Karen Funk's Blog Posts

Exciting New Year's Resolution...

HOMEWARD BoundReal Estate News  JANUARY 2024RUTH CARTER TEAMYour Home Sold Guaranteed Realty-1ST CHOICE  Exciting New Year’s Resolution… As a fellow Lover of Holiday

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Exciting New Year's Resolution....

HOMEWARD BoundReal Estate News JANUARY 2024RUTH CARTER TEAMYour Home Sold Guaranteed Realty-1ST CHOICE  Exciting New Year’s Resolution… As a fellow Lover of Holiday

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Self-Compassion Instead of Self- Criticism

Let's explore some ways self-compassion can help us become mentally stronger:Embracing Imperfections: Self-compassion encourages us to accept our imperfections and understand that making

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Is It Really the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

December 2023The Ruth Carter TeamYour Home Sold Guaranteed Realty-1st Choicehttps://youtu.be/3eZz9WoEI2g?si=8qkcL4VtIqTW_LvM You know the song, the one that says it’s the most wonderful

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“HOME” WARD Bound Impactful Real Estate New

December 2023The Ruth Carter TeamYour Home Sold Guaranteed Realty-1st Choicehttps://youtu.be/3eZz9WoEI2g?si=8qkcL4VtIqTW_LvM Is It Really the Most Wonderful Time of the Year? You know the

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Thank You AND...

Thank You, and… The month of November brings about an extra opportunity to say Thank You for being a valuable part of our business.  As most begin to prepare for the

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YOUR REFERRALS HELP THE KIDS

Thank You, and… The month of November brings about an extra opportunity to say Thank You for being a valuable part of our business.  As most begin to prepare for the

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Your Referrals Help the Kids at Shriner's Hospital

Thank You, and… The month of November brings about an extra opportunity to say Thank You for being a valuable part of our business.  As most begin to prepare for the

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MEDIAN HOME PRICES IN TODAY'S MARKET

Wondering why some headlines claim home prices are falling, when others say they're going back up? It's because some reports use the median home sales price. And sometimes this approach  isn't

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WHAT LOW INVENTORY MEANS TO SELLERS...

You might have heard me talking about the low inventory of homes for sale but let me actually show you just how low it is. Look at this graph from Realtor.com-it shows new and active listings are

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HOW MUCH EQUITY HOMEOWNERS ARE SITTING ON...

If you own a home right now, there's one thing you really need to understand. That's how much equity you have,I'm willing to bet you have a whole lot more of it than you realize. 38.7% own the home

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KEY REASONS TO USE A REAL ESTATE AGENT WHEN YOU SELL

Key Reasons To Use a Real Estate Agent When You Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]Friday June 30th, 2023 For Sellers, Infographics, FSBOsSome HighlightsAn agent is a really important part of 

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Millennials Are Still a Driving Force of Today’s Buyer Demand

Millennials Are Still a Driving Force of Today’s Buyer DemandIf you’re thinking about selling your house but wondering if buyers are still out there, know that there are still

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Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability Today

Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability TodayEvery time there’s a news segment about the housing market, we hear about the affordability challenges buyers are facing today. Those headlines

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What Is Multigenerational Housing?

 What Is Multigenerational Housing? Some HighlightsIf you have additional loved ones coming to live with you but don’t have enough space, it may be time to consider a larger, 

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Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?

 While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still high, remaining around 8%. This news impacted the

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Perspective Matters When Selling Your House Today

 Perspective Matters When Selling Your House TodayDoes the latest news about the housing market have you questioning your plans to sell your house? If so, perspective is key. Here are some

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Market Snapshot of Sacramento and beyond

There are several factors affecting the local housing market, including migration from California to other states with a lower cost of living, including Idaho, Arizona and Oregon. Another big factor

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SOLD! strategies to get seller's top of market value

Inventory's down, demand is high, so pricing your home to sell should be simple. Yes , most listings have at least 2 or more offer's and that drives the price up( supply & demand) right? 

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