Category Archives: For Buyers
How to Retire Well

Conventional wisdom suggests we should save about 10 to 12 times our current income; however, many people approach retirement having saved much less.1 So, how much is enough? The amount of money you should have saved before you retire depends on many personal factors and considerations, including: Your lifestyle: If you live well within your […]

Benefits of Reduced Debt

If you’ve set a goal to pay down your debt this year, you’re not alone. According to a study by NerdWallet, more than 40% of Americans have this goal in sight. Strategically reducing or paying off debt benefits your finances tremendously, but can positively impact other areas of your life as well.   Reduce stress. […]

Declutter Your Living Spaces

The average person will spend a total of 3,680 hours, or 153 days of their life, searching for misplaced items.* Typically, the only time many of us think about decluttering our homes or living spaces is when we’re getting ready to move. Whether you’re moving or want to save time and space, this easy five-bin […]

Hire the Right Contractor

Hiring a contractor can be stressful, especially if you’re planning a major renovation. Use the following guidelines to help you hire the right contractor for your next home project. These tips also apply if you’re hiring a trades-person or service professional to tackle any project around the home. Get referrals. Ask your family, friends and […]

3 Important Things to Do Before You Buy Your First Home

Buying your very first home is an exciting experience. It’s your chance to take a step onto the property ladder and start living the American dream. The only problem is, successfully purchasing the perfect property isn’t always as simple as it seems. After all, this is likely to be one of the biggest purchases you’re […]

Market Insights 2018

What’s in store for the market in 2018? While it’s impossible to know for sure, experts analyze current trends to predict what may happen.   Home prices and values are expected to rise modestly. Home prices have been increasing around the country, with cities such as Dallas, Portland and Seattle experiencing the largest year-over-year price […]

The Buying Process

Are you in the market for a home? If it’s your first time purchasing a home, you may wonder what to expect during the buying process. Even if you’ve purchased a home before, the process has many variables and may not be the same every time. If you or someone you know is thinking of […]

How to Repair Your Credit

Do you feel your credit stands in the way of getting approved for financing for a home or a new car? Having bad credit can do more than prevent you from getting approved for a loan; you may also have to pay more for insurance and provide a security deposit on utilities if you move. […]

Make Moving Easier

Spring and summer are busy times in the real estate market. Although many people look forward to having a fresh start in a new place, they may be anxious about the moving process itself. Here are a few tips to help make it easier. Lighten up. Whether you’re hiring movers or renting a truck and […]

What’s in Store for the Market in 2017?

What does the future hold for the housing market in 2017? Experts have weighed in and one thing is for sure:  The housing market is set to heat up this year!   PRICES ARE ALMOST AT PRE-RECESSION HIGHS Nationally, the market is expected to normalize with healthy sales and moderate price growth.1 However, some experts […]