Michael Grace's Blog Posts

6 Strategies to Save on Home Insurance Premiums

6 Strategies to Save on Home Insurance Premiums01 Apr 2024  by Michael GraceFrom wildfires to floods, the past few years have brought a historic number of devastating climate and

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Downsize Your Home, "Rightsize" Your Life: How to Choose the Ideal Smaller Home

Downsize Your Home, Rightsize Your Life: How to Choose the Ideal Smaller Home04 Mar 2024  by Michael GraceWhen you’ve lived somewhere for many years, it can be tough to say

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Upgrade Your Home With These 2024 Design Trends

Upgrade Your Home With These 2024 Design Trends31 Jan 2024  by Michael GraceOne of the best parts of owning a home is the freedom to make it truly your own with design choices

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Real Estate Market Forecast: Opportunities for Home Buyers and Sellers in 2024

Real Estate Market Forecast: Opportunities for Home Buyers and Sellers in 202401 Jan 2024  by Michael GraceA growing share of home buyers and sellers sat on the sidelines last

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Your Comprehensive Home Seller’s Guide!

Your Comprehensive Home Seller’s Guide01 Nov 2023  by Michael GraceAre you considering selling your home? Or maybe you’re just curious about its value?This blog post

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Income Properties Are Trending, But Is Landlord Life for You?

If the thought of investing your money into brick and mortar—or perhaps some stylishly-painted siding excites you, join the club.Investing in real estate has long been one of Americans’

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Top 7 Tips To Attract the Best Offers for Your Home

Top 7 Tips To Attract the Best Offers for Your Home01 Sep 2023  by Michael GraceNot long ago, home sellers were in their heyday, as historically-low mortgage rates triggered a

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Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)

Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)31 Jul 2023  by Michael GraceTo avoid buyer’s remorse, be sure to consider your future self when shopping for a home. 

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Renovate or Relocate? 3 Questions To Help You Decide

Renovate or Relocate? 3 Questions To Help You Decide01 Jul 2023  by Michael GraceDoes your current home no longer serve your needs?If so, you may be torn between relocating to a

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National Real Estate Market Update for 2023!

National Real Estate Market Update for 202301 Jun 2023  by Michael GraceThere’s an old adage in real estate: location, location, location. But ever since the Federal

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How to Become a Homeowner on a First-Time Buyer’s Budget

How to Become a Homeowner on a First-Time Buyer’s Budget01 May 2023  by Michael GraceIt’s not easy being a first-time homebuyer right now. At the end of last year,

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Stress-Free Home Cleaning: 27 Practical Tactics for Busy Households

Stress-Free Home Cleaning: 27 Practical Tactics for Busy Households31 Mar 2023  by Michael GraceKeeping a clean and orderly home is a challenge for many of us. Between busy work

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My Home Didn’t Sell! Now What?

My Home Didn’t Sell! Now What?28 Feb 2023  by Michael GraceWhen it comes to listing their home, most home sellers want three things: 1) to make a lot of money, 2) to put in

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Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023

by Michael GraceOver the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than.

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Home for the Holidays: How To Stretch Your Budget in a Season of Inflation

Home for the Holidays: How To Stretch Your Budget in a Season of Inflation30 Nov 2022  by Michael GraceYou don’t have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style

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7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price

7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price31 Oct 2022  by Michael GraceOver the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. 

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Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer Before Purchasing Your First Home

Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer Before Purchasing Your First Home30 Sep 2022  by Michael GraceDeciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is

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2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You)

2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You)01 Jan 2023  by Michael GraceLast year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage

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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 predicting

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New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?01 Nov 2021  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaHomebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t

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20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List01 Dec 2021  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaEvery year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that

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Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies

Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Safety Strategies01 Oct 2021  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaAccording to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in

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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time21 Sep 2021  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaSelling your home when you still need to shop for a new one can feel

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How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market

How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market21 Sep 2021  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaIf you’re searching for drama, don’t limit

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Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?21 Sep 2021  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaLearn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate

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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 202201 Jan 2022  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaLast year was one for the real estate history books. The

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Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types01 Mar 2022  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaThe annual inflation rate in the United States is currently

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Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)30 Jun 2022  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaNo matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of

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10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move01 Aug 2022  by Michael Grace in Orlando FloridaThe process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn

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Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 202201 Jun 2022  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaThe last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just

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5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market

5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Today’s Real Estate Market01 May 2022  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaOur nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last

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

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale01 Apr 2022  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaWe’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn&rsquo

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8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

8 Popular Home Design Features for 202201 Feb 2022  by Michael Grace in Orlando, FloridaThere’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to

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