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January 11, 2018

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

by Melissa Stevenson

As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemployment…

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December 16, 2017

Last Minute Gadget Gift Ideas

by Melissa Stevenson

20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home. From…

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November 22, 2017

Welcome Home

by Melissa Stevenson

10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood  Into a Hometown Haven  “Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis…is a surprisingly effective first step.” – Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of Bowling…

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October 22, 2017

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and ) Sense

by Melissa Stevenson

INTRODUCTION Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the…

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September 24, 2017

Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent

by Melissa Stevenson

The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing real estate agent?   There are currently…

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March 8, 2016

How To Stage Curb Appeal

by Melissa Stevenson

Hello, Last week in my video blog on my You Tube channel, Melissa’s Real Estate Minute, I talked about the importance of not only staging the interior of your house but also the exterior when preparing to sell.  Here is an article that also touches on this subject.  Hope you find it helpful. http://blog.rismedia.com/2015/staging-curb-appeal-web-appeal/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email ~Melissa

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February 17, 2016

New Things For The New Year

by Melissa Stevenson

Hello, I am officially back from maternity leave, working full-time again to help you with everything real estate!  Along with returning to work, I am trying some new things in this new year to provide more services to help buyers and sellers. Although I have no experience behind the camera, I have started a You…

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January 15, 2016

I Am Back To Work!

by Melissa Stevenson

Hello, I have returned from maternity leave to work part-time this month and will be back full-time next month.  If you are thinking of buying or selling, please contact me and we can discuss your timeline as well as a plan of action.  Houses are still selling even though it is winter, no need to…

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December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

by Melissa Stevenson

Hello, I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has contributed to my success in 2015, I truly appreciate your confidence, loyalty, trust and business.  Cheers to you and here’s to a prosperous 2016 for us all! Have a fun, safe, and Happy New Year! Sincerely, Melissa

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November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Melissa Stevenson

Hello, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for helping make my year a success, I am grateful for having a job I love and for all of the clients who put their trust in me.  I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy today and the holiday…

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5 Things You Can Do While You Wait For Your Home to Finish Closing BY BRITTANY ANAS published July 23, 2022 Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Homebuying involves a lot of “hurry up and wait” intervals, especially during the closing process. On average, it takes 49 days to close on a home. So, if you’re a first-time buyer, you’re probably…

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