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    5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

    By The Gardner Group | August 14, 2019

    Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real estate-themed TV show marathon, you might start... Read More

    Existing Home Sales Point Toward a Good Time to Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The Gardner Group | August 6, 2019

    Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales dropped 1.7% from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.27 million in June. Low inventory levels are still a factor in the market. The current supply of homes for sale is at 4.4 months, which is less than the optimal 6-month supply. Median home prices were up 4.3% from... Read More

    Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know Today

    By The Gardner Group | July 30, 2019

    Shifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the rest of the year. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or if you just want to know what experts are saying is on the horizon, here are the top three things to put on... Read More

    10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The Gardner Group | July 9, 2019

    Some Highlights: If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start. Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home. Make sure to ask your agent for details about each step and what else may be required in your area!  ... Read More

    Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

    By The Gardner Group | June 19, 2019

      When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the... Read More

    3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

    By The Gardner Group | June 12, 2019

      A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building... Read More

    Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!

    By The Gardner Group | May 8, 2019

    So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, followed by condition, financing, and price. There are... Read More

    What Would Make You Sell Your House?

    By The Gardner Group | April 30, 2019

      There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors asked recent home sellers to share their reason for moving. The younger the respondents, the more likely their top response centered around needing a larger home (ages 29 to 53). Relocating for a... Read More

    Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By The Gardner Group | April 10, 2019

    Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year. Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for... Read More

    Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale

    By The Gardner Group | March 28, 2019

      Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move.... Read More