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How to Spruce Up Your Kitchen on a Budget

Do you need a kitchen update? The kitchen is currently thought of as the heart of the home. Many prospective homebuyers make this their first stop when they check out a home, so make sure your kitchen looks clean and updated. There are great...

10+ Money-Making Home Improvements

Are home improvements and remodeling necessary and worth it? If I asked you what particular remodel or change to the home you thought might increase your home’s value the most… what would you say?  Would it be a new kitchen, a remodeled...

What You Can Do About Real Estate Fraud

Fraud seems to be rampant these days. It’s just about everywhere. The other day my elderly aunt was stopped in the Whole Foods parking lot by someone whose car was all banged up, and he told her that she has hit his car with hers; he was just...

How to Decide if You Should Buy or Sell Now

Buy or Sell now? Is now the right time to buy or sell a home? The absorption rate is the way to know for sure! WHAT IS ABSORPTION RATE? It’s is a metric used by some real estate professionals to measure a real estate market’s internal supply and...

Should I buy or sell a home right now?

Are you ready to buy or sell your home or just thinking about buying or selling? Are you wondering if now is a good time for home buyers and sellers to get into the market? Housing experts say that for home buyers and sellers, now may be a...

2 Quick Tips for Getting Your Next Home Loan

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for getting the right mortgage loan when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each...

You Asked: Why Is a Home Appraisal Important?

  A home appraisal is an unbiased professional opinion of a home’s value and it is almost always used when purchasing a home. In a purchase, an appraisal is used to ascertain whether the home’s contract price is appropriate given the home’s...

Offer Accepted! What’s Next for Homebuyers

The homebuying process can be very overwhelming as a homebuyer. When buying a home, there are so many different parties involved and so many different activities that need to occur in a very short period of time. In addition to having an...

Buy Now: Interest Rates Are Still Low

As mortgage interest rates increase, the cost of borrowing increases. Interest rates (including mortgage interest) are dictated by several factors—specifically, how the economy and market are performing. So when the recession hits or the economy...