Going green can help protect the health of you, your family and the environment at the same time. One of the best ways to go green is to by looking closely at the materials in the things we buy. From our cars to our meals to our homes, it’s important to do a little research […]
Many factors affect how much you can sell your home for, but perhaps the most important one is your home’s appraised value. Appraisals are typically ordered by mortgage lenders after a purchase agreement is signed. The purpose is to ensure that a home is worth the amount they lend to a buyer. If your home […]
So, you made the call. 2019 is the year you switch to a plant-based diet. Your timing is perfect – there are more vegetarian and vegan restaurant options across the country than ever. In fact, there are so many eateries springing up in certain major cities that it’s enough of a reason to plan a […]
As a DIYer, now is the perfect time to think about any projects that got lost in the shuffle during 2018. If you’d love to move to a new home, making a few specific new year’s resolutions can help you complete the ultimate DIY project: selling your current home on your own. Make the following […]
Most buyers begin their search for a new home online. Internet listings provide invaluable information about each house’s layout, design, amenities — even the character of the surrounding neighborhood. The unquestionable stars of the show, however, are your listing photos. Buyers may want to be treated to a virtual home tour before they commit to […]
Preparing a home for sale can be a daunting task for homeowners who have limited time and resources to get the job done. Use this guide to tackle the rooms buyers care about the most and get your home ready to sell.
If you’re thinking about buying a house or if you’re in the middle of getting a mortgage, you may be wondering about all of these insurance policies. There’s homeowner’s insurance, private mortgage insurance (PMI), mortgage life insurance and sometimes earthquake or flood insurance. But perhaps one of the least understood is title insurance. What’s more, […]
When you’re ready to look for an investment property, you will want to make sure several factors are considered in the process. While real estate investment is complex, you should research and ask questions to in order to prepare. To maximize capital gains and gain awareness of the risks, environment and long-term benefits, you should […]
Signing a purchase agreement to buy or sell a home can be a huge relief. It can feel like the next chapter of your life is about to begin, and you deserve to celebrate the moment. But even after you reach an agreement with someone, the sale isn’t quite complete until you officially close. With […]
As a home stager, the number one question I’m asked on a daily basis is, “How much will it cost to stage my home?” While every home is unique and the cost depends on how much it takes to get your home “show ready”, the truth is that you can’t afford not to stage your home. Here’s why.