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  • Flower growing in crack
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 14:54

    With the days of the 2008 housing bubble burst still a painful memory, the real estate industry held our collective breath when COVID-19 struck.

  • LivingRoom
    Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 17:16

    A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your home.

  • real estate options
    Monday, April 13, 2020 - 16:12

    You might be asking "what's a leaseback?". Simply put, it's when the seller begins renting the recently sold home back from the buyer for a predetermined amount of time. 

     

  • Woman Shopping during Covid 19
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 02:38

    We know many families are being affected in ways that no one could have imagined. During the most uncertain times, we find comfort in helping where we can and continuing to serve our community.

  • moving plans
    Monday, March 2, 2020 - 13:22

    Moving can be an exciting new start, however, it’s also famously known as one of the most stressful experiences of modern life. There are a seemingly never-ending list of important decisions to be made and the scale of it all can sometimes become overwhelming.

  • Father and Daughter with dog
    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 20:41

    There's no doubt about it- we love our dogs. So much so that 75% of pet owners have stated they would pass on their dream home if it didn't work for their animals according to a realtor.com survey.

  • Woman working on computer with family
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 18:11

    REALTORs know what it means to telework. They work from pretty much anywhere, including in the car, on vacation, and at home. With millions now working remotely, we talked with members of Team Eaton to bring you some of our favorite work from home tips.

     

     

  • Eaton Realty Covid 19 message
    Friday, March 27, 2020 - 18:20

    A Letter To Our Community:

     

  • Looking at photo
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 13:57

    No longer studs and drywall, your home is a vault of memories, both good and bad. You’ve experienced changing seasons, raised children, and dreamed big within those four walls. Your neighbors have become more than the people next door. They are your friends, advisors, and support network.

  • road and horizon
    Monday, December 30, 2019 - 13:44

    For many, the recession years are still a painful memory. Shady lending practices, over-inflated values, and part-timers looking to get-rich-quick broke trust as well as the solid foundation real estate enjoyed for many years prior.

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 16:39

    A lot of people tend to travel for the holidays and concern among many of them is how to keep their home from becoming a target while they are out of town.

  • Military Family
    Friday, November 15, 2019 - 16:30

    For many Service Members, both past and present, using their VA Eligibility to purchase a home sounds like a great option- and it can be!

  • Couple with agent
    Friday, October 25, 2019 - 19:20

    Let’s imagine you need to sell your home.  You’re probably overwhelmed with all the things that need to get done. When will I finish the repairs and deferred maintenance I’ve been putting off? Which real estate company should I call? When should I start boxing everything up?

  • best of lithia award
    Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 18:00

    Press Release

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Eaton Realty Receives 2019 Best of Lithia Award

    Lithia Award Program Honors the Achievement

  • Back Yard
    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 18:17

    If you are planning to put your house on the market, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price. Set the stage for success with these 21 tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results — fast.

  • Labor Day Flag
    Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 13:48

    In the US, Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September and provides a much anticipated 3-day weekend for Americans. In modern times, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and is seen as an opportunity to enjoy beach days and summer outings before Fall hits.

  • Erase Impossible
    Monday, August 26, 2019 - 18:35

    We’ve seen it often, you need to move but are upside down on your home, have been unsuccessful selling, or simply don’t want to sell.  When moving deadlines loom and you are stuck paying for a home you won’t be living in, property management might just be the solution for you.

     

  • Kitchen Cabinets
    Friday, August 23, 2019 - 18:49

    Once you've made the decision to update your cabinets, there's an obvious next question: which color? With so many options to choose from, you may need to answer some basic questions to narrow down the field.

  • Back to school
    Monday, July 8, 2019 - 15:38

    With 4th of July behind us, many parents, teachers and students will start looking ahead to the start of school next month. Here are a few tips to help you get organized and stay sane:

  • Looking at homes
    Friday, June 14, 2019 - 14:30

    You already know that determining how much you can afford is one of the first steps to buying a home, but equally essential is creating a list of your needs vs. your wants. Most people get these two confused. A need is something you can’t do without and are unwilling to compromise.

