Things to Consider before Buying a Home Together

It used to be that couples first got married, and then bought a home together. No more! Modern couples no longer consider marriage a prerequisite for buying a home together. Buying a property together can complicate either a breakup or a divorce if not considered upfront. No one likes to think about the end of…

Selling the Family Home?

Family is important, and your decision to sell your home may be difficult for those closest to you. Moving can create mixed emotions, and it’s important to help your family understand how and why you made your decision. Including family members in the process can prevent strong emotions from potentially sabotaging the sale. As soon…

Congratulations to our 4th Quarter 2020 Award Winners!

Every quarter Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sends out a list of the top real estate offices from around the United States, ranking them based on their size and location. We are proud to announce that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty has 11 teams and 9 offices that have ranked in the top 100, top 30, and top 3 of their respected categories for the Fourth Quarter…

Can You Sell an Outdated House?

It seems that everywhere you turn there are companies who advertise buying ugly houses. These messages offer to quickly buy any house, regardless of the condition. The problem is that their offers are often significantly below market value. If you’re a seller whose home needs some attention, you might think these companies are your only…

Smells Like Spring!

What if we told you that you could have your house smelling like Spring, without risking the allergen irritants that come along with the season’s weather? Throw together one of these easy scent simmers and your house will be ready for showings, guests, or even just a relaxing evening at home.

Your “Starter Home” Might Last Longer than You Think

New homebuyers often tell their agents that they are looking for their “starter home.” Several factors go into this approach. These are typically younger buyers, often without children. They may be looking for a maintenance-free home, like a condo, or they might assume that starter homes are more budget-friendly. There are plenty of good reasons…

The Other Kind of March Madness: Prepping Your Home for Sale

Basketball isn’t the only thing on our minds in March. Spring is right around the corner, and if you’re planning on selling, March is game time. There can be a lot of things to do before your house is ready to be listed, so make sure you are using your time wisely. With a great…

How Do You Know If You Can Afford To Buy a House?

Do you feel that you’re ready to buy your first home? Tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage? Do you want to put down roots and start building equity for yourself? There are many reasons why people decide it could be time to buy a home. The costs associated with buying and owning a home can…

Tips for the First-Time Home Seller

There is a lot of attention paid to first-time homebuyers. Most real estate agents and lenders have some kind of guide to help first-time homebuyers navigate their first home purchase, but what about the first-time seller? Selling your home for the first time can be just as confusing as a home purchase, so here are…

How to Bring Restaurant Design to your Dining Room

Remember the feeling of walking into your favorite restaurant and looking forward to a nice meal in a great atmosphere? With the shutdown of indoor dining around the country, social media has been flooded with beautiful pictures of homemade food. Now it’s time to bring that same enthusiasm to your dining room décor and complete…

Yum! Valentine’s Day Treats!

We’ve all heard the saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but let’s get real…who doesn’t love food? Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by preparing some treats for those you love. Whether it’s your spouse, partner, friend, children, parents or anyone in between, taking the time to prepare food will…

Understanding the Back-Up Offer

“When can I consider my home sold?” This is one of the most common questions real estate agents are asked. While the laws vary in different states, generally the contract is binding once both parties sign the offer. At that time the closing process begins. This is also the time when sellers must stop considering…