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Life is full of choices, and sometimes, it’s not easy to decide. Choosing between a 15-year and 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, however, doesn’t have to be. Monthly Payments When choosing between a 15-year and 30-year mortgage, the decision depends largely on how much you’re willing to put toward your monthly payment. A 15-year loan has a … Continue reading 15-year vs. 30-year Mortgage: Which Loan is Best for You?


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You’ve finally found the home you want to buy, put down an offer, and negotiated a final price with the seller. All the hard work is done, right? Not so fast! The home inspection is one of the most crucial steps when buying a home, so be sure to avoid these mistakes. Skipping It Even though a … Continue reading Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid!


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When you enter the homebuying market and make your offer on the house that fits you, crossing your fingers and wishing for a smooth mortgage process is something all buyers do. But did you know that you can control a lot of elements that ensure a smooth close on a house? Check out these 5 … Continue reading 5 Tips to Follow Before Buying a House


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Whether you’re running out of space, sick of your neighbors, or just ready to have the perfect home, here are some signs it’s time to make a move! Room to Grow Are things getting a bit tight in your household? One of the most obvious signs that it’s time to move is when you no … Continue reading 5 Signs It’s Time to Move!


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Owning a second home can boast many benefits including a sound financial strategy and a long-term plan for retirement while also offering plenty of lifestyle options. Here are the top four reasons people take a leap into buying a second home! It’s a Sound Investment The housing market will always be fluctuating with its highs … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Buy a Second Home


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While your mind may already be in vacation mode, taking time to run through this home security checklist will ensure your home is safe and sound so you can truly relax and enjoy your time off! Invest in a Budget-Friendly Home Security System You may feel like you live in a safe neighborhood, but a … Continue reading 5 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation


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Enhancing natural light in your house does more than simply brighten up your living spaces. It has many other additional benefits including lifting your mood and boosting your energy level to accomplish more in your day. Add more natural light to your home and reap all the benefits with these enlightening tips! Repaint with Light … Continue reading Boost Light in Your Home With These 5 Tips


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Celebrating our nation’s independence by setting off a brilliant display of fireworks is an honored tradition every year on July 4th. Dating back to as early as July 4, 1777, this tradition began after Congress authorized a fireworks display in Philadelphia to honor the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This … Continue reading 5 Backyard Firework Safety Tips to Follow


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As home prices continue to rise and inventory levels stay low, our current seller’s market signals stronger competition with more buyers fighting for fewer homes. In this scenario, making a perfect offer is key to securing a house. So what factors make your offer stand out from the rest? Cash Offers Rule If you can … Continue reading How to Make Your Offer Stand Out


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If you are a first-time homebuyer, you might think that the price tag on the home is the only cost involved for a mortgage. However, there are other expenses that might catch you off guard. If you’re shopping for your first house, prepare for these additional, and often unexpected, homebuying costs. Home Inspections After your … Continue reading 3 Hidden Homebuying Costs


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