Kim Barber's Blog Posts

Celebrating 20th Anniversary: How to Be a Successful Real Estate Agent

As I mark my 20th anniversary in the real estate industry this April 12th, I'm eager to open up about the ups and downs, the thrilling victories, and the tough lessons I've learned. My goal is to

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Maximize Your Home's Value: April 14 to 20, Best Time to Sell a House in 2024

Are you a homeowner looking to sell your property this 2024? It's time to get ready because the perfect opportunity to list your house is quickly approaching.This analysis is derived from a thorough

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Why Move To Northern Virginia: Top 7 Reasons

Thinking about relocating? With work options shifting and the rise of remote opportunities, Northern Virginia is gaining traction as a top choice. It's one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.,

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2023 Market Update: Fairfax, Loudoun, and Arlington Counties Showcase Strong Real Estate Trends

Here’s where our market stands as of 2023.As we bid farewell to 2023, us at Kim Barber Group brings you a comprehensive market update covering Fairfax, Loudoun, and Arlington Counties,

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Gluten-Free Restaurants in Loudoun County, VA

Loudoun County, nestled in the heart of Virginia, is not just known for its picturesque landscapes and historic sites but also for its diverse culinary scene. For those with gluten sensitivities or

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Savoring Diversity: A Culinary Journey Through Loudoun County, VA

Nestled in the heart of Virginia, Loudoun County is a region known for its picturesque landscapes, historic charm, and a vibrant culinary scene that reflects the diverse cultural tapestry of its

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Free Christmas Light Shows in Loudoun County, VA

'Tis the season to be merry and bright, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by immersing yourself in the dazzling beauty of Christmas lights? Loudoun County, Virginia, is a haven

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A Guide to Christmas Light Shows in Northern Virginia 2023

As the holiday season approaches, Northern Virginia transforms into a winter wonderland with its enchanting Christmas light displays. From traditional twinkling lights to synchronized music

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Navigating Life in Loudoun County, Virginia: A Look at the Pros and Cons

Nestled in the heart of Northern Virginia, Loudoun County stands as a testament to historical charm, natural beauty, and a thriving community. As with any locale, residing in Loudoun County comes

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Exploring the Charm of Purcellville Ridge: A Neighborhood Spotlight

Welcome to Purcellville Ridge, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Purcellville, Virginia. This picturesque neighborhood combines the tranquility of suburban living with the convenience of being

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Mayfair in Purcellville, VA

 Nestled in the heart of Purcellville, Virginia, Mayfair is a charming and vibrant neighborhood that combines small-town charm with modern amenities. With its tree-lined streets, well

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Discovering the Charm of Tavistock Farms in Leesburg, VA

Nestled in the heart of Leesburg, Virginia, Tavistock Farms stands as a testament to the perfect blend of suburban tranquility and modern convenience. This charming neighborhood has captured the

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Savoring Sweetness: A Guide to the Best Pie Shops in Loudoun County

Loudoun County, nestled in the heart of Virginia, is not only known for its picturesque landscapes and historic charm but also for its thriving culinary scene. If you have a sweet tooth and a

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Winter Ready: Essential Maintenance Tasks for Homeowners

As the crisp autumn leaves fall and the temperature begins to drop, homeowners must gear up for winter and ensure their properties are ready to withstand the challenges that come with the season.

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Demystifying Real Estate Jargon: A Beginner's Guide to 10 Common Terms

Entering the world of real estate can be a daunting experience, especially for newcomers who are bombarded with a multitude of unfamiliar terms and acronyms. To help you navigate this complex

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A Guide to Harvesting Holiday Cheer: Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree in Loudoun County

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to kick off the festivities than by embarking on a charming tradition - cutting down your own Christmas tree? In Loudoun County, Virginia, there's

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'Tis the Season for Festivity: Fun Christmas Activities in Loudoun County, VA

As the holiday season approaches, Loudoun County, Virginia, transforms into a winter wonderland, offering a plethora of festive activities for locals and visitors alike. From charming holiday

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Key Seller Tips and Mistakes to Avoid from a Real Estate Expert

As a homeowner, it's very important to plan ahead and prepare your home and selling process both in order to maximize your home value.  As an experienced agent in selling in Northern Virginia,

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Discover Leesburg's Year-Round Festivals & Cultural Events

Discover the Vibrant Spirit of Leesburg: Year-Round Festivals and Cultural Events in Leesburg, VirginiaStep into a world of vibrant festivities and community spirit in the charming town of Leesburg,

