Reliable tactics for when the appraisal is low

2017-06-25T01:24:48+00:00 March 25th, 2017|buyer, Invesment, Mortgage, Selling|

Few things in the home buying process are more frustrating than having your offer accepted, only to have the appraisal fall below your offer. But all is not lost! If the appraisal comes in below your offer, there are several tactics and strategies that can lead to a happy solution. Get a second opinion: There's [...]

Five hidden renovation costs

2017-04-15T01:58:46+00:00 March 15th, 2017|buyer, Invesment, maintenance, Selling|

Renovations never seem to go as planned. There's always a cost you didn't anticipate, or a problem that didn't reveal itself until the project was underway. Here are five common costs to look out for. 1. Higher utility bills: If contractors and builders are working in your home all day, there's a good chance they're [...]

It’s tax time: A guide to DIY

2017-04-15T01:54:06+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Invesment|

April 18 will be here before you know it, and if you haven't made a decision on how you'll prepare your taxes this year, here are a few tips that may push you toward a DIY approach. Shop around for software TurboTax ( is generally the most popular and trusted tax software option, but you'll [...]

Reconsider These Choices When You’re Designing Your Kitchen

2017-04-15T01:50:36+00:00 February 25th, 2017|buyer, Invesment, maintenance, Mortgage, Selling|

The kitchen is one area of the home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal when you’re choosing materials for a kitchen remodel. Here are a few things you should avoid: Cheap Laminate Countertops: The [...]

Five Bathroom Trends for 2017

2017-04-15T01:47:29+00:00 February 15th, 2017|buyer, Invesment, maintenance, Selling|

Staying on top of the latest trends in home decor isn’t for everyone, but even for traditionalists, it can be fun to incorporate some new ideas. Here are five bathroom decor trends that are appearing in 2017. 1. Geometric Patterns: Many homeowners are selecting bold patterns in geometric shapes, like chevrons, triangles, or hexagons. These [...]

New Home, Better living

2017-04-15T01:48:07+00:00 February 5th, 2017|buyer, Invesment, Mortgage|

There are so many factors that go into a home buying decision that it can make your head spin, especially if you’re in a competitive market where time is of the essence. The desire to purchase a property may cause you to look past factors that could detract from your enjoyment of the home and [...]

Avoid these two big mortgage mistakes

2017-02-15T23:03:13+00:00 January 25th, 2017|buyer, Invesment, Mortgage|

We all know that searching for and viewing potential homes is the fun part of the home-buying process. The not-so-fun part? The mortgage. But if you don't pay attention to the details, your mortgage can end up dragging down the enjoyment of your new home and cause some major regrets. Here are a few mistakes [...]

What affects property values?

2017-02-15T22:30:50+00:00 January 15th, 2017|buyer, Invesment, maintenance, Selling|

Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values. 1. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard [...]

Organic food on a budget

2017-01-10T22:31:10+00:00 December 25th, 2016|Invesment, maintenance|

Organic food usually tastes better and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor required to produce it and consumers’ demand exceeding supply. So how do you get tasty organic food without spending a ton of [...]