Build a Smarter Buyer Wish List

Searching for a new home is an exciting adventure!  But it’s important to define, especially in this seller’s market, what is critical on your “wish list” versus personal preferences. Paint colors, finishes and fixtures can all be changed to reflect your own personal taste. A “smarter” wish list evaluates items that either add VALUE (likeContinue reading “Build a Smarter Buyer Wish List”

Why a Home Inspection is Essential for Home Buyers

Have you found the home of your dreams?  Congratulations! But remember, what you see is not always what you get! So when you’re buying the home of your dreams, a home inspection is a critical part of the process to ensuring you will get the home of your dreams in the end! Today’s article guidesContinue reading “Why a Home Inspection is Essential for Home Buyers”

The Roadmap to Home Ownership

Are you looking to realize the American Dream by becoming a homeowner? Follow the roadmap in today’s article to get properly prepared for buying a home that meets your needs and budget!  If you follow Phase 1 and Phase 2 of this roadmap, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a happy and successfulContinue reading “The Roadmap to Home Ownership”

What Does that Mean? Certifications and Designations to Know When You Hire an Agent

Looking to hire a Real Estate Agent? Understanding the certifications and designations agents use will give you a clearer picture of their expertise and unique skills. Today’s article defines Real Estate Agent designations like: NAR ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) ALC (Accredited Land Consultant) CPM (Certified Property Manager) CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) CRS (CertifiedContinue reading “What Does that Mean? Certifications and Designations to Know When You Hire an Agent”

Do You Know Know the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and a Broker?

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s important to understand the roles and responsibilities of the professionals working with you. Today’s article defines the distinct differences between a Real Estate Agent and a Real Estate Broker.  Always do your research and understand what your state requires when it comes to credentials before choosing theContinue reading “Do You Know Know the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and a Broker?”

Make Sure Your Community and HOA Are Right for You

More and more communities are utilizing an HOA to govern their neighborhoods. But, is an HOA right for YOU? HOA’s or Home Owners Associations dictate how your home and property must be maintained with specific rules, guidelines, limitations and restrictions. Violating these rules can result in fines or worse. Typically, people either love or hateContinue reading “Make Sure Your Community and HOA Are Right for You”

Deciphering the Code: 5 Ways That a New Zip Code Can Impact Your Move

Are you looking to move into a new town or community? Decipher your potential new zip code first! There are 5 specific details to know before you move into a new zip code including: Local laws, Community Bylaws and Condo/Homeowner Association Rules Local tax differences (including property tax and local income tax) Car Insurance Rates UtilitiesContinue reading “Deciphering the Code: 5 Ways That a New Zip Code Can Impact Your Move”

Are we Facing a Real Estate Bubble?

Are we headed for a Real Estate bubble with the current housing market? In today’s article, learn what a Real Estate bubble is and why the current situation is unlikely to create one in 2021 despite low inventory, historically low-interest rates and offers well-above asking prices.  If you’re thinking about selling or buying, it’s criticalContinue reading “Are we Facing a Real Estate Bubble?”

Out-of-the-Ordinary Home Sale Options

Owning your own home is part of the American Dream! But what happens if you find yourself challenged with financial issues? Knowing your potential options can help you make an informed decision that’s best for you and your future. Today’s article gives you the pros and cons for each option below: Short Sale Deed in LieuContinue reading “Out-of-the-Ordinary Home Sale Options”

Moving from the City to the Suburbs

Are you part of the shift from the city to the suburbs? As a direct – and unexpected – side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people and families are moving to more outdoor living, open space and increased privacy.  Before you make the move to the ‘burbs, read our latest article to get properlyContinue reading “Moving from the City to the Suburbs”