What to expect, when you’re expecting a new home! Second Step, Property Appraisal. Watch this short video to find out how appraisers determine your property’s value.
The moment you walked into that adorable bungalow, you knew it was “The One.” It wrapped its cozy, snug-as-a-bug feeling around you and practically whispered, “Buy me.” So you did! Now you’re ready to make your dream-home Pins happen for real. But, as a small-home owner, be cautious. Follow the wrong inspirational trend, and you Read More
What to expect, when you’re expecting a new home. We’ll be posting a new video every Thursday in December that walks you through the mortgage process.
Planning on selling your home soon? Take an objective look around your home from a buyer’s perspective. What would stop you from making an offer? What do you need to do to put your home’s best face forward? Here are some projects to jump on now in order for your home to be in tip-top Read More
Woohoo!!! Your bathroom makeover is totally happening! You’re having Pinterest-fueled fever dreams. It’s going to be so stunningly fan-tab-u-lous!!!Or is it? If you have any of these #trending bathroom design elements in mind, you should know what you’re really signing up for: #1 Intricately Patterned Tiny Tiles So bohemian, so fresh-looking — and, yet, retro. Read More
One house you’re looking at has the wraparound porch you’ve fantasized about, but it’s on a high-traffic street. The condo you like has a doorman in the lobby (you can order online now!), but it has no dedicated parking. What to choose?It’s not every day that you buy a home and make decisions about the Read More
You’ve got a contract on your home for sale—congratulations! But before you pop the cork on the champagne, you’ve got to go through an ordeal that could make or break that sweet deal: a home inspection.The home inspection is a contingency written into most offers, meaning that if the buyers aren’t happy with the result, Read More
The negotiations are over. Your mortgage is settled. The keys to your first home are in hand.Finally, you can install your dream patio. You can paint the walls without losing your security deposit. Heck, you could knock out a wall. You’re soooo ready to be a homeowner. So ready in fact, you’re about to make Read More
When Lauren Hunter and her husband moved into their first home in Hilliard, Ohio, the previous homeowner had left behind a ladder. “It turned out to be awesome,” Hunter says. “You don’t realize how many situations where ladders make things easier. Hanging pictures is one thing, but try hanging curtains in a two-story great room.” Read More
Remember that moment you first laid eyes on your home? How you swooned over those soaring ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors? And what about the stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen that left you utterly smitten? So you made an offer that was accepted. A few months later you moved in, giddy. Every morning you woke Read More