Seller’s Market: Why You Should Sell Right Now

It's a Seller's Market out There. Now is the Time to List.

It’s a seller’s market! High demand from buyers and a tight inventory have made listed homes a hot commodity. This is especially true for the single-family homes that are ideal for first-time buyers.

However, many homeowners are hesitant to list. And who could blame them? According to some experts, the housing market is still recovering from the hit it took in 2007. The memory of the recession is still fresh and has many sellers sitting on the fence.

But here’s the thing. Sellers have commanded the market for the last two years – and with recent shifts in the market, 2017 is the hottest seller’s market we’ve had in years. So, if you’ve been putting off selling your home, there’s no better time than right now to sell. Read more

Keep Moving Day Stress-free With This Checklist

moving day

So you closed on your home, you’ve got the keys, and the moving truck is scheduled. Moving day is a big one that comes loaded with stress and long hours. And while you focus on correctly labeling all the boxes, it can be easy to let a few key things wait until the last minute.

Be sure to have these things checked off your list before moving day arrives. Read more

Recreation Destinations: Spring Edition

Recreation Destinations: Spring Edition

New Year’s Resolution, Round Two: Get Fit Outside

Sticking to a New Year’s Resolution can be tough for the first few months of the year. Exercise and dieting are no fun in the winter, so most resolutions tend to taper off by February.

However, the warmer temperatures of spring allow for a second chance…and no excuses. But if being stuck in a gym four times a week isn’t your speed, our communities offer plenty of outdoor recreation to help keep you active. Read more

Welcome to Canfield, Ohio!

Located in Mahoning County, Canfield was founded in 1798 and is home to more than 16,000 residents. About 350 homes are sold each year for an average sale price of $205,000, but prices can range anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million.

Watch the video below to learn more about Canfield, Ohio!

Canfield, Ohio

How Real Estate has Changed in 30 Years

Have you ever watched movies from the 1980s and thought, ‘Man…that was a different world’?

Then you realize “A Different World” was a sitcom from the 90s. And then you laugh. Harder than you’d like to admit.

When I think ’30 years ago,’ I still think 1970, but in just a few years, 1990 will be 30 years ago. A lot has changed in that time. Who would have thought that Birkenstocks or the turtleneck, cardigan sweater combo would ever go out of style?

I did. I thought that.

But the more things change, the more they stay the same, especially in real estate. We have the internet to thank for lots of big changes. I think of how much I relied on the internet when I bought my first house, and buyers in the 80s had none of that. However, while it’s easy to say that everything in real estate is different…is it really? Read more

Things to Avoid When Buying a Home

Buying a new home? Avoid these homebuying missteps!

second-homeBuying a home is a fun, exciting occasion. However, to enjoy your house for years down the road, it’s important to follow some simple guidelines when it comes to the home and the property.

Heed the advice of realtors and contractors, and avoid these homebuying missteps. Read more

Top Valentine’s Day Dinner Spots in the Mahoning Valley

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow…

…which means some of you just broke out in a cold sweat. You forgot to make dinner reservations, didn’t you?

Don’t sweat it, guy (or gal). There are plenty of awesome local restaurants that are tré cool, and may still have some tables available for Valentine’s Day while everybody else is clamoring for a spot in a chain restaurant. And besides, finding that hip, out-of-the-way place will earn you some serious brownie points with your special someone. But you better reserve now! Read more

Keeping Busy: The Rainy Day Edition

It's Not Always Sunny in Ohio...but There's Always Something to do!

rainy dayOn Thursday, it rained harder than it did all spring and summer of last year. A rainy day in January? That’s crazy!

As I drove through the torrential downpour, it got me thinking of what I’d be doing if I weren’t heading into the office. Sure, rainy day puzzles and movies are great. But there’s something about a rainy day that makes me want to go out and explore; get off the beaten path and get away from the familiar…as long as I’m indoors, dry and warm.

When you do some snooping around online, you can find some great rainy day activities in our area. Check them out! Read more

Come Home to Poland

Come Home to Poland

Welcome to Poland, Ohio!

Founded in 1866, Poland, Ohio is home to more than 14,000 residents and growing. From the beautifully preserved homes of its historical district, to new construction, to condos with a view of Lake Evans, there is something for everyone.

What are you waiting for? Make the move to Poland! Watch the video to learn more about the town…and don’t miss all my bloopers at the end!

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Don’t Stress This Year’s Holiday Party

Holiday Party? You’ve Got This.

christmas party
For kids, Christmas and the holiday season mean presents, cookies, and riding in the car to look at the lights. For the rest of us, it’s a time to dig out the ugly sweaters and make our way to this year’s holiday party with family and friends.

If you’re the unfortunate soul who picked the short straw, you’ll be hosting the festivities this year and you have some planning to do. Hosting a holiday party can take your stress level full throttle, but we have some ideas that will help you relax and enjoy yourself.

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