Sheri Edwards's Blog Posts

The #1 Reason to List Your House for Sale Today

Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for First American,

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4 Reasons Why the Election Won’t Dampen the Housing Market!

Tomorrow, Americans will decide our President for the next four years. That decision will have a major impact on many aspects of life in this country, but the residential real estate market will not

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Two Impacts of Home Equity

Equity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $9,800 

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Are You Prepared For a Bidding War [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsWith so few houses available on the market today, being ready for a bidding war is essential for prospective homebuyers.From pre-approval to making your best offer, here are three

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Do You Need to Know More about Forbearance and Mortgage Relief Options???

Do You Need to Know More about Forbearance and Mortgage Relief Options?Earlier this year when the nation pressed pause on the economy and unemployment rates jumped up significantly, many homeowners

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5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours!

For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated to investors expanding their portfolio to

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Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You??

The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home. According to a recent survey by

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Ever Wonder What eXp Stand For?

The etymology of a company’s name is always enjoyable to dissect and here at eXp Realty, it’s no different. As a matter of fact, we hear these questions a lot: What does

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Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers!!!

Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many

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Mortgage Rates Fall Below 3%!!!

Some HighlightsMortgage rates hit another all-time low, falling below 3% this week.If you’re ready to buy a home, now is a great time to truly get more for your money at this historic

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Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again!!!

Some Highlights For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent.According to the National

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Top Repairs to Tackle Before Listing Your Home!!

When you put your home on the market, you obviously want to get as much as you can for the property. A lot of things can affect your home’s value, including many items that are largely out of

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Should We Be Looking at Unemployment Numbers Differently???

The New York Times recently ran an article regarding unemployment titled: Don’t Cheer Too Soon. Keep an Eye on the Core Jobless Rate. The piece suggests we should look

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Smart Homes and Mesh Networks

 June 23, 2020 Sheri EdwardsSmart homes and smart home tech are becoming increasingly popular these days. Various smart home devices, sensors and more can add new functions to a home,

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Homebuyers Are in the Mood to Buy Today!!

According to the latest FreddieMac Quarterly Forecast, mortgage interest rates have fallen to historically low levels this spring and they’re projected to remain low. This means there

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3 Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This Year

A recent survey by Lending Tree tapped into behaviors of over 1,000 prospective buyers. The results indicated 53% of all homebuyers are more likely to buy a home in the next

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Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll 7th Year Running

Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds,

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Summer is the New Spring for Real Estate!!

Some HighlightsThe health crisis slowed the market this spring, so buyers are jumping back into the market to make their moves this summer.Check these 10 items off your to-do list so your house is

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Real Estate Will Lead the Economic Recovery!!

With more U.S. states reopening for business this summer, and as people start to return to work, we can expect the economy to begin improving. Most expert forecasts indicate this economic recovery

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The Shocking News in Last Week's Unemployment Report

Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released their May Employment Situation Summary. Leading up to the release, most experts predicted the unemployment rate would

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Home Prices...It’s All About Supply and Demand

As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the

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The #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family Wealth

While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is like a “forced savings plan.” When you

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6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own Is Probably a Mistake

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times like the one we face today, it becomes even more important to have an

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The Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic recovery? As the country begins to slowly reopen, moving forward in

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Unemployment Report - No Need to Be Terrified

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest jobs report. It revealed that the economic shutdown made necessary by COVID-19 caused the unemployment rate to

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U.S. Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 Years!

For nearly two months, most of us have been following strict stay-at-home orders from our state and local governments. It is a whole new way of life that has put our daily lives on pause. On the

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What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values??

A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major price reductions because the health crisis is

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Keys to Selling Your House Virtually...

In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under

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What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do Today?

Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether with your job or your

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Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again...

With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if the housing market is in trouble. For those

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The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year!

The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent - Look No Further

There’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in times of uncertainty like we’re facing right now.If

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The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover - INFOGRAPHIC

Some HighlightsExpert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy bounces back – and it will.We may be facing challenging economic times today, but the housing

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A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis - Check This Out

Some HighlightsThe COVID-19 pandemic is causing an economic slowdown.The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th.All

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This Is Not a Housing Crisis - Three Reasons Why

In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past experiences by reviewing historical trends and

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Tax Refund? How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year

If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may be one step closer than you think if you spend your dollars

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FIVE MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don

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FINDING THE RIGHT DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and

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