Taj Richardson's Blog Posts

From Aspirations to Reality: How To Make Your Dream Home Purchase a Success

Enhance your prospects of landing your dream home with these insights.Are you dreaming of your perfect home on the stunning Oregon coast? Your journey begins with a simple online search, but it'

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How to Navigate the Home Buying Process

Learn How to Navigate the Home Buying Process Since the start of the pandemic, the real estate market has experienced various ups and downs. Whether you’re planning to buy or sell a home,

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2 Answers on How To Overcome High Interest Rates and Prices

A good strategy and timing can save you from having high interest rates.In the third installment of my interview about interest rates, there are two questions that we’d like to answer. First

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Interest Rates Part 2: Unlocking the Secrets of Lower Interest Rates

Interest rates—strategies to lower them, and how to navigate them.Welcome back to our series on interest rates! In part two, we're diving into a question that's been on many minds: "What can I

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Mastering Home Relocation and Business Launch Simultaneously

Image: FreepikDual Success: Mastering Home Relocation and Business Launch SimultaneouslyVenturing into a home-based business during a period of relocation can feel like juggling two high

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Timing Matters: Should You Jump in or Hold Off in the Rate Rollercoaster?

Rich Waller shares his expert insights on why buying now is the best course.Today, I am joined by Rich Waller from Landmark Professional Mortgage to share his expert insights on a pressing real

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Dual Success: Mastering Home Relocationand Business Launch Simultaneously:

Venturing into a home-based business during a period of relocation can feel like juggling two high-priority projects at once. Each demands attention, organization, and dedication. However, with

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Bringing Holiday Cheer: A Closer Look at Our Partnership With The Giving Tree

This year will be our second year partnering with The Giving Tree charity.As we approach the end of the year, we are thrilled to share the joy we've been spreading through our second-year

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Understanding Market Dynamics in Real Estate

Exploring the techniques agents use to analyze the real estate market.As a real estate agent, the most common question I encounter is, "What is happening in the market?" This query remains constant

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Best Places to Run Around Lincoln City

Running is great for your mind and body. Lacing up your shoes after settling in for the day can be challenging. Running is a great way to burn calories and improve your health. It's free and can be

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Get Ready: The Best Time To List Your House Is Almost Here

 If you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best week to list your house is fast approaching.Experts at realtor.com looked at seasonal trends

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Spring Break Fun in Lincoln City

Lincoln City is an ideal place to visit during spring break! This is an excellent opportunity to experience Lincoln City's many attractions and activities. There is something for everyone during

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Coffee Spots to Try Near Lincoln City

The temperatures are still chilly along the Oregon Coast, so why not warm up and enjoy a beverage at one of these area coffee shops? Lincoln City and the surrounding towns offer a variety of places

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The Top Reasons for Selling Your House

Many of today’s homeowners bought or refinanced their homes during the pandemic when mortgage rates were at history-making lows. Since rates doubled in 2022, some of those homeowners put their

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Have You Been to this Food Truck Village in Lincoln City?

The Pines Dine food truck village is located in Lincoln City, Oregon, and it is known for its diverse offerings. Some of these include smoked pork sandwiches, Japanese food, and Nepalese street.

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3 Best Practices for Selling Your House This Year

A new year brings with it the opportunity for new experiences. If that resonates with you because you’re considering making a move, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement over your

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What Every Seller Should Know About Home Prices

 If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, recent headlines about home prices may be top of mind. And if those stories have you wondering what that means for your home

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Find Santa and Holiday Fun Near Lincoln City, Oregon

Who doesn't love celebrating the holiday season with events for the entire family? From evening events to photo ops with Santa, you can find something to lift your spirits during December! Something

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How to Make More Room for Your Business by Enlarging Your Home

If your business is expanding, it may be time to start thinking about enlarging your home to accommodate your needs. Here are some tips on how to make more room for your business by enlarging your

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Your House Could Be the #1 Item on a Homebuyer’s Wish List During the Holidays

Each year, homeowners planning to make a move are faced with a decision: sell their house during the holidays or wait. And others who have already listed their homes may think about removing their

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Awesome Things To Do In Lincoln City Over The Holidays

During the winter holidays in Lincoln City, there's plenty of adventure for the winter traveler. Snowy sea foam, brisk winds, and palpable holiday cheer make a great holiday experience for locals

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All You Need to Know About Home Renovations

All You Need to Know About Home RenovationsHome renovations are a big undertaking. There's a lot to think about, from budgeting and timeline to finding the right contractors. But don't worry, we're

