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Monthly Archives: June 2020

    New Construction: Is It Right for You?

    By Christina Griffin | June 30, 2020

    New construction home developments have sprung up across the country. They show beautiful new designs in both living spaces and exterior details. It’s appealing to have the ability to choose your flooring, countertops, cabinets, lighting, and other features—moving into a home no one has ever lived in. Yet, there are also good reasons to consider... Read More

    Honey-Rhubarb Ice Cream

    By Christina Griffin | June 26, 2020

    Rhubarb is one of those ingredients that people either adore or avoid. I fall into the former, and use it as much as possible during its rather short growing season. I’ve made it into crisps, pies and even eaten it raw, dipped in sugar (which is admittedly hard core). Combining the mouth puckering sour flavor... Read More

    Your Starter Home vs. Your Forever Home

    By Christina Griffin | June 25, 2020

    Buying a home is exciting. Most people have visualized their dream home—large, inviting kitchen; multiple bedrooms for family and guests; perhaps a backyard with built-in BBQ, pool, and fireplace. Yet this dream is often out of reach financially for first-time homebuyers. These buyers are ready to find a starter home and perhaps are wondering if... Read More

    Is Your New Neighborhood Safe? How to Research Your New Community

    By Christina Griffin | June 23, 2020

    Finding the right home for you and your family involves more than the right number of bedrooms and a lovely front yard; the neighborhood in which it’s located can make a huge difference in the quality of your experience in the home. The most important consideration must be the safety of the community. Not only... Read More

    Real Estate Investment 101

    By Christina Griffin | June 18, 2020

    Real estate offers a solid investment opportunity that can provide not only an income stream, but long-term value appreciation as well. It’s never too late to begin investing in real estate. Regardless of the ups and downs of the market, people will always need housing, so real estate will remain a good way to create... Read More

    5 Questions Buyers Have During the Coronavirus Outbreak Answered

    By Christina Griffin | June 16, 2020

    Everyone is being affected in some manner by the outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus. During this time, buyers will have more questions than normal about the home buying process and their ability to buy a new home. While we can’t predict what the next few weeks and months will bring, the more we can educate ourselves,... Read More

    5 Questions Sellers Have about the Market during the Coronavirus Outbreak Answered

    By Christina Griffin | June 11, 2020

    There are so many questions and concerns amid the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. The real estate market is especially hard hit and sellers are concerned. Real estate at its core is a people business. It relies on person-to-person interaction and the coronavirus necessarily limits this contact. As the spring selling season gets started, home sellers will... Read More

    Organize and Declutter While You’re Home

    By Christina Griffin | June 9, 2020

    During a time when so many people are hunkering down at home, it can be challenging to keep a tidy house, especially when you have kids, pets, and other adults living in the same space. It can be stressful and overwhelming at times, trying to find a balance of keeping everything organized and clean while... Read More

    Keeping the Homeownership Dream Alive

    By Christina Griffin | June 4, 2020

    Buying and owning your own home is no easy task, and there are moments on everyone’s journey when they feel like it’s impossible. However, there are plenty of resources available to help make your dream of becoming a homeowner a reality. The first step you should take when you’re ready to consider buying a home... Read More

    Tips for Buying a Home Unseen

    By Christina Griffin | June 2, 2020

    It may come as a shock that many people purchase a home before ever setting foot inside. These buyers may be moving to a new country or city far away, or they may not have the time or resources to visit for a home search before the big move. Not everyone has the option (or... Read More