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Who let the dogs out?? Pets Drive Millennials’ Decision to Buy. Who knew? 😄 #RealEstate
realtormag.realtor.org Recent home buyers ages 18 to 36 rank more space for their dogs higher than marriage or having children as a motivation for purchasing.
To my real estate friends. Did you know that our CIO was listed by Inman News as one of the Top 19 Real Estate pros to follow on Snapchat? Of course you did! :-). If you are looking to up your game on Snapchat or any other Social Media channel (it is the future by the way), let me know. Not only have we been one of the pioneers on Social Media for mortgage, but we also have a great program for our Realtor partners. Msg me for details!
inman.com Between the opportunities for authentic video, crazy filters, targeted geofilters — and now Snap Maps — Snapchat is where it’s at, just ask any millennial (or anyone trying to market to millennials). But the platform has grown beyond that niche usage.
3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home - - Please remember that I will always be a resource for you for any questions you may have. #realestate #mortgage
keepingcurrentmatters.com If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.
I am sure by now you have heard about Instant Home Purchase services like Opendoor, and how they offer a convenient/quick way to sell your home.
However, it is important to fully understand what they do. Here are 7 ways instant home purchase offers aren’t good for sellers via Inman News #RealEstate
www.inman.com Instant home purchase offers seem like a convenient easy solution, but they might have serious drawbacks for the home seller and the real estate market.
Happy Monday! Most people know about the importance of hiring a Realtor. But did you know about the other pros that are involved? #realestate #masommac
lightersideofrealestate.com Whether you’re putting your home on the market or searching for your dream house, a Realtor is going to help you achieve your goal as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.From striking the best deal to simplifying that often-daunting paperwork, these ...
Are you a potential Tiny Home Hunter? If you’re curious about life on a smaller-scale, here are some things to contemplate beforehand. #RealEstate
masonmacblog.com With the cost of a home on the rise and the concept of being sustainable becoming more popular, many people are considering moving to a smaller home to minimize their impact. It’s important, …
“I am a true believer that you save every penny and you buy your first house… and that is still the fastest path to wealth in this country.” - Sean Conlon #RealEstate
www.keepingcurrentmatters.com Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house?
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It is Rate Update Day! Yay!!!! :-) What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 17, 2017 #RealEstate
masonmacblog.com Last week’s economic releases included readings on inflation, core inflation, new jobless claims, and mortgage rates. Consumer sentiment for April was also released.
If you are NOT a pet person, then I apologize for this post. :-) But if you are and you’re looking for some neat concepts for your favorite pooch, here are some unique ideas you may want to try out.
masonmacblog.com The best addition to many a family is the beloved pet, but beyond the regular treats and pillows, there are plenty of ways to spoil your pet and let them know how much you love them. If you’r…
Everyone needs a budget! Let’s take a look at 3 budgeting tips that will help make home ownership on a single income easier.
masonmcduffie.wordpress.com Are you thinking about buying that perfect new home? Whether you’re buying for yourself or a new home for a family, there will be many costs involved. Let’s take a look at 3 budgeting t…
This is exciting stuff! :-) What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 10, 2017
masonmcduffie.wordpress.com Last week’s economic data included releases on construction spending and labor-related reports including ADP Payrolls, Non-Farm Payrolls, national unemployment. Weekly readings on mortgage ra…
DIY Project of Champions. Here’s how you can create the backyard you’ve always dreamed of. http://rgn.bz/fBUY #DIY
theheartysoul.com Do you feel like something’s missing from your backyard? Looking for a place to host all your friends and family? A pergola might be just what you’re looking for. And you can even build your own with ease! A pergola is similar to a gazebo, but without a roof. It’s usually a shaded walkway or... View...
There’s a growing trend of pub-sheds that allow you to calm your nerves after a hard day’s work. What do you think? You ready for a "Pub-Shed"? #RealEstate http://rgn.bz/Gf6X
lightersideofrealestate.com Getting sent to the ‘dog house’ has never been such a treat!
While there’s no way to get around paying money to solidify your mortgage, there are a few steps you can take in order to make it more economical for you. #RealEstate http://rgn.bz/9Fv7
masonmcduffie.wordpress.com You may be so busy with determining your debt-to-income ratio and deciding what kind of offer to make that closing costs have gotten lost in the mix, but it’s important to remember that final…
So you we got you in that house, but now you want to really make it your home. That means it is DIY project time! http://rgn.bz/7MTU #realestate #diy
industrystandarddesign.com DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you've anticipated. Here are 17 easy ideas.
