It’s not TV. It’s your bottom line.

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TV shows make finding a profitable fixer-upper seem easy. But in the real world, there are real challenges and decisions to be made.   Whether you’re buying an investment property or a starter home for your family, there are dozens of factors to consider. How much will it cost to renovate? Are home values rising or […]

3 Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask

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Want to take the pain out of homebuying? Keep your lifestyle priorities top of mind. If you’re planning to buy a new home, there’s great news: More houses have hit the market in recent months. This means you’ve got more options to choose from. Choice is always good, but it can also be overwhelming. The […]

Are you doing the little things homebuyers love?

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There’s never been a better time to sell a home. Millennials are ready for homeownership and renters are seeing consistent rent increases. This means more buyers than ever are on the market for a home like yours. Home equity is also at all-time highs, which makes now the perfect time to sell and get more […]

5 Ways to Use Your Refund Toward a Home

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Who doesn’t love getting a tax refund? It’s exciting to know that your bank balance will get a boost. But remember, a refund isn’t a bonus — it’s your hard-earned money, which is why you should make the most of it. If you’re thinking of buying a new home this year — whether it's your […]

What You Need to Know About the Spring 2019 Housing Market

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We’re approaching spring, which means the housing market is getting ramped up. Experts agree that the market is softening for buyers, but will it be a full-on buyer’s market? Definitely not — at least, not by springtime. This spring, buyers will likely see fewer bidding wars, slower price growth and less competition. But sellers will […]

Smarter Technology for a Smarter Home

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Smart tech has come a long way for homeowners. With the right tools, you no longer have to get up to turn on lights or change the thermostat. Have a habit of forgetting to lock the front door or turn on your porch light at night? Smart home tech can help with that, too. Are […]

Are you ready for the top hues of 2019?

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Colors have the ability to evoke emotions and change our attitudes. They can inspire and motivate us to try something new and bold. They can alter our moods and appetites, or even make a room feel small and cramped. If you plan to redecorate a few rooms in the new year, the right color choices […]

4 Steps to Prepare for Homeownership

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Buying a home is a big undertaking. From finding the right property and negotiating to sorting out the legal details and moving in, there are dozens of important steps along the way. And for many first-time buyers, it can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier, […]

What if you want to keep the seller’s furniture?

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When you buy a pre-owned home, do you know what will come with the house? Do you get to keep all the appliances, the art on the walls or the outdoor pizza oven on the patio? Determining what will stay with the home and what will go with the previous owner will vary by seller […]

4 Tips for Competing With Cash Buyers

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In today’s hot market, bidding wars have become the norm. With many out-of-state buyers and property investors looking for a great deal, all-cash offers are also becoming common. A cash offer can seem tempting for sellers since it offers the possibility of a faster closing. But despite this perk, cash buyers don’t always win. Many […]