Questions to Ask Your Lender

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What music are you into?  Do you have a nickname?  What’s your sign?  These are questions you may be interested in, but this is not speed dating.  Given that, developing a relationship with a lender prior to house shopping is something you definitely should do.  Experienced REALTORS® can point you in the right direction as [...]

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Places to Find Down Payment Money

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If you’re thinking of purchasing a home, chances are you’re aware of what you’ll need to do in general to get financially prepared. If applicable, promptly paying off any minor lingering debts would be helpful. You’ll want to refrain from purchasing any big-ticket items that involve a loan or having your credit checked to avoid [...]

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Final Walkthroughs | What Are They and What to Look For?

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A final walkthrough determines that the property is substantially in the same condition as when the offer was written.  That’s it.  Pretty cut and dry, right?  As we explore this in more detail, I want to emphasize the word substantially.  At the final walkthrough, we will indeed look at everything, but the main purpose of [...]

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What Interior Home Updates Provide The Best ROI?

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We’ve all been there… checking out the latest HGTV home renovations featuring dream kitchens, bathrooms, and basements seemingly designed with no financial constraint in mind.  I guess it must be totally normal for the common homeowner to drop six figures getting their property up to date?  That is just not reality, people.   When we [...]

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What do I need to do when preparing to sell my home?

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Are you considering selling your home this year?  When starting to think through the listing process, all the unknowns and questions can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re a first time seller, and you think to yourself “Where should I start?”  In this low inventory environment what repairs or updates are really needed?  What are some [...]

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Home Warranties: Which One Is Right For Me?

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Groundhog Day   Well, here we go again.  Would you be surprised if I told you it’s looking like another hyper-competitive Spring housing market?  If what we’re seeing now is indicative of what’s to come throughout the remainder of the year, many buyers could be in for multiple offer scenarios, paying over list price, and [...]

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