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Here’s How To Survive Them As the housing market has become extraordinarily competitive and expensive, it is often taking an emotional toll on folks who are finding themselves mourning the loss of these homes that they loved—and then lost. “People are envisioning life in these spaces,” says thera...
02/01/2022
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Don't forget!!! Second Installment of the 2021-2022 Property Taxes is Due February 1 and Becomes Delinquent after April 11. This date is not expected to change due to COVID-19, however, assistance is available to persons with disabilities. Residents can view and pay taxes online at www.sccdtac.o...
01/30/2022
distinctive home in central Illinois began its journey into darkness with a black roof. “Once the roof was done, I could envision how the house would be with black siding. Once that went on, it all made sense in my mind. I knew everything was going to be black, top to bottom, inside and out,” say...
01/29/2022
It’s clear that owning a home makes financial sense. But lately, the emotional side of what drives homeownership is becoming increasingly important.No matter the living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a familiar scent or a favorite chair, the ...
01/27/2022
We are starting to see a push back by buyers as rates are increasing. Over the last 18 months, with inventory at all-time lows, buyers were fighting and clambering to get into escrow. We are starting to see a few more properties hit the market and some buyers pushing back on paying over list pric...
01/23/2022
As a buyer in a sellers’ market, sometimes it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. When you’re ready to make an offer on a home, remember these five easy tips to help you rise above the competition.1. Know Your BudgetKnowing your budget and what you can afford is critical t...
01/22/2022
As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices keep climbing? How high will mortgage rates go? For the answer to those questions and more, we turn to the experts. Here’s a look at what they say we can expect in 2022...
01/20/2022
When you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non-financial benefits, like the security or stability a home provides. But what about equity? While it can be overlooked, a homeowner’s equity helps build long-term wealth over time. He...
01/18/2022
If you’re thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering what you need to save for your down payment. Is it 20% of the purchase price, or could you put down less? While there are lower down payment programs available that allow qualified buyers to put down as little as 3.5%, it’s important...
01/15/2022
To succeed as a buyer in today’s market, it’s important to understand which market trends will have the greatest impact on your home search. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, says there are two factors every buyer should keep their eyes on:“Going forward, the conditions buyers face a...
01/13/2022