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5 Reasons Rising Interest Rates Won’t Wreck the Housing Market

Nov 11, 2018

by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate  Interest rates have been trending higher since the fall of 2017, and I fully expect they will continue in that direction – albeit relatively slowly – as we move through the balance of the year and into 2019. So what does this mean for the US housing market? […]

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5 Dangers of Overpricing a Home

Nov 11, 2018

by a Windermere Guest Author It is still a great time to be a seller, but in much of the Western U.S., the local real estate market has begun to soften. With significant increases in inventory, buyers now have more choices and less sense of urgency. If you are thinking about selling your home, pricing […]

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Home Valuation Tools – How Reliable Are They?

Oct 11, 2018

by Tania Harmon What’s my home worth? A quick Google search of that questions will get you dozens of sites offering a home valuation tool that makes valuing your home, well, easy as pie. Online tools like these have become most sellers (and buyers) first step in the selling (and buying) process. But how accurate […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Securing a Mortgage Loan

Jul 21, 2018

by John Trupin Entering into debt is a concept I grew up diametrically opposed to. I was raised, like many with frugal family members, to understand that anything you couldn’t pay for on the spot was something you couldn’t afford. But as we age we learn the pathway to financial growth requires a commitment beyond what […]

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A Day of Service

Jun 14, 2018

                    by Tania Harmon   Last Friday, Top Maui Homes along with 30 of our colleagues took the morning off to do something vitally important. What could be so important that an entire Real Estate Brokerage would take a full day out of the market? To […]

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A Home Addition: What to Consider Before Starting to Build

May 24, 2018

by Kenady Swan      Adding on to your current home may be your best bet if you’re short on space, but you don’t want to move or can’t find another house in the area with all the qualities you’re seeking. It’s also an attractive option if the house you have is lacking just one significant […]

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Three Deck Design Ideas to Get Your Yard Ready for Summer

May 24, 2018

by John Trupin  A delightfully warm spring in many parts of the Western U.S. has many folks brushing off their summer clothing early. While this is exciting for all who love the outdoors, public spaces like parks and beaches may be overcrowded. What better time, then, to focus on ways to maximize the space you […]

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Selling Your Home: A Step-By-Step Approach

Mar 1, 2018

by Kenady Swan   Whether you’re starting a family, moving for your job, getting ready to retire or embarking on a new chapter in your life, when your home no longer suits your current situation, it’s time to think about selling it. Although this can be a bit complicated, with the help of your agent, you […]

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Affordable Tips To Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Feb 2, 2018

by Kenady Swan You’ll never have a second chance at a first impression, so let’s make it count! When it comes to upping your home’s curb appeal, there are plenty of small changes you can make that have a big impact. And best of all, you don’t need to call in the pros or spend a […]

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