Tag Archives: homebuyers

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways this is a win for […]

Is Renting Right for Me?

If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many helpful down payment assistance programs available, homeownership may be closer than you realize. According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of […]

How Can I Avoid Common Homebuyer Mistakes?

Buying a new home is both exciting and stressful. The last thing that anyone needs is to run into issues during the purchase process or to fall into common traps. So before you buy, take a little time to understand the mistakes to which many homebuyers fall prey. Buying with your heart, not your head […]

What Happens After My Offer is Accepted?

After all the back-and-forth on price and haggling over concessions and repairs, it’s finally over and your offer to purchase the home was accepted. Now, the real work begins. Granted, you and the seller are no longer front and center on the home purchase stage; there are some details you’ll need to attend to after […]

How to Find Your Dream Home When Inventory Is Low

You’ve heard the rumors; it’s a “Seller’s Market.” Well if you are actively searching for a new home, you know that it’s true. The low inventory of homes for sale has made things difficult for buyers. There just aren’t many homes for sale out there and when a nice listing does come to market, it’s […]

The 5 Home Improvements That Give the Best ROI

Someday, whether you’re downsizing or moving to another region, you’ll probably want to sell your home. Whether this is something you’ll be doing in one year, five years or 20 years, spending time and money upgrading your house now will increase its market value. How well these strategic home renovations work often depends on where […]

Celebrating National Flag Day

National Flag Day is today, June 14, a day when Americans will honor 242 years of Old Glory. Since the flag’s adoption by Congress on June 14, 1777, its design has been modified 27 times, with President Eisenhower ordering the current 50-star version of our flag in 1959. Symbolizing independence and solidarity, the Stars and […]

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, […]

Is Your Home Losing Energy?

There are telltale signs that a home is wasting energy that every homeowner should be aware. Drafts … if you feel drafts in rooms when doors and windows are closed, it can indicate a leak that can adversely affect heating or air-conditioning. Moisture on windows … condensation occurs when warm moist air meets cooler dry […]

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain […]