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Open Your Home With the Right Tone and a Welcome Mat

Mar 3, 2019

by John Trupin Right before the guests ring the doorbell or give the front door an old-fashioned knock, they step on your welcome mat. This mat serves two purposes: catching debris and adding style. Here are some ideas for how to give this entry detail a refresh.   Welcome Mat 1: Caela McKeever, original photo on Houzz […]

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Hawaii/Maui Real Estate Market Update

Mar 3, 2019

by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate  The following analysis of select Maui real estate markets is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact […]

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More Than a Yard: Finding the Right Home for Your Pooch

Feb 10, 2019

by Guest Author, Sharon Elbert, Professional Dog Trainer and writer for Wileypup.com For many house hunters, a dream home isn’t complete without being a good fit for the family dog. Some might see the fenced in yard, and consider the box checked. However, if you are looking for your next home, you may want to […]

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Investing In a Green Home Will Pay Dividends In 2019

Jan 28, 2019

by John Trupin As we step forward into 2019, eco-friendly “green homes” are more popular than ever. Upgrading your home’s sustainability improves quality of life for those residing in it, but it is also a savvy long-term investment. As green homes become more popular, properties boasting sustainable features have become increasingly desirable targets for homebuyers. Whether […]

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What’s in a Condo? The In-Between Style of Home That Might Be the Right Fit for You

Dec 20, 2018

by John Trupin Condominium homes are a great, low-maintenance choice for a primary residence, second home, or investment property. This alternative to the traditional single-family home has unique issues to consider before buying, as well as unique benefits. Here’s some background information to help you decide whether purchasing a condo is a good match for you. […]

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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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