Buying A Home: The Key to Staying Sane and Staying Together

Buying a home can be like Charles Dickens said in A Tale of Two Cities, “it was the best of times and the worst of times.” Certainly looking for your forever (or temporary) abode with the person you love can be an amazing bonding experience and very exciting. But, it can also be extremely stressful…

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Featured Agent – Brian DeYoung

Life’s challenges can help you discover who you are… Prior to becoming a Realtor, Brian had a very good job at a great company for 13 years. A job that he thought he would eventually retire from. A downturn in that industry forced the company to significantly downsize and Brian was out of work. He…

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Summertime real estate market insights

As we near the end of summer, we wanted to keep you updated on the current landscape of our area’s real estate market. If you are considering buying or selling, here are some key things to keep in mind: Mortgage rates may rise slightly but should remain near record lows, inventory could increase soon, home…

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How to find the right real estate brokerage and agent to sell your home

There are a number of things to consider when selling you home. First and foremost, it is important to find the right brokerage and agent to handle your sale. There are a number of things to look for in a real estate brokerage and in a selling agent that will make your transaction go from…

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Buying a home? Mistakes to avoid

It is a big investment to buy a home. It is exciting and very emotional. Where you live and finding a home that you will be happy in are extremely important, but it is important to keep a balanced and objective frame of mind to avoid a home buying disaster. Here are some of the…

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Featured Agent – Pam Merriman

Why settle for a triple threat when you can have QUADRUPLE? Meet 616 Agent Pam Merriman Home buyers and sellers are very fortunate when they find a real estate agent who listens closely and who is focused on making their dreams come true instead of just making money. But what if they could have all…

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You are almost to the home buying finish line–don’t rush the walk through

The walkthrough can seem like an unnecessary formality in the home buying process, but in fact, it is one of the most important steps. While we can all relate to wanting to get the paperwork done and the keys exchanged, the walkthrough is extremely important. Buying a property is a huge monetary and emotional investment,…

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Featured Agent, Cheryl Johnston

Helping people buy and sell their homes isn’t just business for 616 Realty’s Cheryl Johnston, it’s a ministry   Real estate agent Cheryl Johnston doesn’t just sell real estate, instead she says her business is also her ministry. When you consider that a ministry is all about helping and serving others, it is definitely a…

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Your bathroom needs a facelift: 6 inexpensive and time-friendly tips for sprucing up your bathroom.

Your bathroom needs a facelift: 6 inexpensive and time-friendly tips for sprucing up your bathroom.   Bathrooms take a beating between tons of use and lots of water and moisture, they can start getting pretty grungy quickly. Whether or not you are looking to sell your home or stay put, summer is a great time to…

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An investment on your investment: what to expect from a home inspection

Inspections are typically a very important part of the home buying process. When buyers search for a home, they are looking for location, aesthetics, function and emotional appeal. But one of the most important criteria is value. The only way to know if the purchase is a wise investment is getting a clear picture of…

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