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Why Isn’t Your House Selling?

There’s nothing more disappointing when you’re selling your home than to have another open house go by with no bites or someone coming to see your house and not making any sort of offer. There are lots of reasons why a house might not sell, and if you’re in a hurry to make a deal

Factors That Could Unexpectedly Impact Your Real Estate Appraisal

Although everything in your home is essential, there are certain things that the appraiser will be looking for that don’t include the home’s position, square footage and the number of rooms in the house.  We will look at other factors involved in the house appraisal or valuation, and many of these are dictated by the

Tips for Buying Your First Home

It’s always an adventure when you’re ready to go house hunting. It’s even more exciting when you are ready to venture out in search of your first home. Whether you’re moving out of your parent’s house or you have been renting a place and are ready to finally own your own place, you’re taking a

6 Security Tips for Your New Home

Buying and moving into a new home is exciting, but it also requires a lot of attention to detail, from closing the deal to figuring out the logistics of getting all your belongings from point A to point B. Amid all the excitement, planning and unpacking, many new homeowners overlook one essential factor: the security

Touring an Open House? Here are 8 Things to Look For

When you’re searching for your dream house, you’ll likely spend a good chunk of time touring open houses—and while you may have a list of ‘must-haves’ or ‘no-no’s’ in mind, it’s easy to be distracted by color and/or other cosmetic touches that keep you from noticing more critical factors. Experienced real estate agents know what

Escrow: The Nuts and Bolts

To some home buyers and sellers, and perhaps to some less experienced real estate agents, the escrow process is something of a mysterious experience where a lot of money and documents change hands until a property is magically turned over to the new owner during a projected ‘close of escrow.’ In fact, at its essence,

What to Look Out for When Buying an Old House

Are you planning to purchase an old home? This could be a very smart real estate move, as old houses tend to cost less than modern builds. Additionally, if you’re the type of person who appreciates the nostalgic appeal and charm of an older home, then this will be a gratifying choice for you.  Although

Tips for a Better Work-at-Home Experience

More people are working from home these days than ever before, and many will have the option to continue to do so even when the pandemic is over. There are perks, for sure, including no long commutes, spending less on gas and work clothes, and lunches out. But working from home comes with challenges, chiefly