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" Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

By Tara Mastroeni / July 2, 2020
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Welcome to the newest installment of the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries! Last time, I talked about my experience buying my first home in the middle of a global pandemic, realizing that my unit needed more than a little TLC, and the…

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How to Celebrate the Fourth of July During a Pandemic

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July During a Pandemic

By Tara Mastroeni / June 29, 2020
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Believe it or not, the Fourth of July is right around the corner. While the traditional barbecues and pool parties may not be possible this year, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate our nation’s birthday. With that in mind,…

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Why Your Email Signature Is an Important Marketing Tool (and How to Get It Right!)

Why Your Email Signature Is An Important Marketing Tool (and How to Get It Right!)

By Tara Mastroeni / June 16, 2020
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If you’re still using “Sent from my iPhone” or, even worse, not using an email signature at all, it’s time to step up your game. These days, email signatures are an important marketing tool and every professional should have one.…

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8 Tips for Managing a Long-Distance Move

8 Tips for Managing a Long-Distance Move

By Tara Mastroeni / June 15, 2020
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Managing a long-distance move is no small feat. However, with a little planning and forethought, it can be done without it feeling overwhelming. To that end, below are eight of our best tips for effectively handling a long-distance move. Read…

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Should You Buy a Starter Home or a Forever Home?

Should You Buy a Starter Home or a Forever Home?

By Tara Mastroeni / June 10, 2020
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At the start of their journey, many first-time homebuyers are often faced with a big choice. Do they buy something smaller and more affordable to get their foot in the door of homeownership? Alternatively, do they wait and save up…

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6 Tips for Creating Your Own Real Estate YouTube Videos

6 Tips for Creating Your Own Real Estate YouTube Videos

By Tara Mastroeni / June 2, 2020
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If you’re trying to get your name out there as an industry expert, creating your own real estate YouTube videos is a great way to do it. That said, there are a few tricks of the trade to learn before…

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Purchase Loan Activity Continues Rising as More States Reopen

By Tara Mastroeni / May 29, 2020
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Overall, mortgage applications have increased 2.7% from this time last week. The adjusted purchase index increased 7% from a week ago and was up 9% from this time last year. On the jump, MBA’s Joel Kan, the Associate Vice President…

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Move-Out Cleaning: A Comprehensive Checklist

Move-Out Cleaning: A Comprehensive Checklist

By Tara Mastroeni / May 28, 2020
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When you’re moving out, giving your old place a good scrub down is essential. Whether your main motivation is to leave your former home looking nice for the new owners or simply to get your security deposit back, a top-to-bottom…

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Coronavirus Renovation Diaries

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: When You Can’t Move In, Renovate First

By Tara Mastroeni / May 27, 2020
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Welcome to the start of a new series for Embrace Home Loans. I’m Tara, one of the blog writers for the site. While I usually bring you mortgage and real estate content, this time I’m doing something a little different.…

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Tips for Writing Listing Descriptions Like a Pro

Tips for Writing Listing Descriptions Like a Pro

By Tara Mastroeni / May 26, 2020
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Listing descriptions are a necessary marketing tool in real estate. However, that doesn’t mean that they are easy to create. To that end, we’ve brought you five tips to help you write your next listing description like a pro. Read…

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