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Monthly Archives: June 2019

    Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

    By John Durham | June 26, 2019

    In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d... Read More

    Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!

    By John Durham | June 26, 2019

    In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, the addition of more information causes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and dozens more on HGTV have given many a false sense... Read More

    Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

    By John Durham | June 24, 2019

    In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a... Read More

    5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Summer

    By John Durham | June 17, 2019

    Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now!... Read More

    Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

    By John Durham | June 11, 2019

    In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep paying rent, knowing that rent is rising too, or should you lock in your housing cost and buy... Read More

    Strawberry Pretzel Salad

    By John Durham | June 5, 2019

    This old-fashioned Strawberry Pretzel Salad consists of a salty pretzel crust topped with a creamy and sweet cream cheese layer and a strawberry jello topping filled with fresh strawberries. Servings: 12 Calories: 347 kcal Ingredients 2 cups crushed thin salted pretzels 3/4 cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons sugar 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping,thawed 1 (6-ounce) package strawberry Jello-O 2 cups boiling water 2 cups thinly sliced fresh strawberries Instructions... Read More

    The Feeling You Get From Owning Your Home

    By John Durham | June 5, 2019

      We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a... Read More

    4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

    By John Durham | June 4, 2019

    1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. Home values will continue to appreciate. Waiting may no longer makes sense. 2. Mortgage... Read More