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Wednesday, January 26, 2022   /   by Brian Armstrong

The Real Estate Pandemic 2021 vs 2022

VThe Real Estate Pandemic 2021 vs 2022
We are living in a unique era of real estate history in Vermont. Covid-19 has dominated the real estate market for two years, and it continues to impact the value and supply of homes across the state. If you tried to buy a home within the last two years, you know the forces you are up against. However, there are still opportunities, and many homes are still going under contract. Uncover the factors driving market challenges for buyers, and the likelihood of it letting up in 2022. 
Mortgage Rates
Mortgage rates were low in 2020 and have continued to fall even lower through 2021. Record low rates have driven more buyers into the market, even though it has remained strained with inventory shortages from 2020. The pandemic has created uncertainty, but the overall interest in homeownership steadily increased as other spending decreased across the economy. With that said, indicators show that interest rates may rise from these record lows in 202. ...

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021   /   by Brian Armstrong

Maximizing Your House’s Value When Selling

When it comes time to sell your home, nearly all sellers would say their goal is to sell it for as much money as possible in the shortest amount of time. While this may sound simple, there are many factors at play. From market conditions to your home’s condition, buyers are influenced by a variety of considerations, and understanding how buyers buy will help you market to them. Read on as we unpack the selling process to help you maximize your home’s value.
Hire a Trusted Realtor
Having a support system for your sale can drastically impact your end results. By hiring a trustworthy Realtor, you not only get their expert advice, but you also get someone who knows how to navigate the existing market to lead you toward success. From pricing your house accurately to helping you identify what upgrades could impact the bottom line, their knowledge is invaluable. Additionally, Realtors can amplify the marketing of your property to get it in front of a pool of active buyers. One o; ...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021   /   by Brian Armstrong

Where To Find A Home Improvement Loan

As the days become shorter and colder, we tend to spend more time keeping warm in our homes. With the extra time at home, you may notice areas around the house that could use a renovation, however, you do not have the cash available to make the upgrades. In order to get your project off the ground, you can seek a home improvement loan for which there are several financing options for you to look at. If you are considering taking out a loan you should speak with a loan officer or financial advisor who will help you better understand all of the terms of each type of loan listed below.
Home Equity Line of Credit
A home equity line of credit also known as a HELOC is a common type of financing used for home improvement and the amount you are eligible to borrow is based on the amount of equity you have in your home. Your home equity is the difference between the value of your home and how much you currently owe in financing. By taking out a HELOC, you are creating a second mortgage on yos ...

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021   /   by Brian Armstrong

Should You Wait to Sell Your Home After The Holidays?

The cold weather is creeping in fast and so is the holiday season! As you prepare to start the process of selling your home you may be asking yourself if you should sell your home now or wait to sell in the spring. This is a common question, and the answer may surprise you! The holidays actually bring a few great opportunities for you to capture buyers so read on to see how you can capitalize on them!
1.       All Eyes on You
Winter often has a lower percentage of homes on the market than spring. Some sellers choose to take their homes off the market at this time to focus on spending time with their families, but this presents an opportunity for you to showcase your home with less competition. Buyers will still be looking for homes during this time of year, and with fewer homes on the market your home will stand out! With all eyes on your property, you may even generate several interested parties bidding to purchase your home for top dollar!
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