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The 15 Tools Homeowners Should Own

15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Ownby Nick Gromicko, CMI® and Ben GromickoThe following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. 1.  PlungerA

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What Are Buyers Looking for in a House?

There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis, some sellers are taking their time coming back

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How to Save Money & Energy at Home

Photo by Rodolfo Clix from PexelsHow important is saving money and energy to you? If you answered, VERY, this article is for you!10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

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For the 7th Year, Real Estate Tops as the Best Investment

Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds,

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Supply and Demand = Home Prices

As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the

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Is it a Good Time to Sell Your Vacation Home?

The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, it’s hard to know how long it will take for summer travelers to be back in

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Is Home Equity a Bright Spark in the Housing Market?

Given how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spreading widely. Some good news, however, shows that more than 4 million initial unemployment

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Is Buying a Home Right Now Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry's leading showing

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Monday's Digest - May 4th, 2020

EDIFY, ENTERTAIN, EVOLVESCOTT BRIXEN, THE ECLECTIC ECONOMIST1Q GDP DROPS 4.8% ?The US economy contracted 4.8% in the 1Q. However, this is but a prelude to the pandemic-driven pulverization the

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Would This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?

Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are deciding on the best strategy to slowly and safely reopen,

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Homebuyers Want Lower Prices and Seller's Do Not Agree

The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we do business, even the way we buy and sell real estate;

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I Need to Sell My Home Now. What Should I Do?

What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major

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Is A Home Office Very Important To You?

For years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master suites, and more. The latest on the hotlist,

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Real Estate Reality TV Shows vs. Real Life, 5 Myths Explained

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like &ldquo

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Why Getting Pre-Approved Is The First Step In Your Home-buying Process

When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage tips toward the seller

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The Housing Market Is Not Deja-vu All Over Again Like The One In 2008

In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past experiences by reviewing historical trends and

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Are We Slowly Headed Towards Foreclosure?

Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures?With all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, and many other

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Looking to buy a new appliance? Read this first!

Is that time of the year in which we will start seeing deals on appliances come up. Whether you are considering upgrading or just changing that old washer and dryer. Check out these five articles

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Five Best Tips for First-time Home Buyers

First time home buyers in Temecula, CA might have a lot of questions about how to buy a home. The following articles will help home buyers learn more about the best time to buy a house, best home

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