New generation...same old financial mistakes. But it doesn't have to be that way! Chances are good, your parents didn't take you and your siblings aside to share the finer details of the sale or purchase of your family home when you were growing up. Hey -- I get it! Mortgage terms and price-per-square-foot are details lost … Continue reading 5 Classic Home Buying Mistakes Millennials Make
You've moved into your new place, unpacked enough stuff to make toast and get dressed for work this week, and the kids' favorite stuffed animals are in play... Now what? Successfully settling into a new home takes a lot of doing, but not every item on your list should be a chore. Here is a … Continue reading 7 Ways to Make UR New House a Home
There are a variety of signs and signals it's time to consider buying your first home, or beginning the search for your next one. Sometimes the place you live now can be rearranged a bit to meet your needs -- but sometimes, the best solution is a first (or next) home. Read on to learn … Continue reading 6 Signs it’s Time to Buy (or Buy Up)
Whether you're buying a home for the first time or planning to upsize, downsize or relocate, thoughtful planning in terms of how much you should spend on your home makes sense. Beyond the size of mortgage you qualify for, thinking through additional expenses and your desired lifestyle before you begin the house hunt, will save … Continue reading How Much House Can You Afford?
As a seller, no matter the state of the market - Buyer's Market, Seller's Market or Balanced Market, paying attention to your property's pluses will pay dividends at the closing table. Let's talk about some of the features and benefits of your home you'll want to make sure to mention to your pool of buyers. … Continue reading Buyers Love Bragging Rights
If you rent or crash on somebody's couch, you're missing out. Homeownership offers a freedom that can't be found in renting; if you've never done the research -- talked to a mortgage professional, consulted with a Realtor, driven around a few favorite neighborhoods to scope out what's for sale -- now is the time. Read … Continue reading Let Freedom Ring
With the first day of Summer nearly here, it's time to get started on your June home maintenance checklist. Many of these tasks are DIY-able with a little help from the interwebs, but if you'd like a referral to a trustworthy pro, I'm happy to provide a reference. Clean the dryer vent pipe. Prune shrubs … Continue reading Your June Home Maintenance Checklist