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    10 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle Before Moving Into a New House

    By Kyle Barber | February 27, 2020

    Congratulations on your new home! We all know that moving into a new house is stressful, and the last thing you probably want to do is add more things to your to-do list. However, it’s actually best to tackle some home improvement projects before all the boxes and furniture get in the way. So if... Read More

    3 Easy-to-Overlook Things That Can Increase the Value of Your Home

    By Kyle Barber | October 29, 2019

    If you were to put your home on the market tomorrow, how much would it be worth? While you hear that real estate is all about “location, location, location,” supply and demand also plays a crucial factor. The more appealing a home is on the market to the majority of buyers, the higher price it may... Read More

    The Truth About Adjustable Rate Mortgages

    By Kyle Barber | August 15, 2019

    3 Times Experts Say Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Make Financial Sense   An overwhelming majority of homebuyers opt for fixed-rate mortgages. The terms of these loans offer all the warm and fuzzy feelings that come with a long-term, stable relationship. Go with a fixed-rate and your mortgage rate will be the same tomorrow as it is in... Read More

    5 Types of Real Estate Agents You’ll Meet: Which One Is Best? | realtor.com®

    By Kyle Barber | August 10, 2019

    Whether you’re buying or selling a home, finding the right real estate agent to partner with can be a daunting task. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, finding the right real estate agent to partner with can be a daunting task. A lot’s at stake, and there’s certainly no shortage of characters in this business. Trust... Read More

    Do You Lack Home Maintenance I.Q.?

    By Kyle Barber | August 8, 2019

      Avoid costly repairs with proactive maintenance.  Home sweet home might just become a little less so if costly repairs crop up — and for most homeowners, they will. The best ways to avoid these costly repairs is with proactive maintenance. Unfortunately, less than 40% of homeowners regularly maintain their home to the extent that it should... Read More

    7 Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid At All Costs

    By Kyle Barber | July 12, 2019

    Have you ever heard that phrase “a stitch in time saves nine?” Well it applies nowhere better than in the real estate sales process, and it’s your job as an efficient agent to train your clients to realize this. Of course, clients’ ultimate goal is to net as much money after their home sale as... Read More

    Cooking Up The Right Kitchen Remodel.

    By Kyle Barber | June 20, 2019

    Design photo created by freepik – www.freepik.com Kitchen remodels are a big (and expensive) undertaking. Make sure you pick the right approach for you. There are lots of options, it just depends on how much time and money you want to invest. Spurred by swelling property values, owners remaining longer in their homes and a... Read More

    4 Things Pet Owners Regret Doing When Buying a Home

    By Kyle Barber | June 13, 2019

    Thinking about your pets when buying a house? You aren’t alone. According to a 2018 Realtor.com survey, 79 percent of pet-owning homebuyers say they’d pass on an otherwise perfect home if it didn’t meet their pets’ needs. Additionally a 2017 survey by SunTrust found 33 percent of millennial Americans decided to buy their first home... Read More

    Spring Home Improvements

    By Kyle Barber | April 11, 2019

    Besides marie-kondoing our closets and planting new flowers in the yard, spring is always a good time to think about what improvements you can make to add to the value of your home. Below are some of the best in terms of bang for your buck when considering resale. Was your house plagued by cold... Read More

    How often should you paint your home’s exterior

    By Kyle Barber | April 11, 2019

      Nothing gives the outside of your home a fast, impressive facelift like a fresh coat of paint. Whether you want to add a touch of quick curb appeal before you sell or you just enjoy living in a well-kept home, spring is the ideal time to paint your house’s exterior. How often will this... Read More