Jay Cottrell's Blog Posts

Let's Hit Your Homebuying Goals This Year

How To Hit Your Homebuying Goals This Year [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re looking to buy a home, you may want to put these items on your to-do list to ensure you hit your goals.It

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How Homebuyers Can Win in Today’s Market

If your goal is to purchase a home this year, you might be looking for any advantage you can get in today’s sellers’ market. While competition is still fierce for homebuyers, there are

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How Sellers Win When Home Inventory Is Low

In today’s housing market, the number of homes for sale is much lower than the strong buyer demand. As a result, homeowners ready to sell have a significant advantage. Here are

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Less Affordable or Unaffordable?

Important Distinction: Homes Are Less Affordable, Not UnaffordableIt’s impossible to research the subject of buying a home without coming across a headline declaring that the fall in home

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This is still the year to sell your house!

Why 2021 Is Still the Year To Sell Your HouseIf you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie 

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Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs.

Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in,

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Now May be the Time to Cash in on Your Second Home or Rental Properties

When stay-at-home mandates were enforced last year, many households realized their homes didn’t really fulfill their new lifestyle needs. An office (in some cases two), a media room, space for

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3 Reasons We're Definitely Not in a Housing Bubbble

Provided by: KeepingCurrentMatters.comHome values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some voicing concern

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5 Things NOT to do After Applying for a Mortgage

Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your

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Create a Home Office that Works

Whether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office a great way to utilize an extra room. A dedicated workspace in your home

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Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall

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

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3 Common Mistakes Sellers Make in a Seller’s Market

Most of the country is currently experiencing a hot real estate market, also known as a deep seller’s market. Yes, even in the midst of the coronavirus.  Our local market here in the Tri

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Dealing with those scratched hardwood floors

Hardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use

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Home Buying Made Simple

The Home Buying ProcessThe Buyer's AdvantageAs the home buyer, your agent's commission is paid by the seller of the home in almost all circumstances.  This means your representation costs you

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What is the Difference Between Home Warranty & Home Insurance?

When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best protect yourself and your

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Selling Your Home Doesn't Have to be Stressful

Selling your home can be a stressful experience, however these 6 Tips can help de-stress it for you.Meet with your trusted real estate agentYour agent can save you a lot of time and energy by

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Finding out your home is too small?

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become

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