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The Pros and Cons of Retiring to Alabama

The Pros and Cons of Retiring to Alabama Have you been thinking of retiring to Alabama? It can be exciting to move somewhere new, start fresh, and make the most out of your golden years. But before you make this big decision, get to know as much as possible about your potential destination. Every retiree […]

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Best Neighborhoods in Sarasota Florida

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Best 10 Neighborhoods to Live in Sarasota, FL

Best 10 Neighborhoods to Live in Sarasota, FL Sarasota is a vibrant, coastal city located in southwest Florida. It’s known for its award-winning beaches, arts and culture scene, and outdoor recreation opportunities. The community is often highly ranked as a place to retire, partially because of the treasure trove of activities and the thriving cultural […]

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Best Neighborhoods in Jacksonville Florida

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Best 8 Neighborhoods in Jacksonville, FL

Best 8 Neighborhoods in Jacksonville, FL If you’re looking for a sunny, laid-back place to call home, look no further than Jacksonville in northeast Florida. With miles of beaches, ample parks and good schools, Jacksonville has something to offer everyone. Plus, with its rich artistic tradition, there’s always something new to explore in this vibrant […]

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The Pros and Cons of Retiring in North Carolina

Pros and Cons of Retiring in North Carolina When you think “retirement destination,” North Carolina may not be top of mind. As you think about it, the state does have a lot to love for retirement. The state’s picturesque landscape, with both its rugged inland mountains and windswept beaches, is sure to take your breath […]

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Your EZ Guide to Moving to Arkansas

Looking for a more “Natural State?” Then you can’t get much better than Arkansas, which is actually nicknamed “Natural State.” Its wealth lies in stunning landscapes, energetic mid-size cities, and cozy small towns. The extra-friendly people and low costs are just the cream of the cake! Learn about what awaits you in moving to Arkansas. […]

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A Guide to Connecticut Property Taxes

Every state uses residential property taxes in some capacity to offset the costs of providing public services. Without them, we wouldn’t have ambulances, libraries, road maintenance, and schools. But how much you’ll pay as a homeowner varies widely across states. New homeowners may wonder how Connecticut property taxes compare. Our guide explains how the taxes […]

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The Role of a Buyer’s Agent in Real Estate Transactions  

Buying a home can feel like a maze. Ahead lies a jungle of listings, negotiations, and paperwork for eager buyers. But fear not! There’s an easy way to navigate it all: a buyer’s agent. Much like our map apps direct us around new places and find the shortcuts around traffic jams, a buyer’s agent guides […]

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Who’s Buying What? Exploring Home Buyer Generational Trends

Millennials are getting busy buying homes, and often for the first time. That’s according generational insights from a recent National Association of Realtors (NAR) report. Understanding generational trends can provide valuable insights into dynamics of homeownership, from what buyers value the most to who’s active.  Home Buying Trends Home buyers and sellers across different generations, […]

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March 2024 Mortgage Market Update

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March 2024 Mortgage Market Update  

Rates Drop Slightly, But Still Near 7% Home buyers waiting for mortgage rates to change will keep waiting this spring. Current market conditions have rates and applications holding steady during the early despite this being a busier time to buy in many southern markets. However, March did show an incremental decline in the going rates […]

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Your EZ Guide to Living in Salisbury MD

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Your EZ Guide to Living In Salisbury, MD

Make your home the Capital of the Eastern Shore–beautiful Salisbury, Maryland. This may be a small town, but you wouldn’t know it by the cultural amenities and youthful vibe packed into the space. Life in Salisbury shows small-town living can be exciting and dynamic while still being affordable and friendly. Explore what to expect from […]

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Your EZ Guide to Living in Newark NJ

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Your EZ Guide to Living In Newark, NJ 

Brick by brick, Newark built the northeast–almost literally, from the cobblestone streets to the towering skyscrapers. Today, it’s still a vital urban hub, just miles from Manhattan and connected to the greater New York City metro. Historic and industrious, resilient Newark weathered the tides of change and challenges of industrial growth to become a home […]

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What to know about moving to Connecticut

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What to Know About Moving to Connecticut

It may be the “Constitution State,” but life in Connecticut is not about old documents and bygone history. Picture-perfect coastlines, charming colonial towns, and exciting urban hubs await your exploration. All that history blends with modern perks like excellent schools and health care. What else makes moving to Connecticut so attractive? Get ready to discover […]

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How to communicate your value as a real estate agent

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How to Communicate Your Value As A Real Estate Agent

The recent proposed settlement from the NAR shed light on home buyers’ perspectives of the industry. At the lawsuit’s core is the belief that real estate professionals have conflated the value they bring to a real estate transaction.  Take the lawsuit as a sign: people don’t understand why they need a buyer’s agent. If clients […]

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Your EZ Guide to Idaho Property Taxes

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Your EZ Guide to Idaho Property Taxes

Property taxes in Idaho constitute a significant source of revenue for local governments, including counties, cities, school districts, and other taxing districts. These taxes are levied on real property’s assessed value, including land, buildings, and improvements. As an Idaho homeowner, you’ll be responsible for paying your fair share. What does that mean for you? Learn […]

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what to know about living in Atlantic City

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What to Know About Living in Atlantic City

