Category Archives: Construction

Maintain, Minimize, Manage

Homeownership is a privilege and a responsibility falling into one of three categories: maintenance, minimizing expenses and managing debt and risk.  Even after decades of owning a home, you may still need some help to handle some of these challenges. One of the most frequent calls REALTORS® receive from past customers is to ask for […]

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd? As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that […]

Boomers Can Maximize Net Worth with Real Estate Assets

You have spent years paying off your mortgage. Maybe you can afford to buy a rental or vacation property. Or buy your trophy home and entertain family and friends. Or perhaps you need some home equity to pay for college tuition. Lots of home and real estate decisions to make. A big part of your […]

The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership has been a part of the long-standing American dream. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the American dream, and it’s […]

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why listing your house now or keeping it on the market this winter may be the […]

Should I Buy a Home That Needs Repairs?

If you’ve found your dream home − in the area you want, with a big kitchen, three bedrooms and more − is it worth it to buy if the home needs a little TLC? The answer differs depending on the type of repairs, the neighborhood and more. Keep reading to find out if putting an […]

When Does It Make Sense to Own vs. Rent Your House?

When it comes to paying for a place to live: is it better to rent or own your home? While there’s a strong argument for both positions, the truth is—there’s no right answer to this question. However, there is a right answer for you. Rent vs. Own: The 7 factors that matter With a swarm […]

Security Cameras That Maintain the Protection of Your Home

12 Security Cameras That Can Help to Maintain the Protection of Your Home Fortify your home with biometrics The best home security monitoring services have biometric systems in place, to fortify your front door or all  doors of your house. A biometric system uses a person’s unique physical traits such as a fingerprint, iris, or […]

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet! If you are one of the many homeowners looking to […]

Buy Your Retirement Home Now

Maybe you’re not ready to move into it but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take advantage of the present opportunities to acquire the home you want to live in during retirement. The combination of the low mortgage rates, high rental rates, positive cash flows and tax advantages can help you get it paid for […]