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7 questions to ask your real estate agent

7 questions to ask your real estate agent

When it comes to purchasing a home, enlisting the help of an experienced real estate agent can make all the difference in having an easier, safer and faster process overall. But before committing to an agent, it's essential for buyers to ask them specific questions...

Tips for buying a home in 2023

Tips for buying a home in 2023

Buying a house in 2023 could be a good decision for your family's future. Not only is it an investment that could appreciate over time, but it can also provide stability, security and the ability to customize the space to your needs. By making this investment now, you...

Why buying during the holiday season might be a good idea

Why buying during the holiday season might be a good idea

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year – but it potentially could be the most wonderful time of the year to buy a home. That’s because homebuyers can gain the competitive edge as people focus on holiday travel, gatherings and vacations. While conventional...

FHA loan limit increases, which may help first-time homebuyers

FHA loan limit increases, which may help first-time homebuyers

To close the year, the Federal Housing Administration is giving homeowners the gift of setting new loan limits for the popular FHA loan program. The new maximum amount is $1 million for more pricier neighborhoods. Loan limits will increase in more than 3,000 counties...

Kohl’s testing new store concept in Tacoma, Washington

Kohl’s testing new store concept in Tacoma, Washington

Customers can count on Kohl’s department store to deliver discounted pricing on all its goods, from men’s and women’s clothing, shoes to bedding and cookware. Now, customers at the Tacoma location can enjoy a whole new shopping experience unlike anything they’ve...

Things to avoid when selling and buying at the same time

Things to avoid when selling and buying at the same time

A common thread in today’s real estate market is elevated home equity. In this scenario, many homeowners can sell their property and leverage their equity to purchase a home that better fits their family’s needs. Homeowners should be prepared for a curveball or two...

How to sell your home in winter

How to sell your home in winter

While the traditional home sale season is in the rear-view mirror as the end of the year enters the picture, it is still possible to have a successful home sale this winter season. Market factors, such as steeper interest rates, can be another speed bump on your road...

How to have an open house in the winter

How to have an open house in the winter

Homebuying and winter aren’t typically thought of as the perfect pair. But if you’re thinking about selling your home this winter season, use the cold weather as a guide. This is an opportunity to make visitors as comfortable as possible when they’re braving chilly...

Kitchen renovation ideas that may increase home value

Kitchen renovation ideas that may increase home value

The kitchen is one of the most beloved areas of any home. As a high-use feature, kitchens are where families come together to share meals and make lasting memories. As a homeowner, or soon-to-be home seller, making upgrades to the kitchen is an easy sell. You can reap...