Category Archives: For Buyers
It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking about Taxes

For many, filling out tax forms is a time-consuming and frustrating task.  Perhaps that’s why nearly a quarter of Americans wait until the last minute to start preparing their returns. 1 The downside of procrastinating is you may miss the potential tax benefits you deserve. The earlier you prepare your return, the more time you […]

9 Reasons You Need an Agent to Help You Buy or Sell a Home

Whether you’re selling your first or fourth home, buying an existing property or building a new home, there’s one thing you need: a reputable agent. While some may say you can buy or sell your home on your own, if you’re not familiar with the process, it may lead to more frustration and aggravation than […]

Advice for Today’s Home Seller

Selling a home is an emotional process for many sellers, especially first-time sellers and those who have lived in their homes for a long time. People sell for many reasons; whatever yours is, here’s how to handle it. For all sellers: The first time you sell a home, you may be anxious about the process. […]

How to Achieve Financial Freedom

The New Year may be several months away, but the time to financially prepare for it is right now. While it may take patience and discipline, financial freedom is within your reach. Whether you’re trying to pay off large debts or boost your savings for a rainy day, large purchase or retirement, make 2017 the […]

Protect Your Information from Thieves

More than 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014 alone. 1 Most victims discovered their information had been compromised when their banks contacted them about suspicious activity. Thieves are more sophisticated than ever, often using technology to help them steal information. Other times, they prey on the trusting nature of people to […]

7 Tips to Help You Navigate the Buying Process

While most buyers expect to live in their home an average of 14 years, the typical tenure is close to nine years. That means the average buyer will go through the process of buying a home about once a decade. The real estate market is always changing—the process of buying a home has evolved in […]

How to Find the Home that’s Right for You

For the majority of homebuyers, finding the right property to buy is often the most difficult step of the home buying process—more difficult than saving for a down payment or getting a mortgage. Before you start your search, consider these four important factors. 1. How much house can you afford? Knowing what you can afford […]

Basic Home Improvements… that Save Money

In many areas of the country, energy and water costs are on the rise, taking a bigger chunk out of our wallets every month. But, there’s hope. With a few home improvements, you may be able to save money on your utility bills. Water Whether you live in an area that’s facing another year of […]

9 Tips for Developing Better Habits

More than half of adults make New Year’s resolutions each year. Unfortunately, many give up after a few weeks because they haven’t turned their goals into habits.  Whether you want to lose weight, save for a home or eat more vegetables, adopting good habits is sure to help you reach your goals.  Here are a […]

Housing & the Economy

Buying a home not only impacts the homeowner’s financial situation, it also impacts the local and national economies. Since 2016 is an election year, there’s no doubt the economy and housing’s role within it will be a hot topic in the news. Let’s take a look at the impact of housing on the local economy […]