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Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

Posted by Ed Mueck on January 30, 2020 in  uncategorized
In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many Americans, one of those common goals is owning a home: a piece of land, a roof over our heads, and a place where our families can grow and flourish. If you’re dream... read more

Should I Sell My House This Year?

Posted by Ed Mueck on January 30, 2020 in  uncategorized
If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) should boost your confidence as it relates to the current selling sentiment in the housing market. Even with all the information overload in the media circling around talk of a possible recession, the upcoming 2020 election, and more, Americans f... read more

Easy Everyday Changes to Be More Eco-Friendly

Posted by Ed Mueck on January 30, 2020 in  uncategorized
In a world where single-use items are everywhere and new models are released every few months, it can be hard to slow down and think about the environmental impact of our actions. It can be easy to reduce waste without a second thought. Here are a few tips to incorporate into everyday life to make helping the environment second nature.    Paper or Plastic? Reusable! Whether it’s shopping bags at the grocery store or straws at your favorite restaurant, bringing your own can help reduce plastic... read more

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020

Posted by Ed Mueck on January 23, 2020 in  uncategorized
It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, but we can have deep sentimental attachments to the homes we’re leaving behind, too. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale, depending on how we manage them. When it comes to the bottom line, homeowners need to know what it takes to avoid costly mistakes. Being mindful of these things and prepared for the process can help you avoid some of the most common mishaps when selling your house. 1. Overpricing Y... read more
Become a first-time homeowner is one of the most exciting and stressful times of your life, even after the closing papers have been signed and key is in hand. Suddenly, you’re faced with a whole new set of challenges: how to manage a home that’s yours, not your landlord’s. There are a lot of opportunities to learn—and as you learn, mistakes will be made. Luckily, many new homeowner mistakes can be easily avoided with a little preparation. Don’t let the following potential mistakes damp... read more
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