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

3 Generations Top Housing Market Trends

3 Generations Top Housing Market Trends

Historians like to say that those who do not learn the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat them. In the real estate industry, the chances of that happening are slim because agents and other professionals follow market trends closely. That being said, a careful examination of 2017 market trends and other factors can … Continued

4 Tips For Downsizing To A Smaller Home

4 Tips For Downsizing To A Smaller Home

You can make the most of a small home with smart design strategies and careful planning. Maybe your youngest has finally gone away to college, and you have much more space than you really need. Or perhaps you want to minimize your lifestyle and shrink your carbon footprint. Whatever your reason for downsizing, you can … Continued

Top Real Estate Predictions You Should Know About

Top Real Estate Predictions You Should Know About

Whether you are a homeowner looking to get the maximum return on investment, a buyer interested in fair market value or an industry insider grappling with the moving parts of the real estate industry, these are some trends and predictions you should know about.   Lower Home Supply Causing Significant Value Growth Indicators point to … Continued

Understanding the Factors That Impact Your Credit Score

Understanding the Factors That Impact Your Credit Score

Most consumers believe if they pay their bills on time, they need not worry about their credit score. Oftentimes, it is a rude awakening when they apply for a mortgage loan, car loan, or any revolving credit to learn they are not going to get the lowest rates available. This is because paying bills on … Continued

Showing Your Home to Buyers? Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes

Showing Your Home to Buyers? Don't Make These 4 Mistakes

There are numerous steps that must be taken to properly stage a home, and some sellers can easily become overwhelmed by all of the tips and steps they have been told to follow. It may be acceptable to skip over some of the steps to save time or money when staging a home, but there … Continued