10 Ways To Turn Off Buyers

As a result of our obsession with photos and visuals today, buyers make judgments of homes immediately. Many will do their first showing online, so if your photos turn them off, they may never step foot inside. Sellers need to go to great lengths to get buyers in the door. If you can get them

Creating The Perfect Garden

Whether you are looking to ramp up your curb appeal, enjoy some fresh vegetables, or just have a beautiful space to enjoy, planting a garden is a good move.  More buyers want move-in-ready houses, meaning they prefer a house with an established garden.  Many people today are turning to home gardening as a means of

Selling Trends: What Appeals To Young Families

When selling your home, you want to stage it so that it appeals to the majority of buyers.  While there tends to be niches in different areas, the largest demographic tends to be young families.  So typically, you’ll want to stage your house so that a young family can imagine living there.  The big question

Getting In the Head Of A Buyer

Selling your house is competitive.  Every seller on the market wants the best price and is pulling from the same pool of buyers in the neighborhood.  How do you get the competitive edge? You need to get in the head of your target audience… the buyer!  When you figure out what they are thinking and

The Top 5 Seller Mistakes

You don’t sell your house everyday, so it’s difficult to know what to do and what not to do.  A real estate expert can help you know what to expect, but even with the best agent you can make the transaction more difficult than it needs to be or worse yet, cause the failure of

How to Refinance a VA Loan

The benefits of a mortgage backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs continue beyond the day your loan closes. You can lower your rate, tap into your home’s equity or even bring your conventional loan into the VA program by refinancing.   Two types of VA refinances You can refinance your VA loan two different ways:

A Home Equity Loan Is a Smart Choice as Rates Rise

In recent years, home equity loans have gone the way of boy bands. So last-century. In an era of low interest rates, home equity lines of credit and cash-out refinances have been the equity-tapping products of choice. Home equity lines of credit, or HELOCs, have been popular because they usually are built with low introductory rates,

How Energy-Efficient Upgrades Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Energy-efficient upgrades can not only shrink your utility bill; they can increase the value of your home. Just how much your home will increase in value depends on a number of factors like where you live, which upgrades you’ve made and how your home is marketed at sale time. The length of time to recoup

4 Awesome “Smart Home” Products

The Coolest “Smart Home” Products In this advanced age, it’s a miracle that we don’t all have houses that talk to us, cook for us, and generate our shopping lists. Slowly but surely, we’re making our way toward a completely “Smart Home” and these products are some of the coolest available. Enjoy! August Smart Lock

7 Ways to Cover the Cost of Emergency Home Repairs

If you’re a homeowner and your water heater hasn’t gone out yet, just wait. They bust a seam or spring a leak or otherwise go on the fritz every 10 years, give or take. So you’ve got that to look forward to.   That’s just one of many things that can and will go wrong for