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How to Make Sure It’s the Right Neighborhood

How to Make Sure It’s the Right Neighborhood

There’s a reason why in real estate the phrase “Location, location, location” is always said. In real estate, we use the term “external obsolescence”, meaning a depreciation in the value of a home due to factors that exist outside the property itself. And the...

False Assumptions About Real Estate Agents

False Assumptions About Real Estate Agents

Driving nice cars, looking at homes all day, and going to fancy lunch meetings – ah, what a sweet life a real estate agent has, right? Hate to break it to you but these stereotypes are far from reality. Today, we debunk some common assumptions about real estate...

Things to Consider Before You Buy a Foreclosure

Things to Consider Before You Buy a Foreclosure

We always talk about homebuying must-dos and tips here in our blog. Buying a foreclosure home is a slightly different story. The main difference between buying a foreclosure and a traditional property is that with a foreclosure, the seller is the bank. They are...

Things to Do When Moving into a New Home

Things to Do When Moving into a New Home

Want a hassle-free move? The key is to be organized and plan your move well in advance. We’ve got you covered: 6 Weeks Before: Buy moving supplies such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap and other moving essentials. Downsize belongings. This will help save money on your...

Signs You Hired the Wrong Real Estate Agent

Signs You Hired the Wrong Real Estate Agent

Hiring a qualified agent—someone who will be able to take you step-by-step through the process—can be difficult. But hiring the wrong agent is a big mistake. Here are eight tell-tale signs you hired the wrong agent. Bad First Impression One’s first impression is...

Which Loan Is Right for Your Home

Which Loan Is Right for Your Home

Buying a home is often the largest purchase one will make in their lifetime. So we want to make sure we’re making the right decision every step of the way. One of the most important considerations is figuring out the right loan for you. But before knocking on lenders'...

Party in the USA: Ideas to Celebrate 4th of July

Party in the USA: Ideas to Celebrate 4th of July

Happy Independence Day, America! The streets are starting to be filled with stars and stripes and events lined up for this important day. If you’re thinking of having your own party at home, here are a few simple ideas for a patriotic celebration this coming July 4th....

Guilt-Free Ways to Declutter Keepsakes

Guilt-Free Ways to Declutter Keepsakes

  Your favorite stuffed bear from childhood, grandma’s old rocking chair, your kids’ artwork, your wedding dress, plane tickets to your travels abroad, and love notes from your spouse – these things probably put a smile on your face and brought you back in time....

Shop With Pride: Home Decor Supporting #Pride

Shop With Pride: Home Decor Supporting #Pride

We at Broadpoint Properties foster an environment where we treat each other and others with fairness. Celebrate Pride month with us by adding items into your home to show support to the LGBTQ+ community. Some of the home decor items featured below are from small local...

How to Change the Size of a Room with Paint

How to Change the Size of a Room with Paint

We shared in a previous blog about the power of color and how it creates mood in a space. Now, we’ll talk about the power of paint on how it can create a visual impact on a room. The amazing people at Liven Design illustrate how you can seemingly change the physical...

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...

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 Decorate Around a TV

How to Decorate Around a TV

Got a big blank TV wall? Decorating around a TV can enhance the overall look of your living space and create a more cohesive and stylish design. Below are some tips on how to decorate around a TV. But first, let’s talk about how to position your unit. Tips when...

Needs and Wants Checklist for Buyers

Needs and Wants Checklist for Buyers

Home buying involves a lot of decision-making. Sometimes, the line between needs and wants get all blurred out, making the process more overwhelming. This inspired us to create a House Hunting Checklist to help you prioritize and identify essential features and...

Hidden Home Dangers You Should Never Ignore

Hidden Home Dangers You Should Never Ignore

Hidden home dangers can be lurking in various areas of your house, and it's essential not to ignore them as they can pose serious risks to your health and safety. Keep your eye on these hidden home dangers that you should never overlook: Hidden Home Danger: Carbon...