5 Things You Should Consider Before Buying a Short Sale

Published April 26, 2017

Buying a short sale property is much more complicated than a conventional home sale. Know what you’re getting into before making an offer. Read More...


4 Reasons Why You Should Use a Realtor to Sell Your Home

Published April 19, 2017

If you are considering selling your home, using a qualified real estate agent to assist you with the selling process can save you a lot of headaches. Read More...


How to Handle Damage to Your Home If You Are Trying to Sell

Published April 12, 2017

If your home has suffered damage, you may still be considering selling. Depending on the amount of damage and your decisions regarding the repairs, there may still be a possibility of a successful sale. Read More...


A Brief Guide to Getting Rid of a Bad Tenant

Published April 5, 2017

As a landlord, you have a choice: deal with a bad tenant or get the tenant off your property. If you have decided, that getting rid of the tenant is the right decision, you need to develop a game plan. Read More...


5 Tips on Renovations for First-Time Homebuyers

Published March 29, 2017

If you want to renovate your new home, you should do plenty of research before you start. Here are some tips to make your home renovation project successful. Read More...


Selling Your Home? Why Staged Homes Attract More Buyers

Published March 22, 2017

If you are prepping your home to be sold, home staging is important. An organized, professionally staged home offers curb appeal and will attract more buyers. Read More...


Worried About Selling Quickly? Why You Should Use a Realtor

Published March 15, 2017

As a homeowner, you know that time is money. If you want to sell quickly so that you can move on, hiring a Realtor is the right choice. Read More...


Buying a Home? How to Make the Most of an Open House Visit

Published March 8, 2017

An open house is a good time to learn about a property that you are interested in. It also offers an opportunity to check out the competition. Read More...


Tips for Pricing Your Mid-Century Home

Published March 1, 2017

Pricing an older home can be tricky because it may only appeal to a segment of potential buyers. However, like any property, there are things that you can do to ensure that you list the home at a price that provides the most value to potential buyers. Read More...


How to Sell a Unique Property: Why Personalization Matters

Published February 22, 2017

Unique properties are tricky for homesellers to market. A qualified real estate agent can help to paint a home in the best light to appeal to buyers. Read More...


Money Saving Tips for Your Landscaping Budget

Published February 15, 2017

If you are planning to update your landscaping while on a budget, there are many ways for you to save money. You can still make your home look great while spending less. Read More...


Should You Install New Windows in Your Home?

Published February 8, 2017

Installing new windows in your home involves making several considerations. Energy savings and the potential of a home value increase can impact your decision. Read More...


How to Search for Foreclosure Homes Using Online Search Tools

Published February 1, 2017

Online home search tools have made finding foreclosed homes easier than ever. If you want to find homes that meet your criteria, you’ll need these tips. Read More...


5 Tips for Selling a Renovated Home for Profit

Published January 25, 2017

As a real estate investor, you want to get the best returns on a renovated property. Planning is a key component of guaranteeing the success of the deal. Read More...


Can a Home Be Sold If It Isn't in the Best Condition?

Published January 18, 2017

As you prepare to sell your home, you are probably worried about the offers that you might receive. Selling a home that isn’t in the best condition can be a challenge. Read More...


Signs of Structural Home Problems to Watch Out for As a Homebuyer

Published January 11, 2017

As a homebuyer, structural damage presents an insidious problem that can destroy the value of your home. Read More...


Can You Negotiate Closing Costs As a Home Buyer?

Published January 4, 2017

As a homebuyer, you expect to pay a significant amount on the closing fees for your new home. The costs may be somewhat negotiable, depending on where you live. Read More...


5 Common Misconceptions About Buying Foreclosed Homes

Published December 28, 2016

Foreclosed homes are not all the same. When it comes to buying foreclosed properties, you should know the truth before you decide on a property to buy. Read More...


Why It's Hard to Sell Your Home on Your Own

Published December 21, 2016

As you prepare to sell your home, you might think that working with a Realtor only means additional fees and costs. However, you might be surprised to learn just how difficult it is to sell a home without professional assistance. Read More...


Old House? How You Can Create a Story That Interests Buyers

Published December 14, 2016

If you are trying to sell your older home, you need to appeal to the right buyers. Crafting a creative story about your home can help you to sell. Read More...


