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Melinda Freisleben

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Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

May 5th, 2021

Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1  A newly independent a...

Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?

April 7th, 2021

Todays real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, were seeing multiple offers--and sometimes even bidding wars--for homes in the most sought-after neighborhoods. T...

Is the Real Estate Market Going to Crash?

March 4th, 2021

While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last? When COVID-related shutdowns began in March, real estate brokers and clients scrambled to respond...

5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2021

February 3rd, 2021

5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2021     We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, ou...

New Year, New Home?

January 26th, 2021

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing...

The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

November 4th, 2020

The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021  “2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,&r...

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

October 1st, 2020

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 choos...

It Is Not Just About the Price of the Home

September 1st, 2020

It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s...

How can I secure the best mortgage rates???

August 3rd, 2020

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 Amer...

Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

July 6th, 2020

1. Spruce Up Your Landscaping   Landscaping improvements can increase a home’s value by 10-12%.1 But which outdoor features do buyers care about most? According to a survey of Realtors, a healthy lawn is at the top of t...

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