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The RE/MAX Collection® 12th Annual Luxury Forum

Jun 12, 2024

This year, I’ve been invited to attend the RE/MAX Collection Luxury Forum, set for June 18-19 at The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe, California. The RE/MAX Collection is a luxury home marketing program exclusive to RE/MAX associates and their affluent homebuyers and sellers around the world. The 12th annual Luxury Forum is an event that promises to…

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Home Prices Aren’t Declining, But Headlines Might Make You Think They Are

Jun 8, 2024

If you’ve seen the news lately about home sellers slashing prices, it’s a great example of how headlines do more to terrify than clarify. Here’s what’s really happening with prices. The bottom line is home prices are higher than they were a year ago at this time, and they’re expected to keep rising, just at a slower…

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Selling Smart: Why a Real Estate Agent Makes All the Difference

Jun 2, 2024

If you’re considering selling your house on your own as a “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO), you want to think about if it’s really worth the extra stress. Going this route means shouldering a lot of responsibilities by yourself – and, if you’re not an expert, that opens the door for mistakes to happen and can quickly…

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Recent News with the National Association of Realtors

Apr 22, 2024

I’m sure many of you have read or heard on the news that the National Association of Realtors is proposing to settle a lawsuit involving sellers. Many of the headlines have suggested major changes in how much realtors are compensated, and some of those headlines have claimed that commissions are going away. This is a…

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The Best Way To Keep Track of Mortgage Rate Trends

Apr 20, 2024

If you’re thinking about buying a home, chances are you’ve got mortgage rates on your mind. You’ve heard about how they impact how much you can afford in your monthly mortgage payment, and you want to make sure you’re factoring that in as you plan your move. The problem is, with all the headlines in the news about rates lately, it…

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What You Really Need To Know About Home Prices

Apr 14, 2024

According to recent data from Fannie Mae, almost 1 in 4 people still think home prices are going to come down. If you’re one of the people worried about that, here’s what you need to know. A lot of that fear is probably coming from what you’re hearing in the media or reading online. But here’s the thing…

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Why Today’s Housing Supply Is a Sweet Spot for Sellers

Mar 1, 2024

Wondering if it still makes sense to sell your house right now? The short answer is, yes. And if you look at the current number of homes for sale, you’ll see two reasons why. An article from Calculated Risk shows there are 15.6% more homes for sale now compared to the same week last year. That tells us inventory…

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What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

Feb 20, 2024

Are you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you’ve heard someone say they’re coming down. But then you read somewhere else that they’re up again. And that may leave you scratching your head and wondering what’s true. The simplest answer is: that what you read or hear…

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It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

Feb 15, 2024

If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition. Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready. Declutter and Organize First…

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