Guaranteed Offer for Selling Your Home? Good or Bad?

While companies offering a guaranteed offer for homes have been around for a number of years, they have become increasingly noticeable over the past year.  For those who have not heard of the guaranteed offer, this is where a realty company will make you an offer on your home, basically sight unseen. If you agree

Tips to Purchase a Home in Today’s Market -2018

These are very frustrating times for many people looking to purchase a home, especially first time home buyers.  It is no secret that nationally there is a shortage of available housing and the demand far outweighs the supply. Purchasing a home can be  somewhat nerve racking at best but the lack of available homes, especially
Choosing realtor

List A Home – Choosing the Right Company

Are you looking to list a home for sale?  More and more people are placing their homes for sale on their own and home buyers now have a myriad of websites in which to start their home search. So where is the need for a real estate agent in today’s world? There is still a
Fixer Upper Blog

The Joys of a Fixer Upper Home

When a home is yours, it’s about more than simply having your name on the mortgage. Your home takes on your style, creates memories, and becomes more than simply a possession– it is a part of your family. When you buy a fixer upper , especially as your first home, the work you put into it

Simple Rules When Shopping For A Home

Shopping for a home can be very exciting, especially if this is your first time.  There are home buying rules and etiquette which should be followed when searching for a home. Whether you have scheduled appointments with your agent or are attending an Open House on your own, these are small but important rules that

Square Footage Home Measurement Disclaimer

“It is often said that the three most important factors in making a home buying decision are “location,” “location,” and “location.”  Other than “location,” the single most-important factor is probably the size or “square footage” of the home. Not only is it an indicator of whether a particular home will meet a homebuyer’s space needs,

Home Down Payment , Go Low or High?

According to the November 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey recently put out by the National Association of Realtors, 61 percent of  first time home buyers made a low down payment on their mortgage. These were amounts of 6% or less. This is actually down from a high of 70 percent back in 2010 and 63 percent in

Why Potential Home Buyers Wait So Long

Way too often I meet potential home buyers, especially first time buyers, who tell me they would love to purchase a home but don’t have enough money to  make a down payment .  Some also tell me they are waiting until they have 20% down to get the best rates for a loan.  The other