October 28, 2019

You're DIY'ing this real estate thing, and you think you're doing pretty well—after all, any info you might need is at your fingertips online, right? That and your own judgment.

Oh, dear home buyer (or seller!)—we know you can do it on your own. But you really, really sh...

October 19, 2019

Homeowners are sometimes hesitant to upgrade when it's time to sell. After all, you won't be living there much longer, and most home remodeling efforts only increase home values by 50% - 80% of the average project's costs, according to Remodeling magazine's 2019 Cost vs...

September 25, 2019

Paying off credit cards can improve credit scores substantially as outstanding debt is the second most heavily-weighted factor in calculating scores. Here we examine factors that determine credit scores. If negative marks on your credit report are the cause of your low...

September 14, 2019

When you decide it’s time to put down roots, you may wonder: Is it cheaper to buy or build a house? Unless you’re rolling in money, you’ll probably want to weigh the pros and cons of new vs. old construction - and the price you pay upfront is only where these considerat...

August 20, 2019

The concept of home staging is one that home sellers are aware of, but don’t necessarily dig into, believing that staging is too expensive or not intended for a property like their own. Home buyers consider home staging even less than sellers because they think it doesn...

August 2, 2019

According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 37.7%.” 

That may have some thinking about buying a home instead of signing another lease extension, but does that make sense from a financial persp...

July 22, 2019

When you’re putting your home on the market, you’re most likely thinking about how you can make the best profit. What realtor will get me the most money? What time of the year should I sell? What projects should I do around the house to get a higher price?

This may be wh...

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