Blog Entries in November

Forget the Garland for Now: Prepare Your Yard for Winter

Forget the Garland for Now: Prepare Your Yard for Winter

OK, already! We know ‘tis the season for hanging holiday lights, stringing garland and possibly even putting up that  inflatable snowman that your children can’t seem to get enough of. Before you go crazy decking your home’s exterior with holiday cheer, make sure you don’t forget about a few important maintenance must-dos that will protect your lawn long past the holid

Boldly Brave Black Friday Crowds for These Five Home Deals!

Boldly Brave Black Friday Crowds for These Five Home Deals!

Whether you’re building a home, you’ve just moved into a new home or your home is in need of a few upgrades, the year’s busiest shopping season could be your ticket to striking a great deal on appliances, home technology and more. Of course, some people find shopping on Black Friday and during the holiday season in general, just altogether annoying. So, we’ve compiled a

Shop Smart! Eight Easy Ways to Cut Holiday Spending

Shop Smart! Eight Easy Ways to Cut Holiday Spending

Do the upcoming ho-ho-holidays have you thinking “huh-huh-humbug” when it comes to your bank account? For a multitude of reasons, many of us would like to cut down on excessive holiday spending during this season. But, that task is typically much easier said than done. That's why, we’ve compiled a budget-friendly list of ways to cut back on your holiday spending: 1. Exa

“Is It Over Yet?” and Other Thoughts You’ll Have When Selling

“Is It Over Yet?” and Other Thoughts You’ll Have When Selling

The election is over and if you’ve stepped into any retail store post-Halloween, you may think that the holidays already have arrived. So, while political thoughts have ended and a few holly jolly thoughts may be floating through your mind at the moment, if your home is on the market or you’re preparing to sell your home as we enter the holiday season, your mind is probably being flood

Boomerang Buyers - Bounce Back Into Homeownership Now!

Boomerang Buyers - Bounce Back Into Homeownership Now!

“If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it is yours forever…” While that thought may be a bit of a deep thought for your morning cup of coffee, such is the feeling that many boomerang buyers may get when they think about reentering the real estate market. It may have been years since a boomerang buyer was thrust out of homeownership due to a short sale, f

Should You Elect to Buy or Rent Your Next Home?

Should You Elect to Buy or Rent Your Next Home?

Well, it’s Election Day. And, you’ve got two perfectly viable options in front of you. One may be a big change from what you’re used to. The other may be a bit more comfortable, but you may have concerns about its long-term effects. Of course, we’re talking about your pending decision to buy or rent a home. What other decision did you think we were talking about today?!

Why Military Heroes Make Exceptional Real Estate Agents

Why Military Heroes Make Exceptional Real Estate Agents

This month, we’ll pause to celebrate and reflect on all of the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans and the way they have selflessly served to protect the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis. While they are widely recognized for their dedication to our country, we’d also like to point out that once our nation’s veterans are ready to rejoin the civilian workforce, they make so

Thrive, Homeowners! Master these 10 Survival Skills!

Thrive, Homeowners! Master these 10 Survival Skills!

If you talk to anyone who owns a home, they may tell you that the most important survival skill you can have as a homeowner is simply a sense of humor. After all, what else can you do after your dog manages to nudge a door lock, denying you access to your own bedroom; your toddler drops and flushes a favorite toy down the toilet; or, you actually have to put out a small kitchen fire after you burn

Congratulations, Your Offer’s Been Accepted… Do These 10 Things Next!

Congratulations, Your Offer’s Been Accepted… Do These 10 Things Next!

As a homebuyer who has just received the news that your offer has been accepted, you may be tempted to break out into a happy dance. Woo hoo! You're one step closer to homeownership. Once a buyer’s agent calls with the news that a seller has accepted their offer, typically a 30-60 day closing process is set into motion. During those 30-60 days, there are a few things that buyers need

Could You Please Pass the… Property Disclosure Statements?!

Could You Please Pass the… Property Disclosure Statements?!

While you’re getting ready to pass the turkey, mashed potatoes and Grandma’s famous pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, you may also be devising a plan on how you can get her to disclose that secret recipe to you. Ahh… if only the family recipe-sharing rules were similar to the home sale disclosure rules you’ll find in the real estate world. Though Grandma may be keeping her