Christina Strickland's Blog Posts

R22 Refrigerant Phase Out

Since the 1950s, Freon (R-22) has been the industry standard for air conditioning refrigerant—a substance needed for an HVAC system to cool the air. Unfortunately, it’s also damaging to the

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GETTING PRE-APPROVED SHOULD ALWAYS BE YOUR FIRST STEPIn many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for.

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How To Prevent A Low Appraisal

Many buyers are offering more than the asking price on properties undergoing bidding wars, but when the appraisal reveals the true market value of the home, they may find they’ve agreed to pay too

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Factors That Influence Property Value

Ever wondered why you sometimes see a $200,000 property on the same street as a $50,000 property? Or why a gorgeous property can seem to have everything going for it, but it’s worth far less than

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Quick Curb Appeal Changes You Can Do While Your Home Is Listed On The Market

If our favorite tips to upping your home’s curb appeal leave you wanting more, be sure to attempt these bonus ideas for the ultimate curb appeal style on the block: Upgrade your mailbox.

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BUYING A HOME THAT CAN GROW WITH YOUR FAMILY

If you are a first time homeowner, or are purchasing a home after a major life change such as marriage or having children, what should you consider to be sure your new home can grow with your

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The Importance Of A Home Inspection When Purchasing A Home

Every home has its secrets. A thorough home inspection will not only reveal these secrets, but provide the home buyer with a degree of confidence in the purchase. In addition to the home appraisal,

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Current Market Conditions

If you have a home for sale or condo for sale, you probably have questions about the local real estate market. At Plum Tree Real Estate I provide services to help people with a house for sale

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What Millenials Want Most In A Rental Property

Millennials make up the largest segment of the renting population, and more and more of them are choosing to rent instead of buy. In fact, according to research released by the Census Bureau last

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6 Signs A Home Is THE ONE

How to know you and your new home are made for each other.When you’re looking for a home the numbers are the (relatively) easy part. You know how many bedrooms you can get for your.

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How To Choose The Right Real Estate Agent

Finding the right agent takes balancing credentials and chemistry. You want to choose someone you like—after all, you might spend the next six months working together. But your&

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