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

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

Surprising Things That Can Derail A Closing

Surprising Things That Can Derail A Closing

Once you and the seller have negotiated an offer and you’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, you might think that you are definitely in the clear as far as closing goes. However, that is not always the case. Many surprising things can put a halt to closing. Some may ultimately stop the closing while others … Continued

Home Appraisals: Why You Want a Real Estate Agent to Value Your Home

Home Appraisals: Why You Want a Real Estate Agent to Value Your Home

While there may be instances when a homeowner must sell a property and move regardless of market conditions, there are other times when the value of the property will be a deciding factor in whether a homeowner moves or remains in the home for a longer period of time. Some homeowners will attempt to determine … Continued

Home Buying: Repair Requests After A Home Inspection

Home Buying: Repair Requests After A Home Inspection

The perfect home has been found, the one in the right neighborhood with the right amount of bedrooms and bathrooms. The home inspection is complete, but a few issues have been found. At this point, a home buyer has decisions to make.   What Repair Requests Can Be Made After a Home Inspection? Structural defects … Continued

Can Color Help Sell Your Home?

Can Color Help Sell Your Home?

Color psychology is not an exact science, but there are basic principles that marketing pros use to sell everything from greeting cards to automobiles. Much of it has to do with color. Yes, the colors you put on your walls, or on your front door, can help clinch a home sale! Humans have emotional reactions to … Continued

3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Time House Hunting

3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Time House Hunting

In the ideal home-buying scenario, you’d have plenty of time to find the perfect home. However, this is not always possible. Maybe you are relocating for a job and have to buy a house from across the country. If this is the case, you might have to limit the time that you spend house hunting. … Continued