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How Your Credit Score Will Affect Your Mortgage

With lending requirements becoming more strict, you may be wondering how difficult it will be to acquire a loan and whether your credit score is high enough to qualify for a mortgage. Although tightened lending standards can seem more stressful for buyers, there are still many options available to borrowers with lower credit scores. Building […]

Habits of Successful Individuals

The secret to success is a question of habit. Good habits are crucial to enhancing the quality of your life. When you commit to incorporating habitual behaviors consistently throughout your life, your potential is truly endless. Here is a list of a few powerful habits practiced by successful individuals: Start the Day Early The habit […]

How Real Estate Has Impacted the Economy

Last year, the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a worldwide pandemic and this led to very uncertain times. With such extreme challenges affecting all of us so greatly, it became increasingly more difficult to decipher where the economy stood. Despite the many challenges, the housing industry held strong and became one of the leading tailwinds […]

How the Right Partnership Can Improve the Consumer Experience

RISMedia is known for being the residential real estate industry’s definitive source for news and information for real estate’s most profitable and productive professionals. RIS Media has been hosting a series of interviews between CEO’s in the industry. During one of these CEO chats, Seven Gables very own CEO, Mike Hickman, had the opportunity to sit […]

Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream? Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters reports in Forbes: “The idea of a place of one’s own drives the American story. We became a nation out of a desire to slip the bonds of […]

Tips to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

In today’s strong seller’s market, it is becoming increasingly more difficult for homebuyers and the process they must navigate when deciding to purchase a home. We are witnessing copious amounts of active buyers all competing for the same homes leading to bidding wars and appreciating home prices in the market. If you are interested in […]

Will The Housing Market Bloom This Spring?

As we enter into a new season, you may be wondering if the housing market will also be in bloom this spring. This year is already varying greatly from what we experienced last year and we can all remain hopeful as we analyze the real estate market moving forward. We have the opportunity to gain […]

Simple Ways to Decorate Your Home for Easter

Easter weekend has arrived! Easter Sunday will be here before we know it and with it, comes images of warmer weather, spring colors, and lots of decorations. The great thing is Easter is probably one of the easiest holidays to decorate for without the need to spend a lot. In most cases, less is more! […]

What 3% Mortgage Rates Mean For You!

We have encountered record-low mortgage rates over the course of the last year, but now the rates are starting to increase. U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week but remain at historic lows as our nation recovers from the effects of the pandemic. We are about to enter into a strong spring sales season, so […]

Making a Move this Spring

A great move is defined by a process that is quick, seamless and will put you in a profitable position in the future. If you are deciding whether to make a move this spring, this is the time to prosper as a seller in the market. If you are ready, there are many factors that […]

Clever Ways to Brighten Your Home

Light is an extremely valuable component in our everyday lives, especially when it comes to our homes. If your home is not receiving much light, it can create adverse effects for your health including stress, tiredness, headaches, etc. Having a bright home helps bring clarity, inspiration, tranquility, and positive energy to your space. It can also make your […]

Should I Sell My Home This Spring?

Last year, the health crisis affected many homeowners’ decision to sell their homes. In today’s market, homeowners are beginning to gain more confidence in the security of selling their home. The market is in excellent condition for sellers with favorable mortgage rates, appreciating home prices, and the low housing inventory. The Home Purchase Sentiment Index by Fannie […]

Is Now the Time to Buy a Home?

With our lifestyles always evolving, we must constantly adapt to our changing needs which will ultimately affect your desire to move. The decision to move into a new home can be complicated with having to take personal and professional considerations into account. If you are thinking about moving you might be questioning if it would […]

The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

If you are thinking about purchasing a home this year, you might want to consider how much you will need for the down payment on your new home. Many people assume that 20% down payment is necessary to secure a mortgage, but there are many other options available to you. Although lower payments will be […]

St. Patrick’s Day 2021

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Seven Gables Real Estate! Many celebrate the occasion by wearing green, drinking Irish beer and whiskey, as well as cooking traditional Irish meals. Are you ready to commemorate the luck of the Irish and all things green? Well you’re in luck because we’ve put together a few ideas to celebrate St. […]

How Much Leverage do Today’s House Sellers Have?

The housing market has been reaching new heights over the course of the last twelve months. The high demand of buyers has drastically outnumbered the amount of sellers which has heavily impacted the housing inventory shortage. The National Association of Realtors has reported that sales have increased by 23.7% while inventory for homes is down […]

Will There be More Homes to Buy This Year?

One of the many challenges of the last year has been the shortage of homes on the market. If you are searching for a home and are having difficulties, you are not alone. At such unprecedented times, it can be daunting in your search to find your dream home. The National Association of Realtors has […]

Why Owning a Home is a Powerful Financial Decision

In the current market, there are many powerful reasons contributing to make the decision to purchase a home. Buyers will have many financial opportunities such as increasing equity, appreciating net worth, and growing equity. Owning a home can help to build a stronger future by pointing you in the direction of greater financial security and […]

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity overtime with […]

A Glimpse Into the Housing Shortage

What is the housing shortage? In the current housing market, it is more challenging than ever before to purchase a home. Early last year, there was already a housing shortage and then the health crisis hit, making buying a home even more difficult. Amongst the trials of the pandemic, many buyers wanted to take advantage […]

Benefits of Homeownership

As we set goals for the rest of 2021, it is important to look at the benefits of owning a home. Homeownership has the potential to give you benefits beyond your financial investment, such as economic and social impacts on the local community. Our homes have turned into an integral part of our lives more […]

2021 Seven Gables Recognition Event

On February 25, 2021 we held our 44th annual recognition event and for the first time ever in Seven Gables’ history, we celebrated everyone’s achievements virtually.  The following are few of many awards given out to some of our top agents at Seven Gables Real Estate: Top Overall Agent – Debbie Neugebauer Top Overall Group […]

The Luxury Market is Attracting More Buyers

Although the pandemic caused devastating effects, the luxury market is continuing to show unprecedented strength. With preferences changing because of the pandemic, we are currently witnessing new demands for diverse locations and property types. With people changing their needs during these uncertain times, more buyers are turning to the upscale housing market for greater space. […]

What Does Record-Low Housing Inventory Mean for You?

The real estate market is expected to show unprecedented strength as we progress into 2021. Mortgage rates are maintaining historic lows and are forecasted to remain this way for the foreseeable future. Although the real estate market is doing very well, one challenge is the lack of homes going up for sale. With inventory for […]