of the many ways...
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5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time
Posted on 03/17/2020
5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time
5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. The feeling is understandable. Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at the real estate...
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Two Big Myths in the Homebuying Process
Posted on 03/17/2020
Two Big Myths in the Homebuying Process
Two Big Myths in the Homebuying Process The 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals: “The majority of millennials not only want to own a home, but 84% of millennials in 2019 considered it a major part of the American Dream.” Unfortunately,...
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