Blog - Month: May 2021

Month: May 2021

Buyer Competition is High in Cleveland

Buyer Competition is High in Cleveland

Posted By Andrea Robinson
May 18, 2021 Category: General

  A shortage of homes for sale continues to increase prices by double-digit rates across the country. Those looking to purchase a home are being pushed to extremes to win bidding wars. While low-interest rates make borrowing less expensive, high home prices, low inventory, and tightened borrowing criteria are increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to NerdWallet 2021, HomeBuyer Report found that 23 percent had plans to buy a home at the start of 2020, but 39 percent of that group delayed or canceled those plans, citing the pandemic and its effects.   With the housing market challenges, there are some hopeful solutions on the horizon. Realtors are coming up with some creative ways to showcase their local inventory. Most realtors are relying heavily on networking in person and online to find sellers and buyers. Many are using social media to connect and educate about available properties.   As buyers, it can be discouraging to continue to house hunt in these circumstances. Here are a few tips to use that can help set you apart from the competition.   · Get a mortgage preapproval · Look for homes under your budget so that you can bid up · Consider more than just one house, have a backup plan · Expand your search · Hire an experienced real estate agent   Good luck and happy house

3 Last-Minute Mother's Day Ideas

3 Last Minute Mothers Day Ideas

Posted By Andrea Robinson
May 06, 2021 Category: General

Whether it's your mother, your mother-in-law, or grandmother, you have a reason to celebrate the moms in your life. Mother's Day is just a few days away — so if you haven't started thinking about gifts quite yet, you may want to get started. Here is a list of gifts that will arrive in time for the holiday.   Personalized Handwriting Cutting Board This unique gift from Etsy showcases handwriting from you or a loved one engraved on a smooth, matte wood cutting board. Your mom can hang it as a display or use it for cooking in the kitchen — the bamboo composite is harder than wood and helps keep out bacteria. To place an order, send a clear photo of a recipe, and it will be engraved into the wood, a keepsake that she can appreciate for a long time.   Audible Subscription Give her the gift of reading with a subscription to Audible. She can access the most extensive catalog of audiobook content narrated by some of the most acclaimed voices in acting. The subscription cost is $15 for one month or $150 for one year, making it easy to listen to books where and whenever possible.   Apple Watch Series 6 Apple Watch models are water-resistant and are submersible up to 50 meters. This is a gift that is functional and stylish. An Apple Watch is like having a personal assistant on your wrist. Some of the tasks that this device can help manage are your schedule, workout routines, daily reminders, and more! The watch is available in GPS or cel

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