Real Estate Tips

Don’t Forget These Selling Points

Don’t Forget These Selling Points

Sure, touting that recent kitchen or bathroom renovation will surely attract the attention of potential buyers. But are there other qualities about your home that might entice someone… Read more ⇢
Home Buyer Pet Peeves

Home Buyer Pet Peeves

We know that selling your home can be a stressful and challenging process. Why would you want to make it doubly so by irritating potential buyers? Here’s what… Read more ⇢
New FHA Leeway for Approvals

New FHA Leeway for Approvals

What is a FICO score? That is the  number lenders look at that essentially determines the likelihood that you will pay all of your (debt) obligations on time for the… Read more ⇢
What a Credit Score Really Means

What a Credit Score Really Means

As one of the least understood numbers homebuyers deal with, their credit score confuses many would-be buyers. So, what does your credit score really mean? First, understand… Read more ⇢
How to Avoid Being House Poor

How to Avoid Being House Poor

Buying a home is exciting! If you’re young, it gives you the sense of finally stepping into the adult world. If you’re at some other life change (marriage, starting… Read more ⇢
Your True Colors

Your True Colors

Much of the fun of owning a home is decorating it to your taste and personality. Even on a low budget, subtle or dramatic changes to color can make… Read more ⇢
Tax Tips for New Homeowners

Tax Tips for New Homeowners

Don’t you just LOVE tax time! If this is the first year you’ll be filing your taxes as a homeowner, there are a few things… Read more ⇢
When to Get Pre-Approval for a Mortgage

When to Get Pre-Approval for a Mortgage

A lot of people ask me about getting pre-approved when they’re just thinking abut buying. Here’s what I tell them: Get your pre-approval NOW! Why so early?… Read more ⇢
Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

According to Market Watch, Realty Trac, and Forbes, nearly half  of homebuyers in 2014 so far have purchased with all cash. Can you believe that!!! Highest percentages were in… Read more ⇢

How to Sell for Full Price

Often, homeowners try to “test the market” with a higher than fair-market price when first listing their home. That can be a poor … Read more ⇢

How Does a Pool Affect My Home Value?

My husband Trey and I had a pool at our former home for YEARS, and we, our kids, the neighbors’ kids, and the neighbors loved it. But… Read more ⇢
Are there Holes in Your Homeowner’s Insurance?

Are there Holes in Your Homeowner’s Insurance?

Many homeowners are surprised to learn that their insurance does not cover everything. In fact, it may not cover several things that you assume it does. Flooding Your home… Read more ⇢
Real Estate Terminology: Closing Costs

Real Estate Terminology: Closing Costs

Closing costs include all of the fees and costs associated with completing the sale or purchase of a home using a mortgage, that are in addition to the actual cost of… Read more ⇢
Easy Curb Appeal Upgrades You Can Do On a Weekend

Easy Curb Appeal Upgrades You Can Do On a Weekend

    Sometimes the idea of getting your home ready to sell can seem daunting. Adding some curb appeal, however, will help your home sell faster and for more… Read more ⇢
Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Value–WHAT!

Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Value–WHAT!

There is a LOT of confusion trying to understand real estate vocabulary. But since so many people are concerned about the true value of a home, whether… Read more ⇢

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