Real Estate Voted Best Investment

Homeownership has long been part of the “American dream” and based on a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for nine years running now. For those that own a home, it’s clear that there are considerable benefits both emotionally and financially. Not only does buying a home help with long-term …

Strategies to Save for a Down Payment

You’ve saved up for an outfit, a vacation, maybe even a car, but saving for a down payment on a house is a completely different story. A savings goal in the tens of thousands of dollars can seem out of reach as a first-time homebuyer, but it’s more attainable than you might think. Give yourself …

Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying a New Home

Buying a house is as wonderful and exciting, as much as it is nerve-racking and overwhelming. Purchasing a home takes a significant investment of your time and money. So before your real estate search begins, take some time to ask yourself key questions to help uncover your preferences and goals so that your home buying …

Learning About The Rent to Own Process

The appeal of homeownership feels more powerful today than ever before. And if you are like many homebuyers, you’ll need to get a mortgage to finance the purchase of your new home. Traditionally to qualify you need good credit and cash for a down payment. There is however an alternate route to homeownership that we …

Ways to Make Your Home Cozier for Fall

Cooler temperatures and shorter days, sure signs that Autumn has arrived. And as our leisure time activities move indoors, it’s time to think about cozying up our living spaces making them more welcoming for the cooler winter weather ahead. Fall decorating often centers on the front of our homes, from doorsteps full of pumpkins and …

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

The appeal of homeownership is powerful. Buying your first home can be as nerve-racking and overwhelming as it is wonderful and exciting. Your focus might be to create an investment to sell when you retire, or you could be building generational wealth. Whatever the reason you have for purchasing a home, the process involves numerous …

Maximizing Multifunctional Spaces

The past couple of years have really highlighted the importance of our living spaces and have compelled many people to find creative ways to maximize the functionality of their homes. Today, home is not just where we gather with family or rest our heads after a long day. Our homes have suddenly become our workplace, school, …

It’s Still a Great Time to Buy a New Home!

This last year has highlighted the importance of one’s home and community. As a result, renters are making the jump to home ownership while homeowners are re-evaluating their current houses and considering moves to new ones that better fit their lifestyles. This has led to a lot of discussion these days about housing market affordability …

Top 3 Front Door Colors of All-time

Curb appeal starts at the front door.  A great front door can make all the difference in your homes appearance.   The right color door can make your home look welcoming, add curb appeal and set the tone for what’s inside. It’s kind of like the feeling you get after an amazing haircut and color!  Pick …