Betsy Taylor's Blog Posts

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersFreddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed

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What in the World is going on with Bidding Wars?

In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a

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The Housing Market will "Spring Forward" this year

Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory;

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The The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if

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Is the Increase in Inventory a Bullish or Bearish Sign for Real Estate?

In a recent article, National Housing Inventory Crisis Reaches Inflection Point, realtor.com reported that:New listings jumped 8% year-over-year nationally, the largest increase since

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Don't Replace your Agent with the Internet

With the influx of new technology and web-based solutions, it isn't a surprise that everything is moving faster into the era of the internet.  From sites like Amazon, Home Chef, Uber and 

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Mortgage Interest Basics for First-Time Home buyers

You're considering becoming a homeowner for the first time, this is an exciting time! Before you start scheduling visits to potential properties, do some homework on mortgage interest rates to make

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PREPARING TO SELL

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time

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What to Look for in a Montgomery County Luxury Home

Many homebuyers dream of owning a beautiful, modern, luxurious home decked out with all the best amenities. For those fortunate folks who are actually poised to purchase such a home, however,

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HOW TO KEEP THE STRESS LEVEL DOWN WHEN DEALING WITH FINANCING

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD

Buying a home anywhere feels like a huge step, but getting settled in the suburbs can seem especially momentous for any household. After all, traditionally, suburbs were for establishing a place in

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TAKING CARE OF YOUR LAWN WITHOUT WASTING RESOURCES

Whether you have a small yard, or an acre of land, you want to keep your lawn looking and feeling lush – so how do you do this without breaking the bank? Your lawn can stay green and healthy

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4 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

Do you want to buy a home? (No, that isn't one of the questions.) If the answer, however, is "yes," then there are more questions you'll need to ponder before you're truly ready -- even if this is

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4 Tips For Financing Your First Home

First-time homeowners who aren't prepared for the financial realities can find themselves overwhelmed once they actually have those keys in hand -- and as the housing crash and Great Recession

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21 Steps to the Perfect Open House

An open house is a huge opportunity for anyone hoping to sell -- it's a chance for you to present your home looking its very best to a wide pool of buyers who can walk through and decide whether it

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19 Home Renovation Mistakes To Avoid

One of the very best things about owning your own home is that you can change it to fit yourself and your lifestyle. Home renovations are more popular than ever before, and there are countless,

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6 TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS

Buying your first home can seem like a daunting process. From mortgage rates to taxes to closing costs, there’s certainly a lot to consider. Because your new home will likely be the biggest

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