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5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 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, our gym, and most importantly, our safe haven during times of uncertainty. So it’s no surprise to see that design trends for 2021 revolve around soothing color palettes, cozy character, and quiet retreats. Even if you don’t have immediate plans to buy or sell your home, we advise our clients to be mindful of modern design preferences when planning a remodel or even redecorating. Over-personalized or unpopular renovations could lower your property’s value. And

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Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home

Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home?

Once the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space in your home. Chances are, you don’t need four bedrooms anymore, and it may be a great time to sell your house and downsize, maybe even into a single-story home. You’ve likely gained significant equity if you’ve lived in your home for a while, so making a move while demand for your current house is high could be your best step forward toward the retirement goals you set out to achieve several years ago. The dilemma, though, is where to go next.

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New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

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 inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership resolutions for 2021. Home buyers, is this the year you work to improve your credit score, pay down some debt, or save for a down payment? Home sellers, we’ve laid out plans for you to get top dollar for your property, including timing your home sale, making your property stand

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6 Things to Know if You?re Selling Your House By Owner

6 Things to Know if You’re Selling Your House By Owner

Are you looking to sell your home on your own? Whether it’s because you want to walk away with more money or retain more control over the sales process, you need to do it the right way. That may involve spending a little extra money upfront to maximize the sale price and minimize any headaches. If you’re considering selling on your own, known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner or FSBO, here are six things you should know to make selling your home on your own a success: Prioritize Safety During this pandemic, your family’s safety comes first. When you

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5 Best Local Coffee Shops in San Antonio

Looking for a new spot for your morning coffee? The coffee scene in San Antonio is booming with cozy cafes, swanky coffee bars, and pop-up coffee trucks. Ditch the Starbucks and get your caffeine fix at one of these fantastic local coffee shops in San Antonio. 1. Merit Coffee Merit Coffee is a powerhouse of San Antonio’s coffee scene. This local roastery sources and produces thousands of pounds of high-quality coffee for use at its five cafes around town. Branded initially as Local Coffee, each of Merit Coffee’s shops reflect their neighborhood vibes. At the Stone Oak location, an industrial-chic style sets the

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Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to wait until they retired to make a move to the beach, the golf course, or the senior living community they were looking to settle into for their later years in life. This year, however, the game changed. Many of today’s workers who are nearing the end of their professional careers, but maybe aren’t quite ready to retire, have a new choice to make: should I move before I retire? If the sand and sun are calling your name and

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Buyers are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home Market

Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home Market

A year ago, additional space and extra amenities had a very different feel for homebuyers. Today, the health crisis has brought to light how valuable more square footage and carefully designed floorplans can be. Home offices, multi-purpose rooms, gyms, and theaters are becoming more popular, and some families are finding the space they need for these upgrades in the luxury market. The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) explains: With quarantine concerns still top of mind for many luxury buyers, we see large, sprawling estates making their comeback. For instance, the last six months have seen a resurgence in the buying of mega mansions

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Jason Keller Group Now Offers Additional, Cash Option to Sellers Through Keller Offers iBuyer Program

We are proud to announce that Jason Keller, CEO, Jason Keller Group, is now a Keller Offers Certified Agent! In addition to our traditional method of selling homes, we are now able to to make requests for a cash offer on the seller?s behalf. While this may not be ideal for most sellers, it is a great option for those looking for a quick, cash close and higher payout than the average wholesaler or investor offer. The Keller Offers iBuyer program features all the same elements as other iBuyer services, but with a more seller-centric approach, adding the benefit of having an

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Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers

Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers and the Instant Cash Offer

Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes. iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, are starting to get in on the action. Also known as Direct Buyers, these companies use computer algorithms to provide sellers with a quick cash offer to buy their home. And recently, Keller Williams created Keller Offers, the company’s new iBuyer program that entered into an exclusive

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