  • Generator
    Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 13:54

    For many people, inclement weather can be frightening. When the wind is blowing, the rain is pouring and the trees are rustling, it can be hard to remain calm. However, it's important to remember certain safety tips and how to use tools properly in case of emergency.

  • Rental Application
    Friday, May 17, 2019 - 18:38

    Screening potential tenants is your opportunity to separate the renters that will pay their rent on time and take care of your home from the ones that could leave you with costly damages and unpaid rents.

  • For Rent Sign
    Monday, April 8, 2019 - 18:28

    You’ve read our Becoming a Landlord article and are ready to rent your home. Congratulations, that’s the first, and hardest, step. Now you may be asking yourself “what’s next”.

  • House with Coins
    Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 19:04

    For many, homeownership is seen as the ultimate success, and owning investment property the path to building wealth for the future.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 14:26

    Eaton Realty is proud to support Fishhawk TNR and Seeds of Hope as an official Drop-Off location. Bring your items by our office today! 

  • Man at computer
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:42

    Tom warned his dad he should be careful about shredding documents and mail, including junk mail, to protect his identity. He also told his dad to make sure to destroy the labels and barcodes on his prescription medication bottles before throwing them away.

  • Buy vs Build
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 16:54

    The time has come and you are ready to invest in a new home. Whether this is your 1st or your 10th home purchase, the options can be overwhelming.

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 17:49

    For most investors your time and money work hand in hand. You want your investment to pay you dividends while creating more time to enjoy those earnings.

  • Sold Sign
    Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 15:56

    Would you go to court without a lawyer, or invest hundreds of thousands into the stock market without the guidance of a financial planner? Then why leave your biggest asset to chance without the proper guidance and service you can receive from a trained professional?

  • Mortgage Application
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 16:41

    You hear the term PMI thrown around a lot when looking to purchase a home but oftentimes people aren’t quite sure what it is. PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance and in a nutshell, is a protection measure for lenders in case you default on your loan and end up in foreclosure.

  • Chalkboard with real estate terms
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 15:15

    CMA stands for Comparative Market Analysis, so it’s a fancy way of saying we’ve done research on your home compared to similar homes in your neighborhood or area.

  • Down Payment Savings
    Monday, December 10, 2018 - 18:59

    Can you buy a house with no down payment?

    Yes, you can.

  • Looking at photos
    Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:12

    Do you have boxes of photos buried in the back of your closet? Or photo albums collecting dust on a bookshelf? Or maybe it’s thousands of digital images hidden away on your hard drive or smart phone where no one can see them?

  • Making a toast
    Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:14

    It may feel impossible to fit even more into already jam-packed days, but when the holidays roll around, entertaining and celebrating always find a way.

  • First Time Homebuyers
    Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:18

    Buying your first home doesn't need to be overwhelming, and the more prepared you are, the better. Here are a few tips and tools to make first-time home-buying a little easier.

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 15:18

    Few words get home buyers more excited than these two: open house. 

  • Home Inspector
    Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:19

    If you're hiring a home inspector for the first time to look at a house you'd like to purchase, you may be unsure what to expect.

  • Monday, October 1, 2018 - 16:19

    Eaton Realty is a strong supporter of our Military, First Responders and their Families. We understand how important and sometimes underappreciated their jobs are.

  • Fall Table
    Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:37

    While a good 'spring clean' is important, the Fall Season also harkens in the need to do some important chores around the home and yard. Below are some seasonal suggestions from a wealth of experts.

    Don't Prune, Do Transplant.

  • Updated Bathroom
    Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:18

    Thinking about home improvement projects that give you the most bang for your buck?

  • Living Room Wall Color
    Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:22

    Can color change the world?

