How to navigate an open house with kids in tow

You’ve decided to take your kids along with you to an open house and want to make sure they’re engaged, feel included and don’t distract you from the task at hand. Here are some tips to help you achieve these goals: Recruit a media crew Have your kids take photos or videos for you during […]

16 Things a real estate agent can do for you

Curious about what real estate agents actually do and how they can help you buy or sell a home? Here’s a brief look at how they can help you through a real estate transaction: Provide advice, expertise and industry knowledge in order to better help you reach a decision. For buyers: Help you understand the […]

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Reduction a Fresh Start, Says NAR President Brown

Lower costs are coming for homebuyers seeking a Federal Housing Administration -insured mortgage. FHA announced today that they are cutting annual premiums for mortgage insurance from 0.85 percent to 0.60 percent, a move the National Association of Realtors® said breathes new life into the program. “FHA mortgage products exist to serve an important mission: providing […]

Three Negotiating Mistakes Sellers Make

When you list your home for sale, you may think you’ve priced it right, staged it beautifully, and timed the market for a quick sale. The reality is that buyers are full of surprises, nearly all of them predictable. They rarely pay list price; they discount or dismiss improvements you’ve made; their inspections usually turn […]

8 Quick Fixes to Increase Value

To attract buyers, sellers must up the ante to convince them that their property offers what many want most — top value for dollar expended. Here are eight fast fixes: 1. Buff up curb appeal. You’ve heard it before, but it’s critical to get buyers to want to look on the inside. Be objective. View […]

14 Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home’s Exterior

Make your home more appealing for yourself and potential buyers with these quick and easy tips: 1. Trim bushes so they don’t block windows or architectural details. 2. Mow your lawn, and turn on the sprinklers for 30 minutes before the showing to make the lawn sparkle. 3. Put a pot of bright flowers (or […]

20 Cold Hard Facts in Real Estate Home Buying

  The world we live in is not getting any kinder – I must know your identity before we ever look at the first home. This lets me know who you are, that your intentions are to buy a home, that you’re serious about buying a home and it provides me and my family with […]

Take the Stress Out of Homebuying

Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home, keep in mind these tips for making the process as peaceful as possible. 1. Find a real estate agent who you connect with. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It’s critical that […]

Buying and Selling a Home at The Same Time

Unless you are one of the rare homeowners with the financial ability to pay two mortgages at once, buying a home before selling your current home is not really an option. Given the fact you need to sell your current home to pay for a new one, you will need to prepare yourself for a […]