Category Archives: For Buyers
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 […]

It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking about Taxes

For many, filling out tax forms is a time-consuming and frustrating task.  Perhaps that’s why nearly a quarter of Americans wait until the last minute to start preparing their returns. 1 The downside of procrastinating is you may miss the potential tax benefits you deserve. The earlier you prepare your return, the more time you […]

9 Reasons You Need an Agent to Help You Buy or Sell a Home

Whether you’re selling your first or fourth home, buying an existing property or building a new home, there’s one thing you need: a reputable agent. While some may say you can buy or sell your home on your own, if you’re not familiar with the process, it may lead to more frustration and aggravation than […]

Advice for Today’s Home Seller

Selling a home is an emotional process for many sellers, especially first-time sellers and those who have lived in their homes for a long time. People sell for many reasons; whatever yours is, here’s how to handle it. For all sellers: The first time you sell a home, you may be anxious about the process. […]

How to Achieve Financial Freedom

The New Year may be several months away, but the time to financially prepare for it is right now. While it may take patience and discipline, financial freedom is within your reach. Whether you’re trying to pay off large debts or boost your savings for a rainy day, large purchase or retirement, make 2017 the […]

Protect Your Information from Thieves

More than 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014 alone. 1 Most victims discovered their information had been compromised when their banks contacted them about suspicious activity. Thieves are more sophisticated than ever, often using technology to help them steal information. Other times, they prey on the trusting nature of people to […]