Steps to getting Preapproved for a Mortgage

February 18, 2021

How to Get Preapproved for a Mortgage: A Step-by-Step Guide for Homebuyers Ready to get serious about buying a home? Get preapproved for a mortgage. In a nutshell, a mortgage preapproval letter is a written statement from a lender affirming that you’ve qualified for a home loan and specifying how much money the lender will allow you […]


FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS … All offers have to be presented

March 5, 2019

One of the issues we are running into in this seller’s market is that offers from buyers are not always being presented to the sellers . . or sometimes we are not sure they were presented or sometimes they are not presented right away. If a buyer makes an offer, even after the seller has accepted an […]


How Affordable are Homes in Your Area?

February 19, 2019

Housing affordability is a significant concern for people of all ages and in all parts of the country. And it’s not just among prospective home buyers: Home owners and renters are feeling the pinch, too. Nearly one-third of America’s 119 million households are cost burdened, meaning more than 30% of their income is used for housing. That number […]


Welcome Home, Honey! How to Feng Shui Your Decor for Love

February 13, 2019

Feng shui, as you may have heard, teaches you how to arrange your home furnishings for maximum harmony. But there’s another perk to this ancient Chinese philosophy: It can be harnessed to improve your relationships, too. “Feng shui in your home affects how you connect in existing relationships, or—if you’re single—your openness to meeting new potential partners,” explains Anjie Cho, an […]


What Does ‘Contingency’ Mean in a Real Estate Listing?

February 5, 2019

A contingency can make or break your home sale, but what exactly does it mean? If it’s one of those real estate terms that make you go, “huh?” don’t sweat it. We’ve all been there, and we’re here to help clear up the confusion. “A contingency in a deal means there’s something the buyer has to do for […]


2019 Design Forcast:

February 5, 2019

  Is it time to say goodbye to shiplap and millennial pink? This design expert weighs in. As we flip to the last pages of our 2018 calendar, it’s time to look at interior design trends on the rise — and say goodbye to those on their way out in 2019. Here are our predictions […]


Is It Too Late In The Foreclosure Process To Save My Home?

January 29, 2019

If you are facing the stressful process of foreclosure and asking yourself, is it too late in the foreclosure process to save my home? you may find that you actually have fewer options than you did a few months ago. It is easy to believe that your home will appreciate significantly in value, that your lender […]


5 Home Improvements You Should Always Outsource

January 24, 2019

All landlords are constantly looking for ways to increase their bottom line. Increased cash flow gives them the ability to do a multitude of things with the surplus. As great as saving money is, you need to know where to draw the line. There are a handful of home improvement projects that almost any landlord can do […]


Excited about buying a home this year?

January 3, 2019

First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What To Watch   As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally ditching your landlord and buying your first home or selling your […]


House Prices Are NOT Headed For Another Crash!

December 27, 2018

Dec. 23, 2017 House Prices Are NOT Headed For Another Crash! As home values continue to rise at levels greater than historic norms, many are concerned we might be headed for another crash like the one we experienced a decade ago. The simple fact is the Lenient Lending Standards of the previous decade (which created […]