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Perspective Matters When Selling Your House Today

 Does the latest news about the housing market have you questioning your plans to sell your house? If so, perspective is key. Here are some of the ways a trusted real estate professional can

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Dark & Stormy Night Series Continues this Month at Driftwood Public Library

Almost two decades ago, Lincoln City decided to kick off the fall season with a mysterious program shrouded as a "dark and stormy night." The Oregon coast town's library, Driftwood Public Library,

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Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right Now

  Some people believe there’s a group of homeowners who may be reluctant to sell their houses because they don’t want to lose the historically low mortgage rate they have on

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JUST LISTED | Excellent Lincoln Palisades Home

Great location in quiet cul-de-sac! You can often hear the ocean from this home in the desirable Lincoln Palisades area of Lincoln City on almost 1/4 acre. 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom 1606 SF main floor

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New Documentary Highlights Pixieland - Oregon Coast's Failed Attempt at an Amusement Park

Back in the day, people in Oregon would often snack on Blue Bell potato chips while traveling to the coast. In what is now Lincoln City, a meal at the Pixie Kitchen was a treat. The restaurant's

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Moving to Another State? Follow These Tips to Manage Your Business From Afar

Image Source: Pexels As a business owner with multiple homes, you may wish to relocate to a property in another state. Running your business in one state while living in another is bound to

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Coming Soon: Lincoln City’s Fall Kite Festival

The Fall Kite Festival in Lincoln City will be held at the D River State Recreation Site from October 1-2. This event is a sort of eccentric one that only Oregonians can pull off. It features

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How To Practice Great Pet Care in a Multi-State Living Arrangement

Image via Pexels How To Practice Great Pet Care in a Multi-State Living Arrangement Owning multiple homes means enjoying the benefits of different cities and environments during different

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Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

 As there’s more and more talk about the real estate market cooling off from the peak frenzy it saw during the pandemic, you may be questioning what that means for your plans to sell your

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A Quick History of Lincoln City, Oregon

Lincoln City is a vibrant coastal town on the central coast of Oregon. It is known for kite festivals, glass blowing, saltwater taffy, and music festivals. It has a small town feel but has the

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Dreaming of and Planning for Your New Life on the Oregon Coast

Image via Pexels Dreaming of and Planning for Your New Life on the Oregon Coast Moving to a new state is an exciting proposition that takes both planning and bravery. You can find

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Wondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?

 If you put a pause on your home search because you weren’t sure where you’d go once you sold your house, it might be a good time to get back into the market. That’s because

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JUST LISTED | Oceanfront Home with Views for Miles!

You'll love this Oceanfront home located in South Beach. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean with your very own private steps to the beach. 1515 square foot 3 bedroom/3 bathroom home with

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JUST LISTED | Victorian Estate with Development Potential

Victorian Beauty. 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom 2754 SF home sits on one acre. Kitchen, dining room, living room, office/den on main level and wrap around deck. Includes additional 81 acres.One of the last

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Setting Up a Small Home Office That Has the Right Vibe

Getting the right vibe for your home office is crucial. You want to be able to work in an environment that feels right, where you can get things done. That being said, getting the vibe right when&

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If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is Critical

It can be tempting, especially with how hot the housing market has been over the past two years, to consider selling your home on your own. But today’s market is at a turning point, making it

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Grab a Beer in Lincoln City this Summer

Are you looking for a great Oregon-made brew? On your next stop in the area, stop by one of Lincoln City's breweries to satisfy your thirst. McMenamins Lighthouse BrewpubThe Lighthouse Brewpub,

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The Most Underrated Investment Opportunities for Seniors

Seniors are some of the savviest investors in the game, but investing has shifted drastically over the past few decades. Traditionally safe options like stocks and bonds may no longer be the best,

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NEW PRICE! | Charming Oceanfront Vacation Home

Ocean Front in SW Lincoln City. Charming home situated on a sunny knoll overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Built in 1946 and updated to enhance its historic features. 3 bed 2.5 bath with main level

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Homebuyers Can Use This Step-by-Step Guide for a Smooth Process

            Homebuyers Can Use This Step-by-Step Guide for a Smooth Process Buying a new home is a pretty involved process that

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JUST LISTED | Excellent Single Story Home!

