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Thursday, March 5, 2020   /   by Ingrid Eaton

Are You Done With Open Floor Plans?

I cannot believe its been over 10 years since the open floor plan went mainstream. I am still loving the open floor plan concept even though I do like the kitchen to be somewhat enclosed or not be completely open when you first walk into a home. 

According to FloridaRealtors.org "Older consumers may be leading the no-open-room trend: 37% of baby boomers prefer the open concept, while 40% of Generation X buyers and 43% of millennials prefer it. Among seniors older than boomers, just 29% prefer open floor plans, according to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders. Older buyers are specifically more likely than younger buyers to want separate dining and family areas."

What are your thoughts? 

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020   /   by Ingrid Eaton

New Listing : Landings in River Bridge

Welcome to your new Home!
This townhouse has everything you are looking for and more. 
This beautifully maintained home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 2 car garage!
Located in River Bridge, enjoy the many amenities this community has to offer. 


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Wednesday, May 8, 2019   /   by Samantha Cote

The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

If you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may be confused about how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people you talk to will tell you that you need to save 20% or you won’t be able to secure a mortgage.

The truth is that there are many programs available that let you put down as little as 3%. Those who have served our country could qualify for a Veterans Affairs Home Loan (VA) without needing a down payment.

These programs have cut the savings time that many families would need to compile a large down payment from five or more years down to a year or two. This allows them to start building family wealth sooner.

So then, why do so many people believe that they need a 20% down payment to buy a home? There has to be a reason! Today, we want to talk about four reasons why putting 20% down is a good plan, if you can afford it.

1. Your interest rate will ...

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Monday, April 1, 2019   /   by Samantha Cote

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other for the same home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in most of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers.

Historically, the average number of years a homeowner stayed in his or her home was six, but that number has hovered between nine and ten years since 2011. Many homeowners have a pent-up desire to move, as they were unable to sell over the last few years due to a negati ...

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