The Value of Professional Staging

The Value of Professional Staging

Views vary widely on the value of hiring a professional stager to prepare your home for sale. Many real estate agents swear by it and have years of sales to back up their claim. Th....

Should “Hidden” Costs of Buying a Foreclosure Keep me from Buying One?

Should “Hidden” Costs of Buying a Foreclosure Keep me from Buying One?

While the housing market in most places certainly has improved and the number of foreclosed homes on the market has decreased, there will always be some foreclosed homes available ....

How to Avoid Being House Poor

How to Avoid Being House Poor

Buying a home is exciting! If you’re young, it gives you the sense of formally stepping into the adult world. If you’re at some other life stage, (marriage, starting a ....

Is Flipping Houses a Good Idea These Days?

Is Flipping Houses a Good Idea These Days?

Just ahead of the housing bubble, flipping houses was quite profitable for many investors. As home prices started to rise, many ‘would-be’ real estate moguls bought hou....

Little Decorator Details That Can Hinder Your Home Sale

Little Decorator Details That Can Hinder Your Home Sale

I get it… you want your home to be uniquely you… you want it to express your personality… you want colors that make you happy! But wait!  Now you want to sell th....

When to Get Pre-Approval for a Mortgage

When to Get Pre-Approval for a Mortgage

If you’re even considering purchasing a home in 2015, the time to start the pre-approval process is NOW. Why? Here’s some advice to get you on track to a smooth purch....