Buying

What Does the average American homeowner look like?

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to owning a home. But what, exactly, does the average American homeowner look like? According to a recent report from Pulse, there are some overall themes that characterize the American homeowner, from the source of their down payment (46% use cash or personal savings) to their home...

4 Tips for Buying a Home in a HOT Market

When a market is hot, finding and buying a home can feel like an uphill battle. In a seller’s market, homes go quickly. They can be on the market one day and gone the next. And on top of the challenge of finding a home, most homes (especially the desirable...

6 Reasons to Avoid a FSBO Home

When you're looking to buy a home, you may wonder, "Does it matter if the property is listed with a real estate agent or the owners who are trying to sell it themselves?" Um, yes. It matters. A lot. The truth is: When it comes to signing contracts, handing over...

Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask If You’re Pre-Approved?

Why is it so Important to be Pre-Approved? Have you ever walked into an open house, or called a real estate agent about a listing, and within minutes, they’re asking you if you are “pre-approved” for a mortgage? If you haven’t, then you have never walked into an open house or called...

8 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Agent LOVE You!

With Valentine's Day fast-approaching, there's no denying love is in the air. Let's think for a moment about the person who's always there for you, helping to make your dreams come true. We're talking about your real estate agent, of course. Just what does it take to make the agent who's...

Couples Are Prioritizing Home Ownership Over Weddings

'Tis the season to get engaged! Approximately 40% of couples get engaged during the months of November through February, with December being the most popular by far. Once the confetti has settled from popping the question, the next big decision to make usually revolves around the wedding. Of all the purchases...

7 Tips for Moving in Winter

7 Expert Tips for Moving in Winter

Winter is a great time to buy a home — there's less competition, so that often means you can get a better home for a cheaper price. Talk about a happy holiday! But moving in the winter? Not so great. There are definitely challenges that go along with packing up everything you...

When to sell your house

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home?

One question that pops up constantly from both first-time and seasoned homeowners alike is "When is the best time of year to buy a home?" Potential homeowners want to know the best time of year to get the best home for the lowest price - and ideally, at a time...