Roger Flowers's Blog Posts

Unexpected Things That Can Affect an Appraisal

Consider these often overlooked factors that can negatively impact your home's appraised value.Floor PlanOlder homes often have unusual floor plans that don't align well with the way people live

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Getting Your House Ready for the Spring Market

No matter where you live in the United States, the spring real estate market is about to heat up! According to TheBalance.com, "The largest number of buyers are actively searching for a new

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Millennials Drawn to "Agrihoods"

"Agrihoods" have recently been sprouting up all over the country. This growing trend combines residential neighborhood living with a shared farm or communal gardens. Agrihoods attract residents who

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9 Ways To Lower the Cost of Homeowners Insurance

When buyers are figuring total monthly housing costs, it's easy to obsess over the purchase price, interest rates and points. Some other expenses like homeowners insurance can get overlooked. 

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Some Retirees say "Rah, Rah" to College Towns

When you dream of retirement, the life you imagine may not include living in a town that's buzzing with energy and hordes of young adults. But if you want to spend your retirement learning, growing

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Projects That Most Increase Seller ROI

If you plan to put your house on the market soon, you may wonder which remodeling projects will attract the most attention from potential buyers and give you the biggest return on investment (ROI).

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Pet Tricks To Ease Your Move

Pets are very intuitive, so when you're packing for a move, they may wonder what's up. Minimize your pet's moving anxiety with these tips.BeforeUpdate prescriptions and shots, then forward the

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Are You Waiting for the Market to Cool?

Endless stories about rising prices and highly competitive bidding gave many buyers pause over the last year. Is it still wise to wait for the market to cool in 2022?Increased housing inventory is

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Is Your City on the "Bargain Mansion" List?

Winning the lottery may no longer be your only ticket to living large. Depending on where you live, a dream mansion could be surprisingly affordable. Realtor.com® recently published a

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2022 Inland Empire Housing Market Predictions

As we look to 2022, sellers may wonder whether they missed their opportunity to get top-dollar for their home. Likewise, potential home buyers may worry that prices will remain high while inventory

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The Most Common Types of Mortgages

One of the more complicated aspects of buying a home is understanding the different mortgages available and deciding which is right for you. Knowing the basic facts about the most common types of

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What's New in Floor Plan Design?

Interior design styles come and go, but when it comes to floor plans, homeowners prefer designs that meet their needs and endure the test of time. Over the past 18 months, the cultural shift to

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Understanding the Current Housing Shortage

As the 2021 real estate boom continues with bidding wars and record-selling prices, it's common to wonder how we got to this point. The pandemic and lockdown forced us to accept personal changes

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Top 5 Home Improvements

Looking into home renovations? Here are the five improvements that will reward you the greatest ROI, according to RISMedia.com.As an eye-catching feature, garage door replacements 

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Amenities Buyers Want in 2021

Whether you're buying or selling a house, it's important to understand current trends in home amenities. Sellers want top dollar, and buyers want a home with conveniences that meet their family's

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Protect Yourself From Low Appraisals

In the current real estate market, homes are selling in a matter of hours, with multiple offers over list price. While this is great news if you're selling, it can be tricky for the buyer. Knowing

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Avoid These 3 Staging Mistakes When Selling Your Home

THINGS NOT TO DO WHEN STAGING YOUR HOMEMost people consider interior design something you do after you buy a home and move in. The reality is, however, that interior design plays a big role in

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Tips on How to Close a Real Estate Deal

FOLLOW THESE TIPS WHEN LOOKING FOR REAL ESTATEBuying a new home and closing the deal can be an exciting and somewhat confusing time. The home-buying process is wrought with complicated procedures

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DIY Home Repairs That Can Bite You in the End

DIY HOME REPAIRS THAT CAN BITE YOU IN THE END I love the idea of an independent homeowner. However, before diving into your DIY repairs, here are a few common places where a pro might be

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6 Steps for Buyers Competing in a Tight Market

If you’re the newbie buyer on the block right now, it’s tough out there. How can you be more competitive when you’re up against tight inventory and higher prices? Plus, if you;

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We Can’t All Rely on the Bank of Mom and Dad

Home prices are increasing faster than incomes, especially for younger households. Add in things like the pandemic and student loan debt, and it’s hard for many to see a path to homeownership

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How to handle a bidding war

A bidding war occurs when a home seller gets multiple offers. Since bidding wars are fairly common these days, it pays to plan ahead. You'll reduce surprises and stress, and be better prepared to

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The Aesthetics of Aging In Place

If you or someone you know plans to age in place, then adding safety and convenience features to your house now can make it easier to stay longer. Homeowners often worry that incorporating those

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You Don’t Need 20 Percent Down to Buy Your Next Home. Here’s why.

A down payment is simply the amount of cash you are putting towards the purchase of your home. For a $200,000 home, 20 percent down would be $40,000. No small amount.Despite what you may have heard,

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How do credit scores work

There are several reasons why you would want to check your credit score. You might be looking to buy a car and want to know what your options are when it comes to financing. You might be thinking of

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Buy First Before Selling Your Home

It's official! I'm now a #KnockCertifiedAgent and can offer you all of the amazing benefits of the Home Swap program so you can buy before you sell. Contact me today to see if your house is eligible

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What is the Timeline when Buying a Home in the Inland Empire

Buying a home is a complicated process. After all, buying a home may be one of the biggest financial transactions in your life. As a REALTOR, I found out that my buyers are more relaxed when they

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Thinking About Buying Your First Home?

How long you plan to live in the home. If you Thinking About Buying Your First Home? purchase a home and get a job transfer or decide to move after only a short time, you may end up paying money in

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Avoid The Most Common Seller Errors

Mistake #1 -- Placing the Wrong Price on Your PropertyAvoid The Common Seller Errors, Every seller obviously wants to get the most money for his or her product. Ironically, the best way to do this

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Why Hire a Real Estate Professional?

Why Hire a Real Estate Professional? A qualified, competent real estate agent will help you navigate the myriad of decisions that arise when buying and selling a home. An agent provides value to the

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FHA Loans Introduction

If you fall into any of these categories then an FHA loan might be for you:First time home buyerDon't have money to put down on a houseYou do not have perfect creditYou want to keep monthly payments

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Avoid The Most Common Buyer Errors

The Most Common Buyer Errors Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience. It's also time-consuming and comes with a myriad of details. Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of

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Selling You Home: Where to Begin

First ImpressionsSelling Your Home Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll

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What different types of mortgages are available?

Different types of mortgages: Getting the right type of real estate home loan is an important part of the home buying process. In this section of my website. I have put together basic information

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Benefits of Owning Your Own Home

The blog is about the Benefits of Owning a Home. Home sales data points to the fact that housing is a good long-term investment.  A recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and

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How to Not Pay Too Much for Your Home

Whether you are buying your first home or your fifth, the process of how to not pay too much for your home is a detailed, time-consuming venture. At the same time, it’s an emotional period

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Determine the correct asking price

The correct asking price affects your bottom line When you are selling your home, the price you set is a critical factor in the return you will receive. That's why you need a professional evaluation

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