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Why Wait to Renovate Your Home?

Friday, March 30th, 2018
Why Wait to Renovate Your Home?

When you’re dreaming of all the things you want to fix with an upgrade, it can be all too easy to get carried away with renovations that you’d like to start with your new home.

Buying a new home can be an exciting experience, whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced real estate aficionado. When you’re dreaming of all the things you want to fix with an upgrade, it can be all too easy to get carried away with renovations that you’d like to start with your new home. From adding brand new cabinets to tearing down a dividing wall between rooms, these renovations can be exciting yet complicated because they can also make moving into your new home more stressful of a process than it should be. Unless your new home is unsafe to live in without renovations, you may want to reconsider renovating your new piece of real estate until you’ve settled into your home. (more…)

Renting or Buying a Home: Which is Best for You?

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Renting or Buying a Home: Which is Best for You?

It is especially important to only spend what is proportionate to your income and monthly costs.

The dilemma of choosing whether or not to rent or buy seems to plague so many young adults each year. While renting is often viewed as a pit of money being thrown away, buying is often seen as being a more permanent investment that many people just may not be ready for yet. If you are on the fence about your next move, consider these factors before you start your search. (more…)

Start Saving for Your New Home with These 3 Easy Tips

Friday, March 16th, 2018
Start Saving for Your New Home with These 3 Easy Tips

One best practice for saving money while planning to purchase a new home is to start regularly keeping track of your daily spending habits so that you are aware of what you need or what you could be saving in a week.

Saving for a new home starts with managing your finances in your everyday spending. When it comes to saving for big purchases, even the smallest expenses throughout your week can quickly add up and make a difference for your budget. If you are in the process of planning for your next big move, consider these three easy steps to help you save for your new home in the future. (more…)

What Appraisers are Really Looking for in Your Home Appraisal

Friday, March 9th, 2018
What Appraisers are Really Looking for in Your Home Appraisal

While your home may already be a great investment for your potential buyer, there are many additional features that can contribute to its overall value.

One of the most stressful aspects of selling your home is often your home appraisal. Although your potential buyer may be eager to  move forward with the process, an appraisal is still required to ensure the true value of the home. Before you stress about what your future appraiser may be looking for, get a head start on preparing for your inspection to prevent any unforeseen issues with the process. (more…)

10 Home Staging Tips for a First-time Seller

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
10 Home Staging Tips for a First-time Seller

Minimizing clutter and loud colors throughout your home are best practices for showcasing the best features of your home without distraction.

Selling a home can be a challenging process for anyone. However for a first-time home seller, it can be an especially difficult process of tailoring your home to meet the needs and design preferences of a potential buyer. If you are a first-time home seller in the process of staging your home, consider these 10 simple staging tips to make your home stand out. (more…)