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What to Expect on Closing Day

What to Expect on Closing Day

You searched for and found a house. You put in an offer that was accepted. You applied for a mortgage, got a home inspection and completed what seemed like a thousand other tasks, all in preparation for closing day. If…

Keep Your Home Show Ready – Even With Kids!

Keep Your Home Show Ready – Even With Kids!

When you’re selling your home, keeping it spotless for showings can be tough. But making sure it stays clean, especially when you have kids, can seem downright impossible. But there is hope! By having a plan and sticking to it,…

How to Survive Your Home Sale

How to Survive Your Home Sale

Let’s be honest – living in your home while you have it on the market can be tough. Not only do you need to keep it spic and span at all times, but you also have to be ready to…

Etiquette of Installing a Privacy Fence

Etiquette of Installing a Privacy Fence

Do good fences make good neighbors? They can, as long as you follow the proper etiquette when installing a privacy fence. If you’ve just purchased a home and would like to fence in your yard, follow this advice to stay…

Pros and Cons of Buying a Fully Furnished Home

Pros and Cons of Buying a Fully Furnished Home

Are you a first time homebuyer nervous about adding the cost of furniture to your big move? Or perhaps you’re thinking of buying a vacation home, but don’t want the added expense of furnishing it? Maybe you’re a busy professional…

Curb Appeal on a Budget

Curb Appeal on a Budget

Spring is just around the corner. If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, that means it’s time to add a little pizzazz to the exterior. First impressions count in real estate, and making your home look…

What Are Home Sellers Required to Disclose?

What Are Home Sellers Required to Disclose?

Are you gearing up to sell your home? Then you should know that there are certain things you are legally required to disclose to potential buyers. If you don’t, you could find yourself in legal or financial hot water. While…

Buying Solo? What You Should Know

Buying Solo? What You Should Know

The number of people buying a home on their own is on the rise. Are you one of them? While it may seem daunting to purchase a property solo, it is certainly far from impossible. In fact, it could be…

How to Sell Your House When You Work From Home

How to Sell Your House When You Work From Home

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one quarter of employed Americans work from home. Innovations in technology coupled with a changing economy have made it easier than ever to do your job from the comfort of your own…

How to Deal With Post Home Purchase Anxiety

How to Deal With Post Home Purchase Anxiety

You just bought a new house. You should be happy, right? But unfortunately, you can’t quite shake this sinking feeling that somehow you’ve made a big mistake. The good news is that feeling anxious after a big purchase is totally…

How to Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Home

How to Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Home

When a buyer decides to make an offer on your home, they usually make the decision with their heart, not their head. Buying a home is an emotional decision, and smart sellers will leverage this information to make the quickest…

Surviving Your Long Distance Home Purchase

Surviving Your Long Distance Home Purchase

Buying a new home can be stressful. But when you have to do it from across the country, it can be doubly so. If you’ve recently gotten a new job, committed to a new relationship or just need a change…

10 Signs That It’s Time to Move

10 Signs That It’s Time to Move

While moving can be a real drag, sometimes it’s obvious that it’s time to go. A move can be just the thing you need to jumpstart your life and invite positive change. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re ready…

How to Choose Between Two Homes You Love

How to Choose Between Two Homes You Love

Do you find yourself having to choose between two homes that you love? It’s a lucky problem to have. Some buyers struggle to find one home that meets their needs. Nonetheless, your good fortune doesn’t make the choice any easier.…

What is a 203k Loan?

What is a 203k Loan?

If you’re buying a fixer-upper or need to make some repairs before moving in, an FHA 203k loan may be what you need.  This type of loan allows you to roll renovation costs into your mortgage so that you’re only…

Tips for Moving During Winter

Tips for Moving During Winter

Moving during winter is probably not something you hoped you’d ever do, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. However, moving in winter has some perks. Since fewer people move during the cold season you’ll likely get more personalized attention and lower rates…

Should You Make a Backup Offer?

Should You Make a Backup Offer?

You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is under contract – meaning the seller has already accepted another offer. While it can…

Preparing for Your Open House

Preparing for Your Open House

If you’re selling your home, then an open house is likely going to be one of the tools your agent uses to market your property to prospective buyers. An open house is a great way to show your home to…