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Five big trends in home decor

2016-10-14T01:50:24+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Thanks to websites like Houzz and Pinterest and TV networks like HGTV and DIY, it’s easier than ever to keep up with home decorating trends and find inspiration for improving your own home. Here are five of the top current interior design trends. 1. Screen-free rooms: After a long day of using your smartphone and [...]

Thinking about buying soon? Make sure your credit is in order!

2016-10-14T01:39:23+00:00 September 5th, 2016|buyer|

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 [...]

Easy upgrades: Tackle these projects in a single day

2016-09-26T13:51:42+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

It’s easy to get stressed out just hearing the word “renovation.” You’re instantly thinking of having your home life disrupted by construction debris, cluttered rooms, and loud noises. But you don’t have to spend a ton of money and brace yourself for months of inconvenience to upgrade your home. Here are a few projects that [...]

5 things that factor into comps

2016-09-06T16:26:55+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|buyer, Invesment|

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 [...]

Five things to know about home inspections

2016-08-08T14:23:55+00:00 August 8th, 2016|buyer|

The home inspection is an important part of the home sale process, both for buyers and sellers. When it’s time for you to hire an inspector, here are five things you should be thinking about: 1. It’s your choice: You are not bound or obligated to use any particular inspector. Your real estate professional may [...]

Fixer-upper, think again

2016-08-08T14:17:19+00:00 August 1st, 2016|buyer, Invesment|

We’ve all watched the HGTV programs that show a run-down old house transforming into a dream home. Tackling a big renovation project on an outdated property can indeed pay off big—both with the home of your dreams and with a return on investment. If resale value is a primary concern, consider these factors as you’re making [...]

Investment Properties: How you can make money in the short and long term

2016-07-18T14:26:38+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Invesment|

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 home Quickly flipping a home is [...]

Five inexpensive home improvements

2016-07-18T14:29:43+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The cost of some home renovations can seem daunting, but not every home improvement has to break the bank. Here are five simple improvements you can make that will have a major impact, but are still relatively inexpensive. 1. Add some trees: Want to add some curb appeal to your home and feel better when [...]

Strategies for a successful yard sale

2016-07-18T14:32:03+00:00 July 9th, 2016|buyer|

It always feels great to get rid of the things you don’t need. One option for decluttering is to haul everything to a donation center, or perhaps even a dump (where you’ll have to pay to get rid of your stuff). But with a little more effort, you can get rid of the things you [...]