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Purcellville, VA Shopping: The Ultimate Guide to Shopping - Unveiling the Best Boutiques and Antique Stores

Purcellville, VA Shopping: The Ultimate Guide to Shopping - Unveiling the Best Boutiques and Antique Stores  Purcellville is a beautiful small town situated just beyond Leesburg, VA and

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Purcellville, Virginia Best Hiking Trails: Uncover & Explore Nature's Hidden Gems

Having lived in Loudoun County for 45+ years, Kim has enjoyed many trails and parks throughout the years. In Purcellville, Virginia there are amazing trails to uncover along this beautiful town

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Vines & Wines: A Wine Lover's Guide to Leesburg's Finest Wineries

Vines and Wines: A Wine Lover's Guide to Leesburg's Finest WineriesWelcome to the charming city of Leesburg, nestled in the beautiful state of Virginia. Leesburg is not only known for its rich

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Exploring Loudoun County, VA Events Summer 2023

Introduction: As the sun shines brighter and the temperatures rise, Loudoun County, Virginia, beckons locals and visitors alike with its captivating array of summer events. Nestled in the heart of

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The Top Five Home Renovations for Increasing Property Value

Introduction:When it comes to increasing the value of your property, home renovations can be a smart investment. Whether you plan to sell in the near future or simply want to enhance the aesthetic

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What to Expect at Your Home Closing: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction:The journey of buying a home is an exciting and monumental experience. After navigating through the challenges of house hunting, securing financing, and finalizing the paperwork, you

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How to Find the Perfect Rental Property

Searching for the ideal rental property can be an exciting yet challenging endeavor. Whether you're a first-time renter or a seasoned tenant, finding the perfect rental requires careful

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Understanding Home Appraisals: What You Need to Know

Whether you are buying or selling a home, understanding the home appraisal process is crucial. A home appraisal is an unbiased assessment of a property's value conducted by a professional appraiser.

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The Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a property can be a complex and overwhelming process. From researching market trends to negotiating deals, there are numerous tasks that require expertise and experience to ensure

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Northern Virginia Real Estate Market Update First Quarter Results 2023

Key trends for our Northern Virginia Real Estate home values, specifically in the Loudoun County, Fairfax County and surrounding counties, home values are changing! Listen in while I give updates on

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The Future of Real Estate: Trends to Watch

The real estate industry has always been dynamic, adapting to changing market conditions and technological advancements. As we venture into the future, several emerging trends are set to reshape the

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting and significant milestone in one's life. However, the process can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers. Avoiding common mistakes when purchasing a home is

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The Top Ten Features Home Buyers are Looking For

In today's competitive real estate market, home buyers have become increasingly discerning in their search for the perfect property. With evolving lifestyles and changing priorities, certain

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Have to Sell Quickly? How to Stage Your Home for a Quick Sale

When it comes to selling your home, first impressions matter. Staging your home effectively can significantly impact the speed and success of the sale. By creating an inviting and appealing

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The Importance of Home Inspections: What to Look For

Buying a home is a significant milestone in anyone's life. Whether it's your first home or an upgrade to a larger space, the process of finding the perfect place can be both exciting and.

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The Benefits of Buying a Home vs Renting: Making an Investment in Your Future

Introduction:One of the biggest decisions we face in our lives is whether to buy a home or continue renting. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, but in this article, we will

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How to Prepare Your Home for Sale: A Comprehensive Guide

Selling a home can be an exciting but challenging endeavor. To attract potential buyers and secure the best possible price, it's crucial to ensure your home is well-prepared and presented in its

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Moving to Leesburg, Virginia? Why I ENJOY this town!

Thinking of relocating to Northern Virginia? A town to consider, is Leesburg, VA, located in Loudoun County, right Rt.7 and Dulles Toll Road. Here are some reasons why you might want to

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January 2023 Real Estate Market And Loan Update for Northern Virginia

The real estate market in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, as well as the surrounding counties making up Northern Virginia is off to a great start!  The market is normalizing and getting us

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Important Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid | Home Selling Tips | Get Your Home Ready to Sell 2022

CLICK HERE NEW VIDEOIf you are thinking about selling your home in the Northern Virginia real estate market, there are a couple of things that you should take note of! In this video, Kim branches

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A Midyear Analysis of Our Northern VA Market

Here’s where our market stands as we pass the midway point of 2021.What happened in our Northern Virginia real estate market during the first half of 2021? Where do we stand now? As a real

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Price Your Home Appropriately

Here are three strategies to help you price your home correctly.Are you a homeowner who’s starting to think about selling your home? You’re probably wondering, “How should I price

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4 Ways to Deliver Your Home to the Market

Here are the four ways to deliver your home to the real estate market.Are you thinking of selling your house and wondering whether you should do anything to improve it before putting it on the?

