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Category: Blake’s Blog

    Keys to Selling Your House Virtually

    By Blake Cory | April 28, 2020

    In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns associated with social contact these days. The question is, if you... Read More

    Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.

    By Blake Cory | April 20, 2020

    The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we do business, even the way we buy and sell real estate is changing. This is a moment in time that’s even sparking some buyers to search for a better deal on a... Read More

    What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?

    By Blake Cory | April 20, 2020

    Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether with your job or your family situation, you may be in a position where you need to sell your home – and fast. While you probably feel like... Read More

    Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever

    By Blake Cory | April 16, 2020

    For years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master suites, and more. The latest on the hotlist, however, might surprise you: home offices. In a recent article by George Ratiu, Senior Economist with realtor.com, he notes how listings with an office are selling quickly: “As more companies... Read More

    How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process

    By Blake Cory | April 16, 2020

    Today’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a lot of things in new ways, from how we work remotely to how we engage with our friends and neighbors. Almost everything right now is shifting to a virtual format. One of the big changes... Read More

    How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent

    By Blake Cory | April 8, 2020

    There’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in times of uncertainty like we’re facing right now. If you’re thinking of buying or selling this year, you need an agent who can help you: Make sense of this rapidly evolving housing... Read More

    Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

    By Blake Cory | April 8, 2020

    Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the economy to a screeching halt, many are feeling a personal financial crisis. James Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, explained that the... Read More

    Purchasing A Home On The Low

    By Blake Cory | April 2, 2020

    The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that the main reason why non-homeowners do not own their own homes is because they believe that they... Read More

    The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year

    By Blake Cory | April 1, 2020

    The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks not seen in many years. It... Read More

    Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You

    By Blake Cory | April 1, 2020

    There’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy as well. Amidst all this anxiety, anyone with a megaphone – from the mainstream media to a lone blogger – has realized that bad news sells. Unfortunately,... Read More