Posts Tagged ‘Tips’

Leaving for Vacation? Keep your home safe!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

During the holidays lots of families travel and visit extended family and friends, which unfortunately means many homes are left empty and vulnerable to criminal activity. Here are some tips that will help keep your home safe while you are away this holiday season, and anytime you go on vacation! Call your local post office […]






Get creative when saving for a home!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Saving for a down payment on a home can feel like an insurmountable task to take on, but there are a lot of options out there that will help you tackle the down payment hurdle! The conventional way to start saving is to start setting aside a portion of your paycheck each month towards the […]






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 […]






Fall in Florida

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

The first official day of Fall is September 23rd! While here in sunny South Florida it may not feel like fall weather is upon us, there are lots of fun ways to decorate your home to make it feel like Fall. Here are some easy DIY ideas to give your home some Fall flavor: “Beach” […]






Keys to Being a Successful Homeowner

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Whether you are already a homeowner or you are contemplating taking the leap to home ownership, you know it is an exciting but big responsibility! A home is an investment and in order to keep your investment a positive one you need to maintain it. These tips can help you plan for those home improvements. […]






Finding a Home For You…and Your Furry Friend

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Many families looking for a home have a dog. While dogs cannot tell you the features they would like in your new home there are ways that owners can scout the real estate that will be pet friendly. Dogs are part of the family and keeping in mind your pets’ needs when searching for a home […]






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 […]