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TABLE OF CONTENTS 3

Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Sell Your House

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Expert Insights on the Current Housing Market

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Will Home Prices Continue To Rise?

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Leveraging Your Equity To Make a Move

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Why People Are Moving This Season

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Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It?

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If I Sell Now, Where Will I Go?

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When It Comes To Selling a House, Your Time Is Money

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How Agents Leverage Today’s Technology

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How To Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale

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Why Pricing Your House Right Matters

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Reasons To Hire a Real Estate Professional

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2. Room for Fitness & Activities Staying healthy and active is a top priority for many Americans, and dreams of having space for a home gym are growing stronger. A recent survey of 4,538 active adults from 122 countries noted the three fastest-growing fitness trends amongst active adults: • • •

At-home fitness equipment (up 50%) Personal trainers/nutritionists (up 48%) Online fitness courses, classes, and subscriptions (up 17%)

Having room to maintain a healthy lifestyle at home – physically and mentally – may prompt you to consider a new place to live that includes space for at-home workouts, hobbies, and activities for your household. 3. Outdoor Space Better Homes & Gardens recently released the outdoor living trends for this year, and three of them are: • • •

Outdoor Kitchens: 60% of homeowners are looking to add outdoor kitchens. Edible Garden: Millions of people began gardening during the pandemic . . . to supplement pantries with homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Secluded Spaces: As outdoor activity increases, so does the need for privacy.

You may not, however, have the extra square footage in your home today to have these designated areas – inside or out. Bottom Line If you’re clamoring for more room to accommodate your changing needs, making a move may be your best bet, especially while you can take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates. It’s a great time to get more home for your money, just when you need it most.

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Buying an Existing Home When buying an existing home (one that’s already been built), you can negotiate with the current homeowner on price, which is something you generally don’t get to do with a builder. Builders know their material and construction costs, and they have a price set for the model you’re buying. So, if you want to negotiate, an existing home is likely your best option. For some buyers, moving into an established neighborhood may be important. If you’d like to get a better sense of things like general traffic patterns in the area and the feel of the community before making a commitment, you might prefer an existing home. When you buy new construction, you won’t always have a full view into some of these details until the lots around you are sold. Finally, timing comes into play. With an existing home, you can move in based on the timeline you agree to with the sellers, rather than waiting for the house to be built. This is something to keep in mind, especially if you need to move sooner rather than later. Bottom Line Whether you want to buy a newly built home or one that’s already established, both are great options. They each have their pros and cons, and every buyer will have different circumstances driving their decision. If you have questions and want to know more about the options in our area, let’s work together so you can feel confident about your next home purchase.

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