All posts by Ann Cummings

Your Comprehensive Guide to Picking the Perfect Neighborhood

Key Takeaways: If you’re thinking about buying a home, it’s important to choose the right neighborhood, especially if you care about resale value. Certain neighborhood features can increase your home value—and make you feel right at home in your new community.  When it comes to your home search, we have some features to keep in […]


Do You Know the Hidden Costs of New Construction?

Key Takeaways: New construction homes can have hidden costs, which is why you have to pay attention to the details when deciding on a new build.  When touring model homes, always ask the builder about what’s standard and what’s considered an upgraded feature with additional costs.   Buy on your terms and work with our team […]


The Time to Buy New Construction Is Now

Key Takeaways: Buying a new build is the best way to craft a home that fits all your needs, and you’ll get the customization you crave.  Material costs are on the rise, and you shouldn’t wait for them to come down—invest in new construction now to lock in your preferred price.  We have the knowledge […]


Reap the Benefits of Your Realtor Even After You’ve Moved

Key Takeaways: Our real estate expertise goes far beyond just buying or selling your home—you can rely on us for quality resources before and after you’ve moved.  Whether you’re searching for the best local handyman, a notary, or something else entirely, you can trust our vetted providers to get the job done.  If you ever […]


The Top 4 Questions to Ask When Buying a Home with a Pool

Key Takeaways: Pools are a highly coveted amenity, and having one of your own comes with quite a few perks. Want to know the ins and outs of pool ownership? We’ve outlined some must-ask questions that every homebuyer should consider. No matter what kind of home you’re looking to buy, you can always reach out […]


What Every Seller Should Know About Home Inspections

Key Takeaways: Even in today’s hot market, it’s not uncommon for buyers to request an inspection before purchasing a home. Believe it or not, there are a few steps you can take as a seller to prepare for your home’s big assessment. If you’re ready to list and sell in no time at all, contact […]


5 Questions Sellers Keep Asking About 2021’s Hot Real Estate Market

Key Takeaways: Today’s hot real estate market is heavily skewed towards sellers, making now the perfect time to list your home. Many would-be sellers have questions about moving when the market is this hot—and we have the answers you need to get started. If you’re considering selling your home soon, it’s crucial to work with […]


4 Tricks to Buying a Home in a Crazy Hot Market

Key Takeaways: Despite the ongoing pandemic, the real estate market is more competitive than ever before—and that means buyers have to do more to get their offer accepted. Want to stand out from the competition and score the home of your dreams? Our four tips can help you achieve real estate success in no time. […]


What Makes Today’s Real Estate Market So Competitive?

Key Takeaways This year’s housing market is shaping up to be the most competitive on record, but the pandemic isn’t the only thing influencing the national real estate boom. There are actually quite a few factors contributing to today’s hot market, including unfettered buyer demand, historically low supply, and steady interest rates. Have questions about […]


Exposing the 4 Factors Agents Use to Price Your Home Right

Key Takeaways: Before you list your home, it’s crucial to understand how much a buyer would be willing to pay for it. Your agent will use a variety of factors to determine a competitive list price—and some of them might be a little unexpected. If you’re looking for a fast and accurate way to price […]


Why You Shouldn’t Use Automatic Home Estimators to Price Your Home

Key Takeaways: Automatic estimator tools are popular amongst homeowners and sellers, but they aren’t always the most reliable. In some instances, these estimators can be off by thousands of dollars due to inaccurate data. If you’re looking for a better way to determine your home’s market value, give us a call to get started! Exposing […]


3 Reasons All Buyers and Sellers Should Use Listing Alerts

Key takeaways: Listing alerts send new homes straight to your inbox as soon as they hit the MLS, and they’re the easiest way to keep up with the competitive market. Listing alerts aren’t just useful for buyers—they can also help sellers stay up-to-date on other current and sold properties in their neighborhood. Signing up for […]


3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Zillow to Search for a Home

Key takeaways: For years, Zillow has been one of the most popular real estate sites for buyers, sellers, and daydreamers—but it might not be the most reliable option for serious house hunters. If you want to shop the hottest deals and see homes before they hit the market, it’s better to work with a local […]


Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Spring to Sell Your Home

Key Takeaways: After a turbulent 2020, many homeowners are holding out until spring to list their properties. Though spring is usually the busiest season for real estate, now is the time to take advantage of high prices, low interest rates, and skyrocketing demand for homes. Not sure when to list? Get in touch with us […]


4 Bright Ideas for Staging Your Home with Lighting

Key Points: When it comes to selling your home, staging is the easiest way to make a great first impression both online and during an in-person tour. Focusing on the smaller touches can really impress buyers—and lighting is an important detail you should never overlook. Looking for more easy tips to transform your home and […]



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