What is an MLS?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

What is an MLS? Odds are you’ve spent a little time online searching for homes. After all, most home searches begin online. You may have even used a broker’s website or a site like Trulia or Zillow to help you browse listings.   But where does listing information come from?   Way back in the […]

Affording a Home……….

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Home shopping can be tough when you’re not sure how much you can afford. If you’ve wanted to live the dream of owning your own home, but haven’t been sure where to start, I’ve put together a few tips that can make it easier to get a handle on where to start.   1. Tax […]

To Renovate or Not?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Over time, almost any home could use an upgrade. Not only is wear and tear an issue, but our needs change as we do. Birth, death, marriage, the kids going off to college… all can have a profound impact on the utility of our home and the pleasure we take in it. Home renovation can […]

Be a smarter buyer with this bonus information checklist…… The questions buyers forget to ask

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

When you’re home hunting, information is power. The more you know before you make an offer, the better. Usually when two homes are equally appealing, digging into the details can make a difference. Here’s a list of “bonus information” that most buyers overlook or forget to ask about while they’re shopping for a house:   […]

How to save your plants this winter

Friday, November 14th, 2014

When the colder months settle in, there’s no reason to sacrifice all of your plants. Depending on the type of plants you have and the severity of your winter, there are ways to help ensure your favorite decorative greenery sees another spring.   Before it’s too late, take the time now to plan your plant […]

Tips to Save Our Most Precious Resource: Water – Lower Water Bills and Conserve for the Future

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Water is our most precious resource. As our planet becomes more crowded and the demand for clean drinking water grows, it’s increasingly important that we look for creative ways to reduce needless waste. You might underestimate how small changes can really add up. Did you know simply by turning off the water while you brush […]

The Secrets to Pricing a Home Right

Friday, September 12th, 2014

The pricing conversation is always a challenge. You want top dollar for your home, and your real estate agent will, too. After all, a better commission comes from a better price. But a lot of psychology and strategy goes into home pricing, and if you don’t go in with your eyes wide open, you could […]

Why hasn’t anyone made an offer on your home? It could be the bedrooms. Is it time to freshen up your bedroom?

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Why hasn’t anyone made an offer on your home? It could be the bedrooms. Here are some serious signs you’re in need of a bedroom makeover. Bedrooms don’t come with an expiration date, but some really should. When buyers are touring a home, a stale bedroom with outdated style can be a deal-breaker. Problematically, many […]

Cleaning Up Credit Inaccuracies – How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit History

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Discovering an error on your credit history can be a rude surprise when you’re attempting to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Though most people don’t think about the details of their credit report until the need to secure a loan, it’s a good idea to check your report for inaccuracies periodically.  There are companies that […]

10 Tips for Protecting Your Home During Vacations

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

I hope you all have  a safe and relaxing time during your vacation this summer.  It’s crucial that we all have time to recharge and recognize what’s important in life.  We only go around once, so it’s important to savor what we have.   Before you leave town, I thought you might be interested in […]