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9 Common Title Problems

9 Common Title Problems

Every home sale will include a title search. This is a process that helps to discover who legally owns the house, and thus, who has the right to sell it. While it may seem pretty straightforward, a title search can…

Selling Your Split-Level Home

Selling Your Split-Level Home

Are you getting ready to put your split-level home on the market? While once a mainstay of builders for several decades, they are a less common design for newer homes. Because of this, you may be concerned about how attractive…

Common Reasons for a Low Appraisal

Common Reasons for a Low Appraisal

When you’re buying or selling a home, getting an appraisal will be part of the closing process. A professional appraiser will inspect the home to determine its fair market value. This will establish how much money a lender is willing…

Finding a Family-Friendly Neighborhood

Finding a Family-Friendly Neighborhood

If you’re looking for a new nest for your family, then you may be feeling a little pressure. On top of finding a home that meets your needs, you also need to choose a location that is both safe and…

After Your Home Sells

After Your Home Sells

If you’ve just sold your home – congratulations! Selling a home can be stressful, and making it to the finish line deserves a celebration. But just because you’ve made it to the closing table doesn’t mean it’s time to wash…

Creating a Craft Room

Creating a Craft Room

Is a personal craft room on your wish list? If you’re house hunting – or you’ve just purchased a home – you may be wondering how you can turn a spare room into a craft room. Fortunately, all it takes…

Buying a Kid-Friendly Home

Buying a Kid-Friendly Home

If you’re a homebuyer with kids, then you know there are certain basic requirements the home needs to provide. You want it to be safe, have a place to play, and be located in a good school district. But are…

Overcome Home-Buying Anxiety

Overcome Home-Buying Anxiety

Buying a home can be stressful. But it can be even more stressful if you’re a first-time homebuyer who is unfamiliar with the process. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, so you want…

Planning a House Hunting Trip

Planning a House Hunting Trip

Memorial Day weekend is almost here. This holiday is often thought of as the unofficial start of summer. But it can also be a great time to go house hunting. In fact, if you’re planning to move out of town,…

Last Minute Home Staging Tips

Last Minute Home Staging Tips

You’re ready to sell. You’ve de-cluttered, de-personalized, and made all the necessary repairs to your home. You’ve repainted and staged each room to appeal to potential buyers. But what do you do in the moments before a buyer is scheduled…

Earnest Money FAQs

Earnest Money FAQs

When you’re buying a home, you may come across terms that are unfamiliar. One of those terms may be “earnest money.” Exactly what is earnest money, and how does it help you buy a home? In order to save you…

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Are you one of the millions of Americans who financed the purchase of your home? Taking out a mortgage is a great way to become a homeowner. But if you’re able to pay off that debt quickly, you can free…

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Selling a home can be a time of big change. And although you may be excited about your upcoming move, it can also bring with it a little sadness. After all – your home is where you make some of…

Know These Real Estate Terms

Know These Real Estate Terms

If you are buying or selling a home, then you may have come into contact with some real estate lingo that isn’t familiar to you. In fact, some of these terms may not only be unfamiliar, they may also be…

How Long Does It Take To Buy a House?

How Long Does It Take To Buy a House?

If you’ve never purchased a home before, then you may be wondering exactly how long the process takes. Although every situation is unique, there are certain average timelines for each phase of the home-buying process. Here’s how long you can…

Getting the Best Deal on a Home

Getting the Best Deal on a Home

If you’re the kind of person who loves a good deal, then there’s no reason you can’t get a good deal on a home. Although you won’t be clipping coupons to save on that home purchase, there are ways you…

Helping Your Child Buy a Home

Helping Your Child Buy a Home

Home ownership is a dream come true for many. However in today’s economic landscape, many young adults are finding it hard to turn that dream into a reality. Whether it’s because of student loan debt, not having enough money for…

Make the Most of a Small Yard

Make the Most of a Small Yard

Yards are a great way to extend your living space – especially when the weather is nice. However, if you have a small yard, then you may feel like you’re missing out. But don’t be dismayed! There are many ways…