Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs

In-Law Apartments Provide Tangible Benefits For Home Owners

In-law apartments are living spaces that can set a property apart from others on the real estate market. These units generally enjoy a private entrance and include things like a private bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and living room. Although generally smaller than the main residence, in-law apartments provide all the elements of a home. Because these

Understanding Home Appraisals and Why You Want a Real Estate Agent to Value Your Home

While there may be instances when a homeowner must sell a property and move regardless of market conditions, there are other times when the value of the property will be a deciding factor in whether a homeowner moves or remains in the home for a longer period of time. Some homeowners will attempt to determine

Showing Your Home to Buyers? Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes – They Could Cost You Dearly!

There are numerous steps that must be taken to properly stage a home, and some sellers can easily become overwhelmed by all of the tips and steps they have been told to follow. It may be acceptable to skip over some of the steps to save time or money when staging a home, but there

6 Essential Home Fixes Before Selling

Not every buyer may want a fixer-upper. While your home for sale doesn’t need to turn-key or move-in-ready, there are certain fixes that are important to many buyers and that can help make the sale. Landscaping It all starts with curb appeal. Landscaping helps set the mood and makes the first impression. It can be

3 Ideas For Staging Your Garage

If you’ve decided to sell your home, you’ve probably paid a lot of attention to the inside of your home. You have likely cleaned and staged your living room, bedrooms and kitchen to perfection. If you were like most other homeowners, you might have forgotten to stage one of the most critical areas of your

5 Critical Tips For Buying In A Seller’s Market

This summer, quality homes are being scooped up almost as fast as they’re being listed – and for top price. Yes, it’s a seller’s market out there, which is great news if you’re planning to list your home. Conversely, for those looking for a home, it can be frustrating and aggravating. Frustrating as it may

Buying a New Home? Here’s Why Mortgage Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

Buying a New Home? Here’s Why Mortgage Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step   Are you thinking about buying a new house, condo or apartment? Whether you are upgrading, downsizing or investing, if you intend on borrowing the funds you’ll need to be pre-approved for a mortgage. In today’s blog post we’ll explore mortgage pre-approval

Understanding the Differences Between ‘Prequalified’ And ‘Preapproved’ For a Mortgage

 Are you in the market for a new home? If you are going to rely on mortgage financing to cover some of the purchase cost, you will need to start the application process as soon as possible. However, what if you just need to know how much you will be able to borrow so you