Christine Stilley's Blog Posts

Have you seen this too?

Have you noticed there are very few real estate “For Sale” signs in your neighborhood?On Sundays, you barely ever see an open house sign around here lately.A lot of people are saying the

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More People Are Leaving The City For The Suburbs

While the country is reopening and restrictions are being lifted, the quarantine experience is still fresh in many potential buyer’s minds—and many of those buyers are favoring spacious

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These Are The Most Likely (And Unlikely) New Home Features For 2020

f you’re planning to buy a new home, you probably have a wish list of features. But how likely is it that you’ll find those features in a new build?According to a recent survey from

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So, What Exactly is Home Appraisal?

You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist the home

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Thinking about remodeling an older home?

If you own an older home, at some point, you might want to remodel or update your property. But if you’re thinking about putting your home on the market—and want to make sure your

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Want to sell your home for more?

Clearly, you want your home to sell for the highest price possible. As it turns out, when you sell your home plays one of the biggest roles into how much it sells for—and the best time to?

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Sheltering In Place, Leads To Desire For More Space

The shelter in place orders that have been in effect for weeks across the country have many people spending more time at home than ever before. And after spending so much time in their homes, many

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Spice Things Up with a POP of Color

In the past few years, the biggest kitchen trends revolved around stainless steel appliances, bright white or light gray cupboards, granite countertops, and minimalist decor, maintaining a clean,

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Tips for Storing Wine at Home

If you are a big wine connoisseur or just saving a few bottles to crack open on special occasions, it’s important to understand how best to store them safely until you’re ready to.

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Can you be quarantined in this house much longer?

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. And with the Stay-At-Home order in place right now, that is more apparent than ever. What may have initially worked fine for a single,

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Corona Virus Effect on Real Estate

The Coronavirus pandemic has sent the stock market in a downward spiral and has left most Americans struggling to find simple necessities like toilet paper and cleaning products. Working from home

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ACHIEVE MORNING PERSON STATUS

Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before

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What does a Seller's Market mean to you?

You've heard the term "Seller's Market" but what does it mean? When the number of potential buyers exceeds the number of homes being sold, it's a seller's market. This tips the advantage toward the

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Create an Evacuation Plan for your Pets

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home. Many families create evacuation plans for their homes and practice them with their kids, but far fewer have considered one for their pets. Take

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Negotiating Tactics That Kill A Sale

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a

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5 Criteria for Pricing Your Home to Sell

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing

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February Home Maintenance Checklist

Use this February Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist to get your home ready for the change in seasons and to protect your family.  Included are home safety tips. Be proactive and take small

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Should you shop for a home online?

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but

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What is an FHA Mortgage?

As we are all unique, it’s critical that when you begin your home buying journey you do thorough research on what loans you can apply for. A popular loan choice among first-time homebuyers is

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EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS

Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever I do, my favorite involves getting outdoors and mixing up features.Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming

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Is 20% Down a Necessary Evil?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and

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Should you Repair before you List?

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its

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