Mary Barton's Blog Posts

Buying vs. Renting in the Hot 2021 Market

Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past YearRents have increased significantly this year. The latest National Rent Report from Apartmentlist.com shows rents are rising at a rate

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Appraisals & Inspections, Do Buyers Really Need Them?

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Appraisals and InspectionsBuyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s

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Are the Days of Low Mortgage Rates Over?

Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost YouToday’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage rates in

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How Does Home Equity Build Your Wealth?

As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your WealthHomeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that

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Rent vs Buy, What's Right for You?

Reasons Renters Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhen deciding whether you should rent or buy, make sure you’re considering these factors.Buying a home means consistent monthly

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Fall Home Sale Tips

4 Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This FallEven in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first

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Today's Real Estate Market

What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsToday’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low 

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Should I Buy Now or Later?

Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again.Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts

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4 Incentives For Homeowner to Sell

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there&

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Home Buying Questions

Ask a Pro About Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsAccording to trending data, searches for key real estate topics are skyrocketing online.Clearly, lots of people have questions about

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The Basics of a Home Appraisal

You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own.And one of the first items on your closing checklist the home

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Safeguard your Pet in an Emergency

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create

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4 Tips to Help You to Get Top Dollar for Your Home

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its

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