5 Stress-Free Tips for Moving with Kids
The time has finally come! You found a new home to move into with your family and you’re about to start the moving process. While you may be excited to get settled into your new home, there may be an obstacle standing in your way before you pack up: the kids! Moving with children is a VERY different...Read Post
Cost and Energy: Savings Tips for Swimming Pool Owners
We all love having a swimming pool in our backyard but the cost of maintaining it – not so much. Fortunately, pool construction has evolved dramatically in the last few years and there are several things that swimming pool builders can do to make the operation and maintenance of your pool much...Read Post
What is your home worth?
Maybe you're thinking of selling, maybe you're thinking of refinancing, or maybe you're just curious about the market. But the question is, "What is your home worth?” Such a simple question should be returned with a simple answer, right? Well unfortunately, determining the value of yourhome--or...Read Post
Tips for Buyers
A home is more than just a collection of rooms and walls. A home is where you live, raise families, entertain, relax and feel safe. So much of your life is spent in your home, choosing the right one should be your number one priority. It is important to consider your preferences and the list offeatures...Read Post
Investing in Real Estate, The Right Way…
You are here because you are considering getting started as a real estate investor. You're probably also thinking that it seems rather overwhelming when you look at the whole picture. Well, never fear because you're about to learn a few things, and the more you know the easier everything will seem....Read Post
Spring Cleaning, Quick & Cheap!
1. The Garage Door You have probably never thought about cleaning the garage door, but I can guarantee you it is dirty! Luckily, it is a very easy thing to clean and you will not need much. Tip: Get your kids involved in this task! Necessities: 1. Electric Pressure Washer 2. Dish Soap...Read Post
Home staging: Does it make a difference?
It seems to be universally accepted that home staging will help your home sell faster or for the best price—it’s been the common practice in the real estate business for a long time, and on the surface it seems like a no-brainer. Of course potential buyers will be more interested if a home...Read Post
Home Owners Association
When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar planned neighborhoods. The idea is to keep common areas clean and maintained, and there’s usually an HOA board...Read Post
Must Read: Five things to do right after closing
If you just bought your first home, you’re probably still celebrating and feeling the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with home ownership. You’re shopping for furniture, drawing up plans for renovations … but wait! There are some important tasks to cross off your list...Read Post
Somethings are better left unsaid
Sometimes you need to keep a poker face when you’re buying a home. It’s not in your best interest to be totally candid with the seller and listing agent when you’re considering a home. Here a few comments to avoid while shopping for a home. “This is at the top end of our...Read Post
Buyers Beware; Learn From Others
It is easy to fall into some common traps when you’re buying a home. Here are some of the most common regrets from home buyers—make sure to consider them before you make similar decisions. Using all of your savings It can be tempting to throw all the cash you have into yourdown...Read Post
Attention Sellers: Tips & Tricks To Sell Your Home
Once you have made the decision to sell there are several ways to make your house more sell-able and in return receive a top dollar offer. Here are some basic tips for preparing your home for showings: Tidy your yard. Trimming bushes, cutting grass, clearing weeds and adding a dew pots of brightly...Read Post
MUST READ: Five ways to get your initial deposit back
Earnest money is a deposit you pay when you make an offer on a home—it’s a way to show the seller that you mean business. Usually you can’t get it back, but there are several circumstances that allow you to recover your earnest money. Appraisal contingency: With an appraisal...Read Post
Purchase Vs. Rent
Three reasons to purchase a home: Equity: When you pay rent, you don’t own anything. When you pay a mortgage, you increase your degree of ownership in your home with every payment. Also, you can borrow against your ownership ( or equity ) in the home to pay for major purchases, or refinance...Read Post
Budget friendly projects… with a great return!
Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home. This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are some inexpensive home improvement projects that will not only increase your enjoyment of your home, but will also increase...Read Post