Entries by Cindy Quick, Realtor

First Impressions Count!

The right hue for your entrance is one of the most critical elements of any home. It defines the look, feel, and attitude for the rest of the house, so you want to make the right first impression. Color experts tell us that above all, front doors in 2022 should be BOLD! Expect to see […]

Pre-Approval Text

Getting pre-approved is crucial for knowing what type of home you can afford and absolutely essential in today’s highly competitive housing market. Talking with a lender first, and “knowing your numbers” gives you multiple advantages. Not only does it make your offer stronger, it provides valuable insight on just how flexible you can truly be […]

Are you thinking about selling your home

Buckle your seat belts! The Spring Market is here and already showing signs that 2022 will be another red-hot year.   In 2021, over 70% of home listings saw a bidding war. With the inventory of available homes still at historic lows, the bidding war is likely here to stay in 2022. The successful Seller […]

Is Now A Good Time To Buy?

As always, buying a home is subjective, but here are some key takeaways: With home prices still rising it makes sense to buy sooner rather than later if you can afford to do so Home price gains should slow in 2022, but not reverse. So, it’s not worth waiting for lower home prices Mortgage rates […]

5 Things Every Homeowner Should Do in January

Ah, January: a new year, new beginnings – and (ideally) a newly organized home. From cleaning kitchens to closets, to planning summer projects, here’s what homeowners should be doing this month. After all, the early bird gets the best contractor!   #1 Deep Clean the Kitchen and Organize Seasonal Storage The holidays are rough on […]

Home Decor Trends 2022

As 2021 draws to a close, many of us will be re-thinking how best to navigate the new year with a pandemic still among us. Our lives have undeniably been altered in so many ways. Homes have become not only our schools and our workplaces, but quite literally – our sanctuary – and design trends […]

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 with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale” sign on your new home. Get pre-approved. […]

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. Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t […]

Relocating To The Big City

Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible. Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, public […]

5 Tips For Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible. Get your finances in order. Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable lender […]