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COVID-19 and Mortgage Relief

COVID-19 and Mortgage Relief

If you’re a homeowner who is experiencing financial hardship because of the coronavirus, then you may be concerned about making your mortgage payments right now. It’s important to know that help is available. The federal government and many private loan…

Research Neighborhoods From Your Couch

Research Neighborhoods From Your Couch

Did you know you could learn almost everything you’d want to know about a neighborhood without leaving your couch? With most Americans still practicing social distancing and staying at home, it’s become more important than ever to utilize available resources…

Take These Precautions For In-Person Showings

Take These Precautions For In-Person Showings

While virtual tours have become popular for many homebuyers during the pandemic, most serious buyers will still want to see a home in person before they make an offer. After all, buying a home is one of the biggest financial…

Home Appraisals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Home Appraisals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite all the changes that the coronavirus pandemic has caused in the real estate industry, one thing hasn’t changed – you’re still going to need a home appraisal before you can close. But certain restrictions that have been put in…

How COVID-19 May Affect Your Next Home Purchase

How COVID-19 May Affect Your Next Home Purchase

The real estate market has made great efforts to adapt to the constraints of social distancing, providing virtual tools to help buyers and sellers get to the closing table. But as we look into the future, we can’t help but…

Using Technology to Close A Home

Using Technology to Close A Home

The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped the real estate market — it has just moved most of the process online. While the industry has been slow to adopt technology in the past, the pandemic has created a seismic shift in…

Coronavirus and Mortgages

Coronavirus and Mortgages

Back in March, the federal government cut interest rates in an attempt to stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, many lenders are offering programs that will allow homeowners who have lost income to pause mortgage payments without…

5 Tips for Selling During Pandemic

5 Tips for Selling During Pandemic

While the coronavirus has changed so much about our daily lives, one thing hasn’t changed – people are still buying and selling homes. In fact, many sellers are facing big life changes that require they sell their homes now. If…

Budget Backyard Privacy Ideas

Budget Backyard Privacy Ideas

With warmer weather on the way, homeowners with backyards will no doubt be spending much more time outdoors. But does your yard lack the privacy you desire? Whether your yard gets too much sun or too many curious looks from…

Common Closing Costs for Homebuyers

Common Closing Costs for Homebuyers

When you’re purchasing a home, the down payment isn’t the only money you’ll need to have available. Homebuyers will be expected to pay certain fees and costs at the closing of the deal. If you’ve never purchased a home before,…

How Much Down Payment Do You Need?

How Much Down Payment Do You Need?

A critical step in buying a home is making the down payment. And for many homebuyers, saving for the down payment can be the biggest obstacle to overcome. But how much do you really need for a down payment? Let’s…

Decorate With What You Have

Decorate With What You Have

Are you getting a little tired of looking at your stuff at home? Is it time for a change? Well, here’s a secret – you don’t have to leave the house or spend any money to rejuvenate your home’s style.…

Pros and Cons of Online Mortgage Lenders

Pros and Cons of Online Mortgage Lenders

Did you know you could shop around for a mortgage? Many homebuyers don’t realize that they have choices when it comes to lenders. In fact, shopping around can save you some serious cash. Right now, one of the best ways…

Creating a Home Office

Creating a Home Office

Are you one of the millions of Americans who are currently working from home? If so, then it can be extremely helpful to create a space in your home that’s conducive to getting the job done. Whether you’ve been working…

Spring Home Projects

Spring Home Projects

If you’re like millions of Americans who are staying at home right now, then it’s a great time to finally tackle some of those home projects you’ve been putting off. Making small repairs, being vigilant about home maintenance, and doing…

Staging a Deck

Staging a Deck

Spring is almost here, which means backyard barbecue season is just around the corner. Many homebuyers are going to be in the market for houses that have great outdoor living spaces. As the temperatures rise, they’ll imagine themselves grilling out…

Worst Moving Mistakes Revealed

Worst Moving Mistakes Revealed

The real estate market is starting to heat up for the spring season. That means in the coming months many people will be packing up and moving to a new place. If you’re one of them, then you’ll be gearing…

Spring Curb Appeal Boosters

Spring Curb Appeal Boosters

When most homeowners think of curb appeal, they imagine hours spent planting and tending an elaborate garden. But curb appeal doesn’t begin and end with plants and flowers. In fact, you can create amazing curb appeal even if you don’t…