• Home Sales During the Pandemic

    By Christie DeFoor on January 11, 2021

    You’ve probably heard by now, home price are and have been on the rise. Since mid summer, they’ve been heating up even more. The pandemic is the main reason. When the pandemic hit, we did not know what to expect. The market slowed initially after the stay-at-home orders, but shortly after, things heated up… a […]

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  • 3 Ways to Create a Workspace for Your Home Business

    By Christie DeFoor on December 7, 2020

    When launching a home-based business, it may be tempting to save some time and money andforgo a home office setup. But, as we at DeFoor Realty know, working from home without anoffice space is near-impossible! You’ll never work at your optimal productivity level as long asyou’re surrounded by the daily distractions of home life. Dedicate […]

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  • Real Estate Market Report

    By Christie DeFoor on December 3, 2020

    The south was the only major region to have in increases in pending sales in October, according to Realtor.com. They also report that for the rest of the country, pending home sales fell for the second month in a row, signaling that the surprisingly strong surge in demand during the pandemic may be ebbing.   Experts […]

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  • Mortgage Rates November 12th

    By Christie DeFoor on November 12, 2020

    Here’s the latest on Mortgage rates from Realtor.com. Article by: Nadia Evangelou Mortgage rates rose sharply this week, following the trend of the 10-year Treasury yields. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to an average of 2.84% from 2.78% the previous week. In the meantime, the inflation rate is decelerating, rising at a slower pace by […]

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  • A Hot Real Estate Market and A Huge Spooky Fundraiser Success

    By Christie DeFoor on November 4, 2020

    DeFoor Realty closed out October with a bang. We had out first “It’s Spooky to Be Hungry” Halloween Bash and Fundraiser. We had a great turnout. We played lots of games with the kids, handed out candy, gave away food, and collected canned goods and money to help feed the hungry in our area. Thank […]

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  • Complete Guide to Home Safety in 2020

    By Christie DeFoor on October 19, 2020

    We often think of our homes as places where we can let our guards down, but do you everwonder whether or not your home is really as safe as it could be? Maybe your concerns haveled you to consider switching to natural cleaning products or taking steps to purify your watersupply. If you want to […]

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  • The Market is Hot!

    By Christie DeFoor on September 28, 2020

    Things are Different in 2020. Typically, as we head into fall, things start to slow down with the real estate market. As with many things this year, that has changed. As we head into fall, homes are moving fast. Many houses are getting contracts the same day, with multiple offers on the table. There are […]

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  • Nearly Record Breaking Rainfall at Lake Thurmond

    By Christie DeFoor on September 14, 2020

    Rainfall for August at Lake Thurmond was high last month, delivering about twice the average rainfall compared to what is typical for August. Lake Thurmond collected a whopping 7.4 inches in last month compared to the usual 3.8. This makes this the second highest Augusts to date! The winner goes to 1995 when Thurmond got […]

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  • What makes an established home more desirable than a new construction?

    By Christie DeFoor on August 6, 2020

    Selling Your Home? What makes your established home more appealing than a newly constructed home? There are many benefits to purchasing a home that has a few years under its belt. What are some of those benefits? For one, it likely has additionally square feet that won’t be as pricey as a new home. Another […]

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  • Tips for Transforming Your Home into a Profitable Rental Property

    By Christie DeFoor on June 3, 2020

    If you’re concerned about navigating the real estate market during the coronavirus pandemic,consider transforming your home into a rental instead of selling it. This can be a great way toearn some passive income while dipping your toes in the world of real estate investing. Beforeyou can welcome tenants, however, you will need to make some […]

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