home buying tips

Arm Yourself with These Home Buying Tips

Whether you are buying a home for the first time or you are just looking for an upgrade, it is never a bad idea to arm yourself with tips that can make your search go from overwhelming to enjoyable. Rather than learning the hard way about hidden expenses and difficult neighbors, there are things you […]

How to Snap Up Your Dream Home in a Tight Market

We all know the equation: low inventory means higher prices. Also known as a tight market, this setting can be stressful for buyers, who are trying to snap up their dream home but keep running into competition. According to the National Association of REALTORS® , attempting to purchase a house in this type of market […]

How to Buy and Sell a Home in Today’s Market

Whether you’re buying or selling a new home, preparing well in advance is crucial to a successful transaction. In fact, of over 13,000 U.S. residents surveyed, the number one regret for both buyers and sellers was not starting their home search or prepping their home to sell soon enough. The Zillow Group Report on Consumer […]

Tips for Buying a Home Security System

Everyone wants to protect their home, their property, and most of all, their families. In fact, market research suggests the home security business is growing at a rate of about 9 percent a year. But home security systems are not all alike. Some systems can not only warn you of intruders, but can also notify […]

Buying A Home in Winter Requires a Different Strategy

While spring and early summer rein as peek home-shopping seasons, there’s no good reason why you can’t find that perfect house in the middle of winter, too. In fact, you might even get a good deal from homeowners who are anxious to sell as soon as possible and don’t want to wait for the spring […]

Fall Is the Ideal Season for Homebuyers

The data have it: October is one of the better months to buy, or sell. Homebuyers, according to RealtyTrac®, tend to get the best deals in October, based on an analysis of more than 30 million single-family home and condominium sales that happened over the last 15 years—of the 2.7 million sales closed in October […]

Navigating the Multiple Offer Minefield – Part I

Multiple offer situations, or cases in which more than one competing offer is placed on a home, can be challenging for a homebuyer, especially one new to the process. Knowledge is half the battle when navigating the multiple bid minefield. Below are insights and tips from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) all buyers should […]

What Makes a House a Happy Home?

What makes a homeowner happy? What makes a house a happy home? A safe community? A short commute? What about walkability? The answer is all of the above, according to HomeAdvisor.com’s recently released Homeowner Happiness Index, an industry indicator ranking the happiest cities in the nation. “A homeowner’s quality of life is more likely to […]

Home Buying in 6 Easy Steps [Infographic]

The home buying process can seem daunting to potential homebuyers, but a qualified real estate professional who understands the entire process can help ease many of these worries. Make sure you are prepared with these useful tips from NAR and contact our office to begin your search: Home Buying in 6 Easy Steps

What if You Could Own Your Own Home?

It’s an all too familiar monthly event: you write out a rent check and wait for the funds to disappear from your bank account. But what if instead of making endless payments on something you don’t own, you could own a home of your own? When you finance a home purchase with a mortgage, you […]

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