What Does a Title Company Do?
With all the money you pay for a home, you want to make sure you spending your hard-earned dollars on a legitimate piece of property—and that’s where a title company comes in. When you purchase a home, a title company will research the property to ensure that you are the rightful owner. They’ll look through […]
Thinking About Buying Soon? Make Sure Your Credit is in Order!
There’s no more important time to work on your credit score than when you’re about to apply for a mortgage. Improving your credit can save you a ton of money—we’re talking about thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. Here are the actions you can take that will have a notable impact on […]
Renovate VS. Relocate
Is it worthwhile to improve your property, or is moving a better choice? Unless you built a custom home, you probably have a long list of things you’d like to improve in your current home. Browsing online listings might get you in the mood to upgrade to a new home, or you might be thinking […]
Tips For Speeding up Your Home Sale
Selling your home is a huge undertaking to begin with, but if the process drags on for months and interest trickles in much slower than expected, it can be frustrating and stressful. To avoid this, there are a few steps you can take to prep your home and sell quickly. Declutter. Survey your home and store […]
Things that Factor into Comps
You may think that sale price is the only factor when you’re looking at comps and trying to set a price for your listing. But it’s actually a bit more complicated. Here are five things that affect comps that you might not be aware of. 1. New construction nearby: Because of low prices for lots and […]
What to Avoid Before You Buy!
Even with the help of a trusted real estate professional, it’s easy to fall into some common traps when you’re buying a home. Here are some of the most common regrets from home buyers—make sure to consider them before you make similar decisions. *Using all of your savings *It can be tempting to throw all […]
Investment Properties: How You Can Make Money in the Short and Long Term
You’re probably well aware that there’s more to real estate than just owning your home. There are countless success stories of people who made a fortune—or even just a comfortable extra income—by investing in real estate. Here’s an overview to get you thinking about an investment property. Improving a homeQuickly flipping a home is one […]
You Closed! Now What?
If you just bought your first home, you’re probably still celebrating and feeling the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with home ownership. You’re shopping for furniture, drawing up plans for renovations … but wait! There are some important tasks to cross off your list before you get to the fun stuff. 1. *Change the […]
Take 5: Types Of Mortgages You Need To Know About
Before you purchase a home, it’s important to educate yourself of the various types of mortgages you can get so you can make the right decision when the time comes to choose yours. Fixed Rate. The most popular on the market, a fixed-rate mortgage is ideal for homeowners who expect to stay in their home for […]
Just Moved In? Here are the Must-Haves for Your New Home
Moving into a new home is an exciting time in your life. You’re making plans for renovations and choosing furniture, but before you get too far ahead of yourself, there are some more important matters to attend to. Staying safe: Make plans for home security and emergencies. What’s your escape route in case of a […]