4 Tips on How to Increase the Number of Offers You Get

4 Tips on How to Increase the Number of Offers You Get

Selling a house in a slow market is like playing the world’s worst waiting game. But for sellers who want to make a deal quickly, there are ways to boost your offers and close a bid in short order – even if the market isn’t that hot. If you’re struggling to sell your home, try … Continued

Buying A Home? Take Stock Of These Things

Buying A Home? Take Stock Of These Things

What are some of the most important factors that buyers take into consideration when looking for a new home? There are the obvious – things like price, square footage, location and lot size. Those are the basics. Other things that are often weighed are garage size, how updated the kitchen and baths are, and whether … Continued

Tips For Selling Your Home In The Fall

Tips For Selling Your Home In The Fall

Football season has kicked off, temperatures are cooling and pumpkin spice everything is for sale in the stores. Yes, fall is here. While most people associate the spring and summer months as the ideal times of year to buy or sell, fall is still a great time to put your home on the market. Families … Continued

4 Great Reasons To Make The Largest Down Payment You Can Afford

4 Great Reasons To Make The Largest Down Payment You Can Afford

If you’re looking for a new home, you’ve probably heard lots of advice about down payments. About how it’s okay to just have a five percent down payment – you’ll still get approved. About how you should make the down payment as small as possible to avoid cash flow problems. In truth, you’re actually better … Continued

5 Tips to Make Moving With Kids Easier

5 Tips to Make Moving With Kids Easier

Sometimes a move is unavoidable, regardless of how much you or your kids’ would rather stay in your current home. If your young ones are not looking forward to a change in scenery, here are a few tips to help them make a smoother transition into their new home:   1. Involve Them Involving your … Continued

Spouse with Bad Credit? 3 Reasons You’ll Want to Consider a Co-signer

Spouse with Bad Credit? 3 Reasons You'll Want to Consider a Co-signer

Obtaining a mortgage can be quite a complicated process even without the financial hurdles, but if your spouse’s credit has experienced a number of difficulties, acquiring a mortgage can be even more of a burden. If you’re concerned about what bad credit will mean for your mortgage and are weighing your options, here are some … Continued

5 Signs That Fixer-Upper Might Be a Money Pit

5 Signs That Fixer-Upper Might Be a Money Pit

Deals are always appealing, especially in a hot market. So if you’re looking to buy a house and you see the chance to nab a fixer-upper for a low price, you’ll be tempted. Just be careful – sometimes that hidden treasure turns out to be a disaster. Here are five signs that the fixer-upper you’re … Continued

Easy Ways To Slash Your Home Utility Bills

Easy Ways To Slash Your Home Utility Bills

Many homeowners don’t take advantage of simple measures to reduce energy bills. A survey by SaveOnEnergy found that nearly 50 percent of homeowners have not switched their regular light bulbs to energy saving bulbs. This simple measure can save more than $180 a year on electric bills. As in the case with switching to energy … Continued

Budget-Friendly DIY Projects That Instantly Boost Curb Appeal

Budget-Friendly DIY Projects That Instantly Boost Curb Appeal

We’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but there’s no such rule in the housing market. Curb appeal is the external attractiveness of a home, and if you’re in the market for a house that first impression has a lot to do with your final decision. Alternatively, if you’re looking to sell, … Continued