Rockford Realty Group

Free Money: Why Aren’t You Applying?

If someone offered you money for a down payment, would you take it? Of course you would! Most people overlook thousands of dollars available to them — because they don’t know how to apply for it. For many buyers, the biggest struggle they’re faced with is how to come up with the money for a […]

Tips for First-time Home Sellers

Great news for sellers, especially first-time sellers! National economists are predicting an influx of first-time home buyers this year. Typically first-time sellers have the type of home that these buyers are looking for. Selling a home for the first time can be as daunting as purchasing one! We would like to help guide you through the […]

Home Buyers Need to Act Now!

2015: Defining Year in Real Estate It seems that everyone is excited about 2015! By now you’ve probably heard that 2015 is expected to be a great year for real estate. It’s a prediction that economists are fairly aligned on. It comes down to three main factors: Home sales will increase. Prices will increase. Mortgage rates will increase. When […]

Home Improvement: Cost vs Value

2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value: Less Is More Smaller replacement projects, particularly those that enhance curb appeal, remain the most cost effective way for sellers to improve value. With home price gains slowing in most parts of the country, sellers will be looking for ways to get top dollar for their listing. Cleaning and staging […]

First-Time Buyers: Great Outlook for 2015

It’s official: 2014 was the best year for total job growth in over 14 years! Several important factors are currently working together to make 2015 a big year for growth in home sales. Mortgage Rates Mortgage rates remain at near historic lows, for now. The latest reprieve from higher rates is thanks to the bond […]

Average rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.66%

Mortgage rates dipping to new lows! Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, dipped below 3 percent for the first time since then. The […]

Sellers: Checklist for a great showing!

Your checklist for an impressive showing! Let’s face it, keeping your home “show-ready” at all times can be challenging. We all have busy lives and it’s difficult to keep a home in tip-top shape around the clock, especially with children or pets. But, it’s absolutely crucial to the quick sale of your home. If you’ve […]

2015 Forecast: Growth and Development for Lake City!

Exciting things are happening in Columbia County!! 2015 is already shaping up to be a busy year for the Lake City area! There are a handful of new businesses slated to open this year in Columbia County. Here’s a breakdown of the coming businesses: RESTAURANTS Panda Express chinese restaurant – Located on US Hwy 90 […]

Great news for Columbia County!

            Rail spur approved for Intermodal park! Plum Creek, owner of the North Florida Intermodal Park on US Hwy 90 east of town, has closed the deal with the U.S. Forest service to build a railroad spur. The Intermodal Park was granted the easement needed for the spur in exchange […]

8 Ways to Cut Your Holiday Energy Bill

8 Ways to Cut Your Holiday Energy Bill The holidays can be an expensive time of year with house guests, holiday meals, and festive lights pushing up your utility bill. Push it back down with these eight tips to save energy during the holidays: Set time on your side Set timers for your holiday displays […]