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Karen Highland
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Director of Communications at FCAR, Real Estate Blogger, Agent, Content Strategist
Director of Communications at FCAR, Real Estate Blogger, Agent, Content Strategist

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Home Buyers Survival Guide
Helping home buyers in a sellers market. +Joe Boylan has written a great guide for home buyers facing a competitive sellers market. Many areas across the country are in a sellers market due to a shortage of inventory paired with strong demand. Don't miss the additional helpful articles from +Bill Gassett, +Kyle Hiscock, +Maria Mastrolonardo and myself.
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Changing Real Estate Markets create both confusion and opportunity. The recent shift in the Colorado Springs Real Estate Market to a Strong Seller's market has left many home buyers out in the cold. Our Home Buyers Survival guide educates home buyers on how these new tactics work and how to succeed in this new environment. Thanks to +Bill Gassett, +Karen Highland, +Kyle Hiscock and +Maria Mastrolonardo
https://www.springshomes.com/blog/buying-a-home-in-a-sellers-market/
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This is my avatar "striking a pose" and celebrating the incredible growth of eXp Realty. I sure do wish I could find those boots IRL, haha.
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Happy Dog, Happy Neighbors: Essential Etiquette Tips for Dog Owners, via @365Frederick #doglovers #frederickmd

A misbehaving dog isn’t just troublesome for his owners. When a dog barks all day long or exhibits other unwanted behaviors, he can be a nuisance for the whole neighborhood. Rather than letting your neighbors suffer, keep the peace by making your dog a…
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It's that time of year...get out your lawn equipment and create some curb appeal. The good news is it doesn't have to be expensive. Check out +John Cunningham article for tips, and be sure to check out the extra advice from some other real estate pros, +Joy Bender +Debbie Drummond +Kyle Hiscock +Petra Norris & +Sharon Paxson .
#curbappeal
Simple, effective, and inexpensive Curb Appeal Ideas here. Also, see what my friends +Joy Bender, +Debbie Drummond, +Kyle Hiscock, +Petra Norris, & +Sharon Paxson have contributed from their own blogs.
Beef Up Curb Appeal on the Cheap
Beef Up Curb Appeal on the Cheap
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Myths about Mortgage Downpayments

There are plenty of loans that require far less than 20%...and here are some ideas to get downpayment assistance:
Be sure to check out the great resources from +Luke Skar that explain all the ins and outs of VA Loans.
https://frederickrealestateonline.com/how-much-need-downpayment-house #realestate

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Myths about Mortgage Downpayments ...There are plenty of loans that require far less than 20%...and here are some ideas to get downpayment assistance. Don't miss the extra resources from @Luke Skar that explain all the ins and outs of VA Loans.
https://buff.ly/2HogM9J
#realestate #downpayment

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Clearing Up Myths about Downpayments

There are several reasons why myths circulate about how much home buyers need to have for a downpayment on a home. There are plenty of loans that require far less than 20%...and here are some ideas to get downpayment assistance:
Be sure to check out the great resources from +Luke Skar that explain all the ins and outs of VA Loans.
https://frederickrealestateonline.com/how-much-need-downpayment-house #realestate
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Home Technologies to Pay Attention to...
+Bob Gordon has written a great post going over some of the most popular home technologies. Buyers and sellers will want to be in the know! don't miss the extra resources from real estate pros +Debbie Drummond, +Kyle Hiscock, +Dustin Brohm - Salt Lake's Favorite Realtor, +Paul Sian and myself.
#HomeAutomation #HomeTechnology #digitalDoorbell #smarthome
Blogging over the weekend I was inspired by +Karen Highland, +Kyle Hiscock, Realtor, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, e-PRO at RE/MAX Realty Group +Debbie Drummond and +Dustin Brohm - Salt Lake's Favorite Realtor as well as +Paul Sian to really dig deep, research a solid post on home automation.

In today's blog I write, "Home Technology In The Future Is All Talk. That is, its all talking to your device. Call out to Alexa from the comfort of your couch...." intrigued? just follow the link and read my blog. #HomeAutomation #HomeTechnology #digitalDoorbell #smarthome #boulderRealestate #bobgordon #RealtorLife #Jetsons

http://www.boulderrealestatenews.com/technology-for-home-automation/
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Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

In this article on +Rochester's Real Estate Blog learn about 7 ways you can make your home more energy-efficient, and increase your home's appeal and value. https://www.rochesterrealestateblog.com/7-ways-create-an-energy-efficient-home/

Don't miss the extra resources throughout from other real estate pros +Paul Sian, +Debbie Drummond, +Jeff Nelson and +Bill Gassett .

Feel free to share socially if you believe others would benefit!

#realestate #homeimprovement #energyefficiency
7 Ways To Create An Energy-Efficient Home
Homes that are energy-efficient generally are worth more money than homes that aren't updated with energy-efficient features!

Over the past several years, homeowners are focusing more on making their homes energy-efficient.

In this article on +Rochester's Real Estate Blog learn about 7 ways to make a home more energy-efficient. Check out the article at https://www.rochesterrealestateblog.com/7-ways-create-an-energy-efficient-home/

There are some great resources throughout from other trusted sources including +Paul Sian, +Karen Highland, +Debbie Drummond, +Jeff Nelson, and +Bill Gassett!

Please share socially if you believe others would benefit!

#realestate #homeimprovement #energyefficiency
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Did you know that updating your backyard may increase the value of your home?

+Anita Clark has several solutions that can help you bring your backyard to the next level.

Included are contributions from +Kevin Vitali and +Sharon Paxson.
Will Updating Your Backyard Increase The Value of Your Home?

Possibly, especially if they are changes that buyers in your market are avidly looking for!

From low-maintenance designs to selective lighting and the construction of outdoor ponds and rooms, there are many solutions that can help you bring your backyard to the next level.

Included are contributions from +Kevin Vitali, +Karen Highland, and +Sharon Paxson.

Please share this article so other consumers can benefit from the information.

#sellertips #realestatesellers
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