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So far Laura Barnard has created 26 blog entries.

How will COVID-19 impact the real estate market?

2020-03-20T02:26:51+00:00March 20th, 2020|2020, April, Coronavirus, Dawn Whalen, First-time buyer, For Sale By Owner, Home improvements, March, Nathan Baurley, Open House, Sellers, Virtual Showings|

How will COVID-19 impact the real estate market? By Dawn Whalen, Whalen Realty Group By now real estate signs would normally be popping up in yards and people would be looking to move into a new home around the time school lets out. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has forced everyone into a different and new reality that

Pros and Cons of Tiny Homes and less space

2020-03-02T18:19:33+00:00March 2nd, 2020|2020, Buyers, Dawn Whalen, First-time buyer, Home improvements, March, Tiny Home|

Like haircuts and fashion trends, building and housing styles change over time. In the early 2000s, developers began designing and selling homes ranging from 3,000-5,000 or more square feet in neighborhoods which offered a handful of floorplans, and could be completed in a matter of a few months, weather permitting. However, after the most recent

For Sale by Owner or Agent? Which is best?

2019-09-26T20:34:21+00:00October 1st, 2019|Buyers, First-time buyer, For Sale By Owner, Nathan Baurley, October, Open House, Real Estate Fees, Sellers|

In the current market, homes in many areas are selling quickly, so it makes sense that some homeowners may opt to sell their house themselves instead of enlisting a licensed realtor. The primary reason people choose this method is profit. By saving the average six percent sales commission, many feel like they’re walking away with

Careful what’s posted on social media when buying or selling a home

2019-09-26T20:34:39+00:00October 1st, 2019|2019, Buyers, Dawn Whalen, First-time buyer, October, Sellers|

For those with social media accounts, especially Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, it’s important to be aware of public settings and posts when you’re in the process of buying or selling a property, and this extends to anyone else living in the home. On more than one occasion, a seller’s or prospective buyer’s post has terminated

11 Buyer and Seller Tips for Home Showings

2019-08-28T19:33:47+00:00September 1st, 2019|2019, September|

Home showings are an important part of the home buying and selling process. Its an opportunity for a buyer to imagine their family and belongings in a new setting, and a seller to showcase the property’s best features. When it comes to showing a home, regardless if someone is the buyer or seller, there are