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The Benefits of Going to Open Houses

The Benefits of Going to Open Houses

Are you getting ready to buy a home? Or maybe homeownership is something you’re planning for in the not-too-distant future? Then you’ve no doubt stumbled across open houses and wondered if you should go. Whether you’re ready to buy or…

Home Insurance and Halloween

Home Insurance and Halloween

It’s that time of year again! Time for Halloween pumpkins, candy, costumes – and possible claims to your homeowner’s insurance. While trick-or-treating is a time-honored tradition, it also increases the risk of damage to or accidents on your property. Be…

Why Use a Real Estate Agent?

Why Use a Real Estate Agent?

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’ve probably considered whether or not it’s really necessary to work with a professional real estate agent. With so much information available online, isn’t it possible to go through the process alone? While…

Home Selling Myths Debunked

Home Selling Myths Debunked

If you’re selling your home, you’ve no doubt received lots of advice about the process. Though most folks have the best of intentions, the information they share may not always be accurate. And in some cases, the “facts” they tell…

Should You Buy a Starter Home?

Should You Buy a Starter Home?

Are you a first-time homebuyer? Then you may be wondering if you should buy a less expensive starter home now or wait until you have more money saved to buy a “forever” home later. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer,…

Face Your Home Selling Fears

Face Your Home Selling Fears

We understand – selling a home is tough! It’s one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever complete in your lifetime. That can be scary. But don’t let it keep you from putting your house on the market. Here are…

Bathrooms Defined

Bathrooms Defined

Have you ever seen a house listing that advertises a half bath? Or maybe it lists a three-quarter bath, or even a quarter bath? What do those terms even mean? Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s helpful to…

How To Celebrate Your Home Purchase

How To Celebrate Your Home Purchase

If you’ve just purchased a home, then you know what a stressful few months it can be. Collecting financial documents, securing financing, house shopping, making an offer, getting an inspection – there are so many things to accomplish before closing…

What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

You’ve probably been told that if you’re buying or selling a house, you should work with a professional real estate agent. But do you know what real estate agents actually do for you? We understand that it can seem kind…

Buying a Home For Sale By Owner

Buying a Home For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes are just that – homes that are being sold without the assistance of a real estate agent. As a buyer, you may be wondering about buying a FSBO home, especially if you’re working with…

Smells That Sell

Smells That Sell

You’ve de-cluttered, re-painted, made repairs and updated your home’s curb appeal. That means you’re ready to sell, right? Not necessarily. Although all those tasks are essential for getting your home in shape to sell, don’t overlook one important factor –…

Packing for a Last Minute Move

Packing for a Last Minute Move

The ideal amount of time to prepare for a big move is two to three months. Having up to 12 weeks gives you plenty of time to organize, make all your arrangements and pack. But sometimes circumstances don’t allow for…

What to Let Go of Before You Move

What to Let Go of Before You Move

Let’s face it – things have a tendency to accumulate. And if you’ve been living in the same place for more than a few years, chances are you’ve collected items you no longer use. But if you’re relocating, transporting those…

Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

If you’re shopping for a home loan, you know that your credit score helps to determine what kind of loan you qualify for and at what rate. The better your score, the more favorable your terms will be. But do…

Hurricane Repairs Information

Hurricane Repairs Information

Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Clients: Now that Hurricane Harvey has moved past and the sun has come out, our hearts are still heavy for the loss so many have experienced. We have had lots of calls, texts, and emails inquiring…

Avoid These Home Buying Mistakes

Avoid These Home Buying Mistakes

Buying a house – especially for the first time – can be a huge undertaking. It’s a complex process, making it easy for mistakes to happen along the way. If you’re buying a home, here are some common pitfalls you…

Dealing With Seller’s Remorse

Dealing With Seller’s Remorse

Buyer’s remorse is a fairly common occurrence, happening when someone makes a large purchase, such as a home, and feels regret afterwards. But have you heard of seller’s remorse? It’s also normal for those selling a home to feel regret…

Selling Your Home in the Fall

Selling Your Home in the Fall

It’s almost time for sweaters, fall foliage and pumpkin spice lattes. And if you’re like some homeowners, it may also be time to sell your home. While fall may not be the most popular time to list your home for…