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Let’s hide that litter box! How?

By Kristin Bergunder | Jan 17, 2020

  Cats make wonderful pets. Whether they are affectionate or aloof, they bring joy and humor to any home. As a member of the family, you love them. As the cleaner of their litter box, life could be better. It’s an eyesore, and we tend to try and hide it away in a small room […]

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7 Questions to ask your lender

By Kristin Bergunder | Dec 16, 2019

If you want the best deal possible in a business situation, start by asking the right questions. The things you ask your Loan Officer can help to guide your conversations and ultimately result in a great transaction. Your LO wants you to be happy. He or she would love for you to leave the closing table feeling […]

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Fixed Rate VS Adjustable Rate Mortgage

By Kristin Bergunder | Jul 1, 2019

Buying a home is overwhelming – plain and simple. There are just so many decisions to make. When is a good time to buy? What neighborhoods are on the upswing? How old is too old? How much is too much? Are we truly fixer-upper kind of people? How badly do we need a fenced yard? Do the […]

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Preparation To Sell: THIS IS IMPORTANT!

By Kristin Bergunder | May 15, 2019

The term “seller’s market” is something we have heard a lot over the past couple years, but does that mean you put forth less effort to market your home properly…NO! Favorable interest rates and an influx of millennial buyers have created demand for houses as well as home loans. Now is a GREAT time to […]

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Pre-Qualifications vs Pre-Approval – What’s the Difference?

By Kristin Bergunder | May 3, 2019

Mortgage industry terms—there are many and it can be hard to make sense of them, especially when they seem so similar. Pre-qualification and pre-approval are often used interchangeably, but there are some major differences between the two. Both options can be helpful to your Realtor and other mortgage professionals while shopping for a home, but […]

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Home Improvement Return On Investment Misconception

By Kristin Bergunder | Apr 11, 2019

I get asked this A LOT…..how much money am I going to get back if I remodel, or if I upgrade my kitchen counter tops and paint my cabinets, replace my flooring, etc.? A question I ALWAYS ask in my design consultations is what the foreseeable future looks like. Are we upgrading or modifying for […]

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Why You Need An Agent For New Construction

By Kristin Bergunder | Mar 26, 2019

One of the questions buyers often wonder is whether it is necessary to have a buyer’s agent when purchasing new construction. The answer is a resounding yes!  Some don’t even think about it or realize you can and should use a buyer’s agent when considering building. As with any home purchase, there are too many potential pitfalls, […]

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Declutter: The Rightsize In 5 Easy Steps

By Kristin Bergunder | Feb 16, 2019

Most households acquire a host of cherished items over time. Eventually, you may find yourself surrounded by more possessions than you can handle. Whether you are considering retiring in your own home or moving to a new space, it is important to create a plan to live comfortably. There are many issues that arise that […]

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Multiple Offers

By Kristin Bergunder | Feb 4, 2019

  In our market we definitely have our fair share of multiple offer situations, especially in the heat of buying and selling season. How do we handle them as a buyer and seller? Buyer:  You have found the perfect home, but so have 3 other people and after putting in your offer, your REALTOR delivers […]

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Deferred Maintenance or Updating?

By Kristin Bergunder | Jan 23, 2019

Too often clients planning to sell their home confuse the difference between deferred maintenance and updating.  When was the last time you had your furnace maintenance? Cleaned your duct work or carpets? How about the paint chipping on exterior trim? While many homes that are “updated” tend to sell faster, do not ignore maintenance and […]

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