Tips to avoid closing stress


You’ve found the perfect home, negotiated with the sellers, found a lender, and completed all the necessary paperwork; all that’s left is closing! Closing represents the last step in the home buying journey and should be seen as a kind of celebration. However, going into closing unprepared can make the day more stressful than it […]

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Tips for a successful short sale


For sellers, short sales may be the only way to avoid foreclosure if they owe more on their house than it is worth. Unfortunately, some buyers may avoid short sales altogether, regardless of the home itself; short sales often have the reputation of being difficult, taking months to close, or falling through altogether. Whether you’re […]

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How to get a lease in a competitive rental market


Rental rates are increasing around the country; both baby boomers and millennials are renting in increasing numbers. Because of this, many renters struggle to find a great – or even decent – property to meet their needs. The following strategies can help give you an edge when trying to get a lease in a competitive […]

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Ways to organize and declutter your garage


Taxes can be difficult for even seasoned homeowners to understand. With new tax legislation that was passed on December 22, 2017, there may be changes to the taxes you file this year. The following tips can help ensure you’re filing for and receiving all of the home-related tax deductions you’re entitled to. 1. Mortgage Interest […]

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