Kimberly Speer's Blog Posts

When to Hunt for a New Home

Hunting for a New Home? Don't Wait Until Saturday!House hunting has become a contact sport over the past year. The idealized vision of a leisurely Saturday morning reviewing open houses and plotting

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Can An Expensive Home Still be Affordable?

Real estate prices across the country have increased dramatically in the past year. With increases in the 10-12% range, many potential homebuyers have given up and decided that homes are just too

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Landlords - Here are the 8 Amenities to Include in your Rental Unit

The increase of pricing in the housing market and lack of inventory has left some potential homebuyers renting instead of purchasing. As a result, these renters may not just be viewing rentals as

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ABC's of Construction Loans

Building a home might sound like something reserved for the rich and famous, but the truth is, it might be easier than you think to get a construction loan. What is a construction loan? Construction

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Can't Sell Your Home in a Seller's Market?

It’s no secret that most of the country is experiencing a strong seller’s market. With more homebuyers than inventory, most sellers have been delighted to sell quickly and often with

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Homebuyers ~ Would You Still Buy?

There’s one phrase that strikes fear into the heart of a potential homebuyer – “seller’s market.” A seller’s market is created when there are more homebuyers than

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6 Ways to Save on Housing Costs in Retirement

Retirement is a time of freedom; it’s something people look forward to most of their lives. As you prepare for retirement, it’s natural to consider ways to reduce your housing costs.

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Risks of Removing Contingencies

Typical real estate offers include a wide variety of standard contingencies. These can include home inspections, appraisal, and loan approval. In a fast-moving, seller’s market, one of the

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3 Pricing Strategies in a Seller's Market

Real estate markets across the country are experiencing a strong seller’s market right now. For potential sellers, this may be a golden opportunity to get top value for their property. While

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Home Buyer Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

Whether you're getting married, looking for more space to raise a family, want to stop renting and start investing, or maybe you're looking for a rental property you can make some extra cash on -

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