Buying Debt Management Guidance for People Looking to Buy a Home Debt Management Guidance for People Looking to Buy a Home Recent data shows that rental rates are at an all-time high, making homeownership a more attractive option. Whether looking for your first or your next home, these suggestions will put you on track if you’re set on purchasing a property within the next year but […]
Home Improvement Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space Make the Most of Your Outdoor SpaceWe all want to spend as much time as we can outside during the summer months. There’s nothing quite like a relaxing summer day in the backyard with friends, hosting a barbeque or enjoying an evening under the stars around the firepit. Summer is made for chilling and breathing […]
Real Estate Housing Market Still Favors Sellers – But Is That Set To Change? Housing Market Still Favors Sellers – But Is That Set To Change?Ever since interest rates decreased at the beginning of the pandemic, the real estate market throughout most of the country has heavily favored sellers. When interest rates decrease, more buyers enter the market to secure mortgage loans with low interest rates. High buyer demand […]
Buying How to Avoid Homebuyer’s Remorse in a Hot Market How to Avoid Homebuyer’s Remorse in a Hot MarketBuying a home is almost always a great investment, and of course it’s exciting to find and close on a home that you will get to call your own. That feeling of joy and confidence can fade quickly though if certain things are overlooked during the process. […]
Buying How Does Inflation Affect Home Prices? How Does Inflation Affect Home Prices?If you’ve followed the news lately, you’ve probably seen quite a bit about inflation. The consumer price index jumped 0.8% in February, bringing the total increase over the last 12 months to 7.9% – this is the largest annual jump in the last 40 years. So, how does all of […]
Home Improvement Growing Your Winter Herb Garden   Growing Your Winter Herb Garden Now that winter weather has descended on much of the country, there are still loads of things a homeowner can grow to keep the freshest of ingredients available for winter culinary adventures. Basil, chives, mints and parsley are just a few herbs that do very nicely in pots with […]
Home Improvement Demo Day the Responsible Way Demo Day the Responsible Way Thanks to HGTV, “Demo Day” is often thought of as the fun part of renovation and construction. Owners and celebrity reno stars wield sledgehammers and power tools while kicking down drywall, tearing out cabinets, and throwing building material from second-story windows. The carefree assault on a dated home makes demolition […]
Home Improvement Must-Do Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall   Must-Do Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall Any time seasons change, it’s a good idea to evaluate your home and perform necessary maintenance. And because of the mild weather, fall is one of the best times to look over your home’s exterior and systems to ensure everything is looking and working as it should. […]
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Real Estate Vacation with Peace of Mind Vacation with Peace of Mind Ready to finally take that extended vacation this summer? Since it’s probably been a minute (or 751,680 minutes) since you’ve last traveled, here are a few helpful reminders for ensuring your home stays mishap free while you’re away. Set Your Thermostat If you have an AC, heatpump, or evaporative cooling […]
Home Improvement Home Improvement Decisions You’ll Never Regret <table cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″ align=”center”> <tbody> <tr> <td class=”column” align=”left” valign=”top” width=”600″> <p><strong>Home Improvement Decisions You’ll Never Regret</strong></p> <p>When it comes to home remodeling, there are very few design decisions you can make that are sure to stand the test of time. While it can be tempting to opt for trendy renovations (open shelving anyone?), there’s […]
Buying What’s Going On With Mortgage Rates? What’s Going On With Mortgage Rates? 2020 seems to be the year for mortgage rates! As of December 17, 2020, current mortgage rates have hit another record low for the 15th time this year. One could say that mortgages and mortgage refinances have been the one silver lining of the ambiguous political and economic climate […]
Selling 5 Staging Must-Do’s Before Listing 5 Staging Must-Do’s Before Open Houses and Listing Photos When you’re getting ready to list your home, details really count. The right staging can make the difference between getting multiple offers on your home or having your house sit on the market for months. So what steps should you take to get your home in […]
Home Improvement Boost Your Home’s Value Ahead of Your Appraisal Boost Your Home’s Value Ahead of Your Appraisal Whether you’re planning to sell or refinance, a home appraisal is a necessary step in determining the true value of your home. This means your home should be in the best possible condition, so it will be appraised at the highest potential value. While it may be […]
Buying Homes In A Post-pandemic World What Will Homes Look Like In A Post-pandemic World? A lot has changed in just a few months, and for many that includes the idea of what a ‘dream home’ looks like. Not long ago, buyers were showing preference toward smaller homes and open concept spaces conducive to gathering. After a few months cooped up […]
Home Improvement Air Conditioning Maintenance Air Conditioning Maintenance Summertime can be the best time of the year – vacations, more time with family and friends, longer days and warmer temperatures. But along with those warmer temperatures comes the problem of how to keep comfortable and cool when the mercury rises. Air conditioning is one of the greatest inventions of the […]
Buying Buying a Home, From Home Buying a Home, From Home You can take advantage of all-time low interest rates and do much of the home buying process from the comfort of your home. As our nation deals with the threat of COVID-19, I’m offering the following services to maintain your health, safety, and peace of mind. Virtual ToursI’m happy to […]
Real Estate How To Hire A Moving Company How to Hire a Moving Company So you’re moving! After the excitement dies down, the hard reality hits: you’re moving. That means boxing up everything you own and often entrusting all your worldly possessions to a moving company. So how do you select a moving company? Open the yellow pages, put on a blindfold and […]
Selling Selling Your Home During The Holidays 10 Reasons To Think About Selling Your Home During The Holidays People who look for a home during the holidays tend to be more serious buyers. Fewer homes for sale means less competition and potentially more money for you! More homes go on the market in the new year, increasing supply and bringing prices down. […]
Pets Winter Pet Safety Winter Pet Safety When the temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s best to keep all animals indoors except when exercising or relieving themselves. “Outdoor” dogs should have a dry, comfortable, draft-free doghouse large enough to allow the dog to sit and lie down, but small enough to hold in his body heat. The floor […]
Real Estate Should You Rent Your Home? Should You Rent Your Home? If you, like 68 percent of Americans, own your own home, the thought has probably crossed your mind: if you were to be offered your dream job out of state, should you sell or rent your home? Naturally there are many factors to weigh before making such an important decision. […]