‘Pine’-ing for a New Look? 3 Ways You Can Use Wood Features to ‘Spruce’ up Your Home

November 22, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Whether you are renovating an older home or putting the finishing touches on a new one, you would be amiss if you did not consider how to include furniture and other items made of wood. With a diverse range of colors and textures, wooden features are a must-have for any modern home design. Let’s take a look at three ways that you can use wood to add a little spice to your home decor.

Buying in 2018? Get Your Down Payment Ready Now by Tapping These Helpful Sources

November 21, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you in the market for a new house or condo in 2018? With the new year just around the corner, now is the time to get all of your financial details in order. As you may know, buying a home is a significant financial transaction. But it all starts with your down payment, which is the lump sum that you invest in order to purchase the home.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included remarks by Fed Chair Janet Yellen about the diversity of opinions in the Federal Open Market Committee, readings on inflation, and the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index. The Commerce Department issued reports on housing starts and building permits issued; Freddie Mac and the Commerce Department issued weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims.

Are You Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions

November 17, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Have you been dreaming about a larger, roomier or more luxurious living space? Or perhaps just want to experience the joy of owning your own home and building your net worth instead of renting? Let’s explore a few questions that can help to answer whether or not you’re ready for a new lifestyle as a homeowner.

Should You Get a Home Inspection Before Selling Your Home? Let’s Take a Look

November 16, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Give some thought to your home’s current condition. How old is it? When was its last professional inspection? Has your home suffered any significant weather or other kinds of damage? Let’s have a quick look at a few reasons why you may want to consider investing in a professional home inspection before selling your home.

4 Mistakes That Plague First-Time Home Sellers and How to Avoid Making Them

November 15, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you thinking about selling your home? If this is your first time going through the selling process, you may be wondering just how well things are going to go. Selling a home is usually a smooth process – there are thousands sold each day – but issues can arise if you’re not careful. Let’s explore four mistakes that are commonly made by first-time home sellers and how you can avoid them.

Win the Bidding War With Our 5 Minute Guide to Making an Offer the Seller Won’t Refuse

November 14, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Ask any experienced homeowner and you’ll learn that buying in a ‘hot’ real estate market can be challenging. A high supply of buyers competing for a low stock of available homes is a combination that can lead to bidding wars, price inflation and other headaches. The good news: with some careful preparation and the right mindset, a bidding war is one that you can win. Read on to learn how you can beat out other bidders by making an irresistible offer.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic news included a survey of senior loan officers, Freddie Mac’s average mortgage rates, and new jobless claims. An index reading for consumer sentiment was also reported.

What Are the True Costs of Selling a Home? Let’s Take a Look

November 10, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Are you thinking about selling your house? Before you decide to list your home up for sale, it is helpful to get a clear picture of how much it’s going to cost. Whether you are sprucing things up with a fresh coat of paint, replacing the roof membrane or just covering your taxes, there will be a few bills to pay. Let’s take a quick look at some of the true costs that you’ll incur when selling your home.

Is ‘Curb Appeal’ Really That Important When Selling Your Home? Yes – Here’s Why

November 9, 2017 by John · Leave a Comment 

Do you remember the first time you shopped for or purchased a home? If so, think back to that moment. What did you first notice? Do you remember certain aspects of the home’s appearance, or perhaps some unique landscape feature? Was it the bright color of the freshly-painted door or the glossy sheen from the clean windows?

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