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    2022 Color Trends

    By Ivy Allas | March 1, 2022

    Did you know that each year paint and pigment companies work hard topredict the hottest trends in colors? They choose the “Color of the Year” andhome designers love to infuse new tones and hues into their new designs. For this year 2022, Shades of Green will be all the rage. While there is noconsensus about... Read More

    Still Renting?

    By Ivy Allas | February 22, 2022

    Still Renting Your Home? 4 Facts ThatMight Change Your Mind Each year, home renters face the question of whether to renew their leasefor another year or determine it is time to buy a home of their own. Over thepast couple of years, the US housing market has changed dramatically ashome values have soared and interest... Read More

    Dealing with Neighborhood Construction

    By Ivy Allas | February 15, 2022

    How to Survive Your Neighbor’s Construction Project Any kind of construction project is loud and dirty. For homeowners startingtheir project, they have the anticipation of the finished product to lookforward to. But what if the project isn’t your own but your neighbor’s? Youhave all the hassle with none of the excitement of the result. Havingconstruction... Read More

    HomeLight Achievements

    By Ivy Allas | February 3, 2022

    We earned a HomeLight Achievement for 2021! Real estate agents earn this award when they rank in the top 5% of agents in their area based on historical real estate transaction data. Each year, HomeLight awards agents at both the local and national levels for excellence in 3 distinct categories. As a winner of HomeLight... Read More

    Selling a Tenant Occupied Property

    By Ivy Allas | January 25, 2022

    Selling a Property with Tenants in Place The strong seller’s market has prompted homeowners across the country toconsider selling their homes. What if your property is a rental unit with tenants inplace? Can you still sell and take advantage of the rising home values? Yes, byunderstanding the steps and following a few tips, you maximize... Read More

    Build Your New Home or Buy A Resale?

    By Ivy Allas | January 18, 2022

    Build Your New Home or Buy A Resale? Who hasn’t dreamed of building their dream home from scratch? From the perfectly designedkitchen to the expansive master bedroom suite, it’s an appealing idea to create the perfecthome for you and your family. But is building a new home really the right decision for you?There are benefits... Read More

    5 Tips for First Time Real Estate Investors

    By Ivy Allas | January 4, 2022

    It’s never too late to begin investing in real estate…’s never too early either. Real estateoffers a solid investment opportunity which can provide not only an income stream but longterm value appreciation as well. Regardless of the ups and downs of the market, people willalways need housing, so real estate will remain a good way... Read More

    Renovations During Labor Shortage

    By Ivy Allas | November 16, 2021

    Home Improvements During Labor Shortage Tight labor markets are affecting industries across the country. Skilled andunskilled jobs remain unfilled as employers struggle to find prospectiveemployees. For anyone ready to hire a contractor or handyman to perform homeimprovement projects, this shortage is causing frustration. As more peopleembrace the “staycation” and seek ways to upgrade their homes,... Read More

    Homebuyer Compromises

    By Ivy Allas | November 9, 2021

    First-time homebuyers are struggling to find affordable housing. Unlike recentyears, when inventory was high and finding a great home, was easier, now buyersare faced with either postponing homeownership or making compromises. It mayfeel hard to compromise, but it’s important to remember that this is your firsthome, not your dream home. If you are faced with... Read More

    Pricing for a Slower Market

    By Ivy Allas | November 2, 2021

    An unexpected byproduct of the pandemic has been a booming housing market.As Covid-19 hit the country, the housing supply was already low, and thelockdown depressed the volume even more. As more homebuyers began lookingfor new homes, fueled by the ability to work-from-home and low interest rates,sellers have been experiencing a strong seller’s market. As we... Read More