Buying a Fixer-Upper: 5 Things to Know

Buying a Fixer-Upper: 5 Things to Know

In today’s busy market, many homebuyers have found themselves weighing options they would normally pass by.   One of the more common compromises is to consider a home that needs some work aka a “fixer-upper.” On the plus side, fixer-uppers often come with lower prices, less competition and a lower-pressure sale on the whole. Still, they’re not without challenges. Are you … Read More

What to Know About Today’s Market

You’re probably well aware that the real estate market is more competitive than ever (due to low inventory, among other things). Still, it’s not a bad time to buy a house. Here’s what  you need to know in todays market! Mortgage rates are low. Home values are on the rise. Notably, in many cases, buying is still more affordable than renting. … Read More

4 Common Questions About Closing Costs

4 Common Questions About Closing Costs

  If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you’re probably focused on saving as much as you can for the down payment. But don’t forget: You’ll need to cover closing costs, too. Here are 4 common questions about closing costs answered. To create a realistic homebuying plan, make sure you factor in this additional upfront expense so that you … Read More

6 Smart Moving Tips

6 Smart Moving Tips No matter how much you prepare and how excited you are about your new home, moving will always be a bit stressful. Don’t skip these 6 smart moving tips! There are endless to-do’s and tiring tasks, and once you’re finished, there’s still unpacking and organizing to be done. Even so, you can take steps to streamline … Read More

3 Big Housing Decisions

5 Big Housing Decisions You May Face

3 Big Housing Decisions You May Face Housing decisions are never small. Where you choose to live impacts your budget, your job prospects and your social life. And in the future, your home plays a major role in what your retirement might look like (financially and logistically). For these reasons, housing decisions require plenty of careful consideration. Here are 3 … Read More

5 Tips For Building a Home Wish List

5 Tips for Building a Home Wish List March 24 2021 Whether you’re thinking of buying a home soon or months down the road, you’ll need a carefully considered wish list when the time comes to start your search. Identifying your needs and wants will help you narrow your options and make your homebuying journey — which we all know … Read More

What You Should Know About Pre-Approval

          How long is a pre-approval letter good for? Getting a pre-approval letter is the crucial first step to house hunting. You can’t make an offer on a home without one. But once you’ve gone through the process, how long does pre-approval for a mortgage last? That depends on the lender. Some mortgage companies will honor a pre-approval … Read More

The Market After Coronavirus

            EASY REMEDIES TO GET YOUR HOME READY    While the spring market would typically be in full force right now, coronavirus has put atemporary haltto most real estate activity. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take the time to get your home ready to go up for sale once the pandemic is under … Read More

Moving During The Pandemic

Moving During the Pandemic

                       WERE YOU PLANNING A MOVE AND THEN                             THE SKY FELL OUT FROM UNDER YOU Moving plans months in the making have been completely upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. People who are in the middle of closing … Read More