Three Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

All too often, low credit scores keep individuals from obtaining loans, credit cards, and other forms of financing. Over a long enough period of time, there are ways for individuals of all incomes and debt levels to repair their credit and get back on their feet. 1. Obtaining a credit card is perhaps the simplest way to […]

Five Tips For First Time Home Buyers

For many first time home buyers, the prospect of finding and purchasing a home can be a bit overwhelming. Here are five tips to help you get started on the path to home ownership. 1. Determine what type of home matches your needs. Residential properties come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, from […]

Why Is Spring The Best Time To Sell A Home?

In real estate, as in many other things in life, timing is everything. For many homeowners and prospective home-buyers, the decision of when to buy or sell a home can have a tremendous impact on the price, ease of sale, and competition. Many professionals in the real estate sector point to spring as the start […]

How To Prepare Your Home For An Appraisal

In today’s housing market, a well-executed appraisal can add thousands of dollars of value to your home. It is important to prepare your home long before an appraiser ever arrives on the scene. Here is a quick list of tip to maximize the appraisal value of your home. 1. Clean the interior of your house: […]

The Battle Of Homeownership Vs. Renting

With today’s mortgage rates still very low, the cost of homeownership may rival that of renting in many markets.  Real estate blog Trulia states, despite asking price increases of 7% outpacing rental increases of 3.2%, the gap between buying and renting has narrowed only slightly.  Today, it is still 44% cheaper to buy a home versus renting […]

How To Buy A Short Sale Home

Low interest rates have home sales really picking up steam lately, but a depressed economy and underwater mortgages have left many struggling homeowners with little option other than a short sale.  A short sale is the sale of a property in which the proceeds from the sale fall short of the balance owed to the lienholder of […]