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8 Ways to Protect Your House When You Live on the Water

8 Ways to Protect Your House When You Live on the Water

By Aly Yale / July 23, 2021
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It’s most people’s dream to live on the water. You get the nice breeze, easy access to swimming, boating, or fishing, and of course, that picturesque view. What more could you want? Unfortunately, living by water also comes with some…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Drop, but Price and Supply Problems Remain

By Aly Yale / July 22, 2021
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Mortgage rates inched down again this week. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate loan was just 2.78% — down 10 basis points from the week prior.  The dip stems from rising economic uncertainty, particularly as…

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6 Ways You Can Help New Construction Buyers

6 Ways You Can Help New Construction Buyers

By Aly Yale / July 20, 2021
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New construction buyers are a different animal. They don’t require the same wheeling and dealing as existing home clients do, and there’s also no real home search — no poring over listings, scheduling tours, or driving from house to house.…

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5 Fun Summer Learning Activities

5 Fun Summer Learning Activities

By Aly Yale / July 19, 2021
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Your kids’ education doesn’t have to stop once school lets out for the summer.  In fact, summer is the perfect time to further skills that typically aren’t taught in the traditional classroom setting — life skills they’ll need later on…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Drop Again, Sending Home Purchases, Refis Upward

By Aly Yale / July 16, 2021
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Mortgage rates continued their decline this week, this time averaging a mere 2.88% on 30-year, fixed-rate loans. It’s the third consecutive week of dips, according to Freddie Mac. “Since their peak at 3.18% in April, mortgage rates have declined by…

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Grilling Tips for Beginners: How to Cook on the Grill

Grilling Tips for Beginners: How to Cook on the Grill

By Aly Yale / July 12, 2021
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Summer’s full of opportunities to grill. There’s Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th, and, of course, all those pool parties and family get-togethers.  The cuisine options are endless, too. Cook up hot dogs, hamburgers, bratwurst, steak, or chicken, or opt…

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Heading Back to the Brokerage? 6 Tips to Ease the Transition

Heading Back to the Brokerage? 6 Tips to Ease the Transition

By Aly Yale / July 6, 2021
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Many businesses are opening back up, and that means many workers? Well, they’re heading back to the office, too. Is your real estate office one of them? Are you getting ready to head back to the brokerage? If you are,…

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15 Ways to Stay Cool Without a Pool

15 Ways to Stay Cool Without a Pool

By Aly Yale / July 2, 2021
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The weather’s heating up, and for those lucky homeowners with a pool, it means endless days spent lounging in the water, splishing, splashing, and keeping cool. But for those of us sans swimming pool, we have to get a bit…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Fall, But It Can’t Stop Buyers from Pulling Back

By Aly Yale / July 1, 2021
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Mortgage rates dropped this week, averaging just 2.98% on 30-year, fixed-rate loans. Still, despite the slide, overall mortgage activity — both on purchases and refinances — declined. “Economic growth remains steady and is bolstering more segments of the economy,” said…

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Considering Selling to an iBuyer? 3 Reasons Why You May Not Want to Right Now

Considering Selling to an iBuyer? 3 Reasons Why You May Not Want to Right Now

By Aly Yale / June 30, 2021
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Selling to an iBuyer like Opendoor or Offerpad can be pretty tempting. There’s no staging or marketing your home, you don’t have to make costly repairs, and there’s no one traipsing through your house or combing through your closets either.…

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