4 Ways to Update Without Renovating

4 Ways to Update Without Renovating

Renovation projects can be time-consuming and expensive.  Fortunately, they’re not your only option if you’re looking to change up the look or feel of your house. Create More Space Want more space but can’t afford a full-on addition? Try to enlarge your rooms organically. Add more lights and mirrors, paint the walls a brighter color, or rearrange the furniture to … Read More

4 Key Questions About Down Payments

Down payments can be a challenge to navigate, even for experienced homebuyers.  How much do you need to put down? Do current market conditions change anything for you? Even the most basic questions aren’t always easy to answer. Whether you’re thinking of buying soon or planning ahead for a purchase in 2022, now is a good time to clear up … Read More

5 Home Features Buyers Are Looking For

5 Home Features Buyers Are Looking For

The housing market typically slows down in the fall, so if you’re thinking of selling in the near future, it may take a little more effort to stand out from the crowd. Knowing what buyers want and making a few smart updates can help make your home more marketable and improve your selling price. Are you considering a home sale … Read More

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

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

Buying Or Selling A Home During The Pandemic

Key Questions for Buyer and Sellers

        Nearly every industry has been impacted by the global           COVID-19 pandemic and real estate is no exception. Because the cornerstone of buying or selling a home is face-to-face interaction, the way we do business has been altered. Open houses and showings have been cancelled, conducting inspections and funding loans have become … Read More