Jeff Rose -- ICON's Blog Posts

New Construction: Exploring the Benefits of Building a Custom Home

New Construction: Exploring the Benefits of Building a Custom HomeThere is no denying that real estate is one of the greatest investments a person can make. Not only does real estate have a

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7 Home Renovation Projects That Give a Great Return on Investment

Home renovation has been a hot topic since materials started becoming more readily available, and because of this, many are considering what that could look like for their property. Although not

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Downsizing to a New Home When You Have a Pet

When you need to downsize to a smaller home, it's important to make some preparations well in advance of your move. This is especially true if you're downsizing with a pet, as you have to consider

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Tips and Advice for Selling a Home in the Current Market

The real estate market has been going haywire for the last year, with people eager to create a space for themselves. Luckily for sellers, most areas are in a sellers’ market, with high demand

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Are you working from home?

  For many people August did not bring a return to work and/or school.  Instead many of us are working from home or learning virtually. If you find yourself in that situation here are

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How To Price A Home

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing

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Make Your Backyard Great

Summer is here!  Many places are still closed or limited and everyone is tired of being cooped up inside the house, so entertaining has made the move from the living room to the backyard. We

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Selling Your Home During These Uncertain Times

With the state making its way into Phase 1 you may have decided you are ready to sell your home.  Understandably you still may be concerned on what the process looks like now and how safe you

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Let's talk improving your credit score!

Monitoring your credit report and credit rating is important, especially given how much credit card fraud is taking place. Here are five tips for improving your credit. It’s not about quick

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IF YOU ARE THINKING OF SELLING, NOW MAY BE THE TIME!

Low inventory is a problem in many markets throughout the country. In a healthy market a particular neighborhood would have six months of inventory. Many neighborhoods are seeing inventory as low as

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5 WAYS YOU CAN HELP YOUR HOME APPRAISAL AMOUNT

If you’re looking to refinance your home or possibly sell, you’ll need a killer appraisal. A bank will not refinance a home for more than it's worth, and a potential buyer will not pay

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EASIER WAYS TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME

A start to the new year may mean the start of your home organization.  It’s easy to let clutter pile up in your home, and sometimes it seems like there’s not quite enough space to

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Hello 2020, Good-bye R-22

Beginning on January 1, 2020 there will be a ban on the production and importing of R-22.  Why is this significant you ask?  You may know R-22 better as Freon, which is the refrigerant

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Online house hunting? Keep these tips in mind!

As the weather turns colder and wetter, you may not want to go outside unless you REALLY need to go.  Don't let the cold stop you from finding your dream home!  Winter may be a great time

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Your Phone Can Make Home Decorating Easier

Fall is finally here, which may mean you are looking to switch out some of your home décor for a more seasonal look.  If you have ever thought about making a change but decided it wasn

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Do's & Don'ts for Homebuyer Incentives

When you’re selling your home, adding some extra perks can help you find a buyer quickly. An incentive is essentially a marketing spend for your home sale. You want to make sure your marketing

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Let's Bust These Refinancing Myths

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your

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Can a real estate agent help relieve your stress?

Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’ve been through the process before. But that’s one of the reasons that working with a real

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What are you thankful for in your home?

Spring is here which means it is time to spring clean the house.  For many people this can also be a time to declutter and/or give the house a really deep clean.  Since you may be in the

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Can you get your earnest money back?

Putting cash down to buy a home before it is even inspected can be a scary thing.  This can especially be true if you must sell your current home to purchase your new one.  Who wants to

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