Prevent Heavy Rain Damage on Your Home

September 1, 2021

Heavy rain can cause some of the costliest damage to your home. In the worst cases, it can do devastating damage to your foundation and encourage mold growth inside your walls. But with proper maintenance, you can prevent heavy rain from doing damage to your home. Let’s look at some easy ways to keep your home […]


What is an Escrow Account, and How Does it Work?

August 11, 2021

If you’ve been working with a real estate agent to buy a home, you may have heard them talk about putting money “in escrow.” But what exactly is escrow – and what does it mean for your money? Here’s what you need to know. What is Escrow in Real Estate? Escrow refers to money that […]


The Four Most Common Reasons Home Buyers Back Out of Real Estate Transactions

July 30, 2021

Completing a successful Real Estate Transaction is difficult. It takes several moving parts coming together at the right time to get a deal to the finish line. Even when you have a signed contract you still need the inspection, appraisal, insurance and closing to go off without a hitch. All it takes is one person […]


Can You Sell A Tenant-Occupied Home?

July 7, 2021

There are several reasons why you might be ready to sell an investment property. Perhaps it’s time to take advantage of the appreciation value, or maybe you need more time to focus on other investment opportunities. Whatever the reason is, there are a few things you should know about trying to sell a tenant-occupied home. […]


Who Pays the Real Estate Commissions?

May 4, 2021

In a typical listing agreement, instructions are defined in writing for how both Listing Agent and Buyer’s Agent receive their commission at the Close of Escrow. Industry Standard suggest the Listing Agent receives about 3.5% in a normal transaction while the Buyer’s Agent receives about 2.5%. Does that mean the seller or the buyer pays […]


7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Year-Round With Eco-Friendly Items at Home

April 20, 2021

Earth day suggestions for home

While many people turn out for Earth Day events that ironically generate tons of trash, this eco-holiday offers an opportunity to create lasting change in your habits that can lessen your impact on the environment. New year, new greener you! Check out these seven eco-friendly products to give your home an easy Earth Day–inspired makeover […]


Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

April 13, 2021

New homeowners

If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s normal to wonder if you’ll actually find one to buy. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), across the country, inventory of available homes for sale […]


First time homeowner? 4 Winter Weather Tips!

February 6, 2021

If you’re a first-time homebuyer and this is your first winter in your home, you might not know exactly what to do. Conquer the impending winter weather by following these 4 tips! Make a Winter Emergency Kit First thing’s first – make yourself a winter emergency kit! It’s very much like the all-purpose emergency kit […]


How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? A Step by Step Guide & Average Timeline

December 22, 2020

Sleepy packer

So you’re ready to buy a house, but you aren’t sure how long this whole process is going to take. While each deal is different and can vary in a multitude of ways, for the most part, buying a house is pretty straightforward. Assuming that you are going to be taking out a loan for the purchase […]


What is a Mortgage and How Do They Work?

December 1, 2020

As a first-time homebuyer, you might be confused or even bewildered by the mortgage process and its many moving parts. Here’s what you need to know about what a mortgage is and how it works for all parties – when you peek behind the curtain, you’ll realize it’s just another tool for purchasing a home. From […]