Home, at Last: Top Things to Look for in a Starter Home

Image Source: Pixabay Getting Your Financial House in Order You might already be daydreaming about decorating your new digs, but if your finances aren’t on point, that dream may well remain just that–a dream. So the first step in landing your starter home is to work on building a strong credit history. After all, no […]

Home, at Last: Top Things to Look for in a Starter Home

You’ve thought about it. Dreamt about it. Planned, scrimped, and saved for it. Now it’s here. Time to start the search for the perfect starter home. But there is probably going to be a lot more to finding your first home than you might have expected. Getting Your Financial House in Order You might already […]

4 Areas of Your Home You Didn’t Know Drastically Affect If Your Home Sells or Not

Once you decide to sell your home, the race is on to sell it as quickly as possible. A fast sale will help you move on to your next step without having to worry about taking on a second mortgage or constantly keeping your home perfectly clean for potential buyers. While there is no single […]

Effective Staging Tactics to Sell Properties Fast

Getting properties on and off the market quickly means higher commissions. Staging is a proven method for selling properties faster and for getting offers at or above the asking price. Are some staging tactics more effective than others? Boost Curb Appeal What do potential buyers see when they drive up to the property? If it […]

4 Aesthetic Disasters That Drive Down Your Curb Appeal

You only get one chance to make a good first impression. This wisdom is as true for your home as it is for people. Therefore, it’s important to make an effort to keep the exterior of your home looking great so that you can preserve its curb appeal. This will give people a favorable impression […]

Breaking the Millennial Out of Home Buying Gridlock

Even with encouraging job and wage reports starting in early 2014, many real estate market experts and economists are still less than enthusiastic about the return of the Millennial generation to the real estate buyer market.  The young generation, particularly recent college graduates, have historically been the foundation of first-time new home buying. Better Jobs & […]

5 Household Items That Are Worth Splurging on (and 5 Items That Are Definitely Not)

Image source: https://unsplash.com/photos/ALpEkP29Eys Designing a home, especially your first one, is both a challenging and marvelous process. Naturally, you want everything to be perfect. Unfortunately, unlike the Hollywood A-listers, you are probably operating on a limited budget and don’t have a professional interior designer to point out the subtle details and help you make all […]

What Amenities Will Most Directly Affect Your Home Sale Value

Appearance is not the only thing that people consider when looking for a home. They also consider the amenities of the home. If you are thinking about remodeling your home before you put it on the market, it is important to note that there are some amenities that are more valuable than others. The right […]

Early Home Fixes to Address Before They Cost You Money in the Future

Image Source: Pixabay Regular maintenance should be a part of any homeowner’s experience. Unfortunately, far too often simple maintenance requirements go unnoticed which can lead to damage or things that need to be fixed. As the cycle continues, those small repairs can quickly turn into large problems that cost a lot of money. Whether you’re […]