  • Storm
    Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:17

    Hurrican Season is upon us. Are you ready for a natural disaster? While living in fear is not optimal, being calm and prepared for anything that heads your way can keep you and your loved ones safe, and keep costly damage at bay.

  • Building Render
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:56

    Ever thought about building a house? With so many different home builders in our area, it can be a little confusing trying to pick the right kind.  Here is a quick-and-easy explanation of the three most common types.

  • Money House
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:37

    For many people, the biggest obstacle to home ownership is the down payment.

  • Kiitchen
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:38

    When one thinks of home decorating and interior design, things like furniture, rugs, paint, and the like usually come to mind.

  • Flooring
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:43

    If you’ve been considering a hardwood floor for your home, you may have discovered that there are far more choices available than you have imagined.  And it can get confusing.  What’s the difference between solid wood, engineered wood and laminate?  And what’s this Pergo® thing?  How come all the

  • man hanging light
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:49

    The buyer thought that it was included.

  • Kitchen Counter
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:51

    Planning on remodeling the kitchen soon?  Not sure what kind of countertop to get?  Confused by all the different materials available?  Here is a quick guide to the most popular choices.

     

  • date night calendar
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 23:53

    "Dinner?”

    “Sure, I guess.”

    “Where do you want to go?”

    “I don’t know.  Where do you want to go?”

    “I don’t know.”

  • Grocery Cart
    Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:04

    Saving money on groceries used to not be on my priority list.  Who has the time to clip coupons and keep track of when and where the sales are just to be able to save a few cents?  Then one day, purely by accident, I discovered an amazing fact—if I spent less money on groceries, I would have more money to spend on other stuff! This revelation motivated me to search for strategies that would help me spend as little as possible on each trip to the grocery store.  Here are seven of the most helpful strategies I discovered:

  • Alarm Clock
    Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:03

    September is the back-to-school month, and for many families with school-age children that means the return of the dreaded morning circus.  Instead of everyone getting up rested and with smiles, there are shouting matches, tears, frustration, and moms getting late to work.  Sometimes it seems that getting kids out of bed and out the door in an orderly manner must require an act of divine intervention.  In anticipation of this month, I interviewed several friends and past clients who have successfully reigned in the morning circus in their homes.  Here are their tips:

  • Credit Health
    Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:01

    When you apply for almost any kind of loan, one of the facts that lenders will use to make a decision is your credit score, also known as a FICO score.  The lender obtains this three-digit number (it ranges from 300 to 850) from one of the three major credit bureaus (Trans Union, Equifax or Experian).  Calculated by a formula developed by a company called Fair, Isaac & Co. (hence the name FICO), this score represents to a lender your credit worthiness.  It not only influences whether your loan is approved, but it also influences your interest rate and other loan terms. The higher your credit score, the better loan terms you will get.  How do you obtain a good score?  Simply put, by paying your bills on time, using your credit sparingly, and watching for errors on your credit report.  Since nobody is perfect, our credit scores aren’t always perfect either.  But whether you already have a great score, or a not-so-great one, there are things you can do to make it better.

  • calendar pages
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 23:55

    Boy, are you lucky you are not the seller of that house.  You know the one—it’s been sitting on the market for so long that you forgot what it looks like without the For Sale sign in front of it.  They decreased the price several times, there are people stopping by to look at it, but the stubborn For Sale sign remains.  You feel bad watching the poor Realtor holding it open every Saturday to no avail. What gives?  Well, it could be:

     

  • Stealing Credit Card
    Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:05

    According to a recent study conducted by the Federal Trade Commission, there are nearly 10 million instances of some form of identity theft each year.  This has quickly become one of the fastest-growing crimes, and the number of people falling prey to identity thieves is expected to rise. But things are not hopeless.   By closing the most likely avenues of attack and following a few simple guidelines you can significantly reduce the chance of becoming one of the victims.

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