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    Monday, January 15, 2018   /   by Joe Potter

    Dot Loop Training

    Here at EXIT REALTY we are always learning how to 
    take our business and our skills to a new level.  Three hour Dot Loop
    training was a huge success. 

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    Thursday, January 04, 2018   /   by David Hayhow

    Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

    As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”
     
    It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemployment rates, is expected to drive continued real estate growth in 2018. However, changes on the horizon could significantly impact you if you plan to buy, sell or refinance this year.
     
     
    HOME VALUES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE
     
    Get ready for another strong year! U.S. home values and sales volume will continue to rise in 2018.
     
    Experts agree that home prices will increase in 2018, but predict a slower rate of appreciation than 2017, which clocked in at nearly 7 percent nationwide. National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predicts a growth rate this year of 5.5 percent,1 while Freddie Mac’ ...

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    Friday, December 08, 2017   /   by David Hayhow

    20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget

    Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home.
     
    From music lovers to home chefs, we’ve got something for everyone. And we’ve included a range of price points to suit any budget, from under $50 to major splurge … in case you’re feeling extra generous this year. We hope you find this list useful in identifying gifts your friends and family will love. And maybe some of these items will make your wish list this year, too!
     
    Approximate Price Ranges
    $ - under $50
    $$ - $51 to $200
    $$$ - $201 to $500
    $$$$ - Splurge
     
     
    LET IT SNOW
     
    Heat things up this holiday season! Keep your loved ones cozy all winter with these gifts that add warmth and a touch of luxury.
     
    Tabletop Fireplace - $
    On cold nights, nothing beats the com ...

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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017   /   by David Hayhow

    Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Hometown Haven

    "Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis...is a surprisingly effective first step." 
    - Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of Bowling Alone
     
     
    While advancements in technology have made it possible for us to connect with people from around the world, numerous studies show that it has led to a decline in face-to-face interactions.1
     
    Places where we used to strike up casual conversations—such as a doctor’s office waiting room, bus stop or grocery line—are now filled with people looking at their smart phones, barely acknowledging those around them.
     
    Even many families dining together or relaxing in the evenings can be caught spending more time focused on screens than each other. Is it any surprise that we’ve experienced a steady decline in community invol ...

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