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4 Easy ways to improve your WFH shared spaces

Working and schooling from shared spaces?  Here are four easy tips that can help make your space more practical and useful. Working and learning from home has become the new norm, and for many of us this is being done within shared spaces.  So here are four easy ways to help keep your space more organized and as a result, more productive.  Limit paper pile … Continue reading 4 Easy ways to improve your WFH shared spaces

What’s motivating buyers into looking for homes

Demand is high and inventory is low.  Why are so many buyers looking for homes right now?  Read about the four key factors driving people into looking for a new home. If you’ve watched the news, then you know the real estate market is hot!  But what’s driving this spike in demand?  Before the current medical crisis, we returned home after work, after school, and … Continue reading What’s motivating buyers into looking for homes

The cost of buying a home is more than just the actual sale price

When buyers look for a new home, they almost solely look at the purchase price to determine the cost of the home.  But interest rates play an important role in determining how much you will pay for that home over the long run.   Lower interest rates mean that over a long period of time the house will cost you less As compared to a lower … Continue reading The cost of buying a home is more than just the actual sale price

How to win the bidding war for your dream home

If the affordability index and low interest rates discussed in our earlier post have encouraged you to start looking for the perfect home, here’s what you need to do to win that bidding war: Pre-Qualify.  And have that pre-qualified letter in hand.  Seem obvious?  The fact is only 52% of those looking obtain a letter, therefore doing so will give you an advantage Give your … Continue reading How to win the bidding war for your dream home

Should you buy a new construction home?

Should you buy a new construction home? The demand for housing is high but the number of existing homes on the market is relatively low with new construction ramping up.  So, should you buy a new build?  Here are the pros of each: New construction: You can choose more energy efficient options – think windows, roof, and appliances New construction often means fewer repairs and … Continue reading Should you buy a new construction home?

Now is a great time to sell or buy a home

If the past several months has taught us anything, it’s that our home is more important than ever. It has become our office, our classroom, our gym, our favorite restaurant…in short, our safe haven. And as a result, there are more buyers looking for their perfect home. Combined with low interest rates, many prospective buyers have now become active buyers ready to close a deal! … Continue reading Now is a great time to sell or buy a home

Is your home office ready? Working from home could be here to stay…

2020 has seen more people working from home than ever before.  And the trend doesn’t look like it will be ending any time soon with big companies like Twitter and Facebook announcing a permanent WFH policy. And for good reason –  both employers and employees alike can save serious money by working from home half the time.  According to Global Workplace Analytics, employers can save … Continue reading Is your home office ready? Working from home could be here to stay…