Susie Simmons's Blog Posts

7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price

Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled. 1 Consequently, home sellers who enter

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8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

 Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to

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7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make

No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to

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Submit a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched. But now, with interest rates climbing, many

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Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your

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3 Real Estate Investment Types To Hedge Against Inflation

The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or retiree; if

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8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

 There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s

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A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022

A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022  Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home

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Real Estate in 2022: Rent Will Continue to Rise

RENTS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE        Along with home, gasoline, and used vehicle prices, rent prices rose dramatically last year. Economists at Realtor.com expect rents for

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Real Estate in 2022: Home Prices Likely to Rise

HOME PRICES LIKELY TO KEEP CLIMBING, BUT AT A SLOWER PACE   Nationally, home prices rose an estimated 16.8% in 2021. But the average rate of appreciation is expected to slow down in

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Real Estate in 2022: The Market Will Become More Balanced

THE MARKET WILL BECOME MORE BALANCED   In 2021, we experienced one of the most competitive real estate markets ever. Fears about the virus and a shift to remote work triggered a huge

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Real Estate in 2022 : Mortgage Rates Will Creep Up

MORTGAGE RATES WILL CREEP UP  Most economists expect to see mortgage rates gradually rise this year after hitting record lows in late 2020 and early 2021. (http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms

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Merry Christmas 2021

May your home be filled family, friends, laughter and love this Christmas.;

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7 Days Until Christmas

Can you believe there are only 7 days until Christmas? I know the holidays are busy for everyone so here are some ideas for making the week before Christmas enjoyabe...Drive around and look at

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Fun Things to Do In Fall - Check view fall foliage

Like most of you, since COVID I haven't been able to travel much. I just took my first flight since October 2019. Vermont is an amazing place to view the fall foliage as you can see from the picture

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Happy Fall

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are changing, the grocery store is packed with pumpkin spice-flavored products, and Halloween decorations are everywhere.   Fall is one of my

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Blessing Boxes

What is a "Blessing Box"? A box found in a public area that contains non-perishable food items, blankets, clothing, school supplies and personal hygiene items. Those in need of these items may take

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Happy 245th Birthday America

This 4th of July, I'm proud of the efforts of a few neighbors to enhance the look of our subdivision with the  presence of the Red, White and Blue. Marcia was the mastermind behind the effort

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