All posts by Melinda Estridge

Half the Real Estate Year is Over! What to Expect

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It’s hard to believe we’re more than halfway through 2019. For those of you who are thinking of buying or selling a home this year, you might be wondering how the real estate market has shaped up so far this year. While all real estate is local, a few trends have emerged nationwide. Inventory shortages. […]





Does Your New Build Need a Home Inspection?

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If you’ve chosen to buy a brand new home rather than one that has been lived in previously, you may find yourself wondering if a home inspection is really necessary. After all, if everything has been built and installed brand-new, an inspection seems silly – or does it? Believe it or not, an inspection on […]


It’s National Homeownership Month!

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In celebration of National Homeownership Month, recognized by the National Association of Realtors each June, I wanted to share with you a few facts about owning a home in America today and the current real estate market conditions. Homeownership rates are holding steady. In the first quarter of 2019, the homeownership rate leveled off at […]



Common Real Estate Contingencies You Should Know

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The term “contingency” refers to a provision you make for a circumstance that you may not be able to predict, and in real estate, especially as a home buyer, certain contingencies are quite common. Real estate contingencies are terms that buyers set for sellers with the agreement that the seller will meet the terms for […]