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,

What is Your Home Worth?

  A variety of websites have emerged in recent years that attempt to estimate what your home is worth. If you intend to sell your home, it is important that you understand how these estimates are determined before you use them to set an asking price. These websites use something called automated valuation models (or

What are Comparables?

Comparables (or “comps”) is a real estate appraisal term that refers to properties with characteristics similar to a subject property whose value is being determined. If you are purchasing a home or using your home as collateral for a loan, your lender will ask a licensed or certified appraiser to determine the current market value

Five Key Reasons a Home Sells

There are five key reasons a home sells: Price. The right price is one that is in tune with what similar homes in the market are selling for. If your home is priced higher than competing listings, it simply won’t attract as much buyer attention when it hits the market. Location. The number one rule

Tips for First Time Home Sellers

  If the time has come to sell your home and you’ve never been a seller before, here are some tips for getting it right the first time: Make sure your property is in “tip-top” shape so it creates a great first impression. Thoroughly clean your home and make sure all mechanical systems are in

What is a Counter Offer?

When a buyer finds the home of their dreams, they submit an offer to purchase to the seller. The seller then has the right to accept the offer, reject it or make a counter offer. Let’s take a look at what a counter offer is. A counter offer usually states that the seller will accept

Is Moving Insurance Necessary?

Most people don’t think to buy moving insurance because they’re under the impression that their moving company automatically covers items that are damaged or destroyed during the move. The fact is moving companies don’t provide moving insurance, they only provide “valuation” coverage which is not the same. Valuation coverage is a predetermined limit of liability

Avoiding Common Seller Mistakes

  When it comes to selling your home, it is important to view it as the product it is. To sell your home in the shortest amount of time – and for the best possible price – you’ll want to avoid these common mistakes some sellers make. Your REALTOR® is well-versed in local market conditions

Does It Make Sense to Move Up?

  The idea of moving up to a larger home can be an exciting prospect, but here are a few questions to ask yourself to make sure it is the right decision for you. *  First, and most importantly, do you have sufficient income to afford the additional costs such as higher mortgage, maintenance, property