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Weird Real Estate Laws (you might have already broken!)

Did you know there’s a law in Arizona that says no man or woman over the age of 18 can show more than one missing tooth when smiling? (Work on those pearly whites, Arizonians.) Oh, and there’s a law that it’s illegal to kill a Sasquatch in Washington state. (You’ll be safe here,...

Best Renovations for Adding Resale Value

When you renovate your home, you want to get the most bang for your buck. Not only do you want to make your home a better place for you and your family to live, you also want your renovations to add to your home’s resale value. But what, exactly, are the...

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...