Smart Renovations: Improvements that PaySo you’re thinking about doing a kitchen facelift, putting on an addition or landscaping your yard. If you’re redoing your house with an eye to upping resale value, you may want to focus your dollars on projects that will give you the best return. The Kitchen Kitchen renos usually offer the […]
Amortization. Fixed rate. Variable rate. High-ratio. Principal. If you’re mystified by mortgage-speak, you’re not alone. Here’s a crash course in mortgage basics to help you make smart decisions about one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. Choose a term that works for you. A term is a period of time (from 6 months to […]
The importance of a home inspection So you’ve found a house you love. Great backyard, gleaming hardwood, and the kitchen of your dreams. But what about the furnace? The wiring? Leaks in the basement? Before you buy, have the home inspected; no matter how experienced you are as a homeowner, it’s the best way to […]
Setting up for a photographer Do I hire a cleaner? Do I remove the clutter? What about the family photos? Turn the lights on or off? What about your dog and cat? These are all good questions. We have shown up to homes that have been professionally cleaned, staged and lite and we have shown […]
Seller Real estate sections of public libraries abound with books on selling you home privately. In addition to pointers on sprucing up your home for maximum sale ability, they provide homeowners with tips on the “psychology of showing a house.” Yet, most homeowners choose to sell through a REALTOR®. Selecting a REALTOR® Finding the right […]
So you’ve decided you want to stop paying rent and buy your first home. You’re not alone. With interest rates at their lowest in decades, many people have discovered that mortgage payments can be significantly lower or at least comparable to the rent they are currently paying.