Ready to move in? Get ready to create a home inventory

Do you have a home inventory? Having an accurate list of your personal belongings can help you file an accurate and timely claim should your home be damaged, destroyed or burglarized. While you’re moving into a new home, it’s a... READ MORE

We speak the language

Buying a home can be incredibly stressful and confusing. Once the process starts, it may feel like you need subtitles to explain what is happening. Words like escrow, closing, easement and others are thrown around, and you might not always... READ MORE

More homeowners considering refinancing

Low mortgage rates are putting the spotlight on refinancing. But refinancing can accomplish more than lower your interest rate and shrink your monthly home loan payment. Here are some other reasons to consider refinancing: You want a fixed rate home... READ MORE

Can you answer their questions?

As a realtor your job is to help find the right property for your clients. But it isn’t always easy. Just watch any house hunting show, and you will see that often people don’t know what they want. They fixate... READ MORE

The 2017-18 flu season is already here

Flu season has officially arrived, and there are a number of signs that this year could be miserable — even deadly. The Southern Hemisphere — primarily Australia — has been hit hard by flu in recent months, resulting in a... READ MORE

Sharing the fence

The relationship between neighbors can be tricky. When you live next to someone, you also live with their habits to a certain extent. Some neighbors can be great while others can be more difficult. Some may cut their grass on... READ MORE

An important safety reminder for new homeowners

Moving into your new home? Here are two important ways to keep your family safe for years to come. Replace the batteries and inspect the smoke alarms. It’s one of the first things you’ll want to do after getting the... READ MORE

A little cleaning goes a long way

Selling a house can be a tricky. There are so many factors that can influence a potential buyer’s decision. One of the top factors is cleanliness. Many buyers have a hard time seeing past dirt and filth when they are... READ MORE

What to expect on closing day

When you’re purchasing your first home, closing day can be exciting — and terrifying. Here are some of the things you can expect when you meet with us to finalize your home loan. A lot of signing and initialing. Carefully... READ MORE

Three times you’ll need to haul out your checkbook before closing

From the time you make an offer on a home to closing day, you’ll be writing a check (or two, or three!). Here are the times during the home buying process you should be prepared to haul out your checkbook:... READ MORE