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10 01, 2019

Home Inspection Tips for Sellers

2022-08-19T17:32:21-05:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: For Sellers, General, real estate, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you’re selling your house, you might be wondering how to prepare for the home inspection process. We all know the perfect home doesn’t exist. A home that has been lived in usually has some damage or needs some kind of repairs, some that can be pretty expensive. Because not everyone is an expert, home defects and red flags may not be visible to the untrained eye. That's why buyers typically hire a professional home inspector before buying a house.

8 01, 2019

Your Credit Score Unmasked

2022-08-19T17:32:21-05:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, General, real estate, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Your Credit score can seem like a mythical beast that is too complicated to understand. But, it doesn't have to be. Emily and I have noticed that many people have either no understanding of credit, or very skewed ideas of how it actually works.

11 12, 2018

Pets: How to Make a House a Home

2022-08-19T17:32:21-05:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: General, lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You've settled into your new home. Decorations, furniture and photographs have breathed life into an empty structure. But, something is missing. No, it's not that fancy new pressure cooker. It's the heart, soul and charm of a family unit. Maybe the one thing you're missing is the patter of little paws. Pets can make a house a home! This was the first "play date" Kona & Loki had together. Little did they know they were about to become brother & [...]

28 11, 2016

Down Payment Assistance – Gateway Mortgage

2022-08-19T17:32:22-05:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: real estate|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Down Payment Assistance? Down Payment Assistance is, more often than not, a missed opportunity. A lot of homebuyers may not even know that they are eligible for down payment assistance. We live in a recovering economy, and putting together the needed funds for the down payment on a new home can be a daunting task. It may even be a major road block holding someone back from purchasing a home. For the average FHA loan, a down payment [...]

18 04, 2014

10 Tips for Buyers & Sellers

2022-08-19T17:32:23-05:00April 18th, 2014|Categories: real estate, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Traditionally, spring has been the time that many buyers and sellers become motivated to enter the real estate market. The warm weather and longer days encourage potential buyers to get out and look for a home that fits their needs and budget. Similarly, sellers can take advantage of the seasonal flowers and favorable weather to boost the curb appeal of their homes. If you're in the market for a new home or are thinking of putting your home on the [...]

5 03, 2014

How To Assess The Real Cost Of A Fixer-Upper House

2022-08-19T17:32:23-05:00March 5th, 2014|Categories: real estate, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix. I have seen a lot of young couples get excited about buying a fixer upper, only to discover later that they don’t have the skills or financial resources necessary to repair a run down home. On the other hand, home buyers that are experienced at working around a home and who have the financial ability can build equity quick with [...]

11 02, 2014

Home Buying Basics With Kenneth Wohl, RCB Bank

2022-08-19T17:32:23-05:00February 11th, 2014|Categories: real estate, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Home Buying Basics By Kenneth Wohl Buying a home can be an intimidating process, but with a little knowledge under your belt, you can better understand the process and become a stronger borrower. Here some things you should know before you buy. Obtain a pre-qualification from your lender Before you begin house hunting, identify the prices you can afford with a reputable local bank. Obtaining a letter from them will help you become more knowledgeable about your future loan and [...]

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