Home Security Systems: How to Select the Right Company

Published December 7, 2016

As a homeowner, you want to make sure that your home and its occupants are protected in the event of an incident or emergency. Read More...


4 Energy-Efficient Upgrades to Consider for Your New Home

Published November 30, 2016

An energy-efficient home can help you save money on your utility bills each month. It can also add to the value of your home. Read More...


Is a Spec Home Right for Your Family?

Published November 23, 2016

Buying a home is a stressful, exciting, and rewarding experience all rolled in one – and that’s putting it lightly. Read More...


Home Insurance or Home Warranties: Which One’s Better for You?

Published November 16, 2016

Buying a home is far from a simple affair – and that’s putting it lightly. However, is the debate surrounding home insurance and home warranties making this already complex point in your life even more confusing and frustrating? Read More...


10 Signs It’s Time for New Kitchen Appliances

Published November 9, 2016

Owning a home is all about stretching every dollar as far as possible. Unfortunately, sometimes your best bet isn’t grabbing the duct tape and improvising, but instead calling in the professionals for a replacement. Read More...


How to Select the Right Neighborhood for You and Your Family

Published November 2, 2016

As a potential home buyer, you want to make sure that you are not only getting the best value for your money. You also want to ensure that you will be satisfied with your location as the resident of a new community. Read More...


Home Seller Mistakes to Avoid As a First-Time Seller

Published October 26, 2016

If you are prepping your home to be sold as a first-time seller, there are many pitfalls to avoid. Here are some things to watch out for as a first-time homeseller. Read More...


5 Reasons Why You Are Getting Low Offers for Your Home

Published October 19, 2016

As a home seller, you might receive lower sale offers than you may have expected. Here’s how to decide if the offer is a lowball offer or if you should seek out better prospects. Read More...


Hardscape Elements – The Backbone Of Any Landscape Project

Published October 12, 2016

No matter if you are working with a landscape contractor to bring beauty and order to the site of new home construction or to breathe life and elegance into a bland and boring established yard, the term “hardscape” is likely to come up in the conversation. Read More...


Finding The Best Real Estate Agent For Your Needs

Published October 5, 2016

Buying or selling a home is a major life decision. It is imperative to locate a reputable and capable real estate agent when you are purchasing a new home. Read More...


Innovations In Smart Home Technology

Published September 28, 2016

Today, modern homes are automated with the latest advances in technology in ways that would astound and amaze our ancestors. Read More...


Smart Home Technology – Is It Right For Your Family?

Published September 21, 2016

Smart home technology is the newest “buzz word” to become a common term familiar to homeowners, builders, contractors and real estate agents. Smart home technology is the term used to describe the integration of the latest advances in technology and services into residential residences to enhance the quality of living in the home. Read More...


Choosing The Right Realtor To Sell Your Home

Published September 13, 2016

No matter your motivation for selling your home: you want it sold quickly at the best possible price. Read More...


House Hunting Checklist: Your A-Z Guide To Finding The Perfect Home

Published September 7, 2016

There are a number of things that you have to keep in mind when buying a new home. Having an A-Z checklist will help you to remember all of the things that you are looking for in your new property. Read More...


Spring Landscaping – New Tips and Ideas for Next Year

Published August 31, 2016

As the cold north winds blow and snow accumulates on the land, snuggle up with a hot cup of cocoa and a stack of seed catalogs. Take a mental break from the chill, dream of spring gardening and sun-blessed soil. Read More...


Baby It’s Cold Outside – Tips For Selling Your Home In Winter

Published August 24, 2016

In the midst of one of the worst winters on record, many property owners dismay, erroneously believing real estate buyers do not shop for homes and land in winter. Wrong! Read More...


How The Help Of An Attorney Can Make Your Life Easier and Give You Peace Of Mind

Published August 17, 2016

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Are You Ready to Invest: An Investing Primer

Published August 10, 2016

Real estate is one of the best vehicles available for building wealth. But, is it the right option for you? And, are you ready to start investing? Read More...


