You are familiar with the term ‘staging’ from the many shows regarding makeover, makeunder, flipping houses and finding your dream home. You have heard the advice to declutter and depersonalize your home and get rid of any bad odors, but what tips do professional home stagers offer?
The weather is cooling, leaves are falling, pumpkins are sprouting. It’s the time of year when a lot of house hunters begin gathering hibernating supplies for a long winter’s nap. But you are not like most house hunters. You are smart, you know that the advantages to finding a home in the winter far outweigh the disadvantages. You know that this is the time of… Read More
As a prospective homebuyer, you have scrimped, saved and sacrificed to have a good down payment on your home. After a few rough years you are ready to buy your first home, or if you have already purchased a home you are ready to move into the home that better fits your needs. After making your list and checking it twice you find out there… Read More
Are you struggling between renting an apartment and wanting to buy a home but you are not able to afford a down payment? The “Iconic American Dream” has always been to own a house with a white picket fence and three kids. But if you are wanting to own a home and do not have the down payment, the costs can be very stressful. The… Read More
Are you looking to buy a home but you’re being held back by your income? Luckily, there are several options for you to make your home buying dream come true. There are plenty of home-buying programs for those with a low income, and you just need to know the right places to look. Remember, your monthly mortgage payment will depend on your monthly income… Read More
Whether it’s your first home or your fifth home, you can never be too prepared. Before you rush into purchasing a home there are some essential things to know to ensure you make a smart investment. We’ve been through thousands of transactions and have seen both the good and the ugly side of them.
Most people avoid buying a home during the winter months. Who wants to move when temperatures are low and there could be snow on the ground. As if moving wasn’t already hard enough, add in some snow to trudge through and it sounds like a pretty big mess. Although moving during the winter months could be a bit more challenging, it will be well worth… Read More
Two important things happen when you sign a mortgage. The first is a long term commitment to your new property, the second is the massive amount of paper work you are about to sign. But lets be honest, even if you read every document, the chances that you understand everything is slim. So whether you understand everything or perhaps still feel unclear, here are four… Read More
Depending where you live the market has done two things: It has either recovered from pre-bubble numbers or it hasn’t fully recovered. Unfortunately, if your market hasn’t recovered, its hard to predict if it ever will. However the fallout from the recession is not the reason prices in your area are possibly still down. Real Estate is an extremely hard trend to predict, and even… Read More
Appreciation plays a pretty significant roll in buying a home. But instead of just telling that you why you should care, lets understand what appreciation is in the first place. Appreciation – An increase in the value of an asset over time. The increase can occur for a number of reasons including increased demand or weakening supply, or as a result of changes in inflation or… Read More