Choosing a Retirement Destination

When most people retire, they tend to stay in the same place where they’ve spent most of their lives. But some people want a change of scenery. If you’re planning to relocate, here are some factors to consider:  Cost of Living. How does the new area compare to what you’re used to? Be sure

Things You Should Never Say When House Hunting

When you attend an open house or private showing, your agent will caution you to refrain from making any remarks in the presence of the seller or their agent that reflect on your feelings about the property. Here are some things you should never say when you are out house hunting: * Never say you’ve

Things First Time Homebuyers Need to Buy

Buying your first home is an exciting time, but it also means you’re going to need a few things you might not already own. Here is a list of the essentials you’ll need: * A toolbox… since you’ll need a variety of tools to fix things. * New locks and keys… so you can replace

Buying a Vacation Home

Thinking about buying a vacation home? Now is a good time to buy. Interest rates are still low and home prices are affordable. Let’s take a look at some things you should consider before starting your search. Take stock of your finances. Ask yourself… do you plan to tap the equity in your home? And

Packing and Moving Tips

Whether you are planning a move across town or across the country, here are some packing and moving tips to make your move goes smooth and successful: • Consider having a yard sale to get rid of unwanted or unused items, including clothing. • Make sure you have sufficient moving supplies… things like various sized

Thinking About Buying A Fixer Upper?

Thinking about buying a fixer upper? Homes that need work can be great investments, especially if you can purchase them below market price. But stay away from upgrades that won’t add value to the home. If a house needs major repairs to its plumbing, electrical, foundation or roof, keep in mind that fixing major flaws

Buying A Home in A Seller’s Market

Buying a home can be challenging, and if you’re in a seller’s market, the challenges increase dramatically. If you’re buying during a seller’s market be sure you have an experienced REALTOR® assisting you and take heed of the following advice: First, know what you want and what you can afford to pay. Letters from a

What is a Home Warranty

    Today’s topic… Home warranties… A great way to give you protection and peace of mind. A home warranty is different than homeowner’s insurance, which covers your house and personal items from things like fire or theft. But what if one of your home’s major components needs repair or replacement? Things like plumbing, electrical,

How to Ease Home Buyer Stress

The home buying process can be a happy and exciting experience if you prepare yourself before beginning your home search. You can minimize stress if you take the following steps: Determine what you can afford. Examine your financial position, total income, monthly expenses and the amount you have available for a down payment. Check your