Brandon Scott's Blog Posts

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

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 you spend U.

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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 often one of the first

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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 prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021

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20 Unique Home Gifts For Every Person On Your List

Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded-last minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly

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New Build Or Existing Home Which One Is Right For You

Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year. According

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Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.1 Fortunately, there

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9 Tips For Buying And Selling Your Home At The Same Time

Selling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels

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5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really Headed

It’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torrid pace, but the availability of listings remains limited. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates, buyers

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Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth

Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing.

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Finding A New Home For Your Next Stage Of Life

Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly

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Can I Buy Or Sell A Home Without A Real Estate Agent

Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for

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Is The Real Estate Market Going To Crash

While many areas of the economy have contracted, the housing market has stayed remarkably strong. But can the good news last?When COVID-related shutdowns began in March, real estate brokers and

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5 Inspiring Home Design And Remodeling Trends For 2021

We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, our gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during times of

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Homeownership Goals For 2021

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales

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The New Normal A Strong Housing Market Expected To Continue Into 2021

“2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1 And he

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5 Secrets Buyers And Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated, to investors expanding their portfolio, to

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MoveUp Vs Second Home Which One Is Right For You

The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home.According to a recent survey by The Harris

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Lowest Mortgage Rates In History What It Means For Homeowners And Buyers

In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others

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Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and

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Is Now A Good Time To Buy Or Sell Real Estate

Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their

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20 Ways To Save Money And Stretch Your Household Budget

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without

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StayHome How To Create Functional Spaces In Your Home During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help

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Top 5 Home Design Trends For A New Decade

Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate

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Take Advantage Of Your Home Equity A Homeowners Guide

Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of

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2020 Outlook Real Estate Market Forecast

We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics found

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Gifts And Gadgets For Every Room In The House

Are you searching for new and innovative gift ideas this holiday season? If so, check out my list of the hottest home technology offerings. I’ve selected a few of my favorites for every room in

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5 Steps To Finding Your Next Home

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step

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5 Step Strategy For Downsizing Your Home

In our “bigger is better” culture, there’s an expectation that each home should be larger and grander than the last. However, life changes like divorce, kids leaving for college, or even the

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Everything You Need To Know About IBuyers And The Instant Cash Offer

Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies want to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes. 

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