April Shackelford's Blog Posts

2 Ways To Get The Most Money From The Sale Of Your Home

2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee

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Who To Notify When You Move

People And Organizations To Notify About Your MoveWho are the most important people and organizations to notify when you are moving? An excellent question right?Moving is a process that takes a

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How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Family Wealth In 2018

How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Family Wealth in 2018 Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate on average by 3.35% per year and to grow by 24.34%

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Four Real Reasons We Buy A Home

Top 4 REAL Reasons We Buy a Home We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or

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POST ON ECONOMY HOME SALES

Credit original report to, Jeff Ostrowski of the Palm Beach PostMedian price for homes at $330,000; inventory lowPace of sales slows after summer; area homes average 57 days on market.By Jeff

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Why Housing Prices Are NOT Heading For Another Crash

Housing Prices are NOT Heading for Another Crash As home values continue to increase at levels greater than historic norms, some are concerned that we are heading for another

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2018 Top 5 Benefits Of Hiring A Real Estate Agent

Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate AgentThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in which they surveyed

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Rents Are On The Rise Dont Get Caught In The Rental Trap

Rents Are on the Rise: Don't Get Caught in the Rental Trap! There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking

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4 Great Reasons To Buy A Home This Winter

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have

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Closing Out The Year Of 2017 Home Prices Are Up Across The Country

Home Prices Up 6.54% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest

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Boomers Should You Buy Or Rent After Selling

Should Boomers Buy or Rent after Selling? In a recent CNBC article, it was reported that many baby boomers are selling their current homes and moving into rentals, rather

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The Price Tag Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? We recently shared that over the course of the last 12 months, home prices have appreciated by 7.0%. Over the same

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Before You Make An Offer Read These 4 Tips For Success

Before You Make an Offer, Here Are 4 Tips for Success! So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found it! The price is right, and

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Why Getting Preapproved Should Be Your First Step

Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbersthe number of

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Home Repairs That Add Real Value

Home Repairs that add real valueYou may be well-settled into your home without plans of changing it anytime soon, however, carrying out some home improvements can make it easy for a fast cash

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3 Tips For Making Your Dream Home A Reality

3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Realtor.com shared their “5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a.”

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The Number 1 Reason To List Your House Today

The #1 Reason to List Your House Today! Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is

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Feeling Stuck In Place

Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope!Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate,

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Top 4 Home Renovations For Maximum ROI

Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there

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5 Reasons To Sell This Winter

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association

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Median Days On The Market Drops To 34

Median Days on the Market Drops to 34! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index.The REALTORS®

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The Real Reason Home Prices Are Increasing

The Real Reason Home Prices are IncreasingThere are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again

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Color Trends 2018

What's Trending in Color for 2018 Barrie  If you're wondering what colors will be trending for 2018 we've got the scoop. Next year presents rich hues of rose, greys, and gold.Thinking of

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2 Charts That Show The Truth About Home Affordability

2 Charts That Show the Truth about Home Affordability There is a lot of discussion about the current state of housing affordability for both first-time and move-up buyers, and much of

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The Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home

The Cost of NOT Owning Your HomeOwning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of

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   7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the

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Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up Should I Wait To Buy

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac,

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How To Get The Most From The Sell Of Your Home

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure

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