For Sale By Owner: Risky Business

  Selling a home without a real estate agent is one of the riskiest decisions anyone could ever make. Would you drive your cars uninsured? Would you build a new home without insurance? Those are no-brainers to almost anyone.  It’s also the law in most cases. Everyone...
New-Build Construction: To Buy or Not to Buy?

New-Build Construction: To Buy or Not to Buy?

Anyone looking for their next home has asked the question: Is there an advantage in buying a brand new home over one already existing? The answer to the question is simple: Yes. However, there’s also another answer to this question: No. Purchasing a new-build...

10 Secretly Powerful Word Bombs to Drop Into Your Home’s Listing

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” the age-old adage goes. And this is particularly true in real estate, which is why it’s so critical for sellers to make sure their agents post polished photos that tell an accurate story about their home, while showing it in its best light. That said, in most listing systems and property flyers, you don’t have the opportunity to post a thousand words’ worth of text describing your home: you might get 100 words, at best – and many systems limit you to just a couple of hundredcharacters in total.

What You Can Do to Improve Your Credit

What You Can Do to Improve Your Credit Credit scores, along with your overall income and debt, are big factors in determining whether you’ll qualify for a loan and what your loan terms will be. So, keep your credit score high by doing the following: Check for and...

Tips for Buying in a Tight Market

[courtesy of Realtor Mag] Tips for Buying in a Tight Market Increase your chances of getting your dream house in a competitive housing market, and lower your chances of losing out to another buyer. Get prequalified for a mortgage. You’ll be able to make a firm...