• Having a Plan for Major Home Repairs

    Having a Plan for Major Home Repairs

    Most homeowners are familiar with down payments, mortgages, and insurance premiums. What surprises a lot of homeowners, however, are the costs that come with unforeseen major home repairs. Whether it’s a leaky roof, bursting pipes or any other kind of major repair, fixing these problems can put a significant dent in your finances. That’s why it’s important to have some kind of plan in place for when the inevitable happens. If you’re a homeowner, ...read more....

  • Simple Ways to Save When Hosting a Memorial Day Celebration


    Nothing says summer like a big backyard Memorial Day bash. But if you are working on a tight budget, you may be worried about being able to really wow your guests without blowing all of your summer savings. Thankfully, kicking off summer with a backyard party does not have to cost you a fortune. Here are some tips to keep those party expenses down.

    Beat the Heat and Impress Guests With Grilled Dishes

    If you want to avoid the stress of cooking for a backyard ...read more....

  • Helpful Savings Tips for Homebuyers

    Helpful Savings Tips for Homebuyers

    If you are in the market for a home as a first-time buyer, you may not be aware of various ways to maximize your housing dollar. From loan programs and down payment assistance to research tips and negotiation tactics, there is a world of real estate bargain hunting at your fingertips. Here are some of the best ways to save money and find the perfect home.

    Sources of real estate purchase funds
    Some of ...read more....

  • 4 Things That Can Help Prevent Common Doggie Disasters at Home

    4 Things That Can Help Prevent Common Doggie Disasters at Home

    If you’re a dog owner, you undoubtedly know the reward of the special bond that comes with it. Dogs serve as a great example of loyalty and unconditional love, and most of the time they bring us nothing but joy. However, what about when we come home to a big potty accident in the doorway or a chewed-up couch cushion? These are moments that all canine lovers would rather not experience. ...read more....

  • Safe and Secure: Important Tips for Dog Owners Moving Into a New Home

    Tips for Dog Owners Moving Into a New Home Image courtesy of Pixabay

    Moving into a new place can be a tricky transition for dogs and their owners.  Take steps to ease your furry friend’s stress during the adjustment and to keep him safe.  Here are some terrific tips that will help you both manage the move smoothly.

    Preparations.  Change is stressful, and your dog won’t understand the changes that are coming with moving to a new home.  Depending on the ...read more....

  • A good home buyer’s agent can make your home search fun!

    Are you running from open house to open house, not really getting to see the details of the home because you are trying to squeeze so many into the tiny time frame that seems to be “open house time”? Although open houses can be a great way to see what is out there you are probably missing a lot of houses and you aren’t really getting to see everything the house has to offer. A 5 minute run through is just not enough!

    Having a buyer’s agent represent you will not only help you to ...read more....

  • Winning the bidding war in a Seller’s Market

    It can be like living in the wild west when you are trying to buy a home in a seller’s market. But many people do not actually know what that means.

    The way we measure the market in real estate is inventory (homes for sale) vs sales (buyers actually buying a home). If there are 10 homes purchased in a given area in 1 month and there are 30 homes for sale in that same area, that would mean we have a 3 month supply of homes in that area. 10 sales per month for 3 months. In ...read more....