Swing Into August With Fun Events Tips And News From JDC Group

Dated: August 4 2021

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“Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August." 

– Denise Levertov 

Your August newsletter is full of ways to enjoy the rest of the season, plus get tips for travel, home buying, and sprucing up your home. 

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Real Estate in the News

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Why You Need To Know About ‘Pocket Listings’ in an Increasingly Competitive Real Estate Market 

Some of the most exclusive real estate properties never hit the open market. Instead, sellers will only solicit offers from a select group of buyers through what’s known as a “pocket listing.” This practice is nothing new. But in a super-competitive real estate market, it’s not just luxury homes that are being sold this way. Here’s what you need to know about pocket listings — and how you can find out about them if you’re in the market for a new home. 

Read more on Yahoo Finance


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Lifestyle Tips & Tricks


Don't Overlook These Hidden Costs When Rushing to Buy a Home in a Hot Market 

In a housing market where almost half of U.S. homes sell within a week and prices are climbing at a rapid clip, it’s easy for a buyer to overlook hidden costs in the quest to land a new home. That’s all the more reason buyers - especially first-time buyers - should step back, breathe and consider all the costs involved. 

Read more on USA Today

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The Best Vegetables and Flowers to Plant in August 

If the idea of gardening in the summer isn't sitting well with you this year, or if you've just been too busy to actually start your garden, don't worry. The crisp fall season is a great time to grow a slew of vegetables and flowers! 

Courtesy of Good Housekeeping

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The 26 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Every Budget 

Despite what you might think, improving a home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are many tricks that real estate agents use to make their listings look great and sell faster on a budget. No matter what your budget is, there are ways to make your listing shine. 

Read more on The Close

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The Best Places to Travel in August 

Is there any month more tailor-made for a vacation than August? The peak of summer is the perfect time to jettison all 9-to-5 obligations and indulge in a trip. If you're hoping to squeeze in a vacation before Labor Day, here are nine of the best places to travel in August. 

Courtesy of Condé Nast Traveler 


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