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Benefits and Risks of an All-Cash Offer

Benefits and Risks of an All-Cash Offer

All-cash offers can be very attractive in the real estate market. As a buyer, it gives you a competitive edge over other offers that need to be financed. As a seller, it helps you to avoid some of the pitfalls…

Ideas For Creating a Friendlier Neighborhood

Ideas For Creating a Friendlier Neighborhood

One of the best things about becoming a homeowner is the opportunity to build community. When you move into a new home you’re also becoming part of a neighborhood. But what if that neighborhood is on the quiet side or…

When Your Neighbor is an Arm’s Length Away

When Your Neighbor is an Arm’s Length Away

When you’re house hunting, you may come across a home that is literally only a few feet from the neighbor. In fact, more and more homes are being built on smaller lots so you may encounter this frequently. It may…

Is This Another Housing Market Bubble?

Is This Another Housing Market Bubble?

The U.S. housing market continues to make the news on a daily basis. If you’ve been following the news, then you may have concerns about a potential housing market bubble – or even a crash. Nobody wants to revisit what…

5 Ways To Use Your Home Equity

5 Ways To Use Your Home Equity

For homeowners, one of the silver livings of skyrocketing home values is a sudden increase in your home equity. According to a recent report by CoreLogic, homeowners who have mortgages saw their equity grow by more than 32 percent since…

Choosing a Tree for Your Yard

Choosing a Tree for Your Yard

As homeowners, we tend to spend most of our attention on the interiors of our homes. We labor over design decisions such as what color to paint the walls or what style of furniture to have in the living room.…

Selling to Family or Friends

Selling to Family or Friends

Selling your home is a major undertaking, even in a seller’s market. Sifting through offers and deciding on the best buyer can be more stressful than you realize. If you have a family member or a friend who’s in the…

How “Days on Market” Affects Your Home Sale

How “Days on Market” Affects Your Home Sale

When homebuyers are looking at homes for sale, they’re often checking things like the number of bedrooms or even the school district where the home is located. But some homebuyers (and their agents) are looking at less obvious things, too,…

Avoid These First-Time Buyer Mistakes

Avoid These First-Time Buyer Mistakes

Buying your first home is a major accomplishment. It can be so exciting to daydream about owning a home and getting started with your search. But as a first-time buyer, there are many pitfalls that you may experience if you…

What Homebuilders Want You To Know

What Homebuilders Want You To Know

Building your own home is a dream come true for many homebuyers. When you start from scratch you can create a home that specifically suits your needs. Watching it all come together can be very exciting. But the process can…

Getting Ready For Your Big Move

Getting Ready For Your Big Move

Summer is moving season! In fact, did you know that July 31 is often the busiest moving day of the year? The real estate market is hotter than ever, and millions of Americans are packing up and moving on to…

Benefits of Owning a Home

Benefits of Owning a Home

Owning a home is the quintessential American Dream. Being a homeowner is a mark of success and offers so much more than simply providing you a place to live. In fact, there are many benefits of owning a home, some…

Pricing Your Home for Sale

Pricing Your Home for Sale

There are many things to do when you’re preparing to sell your home. From cleaning and decluttering to painting and making repairs, your to-do list might seem a mile long. But one of the most important decisions to make when…

Decluttering Tricks Revealed

Decluttering Tricks Revealed

Is your clutter getting you down? Are you preparing to move and trying to figure out what to do with all your stuff? For some, decluttering is an easy task that is swiftly accomplished in a single day. For others,…

Let Go of These Things When Moving

Let Go of These Things When Moving

Moving is a big job. You may think you don’t have that much stuff, but once you start packing it up you may realize you have much more than you thought. But why cart around a bunch of stuff that…

Allergy-Proof Your Home

Allergy-Proof Your Home

Opening the windows to let in some fresh air can be such a delight this time of year. Except, of course, if you have seasonal allergies. Allergy season generally begins in March with tree pollen and ends in August with…

Ace Your Yard Sale

Ace Your Yard Sale

Yard sale season is here! If you’re ready to unload some of your unwanted stuff, then a yard sale is one of the best and easiest ways to do it. Not only will you declutter your home, but you’ll also…

Understanding Debt-to-Income Ratio

Understanding Debt-to-Income Ratio

When you’re buying a home, your debt-to-income ratio (DTI) will be an important part of the equation. This critical piece of information will affect whether or not you will qualify for a mortgage and can also affect the terms and…