Figuring out If a Reverse Mortgage Is Right for You

Published August 3, 2016

The thought of giving up control of your home after countless years is a daunting proposition, to say the least. However, change isn’t always a bad thing, especially in the later years of your life. Read More...


Front Yard Landscaping According to the Experts

Published July 27, 2016

You know what great landscaping looks like; you’re just not sure how to do it yourself. Let the experts show you how. Read More...


5 Tips for Getting a Better Rate out of Your Mortgage

Published July 20,2016

Signing off on a mortgage should be an exciting and positive experience. After all, this document is essentially the key that unlocks your new home. Read More...


What to Do in the Months Before You Put Your Home on the Market

Published July 13,2016

Selling a home is a complicated process that requires planning in order to be success. Know what you are getting into before you get started. Read More...


Proven Steps to Finding a Good Property Manager

Published June 6, 2016

Finding the right property manager can mean the difference between having a guaranteed monthly cash flow and bankruptcy. That makes choosing a good property manager an essential component of investor success. Read More...


Preparing For Winter’s Next Assault – Tips For Winterizing Your Home

Published June 29, 2016

Ideally, home winterization should start in autumn, but if “Old Man Winter” got the jump on you, all is not lost. Read More...


Homeowner’s Checklist For A Worry Free Summer

Published June 22, 2016

Winter can wreck havoc on your home. It’s likely, your home is your largest single monetary investment; one that you want to protect and preserve. Read More...


Prepping Your Property For Sale

Published June 15, 2016

Have you ever wondered why it is that two homes in the same neighborhood, with virtually the same amount of space and similar floor plans, often sell for dramatically different amounts of money? Prep and Staging make the difference. Read More...


The 1% Rule For Closing Costs - What's Really Included

Published June 8, 2016

When it comes to your home purchase, take every opportunity to understand the closing procedure, including determining which payments are important and which companies you want to employ throughout the process. Read More...


5 Telltale Signs a Home Has Been Abused or Neglected

Published June 01, 2016

Every house has a story to tell. What is the house you are looking at have to say about its upkeep (or lack thereof)? Read More...


Fix and Flip or Buy and Hold: Which Strategy is Right for You?

Published May 25, 2016

As a real estate investor, you have a choice: buy and hold a property or fix and flip it. The decision may not be as clear cut as you think. Read More...


Seven Things First-Time Historic Home Buyers Need To Know

Published May 18, 2016

Historic homes are full or mystery and culture – owning one can be a great way to connect with both the past and the future of your community. Read More...


10 Home Inspection Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Published May 11, 2016

Hiring the right home inspection service will help you to determine if there are any major defects with a property before you decide to buy. Read More...


Savvy Tips For Purchasing A New Home

Published May 4, 2016

For many people, especially first-time buyers’, purchasing a new home is one of the biggest and most complicated transactions of their lifetime. Read More...


Trees For Springtime Planting

Published April 27, 2016

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now. - Chinese proverb Read More...


Electronic Security Offers Protection And Peace Of Mind

Published April 20, 2016

Face it; we live in a frightening and sometimes dangerous world. Protecting your family and property is a priority. Read More...


Should You Hire a Realtor or Sell on Your Own? Three Deciding Factors

Published April 13, 2016

Selling your home can be both exciting and stressful. As the property seller, you have a long list of responsibilities. Before you stage your property and stick that for sale sign in the yard, you will need to make one very important decision. Read More...


Are You Ready to Invest: An Investing Primer

Published April 6, 2016

Real estate is one of the best vehicles available for building wealth. But, is it the right option for you? And, are you ready to start investing? Read More...


Four Reasons Owning a Vacation Home Is a Good Investment

Published March 30, 2016

A vacation home can be about more than parties and down time; after reading what some of the best real estate minds have to say about the benefit of vacation homes as investments, you’ll see the potential for yourself as well. Read More...


5 Things To Consider When Choosing A Neighborhood

Published March 23, 2016

The neighborhood that your new home is located in will be the place where you have to live every single day. That makes choosing a good location almost as important as the actual amenities of the house itself. Read More...


Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid Before Closing

Published March 16, 2016

As a homebuyer, you may be excited about your new home. However, until the closing is final, you still have a lot that you need to worry about. Many homebuyers make mistakes prior to closing that can delay the sale. Read More...