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How to Maximize Your Home’s Value

Here are six tips to help you maximize your home’s value before you sell.Are you a homeowner who wants to maximize the value of your home? Do you want to walk away with the most money possible

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3 Strategies on How to Buy and Sell Real Estate at the Same Time

Are you a homeowner who really wants to buy but isn’t sure how to sell your home and buy at the same time? There are two key things that you need to think about : 1. Is your home purchase

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5 Things to Know About Northern Virginia Real Estate

Here are five things that everyone should know about NoVa real estate.Looking to buy a home? Click here to view all homesLooking to sell your home? Get a free home value report hereI’ve got a

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Differences Between Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval

Here are a few essential home-buying terms that everyone should know.Looking to buy a home? Click here to view all homesLooking to sell your home? Get a free home value report hereYou’ll hear

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Buying New Construction! Don't Go Alone!

Here’s why new-build buyers should still consider working with a Realtor. Looking to buy a home? Click here to view all homesLooking to sell your home? Get a free home value report

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What’s Happening In Our Market to Start 2021?

Here’s the latest from the markets in Loudoun and Fairfax counties.Looking to buy a home? Click here to view all homesLooking to sell your home? Get a free home value report hereAs we begin a

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What We Bring to the Table

If you’re looking to buy or sell, here’s what my team can offer you. Looking to buy a home? Click here to view all homesLooking to sell your home? Get a free home value report hereToday

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Do You Know About This Great Program We Offer?

Here’s a program for our clients who need to buy and sell simultaneously.Looking to buy a home? Click here to view all homesLooking to sell your home? Get a free home value report hereWhen you

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Wishing You Happy Holidays

Looking to buy a home? Click here to view all homesLooking to sell your home? Get a free home value report hereHappy holidays to you! The holiday season has officially arrived. We hope you

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A Hot Tip for Cold Weather

Looking to buy a home? Click here to view all homesLooking to sell your home? Get a free home value report hereToday I’m here with home inspector Joey Donofrio to share a quick tip to help you

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Loudoun County Real Estate Market Report for Jul7 2020

Click the video link to listen to Kim Barber share insights into the July 2020 Loudoun County Real Estate Market.  This covers the areas ranging from Sterling real estate market, Ashburn and

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Watch here to learn "What is a Contingency in a Real Estate Contract"

Watch this video to learn "What is a Contingency in a Real Estate Contract"Real Estate Contracts are Confusing. A real estate contract contingency is part of that agreement of sale that outlines a

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Renovation Project Leesburg - Video # 1 of 3 - The Starting Phase

"Renovation Project Leesburg" has begun!  Its Loudoun County's very own Kim Barber whom gives her HGTv style spin on this townhome in Leesburg VA.  This is a 3-level townhome in

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Feb 15th - Smartsizing Class - A Conversation On Your Next Move

Are you, or someone you care for, thinking of downsizing in the Fairfax VA area? Does the idea of moving immediately bring on anxiety but you have unused space?Do you ever think to yourself..."My

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COMING SOON - Renovated Ashburn Village Townhome

Looking for a like-new home in Ashburn Village? This is your chance! This gorgeously renovated townhome for sale in Ashburn VA is calling your name! Featuring an open concept layout, 3

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Why Work With the Kim Barber Group - Northern Virginia's Top Real Estate Team

Whether you are just starting your real estate journey or you have bought and sold a few times, it is always important to have experience on your side. With the Kim Barber Group you get a team of

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2019 Summer Real Estate Market Update

SUMMER OF 2019 IS OFFICIALLY HERE!What does that mean for the Loudoun County real estate market? Is it a sellers or buyers market?Watch the video below to learn about this years market and what

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Why Should You Plan Your Estate? Upcoming Class!

