The Pros of New Construction

New vs Used There’s nothing like the feeling you get moving into a home no one else has ever lived in. Everything is clean, pristine, and was put there for you and you alone. Rarely will you experience the scary surprises that come with a resale property and, if something does occur, new homes carry … Continue reading The Pros of New Construction

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist Some Highlights: Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year. Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting … Continue reading Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist

10 Steps to Buying a Home

10 Steps to Buying a Home Some Highlights: If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start. Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home. Make sure to ask your agent for details about each step and what else may … Continue reading 10 Steps to Buying a Home

What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a House?

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House? There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the Americans have a … Continue reading What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a House?

7 Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage! Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. … Continue reading 7 Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro

5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make! They are there for you to help with contracts, explaining the process, negotiations, and pricing (both when … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro

The KonMari Method

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari … Continue reading The KonMari Method

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life … Continue reading Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House

Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market

Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market As we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why won’t my house sell?” Below are the 5 most common reasons why a listing contract will expire: 1. The Price Sometimes when the … Continue reading Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market

Taking Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

Taking Fear Out of the Mortgage Process A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainties about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification. For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! In … Continue reading Taking Fear Out of the Mortgage Process