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Why Are Goats Running Through This Neighborhood!?

By James Evans / August 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Resident Mark Svendsen, who uploaded the footage to Youtube, explained it this way: “Our homeowner association hires the goats for clearing vegetation between houses and in buffer zones next to the forest. The goats were scheduled to depart the next morning and had eaten most of the plants in their enclosure. The fresh plants across the…

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10 False Assumptions People Make About Real Estate Agents

By James Evans / July 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Let’s face it, everyone either knows a real estate agent, or is connected to one through six (probably less) degrees of separation. Between friends and relatives, and the stereotypical representation of real estate agents on television and in pop culture, the general public has adopted some false assumptions about agents that are very far from…

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The Many Hats of a Realtor

By James Evans / May 30, 2019 / Comments Off on The Many Hats of a Realtor

Whether you’re putting your home on the market or searching for your dream house, a Realtor is going to help you achieve your goal as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. From striking the best deal to simplifying that often-daunting paperwork, these pros truly do and know significantly more than their job title implies. In order…

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What’s the True Value of Home Improvement?

By James Evans / May 23, 2019 / Comments Off on What’s the True Value of Home Improvement?

When you do any home improvement, you probably figure it’s also going to improve the value of your home. And it probably will improve the value… but, probably not as much as it cost you. So what is the true value of home improvement? If you spend $1,000 (for example), it probably won’t improve the value…

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When Is The Best Time To Buy A Home?

By James Evans / May 16, 2019 / Comments Off on When Is The Best Time To Buy A Home?

One question that pops up constantly from both first-time and seasoned homeowners alike is “When is the best time to buy a home?” Potential homeowners want to know the best time of year to get the best home for the lowest price – and ideally, at a time that makes sense for their life. It…

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Browsing a New Construction Model Home? Consult your favorite Kilted Agent!

By James Evans / May 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Browsing a New Construction Model Home? Consult your favorite Kilted Agent!

Picture yourself out for a drive one weekend. You see a sign that says: New Construction Model Home Open!Models Starting At $XXX,XXXNext Right! Maybe you’re actively looking for a house, or maybe it’s just a spur of the moment urge, but you follow the signs to the model home. You park. You walk into that…

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Recession On the Way? Maybe! But Don’t Fret

By James Evans / April 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Recession On the Way? Maybe! But Don’t Fret

Most experts predict that following a seven-year period of economic growth the US economy is headed towards a recession (most likely sometime in 2020). But while The Great Recession devastated the housing market, house shoppers remain optimistic about how the market will handle a potential recession in the coming years. According to a recent survey from…

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5 Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Summer Weather

By James Evans / April 18, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Summer Weather

Spring is in full swing, and you know what that means: the days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, and in just a few short weeks we’ll be heading into the summer weather. Summer is one of the best times of year; children are out of school, it’s the perfect time to explore the…

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Buyers More Likely To Buy Existing Homes Vs. New Construction

By James Evans / April 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Buyers More Likely To Buy Existing Homes Vs. New Construction

Many people believe that when it comes to real estate, buyers want something brand new. But according to a recent report, the vast majority of buyers end up purchasing existing homes over new construction! According to the New Construction Consumer Housing Trends Report 2018, only 38% of buyers in 2018 even considered purchasing new construction. And…

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The Lifespan of 20 Essential Household Items

By James Evans / April 4, 2019 / Comments Off on The Lifespan of 20 Essential Household Items

Has your air conditioner ever failed on a hot summer day? It’s a struggle no homeowner wants to deal with. When you own a home it’s important to budget annually for repairs that might be needed and anticipate when things might need to be replaced. This list of 20 essential household items should give you…

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