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…

Preparing Your Home for a Virtual Tour

Technology is helpful in so many areas of life, even real estate. Twenty years ago, if someone were moving across the country, they’d have to wait to buy a house until they arrived to start their new life, or they’d have to buy a home without seeing it in person beforehand. Both options would cause…

5 Refinancing Mistakes to Avoid

Mortgage interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in years and perhaps you’re wondering if it’s time to refinance your loan. Lenders advertising their refinancing services make it sound as easy as filling out a form and paying less each month. While refinancing does not need to be complicated, here are 5 common mistakes that…

5 Houseplants That Anyone Can Grow

We’ve spent more time indoors this past year than we have for a long time. Couple that with the emotional toll our world takes on us daily and it’s no surprise that our health, both physically and mentally, is suffering. While we can’t solve all of the problems facing our society today, there is a…

10 Home Inspection Issues Red Flags

Most homebuyers realize that they can’t expect a perfect home inspection report when buying a resale home. Cosmetic flaws and minor repairs are easily managed and shouldn’t be dealbreakers. That said, there are some issues that are more serious and should give the buyer pause if not addressed adequately. 10 Home Inspection Red Flags Leaky…