Real Estate Buyer Tips

Feb. 11, 2020

10 Components a Real FOREVER Home Should Have

They say that people are starting to look for homes that will be their forever homes instead of a typical “starter” home. This topic got us to thinking about what elements in a home would make it a viable option as a forever home. After considering possible current and future ...

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Jan. 21, 2020

How Do You Know If You Can Afford To Buy A Homes?

Do you feel that you’re ready to buy your first home? Tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage? Do you want to put down roots and start building equity for yourself? There are many reasons why people decide it could be time to buy a home. The costs associated with buying ...

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Jan. 12, 2020

5 Maintenance Skills All Homeowners Should Know

Owning a home can be one of the most important parts of a satisfying lifestyle. The joy of coming home to someplace you can call your very own offers security and comfort. Yet owning a home comes with responsibilities as well; maintaining the home in proper condition is critical to avoid larger problems ...

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Dec. 23, 2019

Buying vs Renting, Which is Better For You?

Homeownership is the American Dream, right? Owning a place to call home, being able to paint the walls purple if you like, that’s what everyone wants, isn’t it? The reality is there are pros and cons to buying a house. Understanding them can help you make the best decision for ...

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Dec. 11, 2019

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

Over the past few decades, the way we view homeownership has changed. Unlike previous generations who bought a home with a 30-year mortgage and celebrated the day they made their last payment; today’s home buyers rarely stay in their homes that long. As a result, the way we view mortgages ...

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Sept. 28, 2019

What Does “Move-in Ready” Really Mean?

If you’ve been searching for a new home no doubt you’ve seen the term, “move-in ready.” This description sounds very appealing, but understanding what it actually means is important so you have the right expectations when arranging your home listing tour.

First, it’s important to remember that the descriptions ...

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Aug. 12, 2019

Vacation Rental Ownership

Investment properties used to be homes and multi-family properties used for full-time rentals. Over the past decade, we’ve seen a new crop of investment properties emerge, the short term rentals. But what’s involved in owning a vacation rental? Is it worth the work?

A short term rental is a great investment ...

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Aug. 5, 2019

The #1 Feature Today’s Home Buyers Want

Home sellers and listing agents across the country spend a great deal of time and energy trying to determine what home buyers want. They pour over magazines and read blogs to learn what is the #1 feature they can add or enhance to ensure home buyers find their home irresistible ...

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July 24, 2019

Top Tips for House Hunting Online

Hunting for a new home online a is a great place to start your search but keep in mind that you don’t see everything. Real estate agents are great at highlighting the features of a house listing online but to make the most of your time, keep these three things in mind:

Identify ...

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July 24, 2019

Priority Tasks Before Moving In

You did it. You moved into a new home you love and now you’re dreaming of how you’re going to decorate it. But before getting into all of that, there are still some other tasks that need to be at the top of your priority list.

Changing the Locks

Double check them ...

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