Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

It’s hard to find something that’s absolutely perfect and without flaws, and that includes a home. Prioritizing what you need in a home can help you narrow down your choices and find that near-perfect choice, and while it’s important to know what you want, you should also figure out what you definitely don’t want. Of […]

Are you tried of renting your home and want to take the first steps towards purchasing? Although purchasing your first home can be an exciting milestone, there’s also a lot to consider. It may not be as fun as house hunting and thinking about design choices, but it’s also important to consider the financial aspects […]

  If your home is for sale, staging it is a very important part of the selling process, as it will appeal to more potential buyers this way. This goes beyond completely cleaning it and make sure it’s free of any dirt, grime, or odor. Before you host your first open house or show your […]

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you have other options aside from buying a traditional home sale, such as a foreclosure. Another type of home listing that you might come across during your search is a pre-foreclosure, which is usually referred to as a short sale. When homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments, many […]

After weeks of house hunting, you finally found it: the dream home. It’s in the area you want, has everything on your wish list, and it’s affordable—almost. But before completely skipping over that perfect home because it’s slightly out of your budget, remember that initial listing prices are not usually firm, unless the housing market […]

   You may have already heard about short sales, and how some homeowners resort to listing their homes as a short sale as a way to avoid foreclosure. But there are also different types of short sales that you may want to familiarize yourself with, which can be helpful to learn about, whether you’re thinking […]

If you’ve been dreaming about owning a home for a while and you’re wondering if the time has finally come, there are some things you may want to consider first before making any final decisions. Because a home is likely the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make, you want to make sure the timing is […]

If you’ve been dreaming about owning a home for a while and you’re wondering if the time has finally come, there are some things you may want to consider first before making any final decisions. Because a home is likely the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make, you want to make sure the timing is […]

  Your lease is up for renewal, and you’re just not sure if you should stay or go—mainly because of the rent price, and because you’re wondering if you can save money by moving somewhere else nearby. Although moving can be a hassle and it can cost money, it can be worth it if it […]

Utility bills can fluctuate from month to month, and they can almost seem to double (or triple) during certain times of the year. The good news is that there are some simple ways you can cut down on these monthly costs. The following tips can you help you to lower your utility bills: Lights Although […]