In this month’s report, we are sharing some fun ideas to consider if you are interested in hosting a community event. We're also providing some tips on how to ensure the event goes off without a hitch!
This month, we are sharing information on a holiday you might not have heard of — National Good Neighbor Day. This holiday was proclaimed an official holiday by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 and, since 2003, has been celebrated each year on September 28.
Included are some fun ways you can celebrate this day in your own neighborhood. Use these ideas for the day itself or weekend closest to it. Celebrating may be as simple as dropping off a baked treat or coordinating a more elaborate neighborhood-wide gathering.
Remember, we are always here to answer any questions you may have about real estate, such as the current state of the market and mortgage trends. Please feel free to reach out to us any time!
In this month’s report, we are sharing with you some strategies on how to start the process of downsizing a home, whether it is yours or loved ones. We are also offering a reminder to use those “good” items you had set aside as well as parting with those you only kept out of guilt. You are worth it!
This month, we are sharing information on a topic that is often not discussed enough — the importance of creating an estate plan. When it comes to your assets, especially your family’s home, discussing everyone’s wishes ahead of time will help you create clear and concise directions.
We also included a checklist of things you will need documented to ensure your affairs are in order. If you need any assistance contacting a professional who offers this type of service, please let us know and we will be happy to help.
And as always, we are happy and grateful to answer any questions you may have related to real estate.
In this month’s eReport, we are sharing with you some positive news about the real estate market. We also encourage you to watch the online broadcast, “Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions 2023: Mid-Year Update” for further expert insights as well as projections regarding mortgage rates. You can also listen to the podcast HERE!
The state of the real estate market is a hot topic in the media now. Higher mortgage rates and declining home sales grab most of the headlines. But it’s not all bad news. After the last few hectic years, many experts believe we are trending toward a more “normal” or balanced scenario that will benefit both buyers and sellers.
You may have questions about what that means for you as a potential buyer or seller. This month, we are sharing with you an overview of what a balanced market looks like from both perspectives. We are also providing a historical dateline of mortgage rates over the past decade, as well as some basic definitions of the different types of real estate markets.
It’s important to remember that what is happening nationally or even in another area can be quite different from what is happening in your area. Rest assured we are staying on top of trends here in our community, and would be happy to answer any of your real estate questions or concerns at any time.
This month we're sharing some strategies on how to stay healthy when traveling, whether it is by car or plane. Check out our tips on sleeping well, food and water safety, and easy ways to stay active.
If you have not started planning your summer vacation yet, you may want to look at this month’s flyer for inspiration. You’ll find some of America’s most unique hidden gems to visit, from a spectacular beach in California to a gorgeous 105-mile scenic drive alongside the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Whether you love the beach, the mountains or camping under the stars, there are many great options for you to consider.
We’ve also included a mix of cultural attractions you and your family may enjoy checking out. This includes a fascinating museum filled with rare historic military equipment and antique aircraft, an outdoor art installation and a “retirement home” for chimpanzees. Truly something for everyone!
If your summer plans include sprucing up things around your home and you would like a recommendation for any service professionals, please feel free to reach out. We are happy to connect you to someone in our network. As always, we are happy to answer all your questions regarding any real estate matters, such as the current state of the market and mortgage trends.
Wherever your travels take you this summer, we wish you a safe and fun-filled adventure!
This month we are sharing some ideas on eco-friendly ways you can enhance and enjoy your outdoor living spaces this summer. We have some tips on environmentally-sound practices to share, as well as ones for maintenance and decor.
This month we are sharing some easy but impactful ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle to save money around your home. Some of these ideas can be done right away, such as checking for water leaks and switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs. Other ideas, such as a home energy audit, may take a bit longer to execute, but will save you even more in the long run.
We also have some great ideas on how to recycle and repurpose common items you no longer want. Plus, we share practical and creative tips to save money on groceries while also reducing food waste.
Please be sure to reach out to us if you need help finding a professional for any of your home maintenance needs. And remember, we are always happy to answer your questions regarding any real estate matters!
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