August 5, 2017

Outdoor spaces are highly desired by home buyers young and old. Whether it is a condo with private or communal decks, a yard with a few square feet of grass, or an extensive garden with special fire pit, outdoor spaces have evolved from the sprawling lawns with fences...

August 5, 2017

When buying a home, most buyers know they should get an inspection to point out certain deficiencies that may not be apparent to the naked eye. However, did you know that in some cases an inspector is qualified to point out certain defects but not qualified to provide...

August 5, 2017

 If you are thinking about buying a home, you may be wondering if you really need an inspection. In areas that have very high demand and low inventory, some buyers are choosing to waive the home inspection so their offer is more appealing for home sellers. Especially i...

August 5, 2017

I cannot believe that fall is upon us! Although we have had a wonderful summer, it is time to begin planning for fall maintenance on your home. The changes in the seasons can be tough for home structures, so to prevent surprises when your home is at its most vulnerable...

August 5, 2017

When listing your home during the fall, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep your home looking fresh regardless of the weather outside.

  1. As fall weather descends, leaves fall and plants turn in for the winter. I recommend a weekly landscaping tidy-up of the...

August 5, 2017

There are many myths around what a homeowner actually needs to do to get a home sold. Although pricing it right is one of the most important things you can do, making sure your home shows its best at all times is also key. These are some of the most prevalent home show...

August 5, 2017

If you are selling your home during the summer, congratulations! Buyers are usually out in droves during this time of the year. However, this season can be fraught with home showing challenges, so a little bit of preparation now can make a huge difference when you rece...

August 5, 2017

There is something about spring that makes us want to shake out the rugs, open the windows, and make everything clean and new. Did you know that that instinct can actually put money in your pocket when it is time to sell? It is true! Handling the routine maintenance th...

August 5, 2017

Painting is one of the least expensive ways you can make a home feel refreshed and provide a stellar first impression. If painting is on your “to-do” list, whether it is to get a home ready for the market or just to spruce up a room or two, there are some things you sh...

August 5, 2017

Private Mortgage Insurance (or PMI) is an extra charge that banks require when the amount of a loan someone takes out to purchase or refinance a home causes the loan to value ratio to exceed 80%. This means that the buyer or owner has less than 20% equity in the home....

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