Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate’

First Time Home Buyers: Making an Offer!

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Buying a home is complicated, especially your first time around. If you are at the point where you have done your research and looked at homes for months (maybe longer!) and you have finally spotted your home. It is scary and exciting all at the same time – you are ready to make an offer…now […]






How to Prepare for an Open House

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

When preparing for an open house think about how most potential buyers want to imagine their own personal items in the home not yours. How can you accomplish this model home feel? A first step would be removing all trinkets and extra items from countertops and end tables. Anything that is not necessary to keep […]






Will I have to pay PMI forever?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The majority of homeowners when purchasing a house will hear the term “PMI”. “PMI” is private mortgage insurance. Homeowners purchasing a house with less than 20 percent down will most likely have to buy private mortgage insurance — PMI. The purpose of this insurance is to cover the lender in case you default, and it […]






When should I start saving for a home?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

It is never too early to start saving for a home! May is the month of college graduations. Whether you are the one graduating or it is your son or daughter, encouraging smart money saving habits is very important. It can seem like an impossible challenge to start saving money on top of student loan […]






How to Survive the Moving Madness!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Springtime is here and it is one of the most popular times of the year that families choose to make a move! Moving is often a stressful time for both buyers and sellers. Here are some moving tips that can help relieve a little bit of that stress throughout the process. Pack the items you […]






Will your electric box cause you grief when you sell?

Friday, March 27th, 2015

As a homeowner when you decide to sell you want to get the best value possible for your home. Before you decide to sell your home there are a lot of things you want to have in order to make sure your home is in the best selling condition. One item many homeowners will not […]






To Buy or to Rent? That is the question…

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Answering this question will involve taking a lot of factors into consideration, however with rent costs rising, buying is becoming more and more appealing. Some questions you should consider when making this decision: –How long do you plan on living there? If it is a very short period of time, renting may be the right […]






How many of the most wanted home features does your home have?

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Everyone has their own list of their own wants and needs when looking for a home, but there are three features that show up most often on the home buyers most wanted list. Storage Space: This can come in the form of a garage or closet space. Many homeowners aren’t looking for a 3 car […]






New Years Resolutions for Home Owners

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

The start of a new year always brings on thoughts of starting fresh and making goals to achieve for the year. If you are a home owner or intend to become one in 2015 here are five resolutions you may want to add to your list! Try cutting back on some of your extraneous expenses and […]






Home-buyer Tips: Applying for a Mortgage

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Home-buyers, especially first time buyers, report that one of the biggest challenges they face in the home buying transaction is understanding the mortgage process. This issue may be that lenders aren’t doing their best educate borrowers through the process, but it also comes from inexperienced buyers not knowing the right questions to ask. Here are […]