Atlantic City: where the nightlife sparkles brighter than an Elvis jacket and the Boardwalk is more iconic than your favorite emoji. Living here is a continuous game of balancing tourists chasing casino thrills with the zen of beachside relaxation. Mastering the daily dance is the secret to unlocking all that Atlantic City owns. If you’re […]

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EZ Search Moving Guide - Get to Know Lexington Park MD

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EZ Search Moving Guide: Get to Know Lexington Park, MD

Chances are high that if you’re interested in living in Lexington Park, your work is military-related. This seaside Maryland area is built around a naval air station, both geographically and in its economy. But while its connections to the military run deep and wide, Lexington Park has become much more than a top place of […]

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9 Best outdoor parks in Charlotte

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9 Best Outdoor Parks in Charlotte

Charlotte residents enjoy access to over one hundred parks and green spaces. With so many choices, narrowing down the best places to enjoy being outside is hard. It really depends on what you want to do. Mecklenburg has parks dedicated to sports, preserving wildlife habitats, and providing water access. Get started exploring with these hand-picked […]

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Delaware Property Taxes Guide

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A Guide to Delaware Property Taxes

For real estate owners, investors, and homeowners in Delaware, understanding property taxes is crucial to managing their investments. Luckily, Delaware stands out for its tax-friendly policies. That doesn’t make comprehending the process any less complicated. Walk through the critical elements of Delaware’s property tax system, including rates, assessments, exemptions, and appeals. How Delaware Compares There’s […]

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Can a reverse mortgage help you in retirement?

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Can A Reverse Mortgage Help You In Retirement?

Did you know around a quarter of the US population will be over 60 by 2060? Around 80% of older adults own their home. That helps reduce their living expenses while on a fixed income and acts as a source of equity.  But not everyone has enough saved for their retirement, leaving them looking for […]

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EZ Guide to Maryland Property Taxes

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EZ Guide to Maryland Property Taxes

Maryland residents, homeowners, and real estate investors owe property taxes every year. Knowing how the state and local jurisdictions levy taxes matters to your current and future budgeting. Taxes add thousands to the cost of homeownership, and it’s an expense that grows over time. Here, we break down Maryland property taxes. Get the highlights on […]

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White House Proposals Aim to Boost Housing Supply

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White House Proposals Aim to Boost Housing Supply 

The US housing market’s story is well-known at this point. Homeowners aren’t budging, so inventory remains low nationwide. Part of that is the 2-3% interest rates many owners hold versus the 6-7% they’d pay now to buy another home. They are financially incentivized to stay in place.  The government wants to change that. Washington released […]

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At-Risk Generation - Older Adults Face Housing Challenges

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At-Risk Generation: Older Adults Face Housing Challenges  

They’re the largest demographic group of homeowners, with 75% owning homes. They have the most home-buying power. But the baby boomer generation–those 65 and older–are facing a serious challenge as they live longer, healthier lives: a need for affordable and accessible housing. It’s hard to believe that the generation with the most purchasing power and […]

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Easton MD EZ Homesearch Guide

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EZ Search Guide to Living In Easton, Maryland

History harmonizes elegantly with the arts in Easton, Maryland. It creates a living experience revered as one of America’s finest small-town cultures. New residents will lose themselves in the picturesque vintage downtown packed with art galleries and shops. The neighborhoods feel a world away with their historic Colonial and Victorian architecture. Get to know this […]

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8 Top Family-Friendly Activities in Knoxville Tennessee

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8 Top Family-Friendly Activities in Knoxville

Entertaining the whole family is always a challenge. Kids have endless energy and specialized interests, so finding an activity to engage their body and mind is always a parents’ priority. Luckily, Knoxville packs in interactive museums and outdoor adrenaline-pumping amusement. Our list of hand-picked, family-friendly attractions is sure to have something that appeals to every […]

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EZ search guide to Trenton New Jersey

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EZ Search Guide to Trenton, New Jersey

Every corner in Trenton, New Jersey, hides a captivating chapter filled with history and culture. It’s not just the site of pivotal moments in American history. Trenton is a diverse and dynamic city rich in culture. For those considering a move, you’ll find a unique collection of neighborhoods, abundant parks, and a stable economy. Plus, […]

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NAR Settlement Set to Reshape The Business of Real Estate

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NAR Settlement Set to Reshape The Business of Real Estate

Following a landmark lawsuit, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) proposed a settlement that would pay $418 million to home sellers and change the current compensation model for the real estate industry. The Sitzer v. the National Association of Realtors et al. lawsuit, brought by a group of home sellers in Missouri, alleged that the […]

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10 essential tips to hiring a contractor

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10 Essential Steps to Hiring a Contractor

We’ve all heard the home renovation contractor nightmare stories. Shoddy workmanship, lack of communication, and even worse–work left unfinished with the funds stolen. The success of your home improvement project depends on hiring the right contractor. We’ve compiled a list of steps for hiring a home improvement professional and a few mistakes to avoid. Define […]

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The Ultimate Moving Guide to New Jersey

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The Ultimate Moving Guide to New Jersey

Describe a nourishing lifestyle. Chances are, it will include access to fresh, farm-to-table food, fun weekends doing things like playing at the beach, and friendly neighborhoods where even the store employees greet you by name. Would you be shocked to learn you can have this in New Jersey? It’s true! People moving to New Jersey […]

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