Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Feb. 13, 2024

Tips to De-Personalize Your Home to Sell

 

When you put your home on the market, it's not just a property that's up for sale; it's a potential future for someone else. That's why it's so crucial to de-personalize your space. By stripping away the personal layers, you create a clean canvas for buyers to paint their own futures on. Below is your step-by-step guide to turning your cherished abode into a buyer's dream home.

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Posted in Home Selling Tips
Jan. 15, 2024

Preventing Frozen Pipes this Winter

Prevent frozen pipes

Owning a home comes with many joys and responsibilities. Among those responsibilities is protecting your home from winter's harsh elements. We’re fortunate that extremely low temperatures are relatively rare in Prescott, Arizona, but pipes still freeze with the overnight low temps! When water freezes inside a pipe, the ice expands, causing the pipe to burst and potentially leading to costly water damage in your home. Here are some tips to help you to prevent the nightmare of frozen and broken water lines.

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Posted in Real Estate News
Dec. 15, 2023

The Top 10 Pre-Listing Home Improvements

As a homeowner, you may wonder what improvements you should make to your home before putting it on the market. After all, first impressions are everything when it comes to real estate. According to industry experts, specific renovations and upgrades can significantly increase the value and appeal of your home.

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Posted in Sell Your Home
Nov. 15, 2023

Maximizing a Small Home

Supersize Interior Space

Has your home started to feel a little small for your family? It happens to the best of us. The things we own gradually end up colonizing a lot of our free space, and the house which felt “just right” a few years ago can suddenly feel as tiny as a shoe closet. 

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Oct. 15, 2023

How to Make a Small Bathroom Feel Bigger

Not everyone can afford a master bath with twin sinks, a palatial tub, and a luxury dual-headed shower. Some of us (well, most of us!) have to contend with reality. Reality means compromises, and sometimes, that compromise means a small bathroom. 

 

But just because a bathroom is small doesn't mean it has to feel small. Adjusting design choices can transform many small bathrooms into larger-feeling spaces. 

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Sept. 15, 2023

Heating Your Home for Less

Heating Cost of home

Although we aren't currently in winter yet, it's essential to start preparing for the colder months ahead. As temperatures drop, heating costs can skyrocket, but there are ways to save money and keep your home warm this winter. Wouldn't you rather put that money into holiday shopping or upgrades for your house?

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Posted in Homeowners
Aug. 15, 2023

Garage Staging Tips to Help Sell Your Home

Making a house on the market shine is all about attention to detail. If you go the extra mile to ensure your home is a stand-out, you’ll probably go beyond the typical touch-ups that refresh curb appeal. You might even decide to stage your home, especially if you’re not living in it while it’s for sale.

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Posted in Home Selling Tips
July 15, 2023

Understanding Home Owners Associations

Home Owners Associations

If you're a first-time buyer and need clarification about the role of a Home Owners Association, you should ask the right questions before considering buying.

 

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Posted in Buy a Home
June 15, 2023

Ask Your Agent the Right Questions

Buying a home

Odds are the day will come when you must speak to a real estate agent to help sell your home. When that day comes, you want to be sure you have the knowledge you need to choose someone who has the background and skills to represent your interests and meet your needs and someone who will make the process a positive experience.

 

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Posted in Buy a Home
May 15, 2023

What is a “Lipstick Flip”?

 

We've all seen the house flipping shows, and many often wonder if these transformations are 'too good to be true?' Okay, maybe they are 'true,' but are the makeovers good enough to last long-term?'

 

When inventory is tight and newly renovated homes are wooing prospective buyers, you must take a step back and remember that the home you're hunting for is a long-term investment. Understand that there's much more to a home than what lies on the surface.

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Posted in Buy a Home