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Further Your Career During COVID: Virtual Networking & Learning Resources for Real Estate Agents

Further Your Career During COVID: Virtual Networking and Learning Resources for Real Estate Agents

By Aly Yale / July 7, 2020
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Networking and continuing education are a big part of an agent’s job. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has made both of those significantly more difficult. Conferences are being canceled, in-person meetings and events are getting switched to Zoom, and many educational…

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10 Summer Activities for Kids That You Haven't Thought of Yet

10 Summer Activities for Kids That You Haven’t Thought of Yet

By Aly Yale / July 6, 2020
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It’s that time of year: the time when school’s out, the kids are “bored,” and you’re just plain out of ideas for constructive activities. Fortunately, we have you covered. Are you stuck on what to entertain the kiddos with this…

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Mortgage Interest Rates Drop

Rates Hit New Low, While Mortgage Activity Stalls Out

By Aly Yale / July 3, 2020
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Mortgage activity dropped again, this time falling 1.8% over the week. Refinance applications were down 2%, while applications to purchase a home fell 1%. On both counts, activity is still much higher than one year ago. According to Joel Kan,…

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Home Buying Demand Is Up: Here's Why Sellers Should Act Now

Home Buying Demand Is Up: Here’s Why Sellers Should Act Now

By Aly Yale / July 1, 2020
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Despite all that’s going on in the country and its economy, home buying demand is surging. In fact, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, applications to purchase a home are now up 18% over the year. Home showing traffic has…

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The Dos and Don'ts of Listing Videos

The Dos and Don’ts of Listing Videos

By Aly Yale / June 30, 2020
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With buyers social distancing — and many sellers hesitant to let strangers into their homes — listing videos have become more important than ever. In fact, real estate brokerage Redfin reported an almost 500% increase in video tour requests in…

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Mortgage Interest Rates Drop

Mortgage Activity Drops, While Rates Hold Steady

By Aly Yale / June 26, 2020
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Overall mortgage activity slid this week, with refinances dropping 12% and purchase loan applications dipping 3%. It was the first time purchase activity declined in months. Compared to last year, though, the market is still going strong. Purchases are up…

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Buying a New Home? Expect Lots of Mail

Buying a New Home? Expect Lots of Mail

By Aly Yale / June 25, 2020
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Buying a new place is exciting. You get to decorate, meet the neighbors, and make that new house a home.  One thing you may not expect, though? That’d be all the mail that typically comes with it. Are you moving…

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6 Tips for Filling Your Fridge When Grocery Prices Are Rising

6 Tips for Filling Your Fridge When Grocery Prices Are Rising

By Aly Yale / June 24, 2020
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Grocery prices are up. Couple that with how much we’re all eating at home these days, and it’s getting harder than ever to keep that pantry stocked. Fortunately, all hope isn’t lost.  Do those weekly trips to the grocery store…

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Real Estate Advertising Options for Every Budget

Real Estate Advertising Options for Every Budget

By Aly Yale / June 23, 2020
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Real estate is competitive. In fact, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, there are nearly 1.4 million real estate agents across the U.S.  While a large chunk of those probably don’t do business in your area, if you’re in…

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What Are My Options for Cleaning My Carpet?

What Are My Options for Cleaning My Carpet?

By Aly Yale / June 22, 2020
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Cleaning your carpets regularly is important — and I don’t just mean a little vacuuming from time to time.  Though that will certainly pick up your basic dirt and debris, it’s not enough if you want to keep indoor allergens,…

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