Shelley Gruen's Blog Posts

Embracing Sustainability: The Future of Residential Real Estate in 2024

                     As we step into 2024, sustainability is not just a buzzword but a pivotal aspect of residential real estate. With a

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Unlocking Your Real Estate Success with AI: Stay Ahead of the Market with the Latest Tools

                            Greetings! In the ever-changing world of real estate, I am always searching for insights and tips on

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Dropping Rates? And What it Means for YOU!

Mortgage rates have been a hot topic in the housing market over the past 12 months. Compared to the beginning of 2022, rates have risen dramatically. Now they’re dropping, and that has to

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2022 Unwrapped, and what we might expect in 2023

The 2022 housing market has been defined by two key things: inflation and rapidly rising mortgage rates. And in many ways, it's put the market into a reset position.As the Federal Reserve

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Your Future Self Will Thank You for the Investment You Make This Year

Homeownership Is an Investment in Your FutureThere are many people thinking about buying a home, but with everything affecting the economy, some are wondering if it’s a smart decision to

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Your House May be Someone's Holiday Gift Wish...

                    Each year, homeowners planning to make a move are faced with a decision: sell their house during the holidays or

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Stop Wasting Money on these 7 Household Expenses!

                   There are better ways to spend.“They were this gorgeous, greenish-teal, and they looked great in my laundry room,”

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3 Important Current Facts to Consider about the Market Today

Does the latest news about the housing market have you questioning your plans to sell your house? If so, perspective is key. Let’s take a look at the shift that’s

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Here is What HomeSellers Should Be Considering this Fall

                             Today’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you&rsquo

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Forecast: Home Prices in the Second Half of 2022 ;-)

                        Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices

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Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year!!!

Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year!!!The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you

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Should You Buy a Home Right Now In This Market?

Should You Buy a Home Right Now In This Market?If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: should I buy right now, or should I

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Hometown Hero Program offers Buyers Assistance for Down Payments!

                             The New Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program is offering much needed relief and making

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Location - The New Definition of Luxury

Luxury Homes Are in High Demand                      As people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find

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Thinking of buying a vacation home? Summer is a perfect time to make that dream happen!

      You may be someone who looks forward to summer each year because it gives you an opportunity to rest, unwind, and enjoy more quality time with your loved ones. Now that

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Current Sellers Market: Data points out that it's a GREAT time to sell!

Even if you haven’t been following real estate news, you’ve likely heard about the current sellers’ market. That’s because there’s a lot of talk about how strong

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Mortgage Rate movement, and what that means for buyers?

Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has increased by 1.2% (3.22% to 4.42%) since January of this year. The rate

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ATTN Renters: How Homeownership helps you build wealth!

The link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to

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There is a Golden Opportunity to Sell this Spring!

If you’re thinking of selling your house this year, timing is crucial. After all, you’ll want to balance getting the most out of the sale of your current home and making the

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Want Top Dollar for Your House? Let's Get it Listed Now

When you’re selling any item, you usually want to sell it for the greatest profit possible. That happens when there’s a strong demand and a limited supply for that item. In the real

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Learn Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so

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Learn Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for

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