Rent or Buy? How to Make the Right Decision

When it comes to choosing a place to live, you have two options: rent or buy. Which is the better choice? The answer depends upon a variety of lifestyle and situational factors. Here are a few of the pros and cons of renting and buying that will help you decide which option … [Read more...]

Where Can I Find Foreclosure Properties?

Real Estate Agents are the best source for information about foreclosures before they begin. Often a property will be listed and the agent will know if it is approaching foreclosure. Perhaps the best way to get the information is to have your agent put the word out that you … [Read more...]

New Year Resolutions or Goals?

The New Year is all about making resolutions. But while 45 percent of Americans say they usually make them, just 8 percent of Americans manage to keep them. Losing weight, getting organized, spending less and saving more are the top promises we make (and break) at the end of … [Read more...]

At-Home Kitchen Tips: Lessons in Utility

Though a chef’s at-home kitchen might conjure up visions of a high-tech food lab with commercial-grade appliances and stainless steel surfaces, the reality looks slightly different.  The most consistently desired feature in many chefs’ kitchens — an open floor plan — has … [Read more...]

First-time Homebuyers: Mistakes Not to Make

Whether you’re a veteran homebuyer or a first-timer, home buying can be a challenging experience. If you’ve never bought a home before, make sure you understand and avoid some of these common mistakes, courtesy of 20-year industry expert, Rick Allen, COO … [Read more...]

Decorate in Style: Master the Art of Throw Pillows with 9 Simple Do’s and Don’ts

A great way to spruce up your home with some bright colors and personalization is to incorporate decorative throw pillows. These wonderful accent pieces have come into their own as one of the least expensive and most cost-effective ways to personalize furniture and change a … [Read more...]

What is Title Insurance and why do I need it?

When you purchase your home, how can you be sure that there are no problems with the home's title and that the seller really owns the property? Problems with the title can limit your use and enjoyment of the property, as well as bring financial loss. That is what a title … [Read more...]

Going Once, Going Twice…Sold! Put Together an Offer the Seller Won’t Refuse

Submitting an offer on a home and waiting to hear back is one of the most stressful parts of the home-buying process. Since there is always room to negotiate when it comes to price, you want to be sure to put in an offer that the seller can’t refuse or you risk losing your … [Read more...]

10 Steps To Get The Best Deal On A Home

When it comes to real estate, timing is everything. And if you're buying this year, your timing is perfect.  Interest Rates are still at Historic lows and lenders are starting to loosen up lending criteria.  Below are 10 steps to make the buying process smoother and help … [Read more...]

Tips for Homebuyers & Sellers in 2013!

Tips for Homebuyers & Sellers! In residential real estate, 2013 arrived much the same way that 2012 did: via a rocky road. While more homebuyers are swooping in and picking up great deals, sales are slowly increasing in many markets. While potential buyers are still … [Read more...]