Real Estate

  • Tips For Landing A Dog-Friendly Home

    Looking for a perfect home is challenging; looking for a perfect home that also accepts dogs is even more challenging. Here are a few tips you can use to land a home that is perfect both for you and your animal friend: Ensure the Community Agrees Unless you are looking for a single-family home, your neighborhood (through the homeowners association) may have a say on the exact pet you are allowed to keep. [Read More]

  • Buying Your First Home? Why You Should Use An Agent

    Buying your very first home can be an exciting time, but there are many parts of the process that can benefit from having experience. That is why it helps to use a realtor through the entire process of buying a house. Here are some benefits that they can provide by working for you. Agents Help You See More Houses When you don't work with an agent, you may feel like the only way to see a house is to wait for an open house. [Read More]

  • Is Your Child Sensitive To Sensory Input? 4 Things To Look For In Your New Home

    If you are the parent of a child with sensory sensitivities, you know that life can be challenging. Finding a new home to live in and creating an environment that suits your child's needs is one of the hardest challenges for a living situation.  As you search for your new home, look for these few elements to make your child's transition easier. Natural Lighting. Artificial lighting can be too much stimulation for many children who are sensitive. [Read More]

  • 4 Important Factors Of Properly Screening Rental Tenants

    There are all kinds of ways you try to protect your rental properties. You make sure to get the best insurance and liability coverage. You install security cameras or surveillance equipment. You probably even have regular visits from an exterminator. However, one of the best ways to protect your property investments is to properly screen the people who you allow to move in. Screening tenants before they move in is a process too often forgotten or neglected by busy landlords. [Read More]

  • 4 Ways A Real Estate Agent Can Make Buying Your First Home Easier

    If you're looking to buy your first home, then one question you may be asking yourself is whether or not you should hire a real estate agent. In most cases, the answer is a resounding "yes!" This is especially true for first-time home buyers, since you generally won't have to pay your agent any commission unless you're selling a property at the same time you're buying. Not to mention, there are numerous other ways in which real estate services can take the stress and complexity out of buying your first home. [Read More]

  • 5 Luxury Amenities That Can Make Your Home Sell Faster

    If you want your home to sell quickly and for top dollar, then you might want to think about adding some upgraded amenities to the home. Luxury amenities can attract a whole new range of buyers, and they can make your home stand out from the crowd as well. So, what amenities should you add? Here are five great options. A Fireplace A gas fireplace is the perfect luxury option to add if the home has a spacious, lovely living room that needs a focal point. [Read More]

  • 3 Things To Know Before Looking To Buy A Foreclosed Home

    Unfortunately, buyers sometimes get themselves into sticky financial situations and can no longer afford their mortgage. In these situations, the house gets foreclosed on by the bank and the property goes back up for sale pretty quickly so the lender can recoup their losses. If you are looking to get your hands on a piece of luxury property for a lower price, buying a foreclosed property can mean a multi-thousand dollar difference in your end price. [Read More]

  • How To Avoid Those First-Time Home-Buyer Blues

    It's finally time; you've made the decision to settle down and purchase your first home. This can be an exciting time, but also a time filled with the potential to make mistakes. To ensure that you don't end up with the first-time home-buyer blues, you should focus on a few key areas that can be rife with problems. Read on to learn more and make your first home purchase successful and fulfilling. [Read More]

  • Home Selection And Search From A Drop-Down Menu: Descriptions That Would Help

    If you go online to search for all of the homes available and for sale in your area (or anywhere else, for that matter), then you will probably encounter at least half a dozen search engine bars on various real estate sites. As you click on these drop-down menus, some are already populated with search choices. However, if you do not know the difference between a "ranch" home and "split-level," or a single-family home-detached versus single family home-attached, you may be frustrated with the search results. [Read More]

  • Investing In Rental Property? How A Property Management Team Can Make Your Life Easier

    If you've decided to enter into the world of investment properties, you're going to need a property management team, especially if you plan on renting out your properties. Managing rental properties is a full-time job, one that requires a full-time commitment. Whether you have a full-time career, or you're happily retired, you don't have time to commit all your attention to the running of your rental properties. Luckily, you don't have to. [Read More]