Make Your Kitchen Look Like A Million Dollars

Published March 9, 2016

Do you have a home showing coming up? Make your home look as inviting and cozy as possible by following these tips. Read More...


Home Staging, Explained: How Staging Will Help Sell Your House

Published March 2, 2016

What is home staging? Home staging is the art of strategic home improvements and makeovers, in an effort to prep your house for the real estate market. Read More...


6 Dos and Don’ts of Basement Home Improvement

Published Feburary 24, 2016

When you’re preparing your house for sale, the basement is often overlooked when it comes to home staging. Read More...


What to Do in the Months Before You Put Your Home on the Market

Published February 17, 2016

Selling a home is a complicated process that requires planning in order to be success. Know what you are getting into before you get started. Read More...


Backyard Landscaping Ideas to Upgrade Your Property

Published February 10, 2016

Upgrading your backyard landscaping can bring new life to your property. In certain cases, it can even raise the value of your home. Read More...


How to Set Up an Open House for the Best Results

Published February 03, 2016

An open house event is an essential part of attracting buyers to your home. Figuring out how to set a successful open house can help you to get offers quickly. Read More...


3 Things that are Key to an Equity-Boosting Bathroom

Published January 27, 2016

A bathroom renovation can add value to your property, if it’s done right. These three things are key. Read More...


4 Living Room Staging Tips to Help Your Home Sell Faster

Published January 20, 2016

If you are prepping your home to be sold, home staging is an important part of the process. Here are some tips for staging your living room to attract buyers. Read More...


High-Quality Photography Tips for Online Home Listings

Published January 13, 2016

When you list your home for sale, you want to attract the best possible offers. High-quality photography can help your home get noticed. Read More...


6 Myths About Buying a Home As a First-Time Buyer

Published January 6, 2016

As a first-time home buyer, your lack of experience can certainly cloud your judgment as you prepare to buy a home. Getting ahead of the buying process means getting the facts straight. Read More...


When Should You Sell Your Home If You Are Planning to Move?

Published December 30, 2015

As a home seller, you might be unsure as to the best time to sell your home if you are planning a move. Deciding when to put your home on the market in advance can help you to plan your move more easily and can enable you to be successful in the sale of your old home. Read More...


When Should You Hire a Specialist Home Inspector?

Published December 23, 2015

Hiring a specialist home inspector can protect your investment. Call a specialist home inspector if you need help beyond the services that a generalist provides. Read More...


4 First-Time Homeowner Repair Tips

Published December 16, 2015

Homeowners often need to make adjustments to a home after a purchase. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to seek out the best deals to complete your home renovation project. Read More...


Top 5 Things to Consider in a Home for Real Estate Investment

Published December 9, 2015

If you are planning to buy a property as a real estate investor, you must choose carefully to improve your odds of success. Read More...


Home Security Systems: How to Select the Right Company

Published December 2, 2015

As a homeowner, you want to make sure that your home and its occupants are protected in the event of an incident or emergency. Read More...


Major Home Defects to Watch Out For

Published November 25, 2015

Sellers are required to disclose major defects on a home. But as a buyer, how can you be sure that the home that you are purchasing doesn’t have serious problems? Read More...


Proven Steps to Finding a Good Property Manager

Published November 18, 2015

Finding the right property manager can mean the difference between having a guaranteed monthly cash flow and bankruptcy. That makes choosing a good property manager an essential component of investor success. Read More...


What to Expect From a Realtor With Regard to Marketing Your Home

Published November 11, 2015

If you are prepping your home to be sold and you want to work with a Realtor, you should know what to expect. Read More...


Avoid These Time Wasters As a Home Seller

Published November 4, 2015

As a homeseller, time wasters are your number one enemy if your goal is to sell your home quickly and for the best price. Read More...


How to Sell a Vacation Home

Published October 28, 2015

Vacation homes present a unique challenge when it comes time to sell. If you are planning to sell a vacation home, there are some important differences to consider. Read More...


5 Stress-Reducing Moving Tips for Packing Up the Family Home

Published October 21, 2015

As a homeowner preparing to move, you likely have a lot on your mind. Planning to make your move less stressful can make the process easier. Read More...


