Top tips to help first-timers navigate the fast-paced housing market

If you’re ready to stop renting and start enjoying the benefits of home ownership, finding the perfect house within your price range can seem daunting, especially in a seller’s market. Keep these things in mind when you are shopping for your first home. Keep an eye on your credit score The interest rate of your mortgage matters a … More Top tips to help first-timers navigate the fast-paced housing market

Outdoor Checklist: Preparing For an Open House

Selling a home can be a stressful experience but it doesn’t have to be! You can easily alleviate some of the headaches of the home selling process. Open houses are a great way to showcase your home with potential buyers coming through your door. Make sure to do these outdoor items before your open house so that interested buyers will want to make an offer on your home: … More Outdoor Checklist: Preparing For an Open House

Small nest egg, big dreams? 5 Tips for buying your retirement home

Planning for retirement means making a lot of decisions, including when you’ll stop working, how much you’ll withdraw from your savings each year, and where you’ll live. Many Americans view retirement as an opportunity to move into a new home; in fact, 64 percent of retirees either have moved or plan to move. … More Small nest egg, big dreams? 5 Tips for buying your retirement home

7 Ways to Make Your Life Easier During a Home Renovation

A home renovation is as exciting as it is hectic. Between coordinating contractors and choosing fixtures, your home is all out of sorts – which is overwhelming in and of itself.

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be a challenge. Keep these tips in mind if you’re struggling through a home renovation. When all is said and done, you’ll finish with a gorgeous addition to your home and a still maintain your sanity. … More 7 Ways to Make Your Life Easier During a Home Renovation

June Celebrates Homeownership

There’s no denying that the path to homeownership takes work. There’s the saving for a down payment, maybe fixing less-than-stellar credit and figuring out how to balance bills and existing debt (hello, student loans) with a mortgage payment. Like most, the feeling of accomplishment you had on the day your agent handed you the keys to your new home made all the hard work of saving and sacrificing pay off. … More June Celebrates Homeownership

Tiny Home, Tiny Wedding: 4 Tips for Budget-Conscious Couples

Wedding season is in full swing this time of the year and if you’re one of thousands of couples stressing out about the expense of a large wedding – you’re not alone. Similar to the trend of tiny home living, microweddings are for couples who want to save money while making the wedding experience more meaningful. Here are four ways you can incorporate tiny home living into your big day while staying on budget. … More Tiny Home, Tiny Wedding: 4 Tips for Budget-Conscious Couples