Tips for Staging Your House This Winter

If your year-end goals include selling your house, we applaud you! Winter is actually a great time to sell your house, as there’s less competition; many potential sellers get busy with the holidays and wait to sell their house until early spring. Due to the cooling market, though, don’t underestimate the need to really make […]

Use a Distressed Home to Reach Your Retirement Goals

Retirement is expensive, and not everyone of retirement age feels financially prepared. If you’re a homeowner, though, we have good news. The equity in your home can help you reach your retirement goals. This is not financial advice, but this is something anyone with equity should at least know about. Let’s take a look at […]

Key Factors Impacting Home Affordability Today

With interest rates and inflation on the rise, there have been a lot of questions about affordability at the gas pump, at the grocery store, and even with housing prices. Every time there is a news segment about the housing market, it mentions the affordability challenges buyers are facing today. Those headlines are focused on […]

Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

We all have different holiday traditions; some people prefer getting together with just a couple close family members, while others prefer gathering the whole extended family together. If you’re hosting family or friends for the holidays this year, here are some questions to ask yourself to see if your home is ready. Question 1: Is […]

Out With The Old Home, In With The New

It’s a big year for new homes! According to the U.S. Census Bureau, builders are expected to complete over 1.3 million new homes in this country by the end of the year. If you’ve been looking for your dream home but haven’t found it due to the supply shortage, you may get lucky with a […]

Should I Sell My House This Year?

The housing market is shifting; supply is increasing as demand is slowing. We’re still not back to pre-pandemic levels of homes for sale, but the market is very different than it was earlier this year. Should you still try to sell your house in 2022? We’re happy to report it’s still a good time to […]

Why Buyers Want An Inspection And How To Avoid It

If you’re thinking of selling a home that needs repair work, you’re probably not looking forward to the inspection process. Whether it is your home, an inherited property, or a rental, the idea of someone going through your home and pointing out every single repair that needs to be made may be a bit overwhelming. […]

Does Your House Bring You Joy?

That first cup of coffee, a peaceful sunset, playing with kids or grandchildren… is your house on the list of things that bring you joy? Our homes are no small part of our lives; they influence how we feel on a daily basis. If your home isn’t bringing you joy, it may be time to […]

How to Get Cash for Your Dream Home

Finding your dream home is hard; finding the cash to buy it can seem even harder. If you’re serious about raising the cash you need for your dream home, you need to maximize the money you make off the sale of your current home. You can do this by getting the best price for your […]

Harness ALL of the Equity in Your Home

If you want to sell your home but don’t have the cash needed for repairs, you may have considered a cash-out loan. Why not refinance and get extra money out when that money will be going back into your house? Surely you’ll get it back when you sell… right? Unfortunately, the answer is often no. […]