Hiring A Home InspectorPosted on February 16, 2017
You’ve gone to countless open houses, searched online for months, and have finally found the house of your dreams, but before signing your name on the dotted line there are a few key steps you should not overlook.
How Much House Do You NeedPosted on September 15, 2016
While it may be nice to have a home with five bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen, and a four-car garage, how many of us really need this much space? The best approach is to look at a few particular aspects of your life and lifestyle to make the right choice.
Understanding Buyer Closing CostsPosted on June 16, 2016
Most people who are in the market for a new home are aware of the costs associated with purchasing a home and moving, but closing costs can be expenses that may be overlooked, especially for first-time home buyers.
Now that you’ve made the decision to purchase your first home, a hearty congratulations is in order! Becoming a homeowner, especially for the first time, can stir up some feelings of anxiety and excitement.
What A REALTOR Can Do For You As A BuyerPosted on February 11, 2016
When we think of selling a home, the services a REALTOR® can provide usually seem worth the cost of their commission, but what about as a buyer? What can a REALTOR® do for you as a home buyer, and is the commission worth the services they can provide? Here are five great reasons you should hire a REALTOR® when you are in the market for a new home!
REALTORS® Can Help You Determine Your Budget—With a few simple pieces of information, a REALTOR® can help you pre-determine what kind of budget you may be looking at for your new home, and can match you with potential lenders that are right for you.
What To Consider Before Buying An Older PropertyPosted on December 24, 2015
Whether it’s the character and charm of an older home with its original features, hardwood floors, and wood burning fireplace, or the quaint historic feel of the neighborhood in which it is found, there is a certain appeal to older property.
Buying A Home That Can Grow With Your FamilyPosted on November 26, 2015
If you are a first time homeowner, or are purchasing a home after a major life change such as marriage or having children, what should you consider to be sure your new home can grow with your changing family? The time and effort that go into purchasing and decorating a new home, not to mention finding it in the first place, means that you’ll want to ensure that your home will be right for you and your family for years to come.
How Much Yard Do You NeedPosted on October 15, 2015
How Much Yard Do You Need?
You probably have spent a good deal of time considering how much space you need inside your home, but what about how much space you need on the outside of it? House hunting with an idea of the square footage you are seeking is a good idea, but in addition to that you should have an idea of how much yard space you will need around your new dwelling as well.
When Is The Right Time To Reduce The PricePosted on April 13, 2017
Every homeowner must set an asking price when listing their home on the market, but what happens when you don’t receive any offers? Just as it’s important to know when it’s time to sell, it’s important to recognize the right time to reduce the price.
Selling Your Home - Why You Need A REALTORPosted on November 05, 2015
The temptation to save yourself the cost of hiring a real estate agent when selling your home can be overwhelming, and with more websites, books, and other resources popping up that claim to give you all the know-how and tools you’ll need to sell your home yourself, why should you consider hiring a REALTOR® at all? Like any job that requires a lot of insider knowledge and experience, hiring a REALTOR® will ensure that you are getting the best price for your house with the minimal amount of work and worry.
Repairs To Make Before Selling Your HomePosted on September 10, 2015
When selling your home, the last thing you want to do is invest more into it, but in most cases making a few repairs or renovations to your home before putting it on the market can really be worth the financial and time investment.
When choosing a style of furnishing, color scheme, or fabrics for your new home, or when redecorating a room, plants often do not immediately spring to mind when considering what you need to complete your space.
Who hasn’t had a cupboard full of Tupperware come crashing down on their head? And don’t we all have a drawer in our kitchen that holds every scrap of paper and useless knickknack we have ever owned? While kitchen clutter may be a universal truth, it can also make using your kitchen a time consuming and frustrating task.
Sealing Your Windows And Doors Against LeaksPosted on December 22, 2016
Sealing Your Windows And Doors Against Leaks
When it comes to making sure your home is energy-efficient as well as keeping it at a comfortable temperature throughout the year, there are few things as simple as looking to your windows and doors to make a big difference.
Is A Pool Right For Your PropertyPosted on November 03, 2016
The cool refreshing look of water on a hot summer’s day can make any homeowner wish they had a pool in their backyard, but making the decision about whether a pool is right for your property is more complicated than buying an inflatable bed with a cup holder.
The Best Ways To Reduce Your Water BillPosted on April 07, 2016
The Best Ways To Reduce Your Water Bill
Although a lot of the energy efficiency efforts tend to be focused on saving on electricity bills, you can also save a lot of money on your water bill and save water, too, with only a few simple steps.
Tips For Getting Your Down Payment FasterPosted on August 10, 2017
Looking to buy your first home, but having trouble coming up with the down payment? Typically you need to have between 5-50% of the purchase price of your home, so here are a few tips to help you save your down payment faster!
Save Your Tax Refund—Doing this alone for a few years may add up to a considerable amount to contribute to a down payment, especially if both you and your spouse commit to contributing the full amount.
How To Buy A Home With A Low Down PaymentPosted on December 15, 2016
Purchasing a home with a low down payment is important for a number of reasons, including the buyer’s ability to have extra cash left over for closing costs, decorating expenses, upgrades and/or other essentials needed to turn their new house into a home.
If you are in the market for a new home, or looking to refinance your existing mortgage, then you will want to consider the option of hiring a mortgage broker rather than an individual lender or lending institution.
Decorating For Christmas The Green Living WayPosted on July 13, 2017
Christmas is probably one of the easiest times of the year to use environmentally friendly decorating ideas, and given the more traditional decorating trends for the season and the ever increasing need for all of us to contribute to making the planet a greener place, it’s never been easier.
Valentine’s Day Crafts For KidsPosted on June 15, 2017
Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids
Valentine’s Day is all about love—and not just between couples! Kids love to get in on the action, and creating fun Valentine’s crafts to share is a great way to let them have a good time and make something they can give to friends and family to show their love on this special day.
Planning A Fun Fourth Of July Block PartyPosted on October 01, 2015
Independence Day is a great opportunity to get your neighborhood together to celebrate our great nation, and what could be more American than the block party! It is a great and inexpensive way to get to know your neighbors and add a more traditional community feel to your street.
Easy Easter Decorating IdeasPosted on September 24, 2015
Easter is often left out when thinking of holiday decorating, but since it is also the beginning of the spring season it is a great time to freshen up your home and add some of the lively and vibrant colors of the season.