The Many Benefits of a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

The Many Benefits of a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

We recently came across this great article on Realtor.com by Chrystal Caruthers. Bruce is a Senior Real Estate Specialist and has years of experience serving the real estate needs of seniors. Take a peek at this article to learn more about the “Senior Real Estate Specialist” designation and the benefits of workin with one.

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The Pendulum is Always Moving

The Pendulum is Always Moving

The real estate market is always moving in one direction or another. In real time, the market heavily favors the seller. This is because the inventory of homes is at an all-time low, giving anyone selling your property a distinct advantage over the would-be purchaser. That is great news for you, the homeowner. However, a caveat; the real estate market is always changing, and when it moves in one direction or another it usually is quick and decisive.

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Valuable Resources for Veterans

Valuable Resources for Veterans

In recent months I have become aware of a valuable community resource that has been a well-kept secret for too long. I am talking about VA Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension benefits.

In the Fall of 2018 Laureate Group executives met with Dan Driscoll, Department Service Officer with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and learned about VA benefits available to many Veterans and their spouses. It seemed logical to us at the time that because the VFW is so well known everyone likely understands the resources they and other Service Organizations offer. Boy were we wrong.

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My Predictions About the Real Estate Market

My Predictions About the Real Estate Market

We are all witnessing a real estate market that is overheated. Will this last? Does it make sense to "time the market" so that you catch the very peak price for your home?

First, an explanation of why homes are selling so fast with prices moving up at a 5%-7% pace per the last two years.

Homeowners are holding off putting their home on the market because they either cannot find another property that meets their demands, or staying in the home they love waiting for the market to change direction.

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Living Large in a Smaller Home

Living Large in a Smaller Home

Guest blogger: Tips for seniors looking to ditch the McMansion and embrace and enjoy their Golden Years with a smaller mortgage and bigger bank account.

Everyone envisions growing old at home. And while that home is usually the family home that’s been lived in for decades, there are a many great benefits to swapping a large property for a downsized version. Here are three quick tips on how to pick the right home and make the transition as smooth as possible.

Guest article by: Hazel Bridges, Hazel@agingwellness.org

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Flipping Your Own Home!

Flipping Your Own Home!

Many of you have heard of “flipping” homes. However, have you considered flipping your own home? By purchasing a fixer upper, you can take advantage of affordable home options and renovate to meet your own needs. Additionally, if you’re considering selling…why not invest in some updates to your current home so you get top dollar? This article outlines some best practices and ideas.

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Baby Boomers Retiring; Looking for Comfort and Privacy!

Baby Boomers Retiring; Looking for Comfort and Privacy!

This blog post tackles the topic of baby boomers looking for retirement living options, whether it's to a first floor condo, apartment living or even a senior living community.   I give advise about what to consider as you search for housing, what the market looks like, and steps you can take now to be prepared for the housing market peak season, March through May.  If you're considering downsizing in the new year, read this article!

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Get Ready…The New Year Offers Great Opportunity!

Get Ready…The New Year Offers Great Opportunity!

I’m speaking to you the baby boomer and your parents who are homeowners.  2018 may be the year that can make or break your retirement nest egg! As we all know timing is everything and it sure doesn’t hurt to have some luck to go with your instincts.

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Fall Is Here: What's happening in the local real estate market?

Fall Is Here: What's happening in the local real estate market?

Now that fall has arrived, many of my clients have asked about the real estate market and what is the best time to sell. Most wonder if this healthy market will continue. Many are concerned about a future recession or "stumble". I thought I would share my views on the market as well as provide you with my thoughts about the future of real estate in our local market.

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What is Title Insurance and do you need it?

What is Title Insurance and do you need it?

Many people buying a home may ask what title Insurance is or why they may need it? If you're not familiar, this article will fill you in on the reason why title insurance is an important piece of the home buying process. Buying a home is an exciting and emotional time for many people. To help you buy your home with more confidence, make sure you get owner’s title insurance. 

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