For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it’s a common misconception that you always need 20 percent down to buy a home.
Here’s the lowdown on the most popular low-down alternative payment options! … More First-time homebuyers: You’re closer to a down payment than you think
Moving can be stressful for every family member – including the four-legged ones. Every animal reacts differently to new living quarters, and temperament has a lot to do with it. Some pets take a move in stride, while others exhibit anxiety or insecurity for days or weeks.
Here are 5 things to consider as the big move approaches and after you’re in your new home. … More Paw-sitive Reinforcement: 5 Ways to Help Pets Adjust After a Move
Schools can have a big impact on property value and quality of life. If you’re buying a home, here are a few reasons local school ratings matter – even if you don’t have kids. … More 5 Reasons School Ratings Matter (Whether you have kids or not)
Whether you wish to reduce your impact on the environment or just want to live a simpler life, downsizing may be the next big step to reaching your tiny home plans. If you’re ready to take the leap to downsize and declutter, here are a few tips to help get you started. … More Tiny Home Plans? 5 Tips for Downsizing
It happens a lot. The dream vacation on the beach, at the lake or on the ski slopes suddenly morphs into a dream of buying a piece of paradise.
If you’re considering buying a property in your dream getaway area, here are some preparatory steps you can take as you embark on your search. … More Vacation Property: Dream Responsibly
In the market for a new home but have no idea where to start? There are several decisions you should begin to make before you even start your home search. By asking yourself the right questions, you can quickly pinpoint what you want – and can afford – in your next home. … More 6 Decisions to Make Before the Home Search
Attract homebuyers even during the holidays with these useful tips. … More Top 10 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays
With warm temperatures and long days, Summer has traditionally been the high season for buying and selling real estate. But don’t discount these advantages that crop up when temperatures fall. … More Buying a Home this Fall? Read This!
When preparing to sell your home, small updates can make a big difference to buyers. Consider these simple projects that can deliver the biggest bang for your DIY bucks. … More 5 Small Cost, Big Impact Updates for Home Sellers
Is the cost of furniture causing to you to debate if a kitchen table is a “want” or a “need”?
Don’t worry! There are plenty of options for you to furnish your nest without breaking the bank. Here are some good places to start, courtesy of RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty. … More 6 Places to Find Furniture You Didn’t Think to Look