Monthly Archives: May 2014

Taking it Outside

Commercial grade stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom stone work and seating for 20 sound like the makings of your dream kitchen.  And that dream kitchen can now be found outdoors.  The price tag can range from $3,000 to $150,000 … Continue reading

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Home Priorities for Job Transferees

Transferee’s two top priorities are focused around family and job.  Ranked number one is location within a specific school district (91 percent).  The number two spot is a less than a 30-minute commute to work (84 percent).  The highest ranked … Continue reading

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Vacation Homes Are Still a Luxury

Despite the improvement in the real estate market, vacation homes remain a buyer’s market.  Unlike a primary residence, vacation buyers are willing to wait years for the right property.  They are well-educated about the locale and the market after years … Continue reading

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Second Home Recovery

The second home market is slowly recovering and is being redefined.  The role of the second home has expanded outside of the traditional vacation cabin on the lake.  Second home buyers are migrating back to condos in vibrant city neighborhoods, … Continue reading

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Skipping a Step

First-time home buyers are now looking at single family homes as they think more long-term — and skip the traditional path of a condo or town home.  Three bedroom homes are the sweet spot because four bedroom homes are too … Continue reading

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