Jill Magnuson's Blog Posts

What is the Best Investment?

What is the Best Investment for Americans?Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable

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Why Should You List Your Home With Me This Winter?

5 Reasons to Sell This WinterBelow are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of

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Why List your Home over the Holidays?

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday SeasonAround this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their

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What are the benefits to owning a home?

Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a HomeSuccess is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made

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Buyer Demand Is Growing!

Buyer Demand Growing in Every RegionBuyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for homebuying in all four regions of the country.According to the latest ShowingTime Showing

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On Veterans Day- A HUGE THANK YOU TO THOSE THAT HAVE SERVED! ❤

75 Years of VA Home Loan BenefitsToday, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice.This year marks the 75th anniversary

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Should you list your home in the Winter?

The #1 Reason to List Your House in the WinterMany sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What

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Can you afford to buy a home?

How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a HomeThe gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an

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It's a great time to sell!

Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to SellThe best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The latest Existing

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First Time Looking for a Home? Where to Begin???

5 Tips for Starting Your Home SearchIn today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you

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Are We Headed into A Recession Again?

3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate MarketNo one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a

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Why do I need a Realtor when I can get all the info I need online?

3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital WorldIf you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of

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You Need a Sherpa!

You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need

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Do I need 20% down to buy a home?

62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment NeedsAccording to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20%

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I can make you happy

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two

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Fix it or Sell it?

Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or

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Owning a Home and Property Taxes

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment Wednesday September 4th, 2019  Featured, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market,

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Avoid purchasing a For Sale By Owner with a Realtor's Help!

When you’re looking to buy a home, you may wonder, “Does it matter if the property is listed with a real estate agent or the owners who are trying to sell it themselves?” Um, yes.

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When is the right time to sell your home?

When it comes to selling your home, you want to make sure you list and sell at the right time. But the “right time” can vary from person to person. What might be the perfect time for

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YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT IS YOUR BEST FRIEND

A real estate transaction can be an exciting thing to experience, but it can also be nerve-wracking and stressful. Your experience will largely depend on the circumstances surrounding your

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6 Reasons Your Agent Wants You Pre-Approved Before Showing You Homes

Ever had an agent deny to show you a home because you weren’t pre-approved for a mortgage? It’s not because they’re mean, or they don’t value your business… it’s

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