3 Reasons Every Home Buyer Should Have a Home Inspection Done

Published October 14, 2015

As a potential home buyer, getting a home inspection done is the initial first step to purchasing a home. A home inspection report can actually help you decide whether buying is a sound decision. Read More...


10 Home Inspection Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Published October 7, 2015

Hiring the right home inspection service will help you to determine if there are any major defects with a property before you decide to buy. Read More...


What Family Buyers Are Really Looking for in Your Home

Published September 30, 2015.

Selling your home is all about knowing what your target buyer’s market wants, and appealing to it. Different stripes of buyers require different approaches to best appeal to their needs and wants, and one of the most common buyer types is the family buyer. These people are interested in how your home will work for them and their loved ones, and how well the house will grow with them over the years. Read more...


How to Maximize Your Home’s Curb Appeal in One Afternoon

Published September 23, 2015.

Is your home ready for sale from the inside out? Most home owners know that interior staging is essential to selling a home quickly and for the most profit, but too many home owners don’t think to expand their staging vision to the outdoors. Read more...


Maximize Your Home’s Curb Appeal With These Improvement Projects

Published September 16, 2015.

Improving your home’s curb appeal is the number one way to pique a buyer’s interest in your home, and really get the price tag the property deserves. Curb appeal projects can range from the simple to the complex, and even the smallest improvements can have big results in a buyer’s eye. Read more...


Understanding the Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

Published September 9, 2015.

It may be difficult to think of the windows in your home as valuable assets. Of course, standing in front of one of these outlets on a blazing summer day or frigid winter night can help you shift your point of view in quite a hurry. Read more...


The Hidden Costs of Flipping Homes

Published September 2, 2015.

With countless TV shows providing a glamorous look into the world of flipping homes, it’s no surprise that more and more people are showing interest in this portion of the real estate world. However, do the benefits of flipping a home outweigh the sometimes hidden costs that trip up novice flippers? Read more...


Putting Safety First During a Home Sale

Published August 26, 2015.

Selling or buying a home is an exciting, nerve-wracking, and important time, all rolled into one. Unfortunately, too many members of the marketplace end up making this event more stressful by failing to give safe practices their due. Read more...


What to Look for in a Home When You’ve Got Furry Friends

Published August 19, 2015.

Shopping for a new home is complicated enough when you’re dealing with humans. When you start factoring in your family members from the animal kingdom (no, we’re not talking about your Cousin Howard), things can start to get a little bit hairy. Read more...


Great Things in Small Packages: How to Sell a Small Home

Published August 12, 2015.

When you’re trying to sell your small home, no amount of dressing it up with words like “quaint” and “cozy” will disguise the cold, hard reality. When your home is small, you’ve got to address the issue, not just dance around it – sellers can tell when you’re doing so, and it definitely won’t result in a sale. Read more...


Preparing Your Family for Your Big Move, Without the Stress

Published August 5, 2015.

Moving is hard enough when you’re on your own, but as you factor in more and more variables, things can rapidly spiral out of control. Children, pets, your spouse; all of them will have opinions, emotions, and stress associated with the move that you have to address. Read more...


Room for Improvement: What’s Worth DIY, and What’s a Risk too Big to Take?

Published July 29, 2015.

When you’re looking to buy a house, you won’t always find a place that satisfies every need on your home-buying checklist: in fact, it’s rarer to find a home that’s absolutely perfect. Homes that are a little bit imperfect can still be perfectly good buys, especially if the flaws can be fixed with a bit of DIY effort. Read more...


Maximizing Your Housing Budget in a Buyer’s Market

Published July 22, 2015.

How much house can you really afford? Is the market in the right spot for your budget? If these and other similar questions are running through your mind, don’t worry – you’re in good company. More and more buyers are trying to stretch their budgets farther, but most don’t understand the right way to accomplish this goal. Read more...


Get Ready for the Big Day: Your Step-by-Step Home Moving Checklist

Published July 15, 2015.

So you’ve signed that mortgage contract, sold your old place, and are ready to move into your new home. As moving day approaches, a certain amount of stress is expected; however, don’t make it harder on you and your family than it has to be. Read more...


Do Open Houses Really Help Sell Homes?

Published July 8, 2015.

