Spring Home Maintenance

Home Maintenance – Why is it Important? Home maintenance is a sore spot for many homeowners. The amount of effort and money that goes into keeping a home in good condition can leave many homeowners feeling drained and unmotivated. If this is you, remember that owning a house as an investment.  Treating your house well … Continue reading Spring Home Maintenance

5 Ways to Turn Off Home Buyers

When putting your home on the market, you want it to look its very best. Today’s buyers are particularly picky and are easily turned off by unpleasant home amenities that sellers may overlook. Don’t self-sabotage your potential home sale with these eyesores. Pet Stuff: Even if you’ve taken care of the pet odor that usually … Continue reading 5 Ways to Turn Off Home Buyers

5 Fun and Patriotic Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Memorial Day is not only a day we remember, it is also a day we celebrate! We celebrate our proud American heritage and we remember our nation’s fallen heroes who have lost their lives protecting our country.  Whether you chose to spend the holiday weekend out of town or at home with the kids, there … Continue reading 5 Fun and Patriotic Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

6 Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Homeowner

Owning your first home is both a major accomplishment and a major reality check. In a short period of time, your title changes from simple “renter” to not so simple “homeowner”.  With all the tasks that come along with home ownership, that simple name soon transforms into multiple job titles including landlord, handyman, interior designer, … Continue reading 6 Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Homeowner

Are Millennials Changing the Housing Market?

Millennials seem to be the hot topic in current real estate and mortgage news and it’s no wonder why. With a majority of the “Millennial” or “Gen Y” generation now migrating from their rental properties, industry pros can expect Gen Y’ers to become the largest group of home buyers within the next few years. But … Continue reading Are Millennials Changing the Housing Market?

4 Mortgage Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Buying a home is one of life’s most exciting milestones and one of life’s greatest responsibilities.  If you’re a first time home buyer about to go through the mortgage process for the very first time, it is important to be as prepared and well-informed about what you are getting into as possible. Here are 4 … Continue reading 4 Mortgage Tips for First Time Home Buyers

4 Interesting Factors That Could Be Affecting Real Estate Today

If you’re currently house hunting, researching different markets, or are just interested in keeping up with real estate market trends, understanding how external factors affect the market is important. While the obvious mantra of location, location, location may be the first factor that comes to mind, other factors such as religion and the local coffee … Continue reading 4 Interesting Factors That Could Be Affecting Real Estate Today

Renters to Homeowners: How to Save For Your Down Payment

Becoming a homeowner is a momentous and exciting milestone in life. For some, it means achieving the American dream. Along with all of that excitement though comes major responsibility and major costs. If buying a home is in your near future, it is important to take the proper steps to help you save some serious … Continue reading Renters to Homeowners: How to Save For Your Down Payment

Should You Sell or Renovate Your Home?

If you've grown tired of your once exciting living quarters, it may be time to move or improve your home. Perhaps your current residence no longer suits your lifestyle or fits your ever-growing family, but deciding whether to sell your home and move elsewhere or stay and renovate can be tough. While there is no … Continue reading Should You Sell or Renovate Your Home?