Beautiful home in desireable Resort at Bayview. Comfortable 1500 sq ft single level home and a spacious attached 2 car garage. Details include engineered hardwood floors, granite, ceramic tile, gas

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Sellers Have an Opportunity with Today’s Home Prices

Sellers Have an Opportunity with Today’s Home PricesAs mortgage rates started to rise this year, many homeowners began to wonder if the value of their homes would fall. Here’s

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JUST LISTED | Beautiful Townhome With it ALL!

This beautiful Pacific City townhome in Shorepine Village has it all! From the private hot tub to the unique gas fireplace for warming up on chilly days- the home offers luxurious amenities.

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Lincoln City Events for Your Summer Calendar

The summer season in Lincoln City, Oregon, is a time for everyone to gather and celebrate. The town's beaches are known for hosting various events, such as festivals, fireworks, and car shows. Aside

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JUST LISTED | Modern Beach Home!

One-level 2 bedroom/2 Bathroom home in Pacific City. Being sold Turn-key. Modern style throughout with that cozy beach feel. The open living space, fireplace, kitchen island and dining space make

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Keep Your Home Clean Without Any Effort

A clean home is a happy home, especially if you're trying to sell the property. But, it takes work to ensure your space to spic and span — or does it? Well, yes. However, you don’t have

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JUST LISTED | Perfect Vacation Home!

Ocean Front in SW Lincoln City. Charming home situated on a sunny knoll overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Built in 1946 and updated to enhance its historic features. 3 bed 2.5 bath with main level

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How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas,

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Enjoy an "Explorience" in Lincoln City

Every day in Lincoln City, Oregon, the tide reveals a new world to people who know where to look. Through a free program, they can explore the various tide pools in the area. A local expert with

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Eco-Friendly Ways to Declutter Your Home

 Eco-Friendly Ways to Declutter Your Home In a consumer-driven world, it’s easy to fall into the habit of accumulating “stuff.” Before you know it, your home is bursting

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This Spring Presents Sellers with a Golden Opportunity

If you’re thinking of selling your house this year, timing is crucial. After all, you’ll want to balance getting the most out of the sale of your current home and making the

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Things To Do In Lincoln City On Spring Break

If you're on spring break from a local high school or college and looking for a place to chill, Lincoln City is the way to go. With its friendly atmosphere, this beautiful coastal getaway has many

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Consumers Agree: It’s a Good Time To Sell

In today’s sellers’ market, many homeowners are weighing their options and trying to decide if they should sell their house. If you’re in that group, you may be balancing things

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Five Great Things to Do In Lincoln City

There are many reasons to love Lincoln City. From stunning cliffs to wide beaches, it has something for everyone. It’s also home to migrating wildlife and saltwater taffy. Lincoln City is an

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JUST LISTED! | Panoramic Ocean Views

Turn Key Ocean Front in Gleneden Beach perched 40 feet above the beach. Currently a popular vacation rental, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has a private deck with panoramic ocean views. Open living

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4 Tips to Create the Perfect Home Based Business

As a budding entrepreneur in the age of COVID-19, there’s no better time to launch a business from home. Not only will you protect yourself and your customers, clients, and employees from the

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Four Lincoln City Hidden Gems to Discover

Lincoln City, Oregon has so much to offer families and visitors! Often thought of as a family-friendly beach town, Lincoln City has always been a destination for visitors to indulge their senses.

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Oceanfront Townhome Sold in ONE DAY!

OCEANFRONT townhome with stunning ocean views including Twin Rocks. Overlooks Rockaway's famous 7 mile long sandy beach. Just steps to the beach. Vaulted ceiling, 2 fireplaces, granite, travertine

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Finding a Foreclosure for Your Future Oregon Coast Retirement Home

You may want to consider buying a retirement home on the Oregon coast. Of course, you might argue that you still have a couple of years until you retire, so no need to buy a home now. But wait,

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Cost-Efficient Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Whether you’re preparing to sell your home with Home Oregon Coast or simply want to increase your property’s value, boosting your home’s curb appeal is a smart move. While big

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The Tranquil Beachfront Town of Pacific City

Pacific City is known as a fishing town and getaway spot for over a hundred years.  Situated in an exciting and unique topographical and land zone, on the edge of the Three Capes Scenic Drive

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Just Listed | 120 Fishing Rock

FULL LISTING INFO 👉 https://myre.io/08IO45CKclCe​ One of a kind, custom built craftsman home. There is nothing they didn't think of. Single level living with the living room, kitchen and master

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Seaside | Famous Family Spot on the Oregon Coast

Seaside is Oregon’s first beach resort community and one of the most famous all-year familyspots on the Oregon Coast. Seaside is a walkable, bikeable, adorable seashore town withplenty to see

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Outdoor Activities Abound in Waldport

Waldport is incredibly proud of the Alsea Bay Bridge, finished in August 1991. Near the bridge is the Visitor Center, with presentations and more covering the territory’s historical backdrop.

