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Understanding Land Surveys

Understanding Land Surveys

When you are in the process of purchasing a home, a survey is often conducted. A survey determines precise property lines, and discovers any possible neighbor encroachments on the property, enabling the buyer to understand the exact property being purchased. Land surveys are conducted by surveyors who consult the property’s deed, and then walk the […]

Create a Patio With Pavers

Create a Patio With Pavers

Is your backyard dull and uninspired? Could it use a little pizzazz, not to mention a place to put a barbecue grill and some stylish lounge chairs?   Consider adding a patio that you create yourself! Not only will you have a gorgeous outdoor space; you’ll also have the glorious satisfaction of knowing you created something […]

Additional Inspections to Consider when Purchasing a Home

Additional Inspections to Consider when Purchasing a Home

Many home inspectors are generalists. They’re very good at what they inspect, but they typically have a predetermined list of areas they’ll inspect and they try not to deviate from that list.  But each home, of course, is unique and may have particular features that deserve special attention. Or your primary inspector may raise a […]

When it Makes Sense to Sell During an Economic Downturn

When it Makes Sense to Sell During an Economic Downturn

It’s a painful subject but one that can’t be ignored: recession. When the economy slows down, for whatever reason, including a global pandemic, millions suffer. Many people lose their jobs and many may be forced to make difficult decisions.   One of those decisions may be whether it’s the right time to sell your home. If […]

Understanding Mortgage Rates

Understanding Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates — the amount of money a lending agency charges you to borrow their money to finance the purchase of a home — can fluctuate wildly.  The higher your mortgage or interest rate, the more money you’re paying to the bank to loan you money. The interest you pay on your loan, of course, […]

Save Your Home From Foreclosure

Save Your Home From Foreclosure

Do You Know About Forbearance? It Might Just Save Your Home As the global economy is strained by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans find themselves out of work or having to get by on reduced incomes. This means lots of people are struggling to pay their mortgages — a position no one wants to be […]

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Realtor

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Realtor

Selling your home is likely one of the biggest transactions you’ll ever be involved with, both in terms of dollars and significance. It’s a momentous occasion that should be handled with the utmost care and attention. And while you might be tempted to utilize an online discount broker or perhaps even handle the transaction yourself, […]

Is Condo Living Right for You?

Is Condo Living Right for You?

Some real estate shoppers might find the condo vs. freestanding house dilemma a tricky one. Condominiums, in most cases, are apartment-like housing units — with shared walls — that are independently owned. Condo owners share common areas — lobby, pool, etc. — with other residents of the building, but from a real estate perspective, they […]