While visions of your dream home may be dancing in your head, moving forward with the new typically means having to say goodbye to the old (and possibly the setting of a whole host of good, happy memories). So, how do you know if you’re truly ready to sell your current home and move forward? Here [...]
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With all of the recent hoopla regarding interest rates and market ups and downs, it can be overwhelming at best to know what to do with your hard earned money – and that includes deciding whether or not you should move forward with the purchase of a home. So, before you make a 30-year commitment, [...]
If you’ve had a home on the market within the past few years, it is possible that the real estate agent suggested “staging” it so that it looks more appealing to potential purchasers. But, while there can be numerous benefits to home staging, this process can oftentimes end up costing thousands of dollars…or does it? [...]
For many people, it will be necessary to take on a mortgage when purchasing a home. And, if you’ve been a home owner in the past, then it’s likely that you are well aware that 20% is the “magic number” as it pertains to the down payment. One reason for this is because purchasing with [...]
The middle of winter can bring about a sense of the blues – at least in the many areas of the country where the temperature drops, and the sun may not be seen for days on end. Because colder weather can make many activities more difficult, the winter months can pose challenges for those who [...]
Over the past several years, home staging has become a popular strategy that can help potential purchasers to visualize themselves living in that space. There are a variety of ways that you can stage your home, such as by changing out paint colors, adding new artwork, and / or bringing in nice furniture and accessories. [...]
If you’ve just been given the news that you’re being transferred, you may be excited about living in a new area of the country. But before you go all out and start hunting for a home to purchase, it can often make more sense to rent – at least for the first year or so. [...]
Unless you live in the warm, sunny south, winter time can equate to more indoor activities - which typically don’t include driving up one street and down another seeking the ideal new home. But the reality is that, while things typically will slow down in the winter time, this is not necessarily a bad thing. [...]
Purchasing a home can be an exciting event that is filled with anticipation, but there's a long list of emotions that can be present also!