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10 Signs That It’s Time to Move

10 Signs That It’s Time to Move

While moving can be a real drag, sometimes it’s obvious that it’s time to go. A move can be just the thing you need to jumpstart your life and invite positive change. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re ready…

Should You Make a Backup Offer?

Should You Make a Backup Offer?

You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is under contract – meaning the seller has already accepted another offer. While it can…

Reinvent a Room for Staging

Reinvent a Room for Staging

You’re ready to sell, but you know that your home could use some updates to attract serious buyers. But you don’t want to invest significant time or money, which is understandable. Major remodels don’t always bring a desired return on…

Getting Ready to Sell

Getting Ready to Sell

As we head into 2017, you may be thinking that this is the year to finally put your house on the market. And when you do, you’ll want it to sell quickly for the best possible price. Here are our…

Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home

Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home

If you’re in the market for a new home, perhaps you’ve browsed listings and come across a foreclosure or two that you like. Maybe you’ve even noticed that some of these homes have listing prices that are below the typical…

5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

Realtor.com has predicted that 2017 will be a hot year for millennials in the real estate market. Millennials are beginning to reach those milestones in life that drive people to buy a home – specifically, getting married and having kids.…

How to Win a Bidding War

How to Win a Bidding War

Buying a home is an emotional, complex and often stressful process. This is doubly so if you’re buying in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets, where there are more buyers than there are houses available. It’s quite likely…

11 Common Real Estate Terms Explained

11 Common Real Estate Terms Explained

If you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll probably come across some terms that you’ve never heard before, or don’t completely understand. Being confused about the terminology can make an already complex process that much more stressful. By educating yourself…

Housing Trends for 2017

Housing Trends for 2017

If you’re considering buying or selling a home in 2017, it’s advisable to know what to expect as you dive into the market. Here’s a look at what some experts are predicting for the coming year. Mortgage rates are expected…

What Are Closing Costs?

What Are Closing Costs?

When buying a home, you know you should expect to have a certain amount of money saved for a down payment. But have you stopped to consider how much you’ll need to have set aside for closing costs?  Here we’ll…

New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

What’s your New Year’s resolution this year? Instead of making the same pact year after year to lose weight or eat healthy, why not make a resolution that sticks? If you’re a homeowner, consider making a commitment that can really…

Spotting a Serious Home Buyer

Spotting a Serious Home Buyer

One of the frustrations you may encounter when selling your home is dealing with people who may not be serious about buying. Perhaps they’re just testing the waters of the market or daydreaming about one day owning a home when…

Credit Score No-Nos

Credit Score No-Nos

An important part of buying a house is getting your financial life in order. One reason is that the higher your credit score, the better rate you’ll secure for your mortgage. Mortgage lenders look at your credit score to determine…

Tips for a Cozy Fall House

Tips for a Cozy Fall House

Can you feel the chill in the air? Well, maybe not quite yet, but it’s coming. Fall is here, according to the calendar, and it’s time to cozy up your home for those crisp autumn days and nights that are…

Tips for a Safe Halloween

Tips for a Safe Halloween

Witches and goblins and ghosts, oh my! It’s almost time to hit the store and stock up on candy and treats for the neighborhood kids. Halloween trick-or-treating is one of the most exciting nights of the year for kids (and…

Understanding the Stages of Remodeling

Understanding the Stages of Remodeling

Are you thinking about buying a fixer-upper? Or maybe you’re finally ready to move forward with a home remodeling project? Whatever your plans, it’s good to know what to expect before you begin. Home remodeling projects can be complex and…

Happy Neighborhood, Happy Home

Happy Neighborhood, Happy Home

Having a good relationship with your neighbors can have a big impact on how happy you are in your home. If you get along and have an easy rapport, it can truly add to your good feelings. On the other…

How to Love the Home You Live In

How to Love the Home You Live In

We get it – there are days where you just don’t love the home you live in. Worse, there may be days where you don’t eve like it. Maybe you think it’s too small, or it doesn’t look like the…