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How to Take Your Home Office Outside

How to Take Your Home Office Outside

Working from home has been a reality for many Americans over the past year. And it looks like at least some of us will be permanently working from home at least part-time in the future. Working from home has many…

Common Mortgage Terms to Know

Common Mortgage Terms to Know

If you’re buying or refinancing a home, then you’ve probably come across some terms that made you think, “Huh? What does that mean?” Honestly, you wouldn’t be alone! Real estate financing has its own terminology that can be perplexing, especially…

Make Yourself More Attractive to Lenders

Make Yourself More Attractive to Lenders

The pandemic has upended the real estate market. Inventory has hit record lows and buyers are facing fierce competition when it’s time to make an offer on a home. And while mortgage rates have also hit record lows in the…

Top Tips for Selling a Small Home

Top Tips for Selling a Small Home

While tiny homes were all the rage just a couple of years ago, the pandemic has shifted what home buyers want. With so much of our lives spent at home these days, bigger houses are in demand. So what happens…

Don’t Make These Upsizing Mistakes

Don’t Make These Upsizing Mistakes

Many Americans have discovered during the pandemic that their living spaces are no longer quite big enough for their needs. Whether you’re working from home, attending school online, or just spending more quality time in your own space, you may…

Creating Outdoor Rooms on a Budget

Creating Outdoor Rooms on a Budget

After a long pandemic winter, we’re all a little anxious to enjoy the Great Outdoors. Being able to enjoy the sunshine and a warm breeze from the comfort of home is the ultimate luxury. The good news is that you…

Get Your Garage Organized

Get Your Garage Organized

Warm weather is finally here, and that means it’s time to do some spring cleaning! While you may have already tackled your home’s interior, there is one spot in our homes that we all tend to put off cleaning: the…

Selling a Home With a Lien

Selling a Home With a Lien

Selling a home is already a complicated process. But when you throw in dealing with a lien, it can get downright stressful. While having a lien against your property is no fun to deal with, the good news is that…

Cash-Out Refinance: Pros & Cons

Cash-Out Refinance: Pros & Cons

Cash-out refinances have been in the news lately, and you may be wondering what they are and if one would be appropriate for you. Simply put, a cash-out refinance allows you to refinance your current mortgage and borrow more money.…

Why Fixer-Uppers Are So Popular

Why Fixer-Uppers Are So Popular

If Chip and Joanna Gaines have taught us anything, it’s that fixer-uppers can be downright appealing. Many buyers love the idea of buying an old home and making it their own. But just what is it about these older homes…

Preventing Homebuyer’s Remorse

Preventing Homebuyer’s Remorse

The real estate market is hot, and buyers know they need to act quickly in order to get an accepted offer. Unfortunately, that may lead some buyers to rush into an agreement, only later to regret their decision. So how…

What is Earnest Money?

What is Earnest Money?

When you’re buying a home, you will often make an earnest money deposit to the seller after they have accepted your offer. While they are not always required, this good faith deposit can give you an edge in a competitive…

How to Compete as a Buyer

How to Compete as a Buyer

Today’s real estate market is competitive for buyers. We’re currently experiencing a shortage of houses for sale. This coupled with high demand means that buyers may face many obstacles when making an offer on a home. As a buyer, it’s…

How To Stage a Closet

How To Stage a Closet

When many people think of staging a home, they focus on the bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens. While these are important areas to address when staging your home to sell, there is one space that is often overlooked – your…

Neighborhood Amenities To Look For When Buying

Neighborhood Amenities To Look For When Buying

When you’re buying a home, you’re not just buying the house itself. You’re also buying the neighborhood. The community you live in has a big impact on both your quality of life and the value of your home. That’s why…

Why Curb Appeal Matters

Why Curb Appeal Matters

First impressions are important. That’s why your home must have great curb appeal when you’re selling. The outside of your home is the first thing that potential buyers will see. It can help them decide whether or not they’d like…

Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

When you’re preparing to buy a home, you know to expect certain expenses like mortgage and insurance payments. But there are many other costs associated with buying and owning a home that can derail you financially if you aren’t prepared.…

Spring Clean In One Weekend

Spring Clean In One Weekend

Hooray, spring is finally here! Did the winter feel like it was a year long? It’s time to shake off those cold-weather blues and start getting your home ready for warmer weather. While spring cleaning may seem like a daunting…