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Ideas for accent walls

An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness, and contrast. The starter accent wall You can easily add an accent wall to your room in one afternoon by applying a new paint color. […]

Ins and outs of home inspection

Home inspection is a crucial step in the home buying process. After finding the perfect house, you will want to ensure that there are no hidden faults that may require lengthy and expensive repairs or renovations down the line. 1. The buyer is responsible for the inspection. Give yourself ample time to find a reputable […]

5 criteria for pricing a home

When you put your home for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria’s to look for in a sales comparison. 1. […]

Priority Tasks For Your Move In

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor, paint schemes, and new furniture. Before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. #1. Change the locks Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can never […]

Which down payment strategy is right for you?

You have most likely heard the rule: save for a 20% down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20% is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders. There can actually […]

Dispelling Refinancing Myths

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments, and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. You’re not too late! For years now, we have been […]

5 Negotiating Tactics That Kill A Sale

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Lowball offers: Going far below market value when you make an offer damages your credibility as a buyer and […]

Difference Between Short Sale and Foreclosure

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on financially. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different, with varying timelines and financial impact on the homeowner. A short […]

Money Saving Green Updates

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings. Solar panels: The upfront cost is big, but the long term savings are huge. Solar panels will cost several thousand dollars to install, but ongoing maintenance […]

Why hire a listing agent?

It is a natural feeling to focus on maximizing the greatest profit when it comes to listing your home for sale. Some people run into the conflict of not wanting to pay a commission to a listing agent, and that selling a home yourself may seem like an easy tactic. I can promise you that […]