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7 Key Trends Expected To Shape Real Estate in 2021

Across Oregon and the rest of the country, buyers and sellers are wondering, how is the evolving Covid-19 situation, and the distribution of a vaccine, changing real estate? The experts at HomeLight

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Resources for First-Time Investment Property Owners

  Deciding to become a landlord is an exciting step toward boosting your financial success. Commercial properties and vacation rentals alike give you steady monthly income, which can help

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Discover the Coastal Community of Neskowin

Neskowin is a little coastal town in Tillamook County, about 15 miles north of Lincoln City. Known for the Neskowin Ghost Forest, you’ll find it situated within the Neskowin Beach State

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Housing Authority of Lincoln City is Selling Homes Throughout Lincoln County!

For more information, including scheduling a viewing during one of the open houses, contact the Housing Authority of Lincoln County at 541-265-5326. You can also reach out directly to

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The Quaint Resort Town of Yachats

Yachats (pronounced YAH-hots) comes from the Chinook Indian word, Yahuts, signifying “dull waters at the foot of the mountain.” Nestled between the rich forested mountains of the Coast

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Coastal Community of Astoria

Let’s talk about Astoria, Oregon - a place where outdoor enthusiasts, retirees, and families are buying homes in a coastal community setting. Fun fact: The city was named after John Jacob

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Buying a home during a pandemic.

6 tips for buying a home during COVID-19One way to help reduce stress while house hunting is to understand the home buying process. The pandemic may have altered some aspects of the home buying

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Team Home Oregon Coast Volunteering December 18th, 2020

This year the Lincoln County Board of Realtors were contacted by the Salvation Army seeking volunteers in both Newport and Lincoln City for the annual Bell Ringers.   Team Home Oregon Coast has

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Don't Let Major Home Repairs Put You In The Hole

Sometimes, we may think major home repairs are out of our league and no matter how we try to maintain our homes as spic and span as possible, there are still unforeseen breakdowns. Save yourself

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5 Quick Tips For Buyers During This Abnormally Hot Housing Market

If the third quarter of 2020 proved anything, it’s that the real estate market hit a fever pitch rather than being stopped by COVID-19. The typical spring selling season turned into a healthy

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7 Reason To Own A Home

When you have too many reservations towards buying your own home, you will find it a little less scary when you have more reasons why you are doing it. Here are a few good reasons why.Inflation 

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How to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal & Sell It Faster

When you’re looking to sell your home in a competitive market, curb appeal is oh so important. Curb appeal is what makes the first impression on potential buyers and gets them to take a closer

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How to Prepare to Finance Your Home

Before you get too excited to finance your first real estate investment, it pays to know first how to actually prepare for it. To be able to build solid finance can definitely back you up when

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How To Clean When Your Home Is For Sale

For every house that is for sale, the main goal is to sell it fast. Careful planning in tidying up a home is one of the most effective not to mention budget-friendly way to attract potential buyers.

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Making Dreams Reality With New Construction

Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. “ A perfectly complementing modern home that reflects your lifestyle and suits your every

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Buying An Oregon Coast Beach Vacation Home

It is a given fact that the Oregon Coast is like no place else on the planet as they're so much more to love and see while driving along the stunning Highway 101. It is one of the best places to

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HOA Yay or Nay

Homeowners Association is an organization in a planned community or subdivision that creates and administers rules and regulations for the residents and its properties. It will be worthwhile to know

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Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

As part of the home buying process you need to consider everything that will give you leverage to get the best price, regardles of whether it is a buyer's or a seller's market. From the begining you

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Cost-Effective DIY Tips For Homeowners Looking to Sell During or After COVID-19

It’s safe to say that most of us are spending a lot more time at home these days than we’re used to. And with all that time at home, a lot of us are starting to notice...well, details

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5 Valuable Tips For Future Sellers

With the market feeling unpredictable it is essential that you know the right value of your home. Here is our recommendation on how to get yourself in the best position to sell even before you make

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All About Fractionals

Are you looking to increase profit for a family vacation? Are you one of the many who are looking to revamp the modern-day vacation? Are you one of

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