10 Things to Do Before You Sell Your House

Before you put your house on the market, ask your real estate agent for guidance on improving your home’s presentation. Your agent can tell you what buyers expect in your particular market and at your home’s price point. The following 10 steps are a way to get a good head start on preparing to sell your home. 1. Welcome buyers. Make … More 10 Things to Do Before You Sell Your House

How much land do you need to build a house?

Record-low inventory of homes for sale is forcing some homebuyers to build their own homes, but they still need think about where they will build. Buzzfeed recently tested ordinary people on their real estate knowledge with some surprising results. Do you know how to calculate how much land you will need for that dream house and how much a parcel of land will cost? How many square feet are in an acre? Does your real estate knowledge stack up to the Buzzfeed challenge? Here are some real estate tips to better your score on BuzzFeed’s Regular People Take a Real Estate Exam. … More How much land do you need to build a house?

The Pros and Cons of Converting a Garage to a Living Space

Record-low housing inventory across the nation has some homeowners rethinking their plans to move to a bigger space. Instead, they may be looking at ways to renovate or expand their current home. What about converting the garage into extra living space? Here are some pros and cons. … More The Pros and Cons of Converting a Garage to a Living Space

8 Affordable Ways To Boost A Home’s Curb Appeal

Your home’s curb appeal could be make or break for the amount of showings you have. In the same way curb appeal can attract potential buyers through your door, a less than spectacular home front can also be a detractor. From upgrading landscaping to refreshing paint, consider these eight affordable ways to boost your home’s curb appeal and entice buyers to add your home to their “must see” list: … More 8 Affordable Ways To Boost A Home’s Curb Appeal

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