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Jason Burgdorf's Blog Posts

Buyers May Lose If They Do Not Act Now

Rising mortgage rates could have a big impact on the direction your buyers choose when shopping for real estate, economists warn. “Every time the interest rates go up, you eliminate a group of

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DIY Yard Game Fun For Labor Day

Labor Day is the perfect time to make an escape from all things digital — at least for a few hours. Barbecues and yard parties are some of the most popular ways to celebrate this unofficial end of

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Adding Secret Spaces To Your Home

For decades, characters like Batman and James Bond have popularized hidden doors and clandestine passageways. Many homeowners have followed suit, adding secret areas to store valuables,

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Why Words Matter In A Listing

House and neighborhood characteristics can positively influence the sale of your home, but what

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Planning To Sell In The Next 90 Days

The spring market is historically the busiest, so we should see a record number of buyers in our area searching for new homes. It's also an interesting time for folks eager to move up to the next

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Spring Is In The Air

April is Garden Month, and green thumb or not, this is the best time of year to plan and plant your garden. Use this guide to help you decide when, where, what, and how to plant this Spring. Once

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Spring Forward

The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called "Summer Time" in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of

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How Agents Help During Home Sales

Just because you can buy and sell property on your own, it doesn't mean you should. Real estate agents remain essential when making these pivotal financial transactions.

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Mardi Gras 2017

Mardi Gras is in full swing!!!!!Ocean Springs Carnival Association Night ParadeFebruary 24Begins at Porter Ave & Front Beach Dr, then left  on Washington, right on Government, and right on

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Valentine Filet For Two

Filet Mignon with Bacon Cream Sauce Prep 10 minutes, Cook 25 minutes, Ready In 35 minutesIngredients 4 (4 ounce) filet mignon (beef tenderloin) 1 teaspoon olive oil 3

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Mardi Gras 2017 Schedule Of Events

9th Annual Krewe Of Legacy Mardi Gras ParadeFebruary 11The parade starts on the corner of J.P. Ladner Road and Vidalia Road, continues down J.P. Ladner Road, takes a right on Edwin Ladnier Road,

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Where Does Your Credit Score Stand

Are you considering making a major purchase, like buying a home, this year? If so, your credit score will likely come into play. An understanding of the basics can help you effectively monitor and

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How To Be Prepared For An Emergency

Do you know what vital information to have on hand in the event of a natural disaster or family emergency? When an unexpected situation arises, there's no time to sort through paperwork, no

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Leaving Your Christmas Tree Up Too Long Might Actually Bring Bad Luck

When to take down your Christmas tree, according to tradition.Christmas will soon be over and the time to take down our beautifully decorated, delightfully smelling trees is fast approaching. There

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5 New Years Resolutions For Your Home

Every year when January rolls around you vow to lose weight, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do you set for your home? Here are our five picks for the best

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Festive Holiday Drinks Hold The Spirits

These festive drinks will refresh and delight your young party guests and non-drinkers. Whenever you host a party, it's important to provide non-alcoholic drinks for your guests so that if they

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Soft Christmas Cookies

There is nothing better than the smell of a sugar cookie to put someone in the holiday spirit.  If you are entertaining or simply just wanting to get in the holiday spirit please feel

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Holiday Decorating Safety

For many, the winter holidays are a time of joy, celebration and tradition. Decorating your home, yard or office is a fun, festive way to celebrate the season. A little planning can help you enjoy

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A Simple Way To Beat The Thanksgiving Blues

Thanksgiving, like many holidays, can be a double-edged sword. One the one hand, it's an opportunity to spend some quality time with loved ones and relax a little; yet on the other hand, it can be a

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Seven Scents That Boost The Value Of Your Home

Realtors always say that your home needs to smell great before a showing. The idea is that comforting smells like fresh-baked bread or cookies will make prospective buyers feel warm and comfortable

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How To Throw A Seamless Dinner Party

Think being a good host means stressing in the kitchen while your guests enjoy the party? Think again. With a little advanced preparation, you can unlock the secrets of a stress-free holiday-

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Sales Gain Momentum

We expected to see a pick-up in home sales heading into the fourth-quarter of 2016, and that’s exactly what we are seeing. Late last week, existing-home sales were

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Staging Tips For Selling During The Holidays

It's the time of year that calendars are packed with holiday parties, budgets are strained by gift-giving and the roads are covered in freshly fallen snow. Alas, 'tis not the season for real

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Latest Bathroom Trends And Features

According to a recent Houzz & Home survey, homeowners are investing more on bathroom renovations than in previous years, largely due to outdated designs and finishes. What

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Home Fire Safety In Cooler Weather

Devastating house fires can happen in an instant, and many begin due to human error. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that

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Adding Privacy To Your Patio Or Yard

Adding Privacy to Your Patio or

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First Time Home Seller Tips And Tricks

When it comes to real estate tips and tricks, there are tons of great articles and content available for first time home buyers.  The same cannot be said about tips and tricks for first

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FALL IS THE TIME

5 REASONS TO SELL THIS FALLSchool is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below

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Make A Statement With Your Front Door

Is it time to replace your front?

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Its The Time Of The Season To Sell

It’s the Time of the Season for Selling a House—or Is It? When it’s time to sell your house, conventional wisdom says selling in the prime season, which begins in spring and lasts through

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Free Things To Do On The Gulf Coast

Free Things to Do on the Gulf CoastOn the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we don’t put a price on fun. We like to think we’re the place to feel free and the place to have some free fun as well.Spend the

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Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the MarketIn their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week,Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists,

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What A Seller Should Never Say When Showing A Home

Things a Home Seller Should Never DiscussThe Code of Ethics put out by the National Association of Realtors, to which all REALTORS® agree to abide, say that a buyer's agent is not to

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15 Words That Can Add Value To Your Listing

If one of the following words accurately describes your home, you might want to consider adding it to your listing.1. LuxuriousAs mentioned above, lower-priced listings with the word

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