The Value of Thinking Long-Term with Real Estate

Even in the best of situations, purchasing a home is not a decision to be made lightly. Ask any four people their opinion, and you’ll likely get five different answers. It’s not the most reassuring assessment when you’re thinking about dropping tens of thousands of dollars on a home—and that’s just the closing and upfront […]

11 Unique Things that May Impact Your Home’s Worth

One of the weird things about people is that we tend to downplay our strengths and focus on our weaknesses. This can go double for our homes, especially when we’re trying to assess how much they’re worth. “It’s just another two-bedroom, two-bath.” “The backyard isn’t as big as I’d like.” “The tree in the yard […]

How to Make Your Lawn Look Great for Your First Open House

Clichés become, well, clichéd for a reason: there’s a big chunk of truth in them. And when it comes to selling your home the old saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” never rings truer. Your front yard can make or break a potential buyer’s interest in your home. If the first […]

Water Damage 101: What Homebuyers Need to Know

If you’re thinking about buying a house that has water damage, remember this: water is known as the universal solvent because it can dissolve more substances than any other liquid. Wood, stone, sheetrock, your savings account… This isn’t to say you shouldn’t buy a water-damaged house. They offer the potential for some real savings. But if you’re […]