If you’re selling a home, tradition dictates that you and your family hold an open house and invite a group of potential buyers in to take a look at the house for themselves. On the surface, it seems like a great idea. However, does this staple of the real estate sales process really help sell homes? Read more...


10 Things You Need to Know about Purchasing a Foreclosed Home

Published July 1, 2015.

Purchasing a foreclosed home is a great opportunity for families and investors alike who are looking for a good deal. However, the process is far from a simple affair. To get you started off on the right foot, let’s connect with some trusted industry sources and cover the 10 things you absolutely need to know if you’re in the market for a foreclosed home. Read more...


6 Deal-Breakers that Will Send Home Buyers Running for the Hills

Published June 24, 2015.

Selling your home is all about appealing to the market. You’re putting a product out there, so of course you have to take steps to make it appeal to your prospective customers. Some flaws are excusable: not having a fireplace in the living room, kitchen tiles that are slightly out of fashion, and so on. Read more...


5 Things to Consider Before Committing to a “Fixer-Upper”

Published June 17, 2015.

“Needs a little love,” “project home,” and “fixer-upper” are terms that pop up on listings around the country, aimed at enticing energetic and industrious homebuyers who are looking for a unique and rewarding challenge. However, are you really up for the demands that come with this kind of home purchase? Read more...


To Fence or Not To Fence

Published June 11, 2015.

Before you add a fence to your property, know the guidelines to follow so you increase your property value and don’t run the risk of decreasing it! If you are thinking about erecting a fence on your property, be sure that the fence you choose adds to your property’s curb appeal and value – selecting the wrong fence for your home can have just the opposite effect. Follow these guidelines and you won’t go wrong when choosing the best fence for your home. Read more...


Important Considerations for Young Condo Buyers

Published June 7, 2015.

Condos are extremely popular amongst first time home buyers. For good reasons! Purchasing a condo can give you all of the convenience of living in an apartment while still being a property owner. Read more...


Making a Mid-Life Home Purchase? Consider These Five Options

Published June 7, 2015.

The days of buying a house and settling down for the rest of your life in one spot are stuck firmly in the past. Much like the PDA or floppy disk in the tech world, there’s just so many better options sitting in front of you when it comes to a mid-life home purchase to be tethered to one place forever. Read more...


Fix and Flip or Buy and Hold: Which Strategy is Right for You?

Published June 7, 2015.

As a real estate investor, you have a choice: buy and hold a property or fix and flip it. The decision may not be as clear cut as you think. Read more...


Don’t Let Your Pet Sabotage Your Home Sale

Published June 7, 2015.

Not everyone loves animals. Some people are afraid. Others feel uncomfortable being in a house with someone else’s pets. And, then there are potentially the odors or other damage left by your pet. If you home is still for sale, take an objective look at your pet. Could Fido or Fluffy be the reason why? Read more...


Innovations In Smart Home Technology

Published June 3, 2015.

Today, modern homes are automated with the latest advances in technology in ways that would astound and amaze our ancestors. From the exterior to throughout the interior, smart home technology can literally change your lifestyle offering energy savings, enhanced security, functionality, convenience and comfort through automation. Read more...


Hardscape Elements – The Backbone Of Any Landscape Project

Published June 3, 2015.

No matter if you are working with a landscape contractor to bring beauty and order to the site of new home construction or to breathe life and elegance into a bland and boring established yard, the term “hardscape” is likely to come up in the conversation. Read more...


Prepping Your Property For Sale

Published June 3, 2015.

Have you ever wondered why it is that two homes in the same neighborhood, with virtually the same amount of space and similar floor plans, often sell for dramatically different amounts of money? Prep and Staging make the difference. Read more...


Preparing For Winter’s Next Assault – Tips For Winterizing Your Home

Published June 3, 2015.

Ideally, home winterization should start in autumn, but if “Old Man Winter” got the jump on you, all is not lost. Read more...


4 Reasons Why You Should Use a Realtor to Sell Your Home

Published June 3, 2015.

If you are considering selling your home, using a qualified real estate agent to assist you with the selling process can save you a lot of headaches. Real estate deals can often become emotional and require experience in order to navigate the complicated processes involved. Read more...