But before you ditch your smart TV and break out the tinfoil hat, there are a few things you can do to protect your privacy. http://rgn.bz/y885
realtor.com The possibility that outside forces could seize control of your home technology to spy on you is all too real, say security experts.
It's Monday! What does that mean? It means looking ahead at the exciting world of #Mortgage Rates! :-) http://rgn.bz/Q8bN
masonmcduffie.wordpress.com Last week’s economic readings included reports on construction spending, Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and pending home sales. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech that federal interest …
You might want to spend some time in your would-be house at all hours of the day and night to find out what it would really be like to live in the neighborhood. http://rgn.bz/EGbt
realtor.com Whether it’s to suss out traffic, parties, neighbors, or crime, visiting a home as many times as possible before you buy is very wise. Here's why.
If you’re getting prepared to put your home on the market and are trying to determine a strategy, here are some ways you can use social media to improve your selling odds. http://rgn.bz/k7U6 #RealEstate
masonmcduffie.wordpress.com There are many traditional ways to sell your home, from the MLS listings to a sign in the front yard. However, the ease of the Internet and the utility of social media can make it easier than ever …
As we get closer to spring might be time for some DIY Garden projects. These ideas will give you the best looking yard in your neighborhood! http://rgn.bz/v0A4
kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com Over 20 of the BEST Garden Ideas & DIY Yard Projects - everything from yard art, planters, garden stones, green houses, & more!
Just Listed in Powhatan, VA. 1370 Stavemill Road! Please share!
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In today’s post we’ll explore some of the home decor trends expected to be popular in 2017. http://rgn.bz/07EY
masonmcduffie.wordpress.com Now that 2017 is here, it’s time to consider which upgrades you will make to your home. If you don’t have any major renovations planned, you can still tackle smaller projects or theme r…
If you’re currently searching for the right place and are preparing to sign on the dotted line, here are a few phrases it’s best to avoid. http://rgn.bz/XgB5
masonmcduffie.wordpress.com The prospect of finding the home you’ve always dreamed of can be such an exciting prospect that it’s easy to forget all about the process of negotiating. However, it’s important t…
Would you be interested in living in a dome house? http://rgn.bz/O5I9
tinyhouseblog.com The Japanese know a thing or two about living in small spaces.
An awesome IKEA Kitchen hack...for next weekend. :-) http://rgn.bz/Bee2
ikeahackers.net So I came up with a plan to hack the STENSTORP kitchen island: The hack itself was very simple.
Even though this story is from our neighbors up north, it is still an important lesson on how important it is to KNOW what’s covered by your home owner's insurance policy. http://rgn.bz/FwM3
thestar.com Courts uphold insurance ruling that water seepage through foundation walls is not covered under homeowners’ policy.
Staging is KEY when selling your house. It may not seem that important, but it is. Check out these tips. http://rgn.bz/swnS
masonmcduffie.wordpress.com With all of the busyness of the winter months and most people settling in for the season, it can be hard to achieve a successful home sale at the end of the year. Fortunately, if you simply canR…
One of the best things about Super Bowl weekend? The Food!!! :-) http://rgn.bz/Fmx4
delish.com If your eats aren't touchdown-worthy, your team might lose.
Everyone loves Kittens and Quizzes! So this is 2x the fun! Happy Friday! http://rgn.bz/1Xtw
buzzfeed.com How well do you notice small details?
I get asked this question a lot. Obviously the mortgage piece varies, but this is a great guideline for the rest of the process. As always, I am here to help! http://rgn.bz/sa0R
realtor.com Here are the steps to buy a house and how long they typically take, just so you aren't sitting there holding your breath and wondering if something's up.
Here are some things you’ll want to check off your "Winter" to-do list.
masonmcduffie.wordpress.com Winter may be a time for nesting until the cold weather abates, but there are a number of important tasks that a homeowner should be sure to do during the winter months. If you’re readying fo…
Why January and February are prime months to purchase a home. http://rgn.bz/mV3p
inman.com Research using realtor.com data indicates that buyers would be wise to find a deal now
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Buying a house is an exciting time, and it is my goal to be a part of it by helping you find the best mortgage product possible to satisfy your needs.