Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

By Silvia Lopez-Jedynak | April 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your home before putting it on the market. Start by connecting with a real estate agent as soon as possible. Having the eyes and ears of […]

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

By Silvia Lopez-Jedynak | March 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or retiree; if you spend U.S. dollars, inflation impacts you. Economists expect the effects of inflation, like a higher cost of goods, to continue.2 Luckily, an investment in real estate […]

8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

By Silvia Lopez-Jedynak | February 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it’s also a detail that you, as a seller, can […]

A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

By Silvia Lopez-Jedynak | January 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021.1 However, there were signs in the fourth quarter that the red-hot housing market was beginning to simmer down. In the […]

20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

By Silvia Lopez-Jedynak | December 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years. But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of unique […]

New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

By Silvia Lopez-Jedynak | November 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1 Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year. According to the National Association of Realtors, that’s about 2.4 months of inventory, which is far less than the six months that is generally needed to […]

Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

By Silvia Lopez-Jedynak | October 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there are some proven tactics you can use to decrease your likelihood of a home invasion. Most burglars won’t go to extreme lengths to enter a residence. […]

9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

By Silvia Lopez-Jedynak | September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it’s dwindling.¹ You’re not alone either if you’re already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and […]

5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

By Silvia Lopez-Jedynak | August 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates, buyers keep shopping for homes, reducing the available inventory and sparking a rise in home prices across the country. News website The Atlantic summarized the sizzling home market this […]

How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market

By Silvia Lopez-Jedynak | July 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1 the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attention than ever. That’s because some sellers are finding out […]