Why Should You Care About Estate Planning?Upcoming ClassAre you a homeowner or are thinking about purchasing a home soon? Estate planning is an important part of the process that gets overlooked all

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Manassas Single Family Home Gets A Full kBtv Renovation

Manassas Single Family Home Gets A Full KBtv RenovationThis single family home in Manassas, VA was in need of some serious work. The home's owners did not know what to do and were looking at selling

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Why You Need a Professional on Your Team When Purchasing a Home

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first try to go through the buying process on their own. In today

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Cascades Townhome Gets A KBtv Makeover - Part 2

Today Kim walks through to show the process of this home's makeover. Different contractors working on different things - updating the flooring, fixtures, giving the entire kitchen a facelift..

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Cascades Townhome Gets A KBtv Makeover - Part 1

Ever wondered what it takes to get a house ready for the market and what Realtors are thinking as they walk through prior to listing? One of our passions at the Kim Barber Group is to assist our

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Happy Thanksgiving 2017!!!

We, at the Kim Barber Group, have so much to be thankful for and we wanted to take a moment to share a few of our biggest moments from this past year with you! We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving

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How Will The Rising Interest Rates Affect You?

If you are thinking about buying or selling it is very important to pay attention to the current interest rates and know how they are going to affect you! When interest rates go

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2017 First Quarter - Post Election Market Update

Looking to buy or sell in Loudoun & Fairfax counties this spring? Interest rates have gone up since the election in November and this is putting pressure on buyer's budgets.

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Who Needs HGTV? Check out KBtv!

We can see past the mess, past the walls and think outside of the box! Watch this hometransform under Kim's skilled guidance. If you need help, want to buy or know of an "ugly home"

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5 Reasons To Sell Your Home In The Winter

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows

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Third Quarter Northern Virginia 2016 Market Update

Looking to buy or sell in Loudoun & Fairfax counties this fall? There are benefits to both buying and selling in our current market. This is known as a balanced and stable

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Simple Steps Toward Homeownership

So, you’re ready to buy a home in Northern Virginia. What are your first steps towards homeownership going to look like? Today we will lay out a simple plan to make the process as painless as

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Should You Buy Now or Later?

Have you been thinking about buying a home but are holding off until next year to save more money? With the real estate market as it is right now, you could stand to LOSE A

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How to Avoid a Long and Stressful Loan Application Process

If you’re planning on making a move in the near future, the next step is getting your finances in order. What do you need to do in order to secure a home loan? There are a few things that are

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How Long Does It Take To Buy A Home?

How long does the buying process take? Before getting started on the process, it’s crucial to have an understanding of how long it’s going to take. In our current market, it will

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Are You Better Off Renting In Northern Virginia?

What should you do in Northern Virginia: rent or buy? This is a broad question, but I would like to share some insights to help you make a conclusion that’s best for you. One of the best ways

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Signs You Are Ready To Stop Window Shopping & Buy

Today I want to talk to you about something that a lot of Northern Virginia buyers ask themselves. It’s a question we often ask them as well. The question is this: “Are you ready to buy

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Find the Right Agent to Sell Your Home

Today, I want to talk to you about the different kinds of agents out there.First, there's the passive agent. This agent came into the industry, took the exam, and stuck a 'For Sale' sign in your.

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What’s the Secret to a Successful Northern Virginia Home Sale?

If you plan on selling your home this spring, there are a few crucial steps you need to take to prepare the property for the market.  The first step is to give us a call and set up an

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Pricing Your Home Correctly: Is it REALLY that important?

Today, I wanted to talk about a question I hear from sellers all the time:"How do we determine the best list price? Why is that so important?" When we're thinking about how to come up with the

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How to Make Your Offer the Most Appealing

Today, I want to talk to buyers about how to get your offer accepted.This is a question I get a lot from buyers, and there are a few strategies you can use to get your dream house. Once you find the

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What Is A Voluntary Foreclosure?

Do you know what a voluntary foreclosure is? Well, that's what we'll be discussing today. I would like to start out by saying that there are actually three parts of a foreclosure. There is a deed in

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Stable Growth for Real Estate Expected for 2015 through 2017

The real estate industry is expected to have solid growth for this year that will lead up to 2017 according to the new Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a survey of leading real estate economists

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Can You Get A Mortgage With Debt

Hey everyone, I’m here today to answer a question I get asked quite often, “Can I get a mortgage if I have debt?”The short answer is yes, you can. When you give us a call, we

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Keeping Your Home Safe While Away on Vacation

Summer is officially here and that means summer getaways are just around the corner. Here are some safety tips to keep your housekeeping black belt in place so you will never have to experience any

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