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Fresh Year, Fresh Start: Cleaning Out Your Home for the New Year

Fresh Year, Fresh Start: Cleaning Out Your Home for the New Year

January 5, 2021
Let’s face it, 2020 was stressful, and while many people look to each new year to freshen up their lives, this year more than ever people are looking inward to reexamine what is important to them. But one thing that is just as important as setting intentions for your behaviors or habits is creating a peaceful and joyful place in which to practice your intentions.
6 Ways to Teach your Children Gratitude

6 Ways to Teach your Children Gratitude

November 18, 2020
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, some may be finding a lot to be grateful for– for example, the end of the election process, or remaining healthy through the pandemic– while others may have had a different experience and may be struggling with feeling gratitude. Sometimes having gratitude is something people have to work on, especially children, who are used to seeing the world with themselves in the center.
The New Normal: A Srong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021t

The New Normal: A Srong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021t

November 4, 2020
Market conditions like fewer available listings, changing criteria for desired homes, and record-low mortgage rates are changing the way people buy and sell homes, most likely in a lasting way. But this sustained activity, even in the uncertainty that is 2020, proves that our country still views real estate as a sound investment. The only question now is how you can take advantage of the housing market’s “new normal.” 
5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

October 5, 2020
Virtual home tours are the popular thing right now, but that doesn’t automatically mean they’re the only option for your homebuying or selling experience. In this post, we’ll reveal five important secrets behind the virtual real estate scene. Read on to learn how they impact today’s home buyers and sellers.
Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?

Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?

September 11, 2020
According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing so—and 66% would consider moving if they no longer had to commute as often. Some of the top reasons were to gain a dedicated office space (31%), a larger home (30%), and more rooms overall (29%).
Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

August 1, 2020
In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.
Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

July 10, 2020
Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home.
20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

May 1, 2020
These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month.
Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

April 27, 2020
There is a way to make steady, predictable, low-risk income through real estate investing.
 #StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

April 14, 2020
Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home and your lifestyle to make the best of this difficult situation.

Dow-An "Annie" Kou, Esq.

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