Blog

It’s Elemental: New Homeowner’s Basic Maintenance Guide

It’s Elemental: New Homeowner’s Basic Maintenance Gui

Buying a home is an exciting experience. You save up your downpayment, wade through thousands of listings, find and hire a buyer’s agent, search for the perfect home, make and offer, get accepted and take the plunge. Now, you’ve moved…

Keeping It In Balance: Knowing Your Credit-to-Debt Ratio

Keeping It In Balance: Knowing Your Credit-to-Debt Ratio

Many potential new homebuyers find themselves unable to secure a loan, confined to a smaller home ? or at least to a smaller loan ? because they don’t understand the ins and outs of their credit score. First of all,…

Counting Chickens

Counting Chickens

If your house has been on the market for any length of time, or if you need to sell because of an out-of-town job change, you may be tempted to accept a contingency offer on your home, or anticipate the…

Selling Your Home? Think Pink

Selling Your Home? Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, the annual campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer disease. Each year, nearly a quarter-million women are diagnosed with breast cancer. After lung cancer, it is the second leading cause of cancer death among…

Creating an Idea Book for Your New Home

Creating an Idea Book for Your New Home

Contemplating buying a new home or remodeling the one you have? Before you call your real estate agent, hire a designer or head to your local Do-It-Yourself superstore refine your ideas by creating an idea book. An idea book, exactly…

Buyers: Don’t Let Halloween Creep Up On You

Buyers: Don’t Let Halloween Creep Up On You

Conventional wisdom is that spring is the best time for selling—and buying—a home. It’s the time of year when the most home are on the market. In fact, lots of buyers believe that if they haven’t found the home of…