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Top Home Renovations for Maximum ROI

This fact might surprise you: The average home improvement project does not tend to have a 100% return on initial investment. You might be thinking – why would I remodel then? The reasons range from the added enjoyment you’ll get from having that brand new kitchen to staying in line with other homes in the […]

Closing Costs 101

When purchasing a home, there are several fees you have to understand and factor in to your budget before you hit the closing table. Here’s what you need to know. What are closing costs? Closing costs are the fees for services required to finalize your mortgage. Typically, the buyer is responsible for paying these costs […]

Create Your Dream Man Cave

Sometimes, the man or men of the house just need a little space to do their thing. That’s why, if your home layout allows, a man cave is a great addition. Now that you have the space picked out, how should you fill it? Check out the below to get you started! Mini fridge and […]

Must-Haves For Your First Home

You’ve just purchased your first home and it’s time to start filling it up. But, where to start? Below is a list of must-haves for each room in your home! Living room. Aside from standard furniture, like a couch, chairs, coffee table, and television, there are a few other staples you should consider purchasing, such […]

How to Save Water (and Money!) at Home

As a homeowner, if you don’t maintain good water-saving habits, you could be sending more money than necessary straight down the drain every year. Start saving by trying out the tips below! Replace the showerhead. Daily showers account for a huge portion of water usage at home, especially if you have multiple people residing in […]

Grocery Shopping On A Budget

As a homeowner, it’s never a bad idea to look at different ways to cut costs and one of the easiest areas to tweak is your grocery budget. Take a look at the tips below to help you tighten it up. Test out stores. Take a couple weeks to trial some neighborhood grocery stores and […]

Top Tips For The First-Time Homeowners

Owning your first home is one of the biggest milestones in an individual’s life. Once it’s finally all yours, you want to make sure you avoid common rookie mistakes like the ones below. Starting major renovations right away. With all the excitement and energy from the closing table still lingering, it’s easy to get caught […]

Year-Over-Year Change in Buyer Traffic

The number of potential buyers was up 46.7% in the South this year so far according to Showing Time! If your thinking about selling your home, this may be a great time to get the best price and the most favorable terms! Whether you’re interested in buying, selling, investing or renting, the Yancey Realty team […]

How To Curate Art For Your Home

The right artwork can transform any room in a home, plus it has the unique ability to display the homeowner’s personality, character, and energy. Because of that, choosing the right pieces can feel a little overwhelming sometimes. Use the below guidelines to help you get started. Find a Statement Piece One of the easiest ways […]

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying

The percentage of income needed to afford a median-priced home today is 📉, while that for renting is on the 📈. This is making buying a 🏠 an increasingly attractive option for many people, especially with low mortgage rates driving purchasing power! If you’d like expert guidance on exploring your home buying options while affordability […]