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What to know before hiring a contractor

2020-07-24T15:54:23+00:00August 1st, 2020|2020, August, Buyers, First-time buyer, For Sale By Owner, Home Building, Home improvements, Nathan Baurley, Sellers|

After being quarantined and encouraged to stay home for weeks, it’s no wonder so many homeowners are looking for contractors to help with home improvements. Many families have spent more time within their property lines the past three or four months than they usually do all year, and now they want to make changes. Hiring

What to expect for Virtual Showing and Open Houses

2020-05-04T01:54:52+00:00May 4th, 2020|2020, Buyers, Coronavirus, Dawn Whalen, First-time buyer, For Sale By Owner, Home improvements, Nathan Baurley, Open House, Virtual Showings|

As the state slowly starts to reopen, many of us are seeing changes to nearly all facets of life, and for someone wanting or needing to move, participating in virtual showings and open houses are something to consider. While a virtual tour through a house isn’t exactly the same as being there, it does offer

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