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Quick Morning Cleaning Routine

Quick Morning Cleaning Routine

Busy moms, we hear you! Hate having to constantly catch up on cleaning every after work or on the weekends? A few minutes in the morning is all you need — seriously! You can achieve a clean and tidy home in a fraction of the time and here’s a cleaning plan you can...

The Difference Between Using the Bank and a Mortgage Broker

The Difference Between Using the Bank and a Mortgage Broker

We get this question a lot from our first time buyers — are banks and mortgage brokers the same? The quick answer is no and here’s the definition and difference between the two. A bank offers you a home loan. They usually have a set rate and strict rules for approving...

Does Size Matter? Should I Buy a Big House or a Small House?

Does Size Matter? Should I Buy a Big House or a Small House?

Not sure what size of home is the right one for you? We share the pros and cons of having a big house or a small house. Now, the size of a home depends on how you define it or relative to your current living situation. When we talk about small houses, we’re not...

Reasons To Speak With A Lender Even If You’re Not Ready To Buy Yet

Reasons To Speak With A Lender Even If You’re Not Ready To Buy Yet

Buyers usually start their house-hunting process just after having saved up for a downpayment.  It makes perfect sense right? But did you know that you need not wait until you saved up for a downpayment before talking to a mortgage lender? The following are the...

Prepare Your Home for a Real Estate Photographer

Prepare Your Home for a Real Estate Photographer

  A photogenic home makes a good first impression and attracts more potential buyers. So sellers, take note — the following are ways to prepare your home for the listing photos.   Make it sparkle We clean up when guests come over, right? So much more when...

How to Know if You Can Really Afford to Buy a Home

How to Know if You Can Really Afford to Buy a Home

If you’ve decided to buy a home and want to learn more about the financials, then you’re in the right place. You’re probably wondering how much you can afford. The following items are the most important money matters to consider. Know Your Debt-To-Income (DTI) Ratio...

Your Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

Your Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

Experts recommend an annual check-up to make sure your home is in tip-top shape and will be less prone to surprise repairs. Wrap up the year neatly and get your home ready for the coming year with the following to-dos: Ensure Main Water Shutoff Functions as Expected...

Housekeeping Tips from Grandma

Housekeeping Tips from Grandma

Next time you’re cleaning, remember what you or other’s grandmas do to keep the house in order.   Cut Dish Sponges in Half A practical grandma knows how to make the most of their items at home. Not only are you getting two sponges for the price of one, but...

Legal Mistakes Home Buyers Make

Legal Mistakes Home Buyers Make

  First-time homebuyer? Good for you! There’s more to a home purchase than picking that one home you love. There are essential steps home buyers must keep in mind to make a home sale smooth and hassle-free. But did you know that there are some legal matters you...

Quick Morning Cleaning Routine

Quick Morning Cleaning Routine

Busy moms, we hear you! Hate having to constantly catch up on cleaning every after work or on the weekends? A few minutes in the morning is all you need — seriously! You can achieve a clean and tidy home in a fraction of the time and here’s a cleaning plan you can...

The Difference Between Using the Bank and a Mortgage Broker

The Difference Between Using the Bank and a Mortgage Broker

We get this question a lot from our first time buyers — are banks and mortgage brokers the same? The quick answer is no and here’s the definition and difference between the two. A bank offers you a home loan. They usually have a set rate and strict rules for approving...

Does Size Matter? Should I Buy a Big House or a Small House?

Does Size Matter? Should I Buy a Big House or a Small House?

Not sure what size of home is the right one for you? We share the pros and cons of having a big house or a small house. Now, the size of a home depends on how you define it or relative to your current living situation. When we talk about small houses, we’re not...

Reasons To Speak With A Lender Even If You’re Not Ready To Buy Yet

Reasons To Speak With A Lender Even If You’re Not Ready To Buy Yet

Buyers usually start their house-hunting process just after having saved up for a downpayment.  It makes perfect sense right? But did you know that you need not wait until you saved up for a downpayment before talking to a mortgage lender? The following are the...

Prepare Your Home for a Real Estate Photographer

Prepare Your Home for a Real Estate Photographer

  A photogenic home makes a good first impression and attracts more potential buyers. So sellers, take note — the following are ways to prepare your home for the listing photos.   Make it sparkle We clean up when guests come over, right? So much more when...

How to Know if You Can Really Afford to Buy a Home

How to Know if You Can Really Afford to Buy a Home

If you’ve decided to buy a home and want to learn more about the financials, then you’re in the right place. You’re probably wondering how much you can afford. The following items are the most important money matters to consider. Know Your Debt-To-Income (DTI) Ratio...

Quick Morning Cleaning Routine

Quick Morning Cleaning Routine

Busy moms, we hear you! Hate having to constantly catch up on cleaning every after work or on the weekends? A few minutes in the morning is all you need — seriously! You can achieve a clean and tidy home in a fraction of the time and here’s a cleaning plan you can...

The Difference Between Using the Bank and a Mortgage Broker

The Difference Between Using the Bank and a Mortgage Broker

We get this question a lot from our first time buyers — are banks and mortgage brokers the same? The quick answer is no and here’s the definition and difference between the two. A bank offers you a home loan. They usually have a set rate and strict rules for approving...

Does Size Matter? Should I Buy a Big House or a Small House?

Does Size Matter? Should I Buy a Big House or a Small House?

Not sure what size of home is the right one for you? We share the pros and cons of having a big house or a small house. Now, the size of a home depends on how you define it or relative to your current living situation. When we talk about small houses, we’re not...