Category Archives: Real Estate News

Information on the Real Estate market in the greater tri-city area.

The History of the NAR

The National Association of REALTORS® was founded as the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges on May 12, 1908 in Chicago. With 120 founding members, 19 Boards, and one state association, the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges’ objective was … Continue reading

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Curb Appeal Choices w/ Staying Power

Improving your home’s curb appeal brings immediate satisfaction. Plus, the financial benefits can be fabulous, too. Good curb appeal increases your home’s value, making your property easier to sell — and easier to love. The challenge? Spending too much limits your ROI (return on … Continue reading

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4 To-Dos for Hot Summer Days

When it’s hot outside, smart homeowners focus their energies inside on these four tasks. You know: Like taking advantage of your nice, cool basement. #1 Organize the Basement    The two most common types of clutter? Old clothes and seasonal … Continue reading

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What is the Fair Housing Act?

We’ve all heard about the Fair Housing Act or the Fair Housing Administration, but not everyone knows what exactly they are for or when they came about. In 1948, the Supreme Court heard the case Shelley v. Kramer and ruled … Continue reading

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First-Time Home Buyer Tips

Buying your first home is a really big deal. How do you know which loan is right for you? How do you swing the down payment? How do you ensure your offer isn’t too low or too high? What don’t … Continue reading

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8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer

Here’s the dream: Your offer is perfect, you don’t need to negotiate, and you can spend the next few weeks addressing more pressing home-ownership questions, like “Why is it called wainscoting?” and “Do I want a new couch in blush … Continue reading

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Replace or Reface?

Replace or Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets? Options and Costs Refacing kitchen cabinets might be “superficial,” but the results and savings are dramatic. Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes covering the exposed frames with a thin veneer of real wood or plastic … Continue reading

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REALTORS® Land Market Survey

Highlights: Land Sales Rose 3%: While the COVID-19 pandemic battered the commercial real estate market in 2020, the land market held up to the pandemic’s severe blow, according to survey participants. The 3% increase in land sales contrasts starkly with a … Continue reading

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Buying or Selling a Property That Had “Green” Features

WASHINGTON (April 20, 2021) – Thirty-two percent of Realtors® said they had been directly involved with buying or selling a property that had green or eco-friendly features in the past 12 months, according to a new report from the National … Continue reading

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