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

Make The Most of Your Home Equity

Make The Most of Your Home Equity

  Home equity is a powerful thing. As you pay off your mortgage, your equity — or the stake in the home you actually own — increases. And the more equity you build, the more you stand to gain when you sell. But even if you aren’t planning to sell your property, equity can be used in a few different … Read More

How to Prep for a Successful Home Sale

How to Prep for a Successful Home Sale: Are you thinking about selling your home? Here’s how to prep for a successful home sale. Supply is low and demand is high right now, which means many sellers are seeing quick turnarounds and healthy profits. Still, despite the hot market, selling a home isn’t easy. If you want the experience to … Read More

4 Common Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

4 Common Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

When the market is competitive, many homeowners opt to renovate their properties rather than sell or buy. This can be a smart move for many reasons, but as you know, home projects can often end up being expensive and time-consuming. Don’t want to regret a renovation altogether? Take a look at these 4 common renovation mistakes to avoid. Mistake #1: … Read More

Why Working With an Agent Is So Important

HGTV and home renovation shows may be entertaining, but they’re not always accurate. In particular, most of them skip over the important ways real estate agents can help homeowners. In the real world, agents play a huge role in home purchases, sales and even flips.  Here’s why working with an agent is so important: Are you planning to make a … Read More

5 Ways to Improve Your Bathroom

5 Ways to Improve Your Bathroom

Remodeling your bathroom can be a great investment. It immediately makes your home more usable and enjoyable, and in the long term, an upgrade could increase your home’s value by thousands of dollars. And a remodel doesn’t have to be a time-consuming or costly event. But, there are quite a few small, low-cost projects that can offer a big impact. … Read More

Fun (and Useful) Summer Home Trends

Summer Home Trends

Summer is a great time to improve your home’s exterior. Interested in enjoying your space a little more? Maybe you want to boost your home’s value. Either way, it makes sense to find inspiration by taking a look at what other homeowners are doing. So, you are thinking about updating your yard or patio this summer? Here are five popular … 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