Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Feb. 16, 2023

Your Guide to a Successful Home Renovation

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Home renovations can seem like a massive task, especially if you’ve never done it before. But with the right knowledge and preparation, home renovations can be a rewarding experience that will improve the quality of life in your home. This guide from Porter Real Estate will walk you through the basics of home renovations and provide you with tips and tricks to make your renovation project a success.

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Posted in Home Services
Feb. 16, 2023

Smart Cleaning Tips to Help You Sell Your Home



The real estate market is competitive. Selling your home can be exciting and nerve-wracking, depending on how you approach it. According to a survey published by, the median days on the market for homes in the United States varies depending on the season, with some about 43 days and others as high as 67 days. Most sellers need to be aware that minimal preparation and effort can go a long way in making your property ahead of the competition.

Cleaning is a critical component of preparing your property for sale. It makes the first impression on potential buyers when they inspect the property. Are you thinking of putting up your home for sale? Then it would be best to go through these smart cleaning tips.

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Posted in Home Services
Feb. 16, 2023

Practical Guide to Upsizing Your Home Based Business

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With the gig economy becoming more accepted as a way to earn an income, many people are turning their homes into their offices and working remotely. There are many benefits you get from working from home, including saved time, flexibility, and comfort. As an entrepreneur with a business, you might want to take it a step further if your current home doesn’t have the space you need. One option is to search for a new home where you can run your business more efficiently.

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Posted in Home Services
Feb. 8, 2023

How to Sell a Home to Provide Senior Care


It's not easy to sell a home and finance your senior care at the same time. But it's possible!

If you're considering selling your home to pay for senior care, we have helped numerous families navigate the sale and quickly and efficiently generating the highest return for your loved ones.  Porter Real Estate is here and ready to help. Our professionals can assess your situation and come up with a plan that works for you—and don't forget, we can help you find a new home too!

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Jan. 19, 2023

Moving to a new state


Moving to a new state? Amidst the overflowing packing boxes, unending list of responsibilities, and house particulars to figure out, you might be starting to stress out a little. And we won’t sugarcoat it; there is a lot to do. But at Porter Real Estate, we believe it can all be managed with a bit of planning. Here’s how to go about your move.

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Posted in Moving
Dec. 28, 2022

Everything You Need To Know Before Buying a Home Warranty



Owning a home is a major commitment and requires a lot of care and attention. One way to ensure your home is protected is by getting a home warranty, which covers the cost of repairing or replacing home appliances and systems due to normal wear and tear. Porter Real Estate has provided all the information you need to consider before shopping for your home warranty:


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Posted in Home Services
July 31, 2017

Curious About Local Real Estate?

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Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

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You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.

We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Updates