Gaining an ARM or losing one?

Fixed rate mortgages are low once again. Now is a good time to buy. But what if you already own a home. Could refinancing be right for you? Could an adjustable rate loan be right? Here are some factors that would influence your decision. How long are you going to stay in your home? Which […]



How to hire an Realtor®

Selling a home is a serious and major undertaking in your life. So shouldn’t your Realtor® be just as serious about representing you? If you are new to this process or just haven’t sold a home in a while, the answers you get to the questions below can show you revelations about your Realtors’ experience […]




Can I Make Money on my Home?

As a homeowner, you may often wonder if spending money on repairs or improvements for your home will net you any return. If you spend money on capital improvements, then you raise the base cost of your home. When you sell your home, these capital improvements can lower your capital gain and save you taxes. […]



Are You Ready for This?

A short story about an offer presented to a single, senior woman who was relocating to a retirement home: The offer was for full price and had reasonable terms and timelines. The seller would not accept it. As the offering agent delved deeper into why, the agent discovered the seller was upset about her dining […]


Home for Sale? Secure It!

During the month of September, REALTORS® draw special attention to securing any homes that they have on the market for sale. September has been designated REALTOR® Safety month. But safety is also the seller’s responsibility so here are some tips to keeping your home secure and lessening any risk. Locks – your windows and doors […]