Should You Wait Until Spring to Put Your Home on the Market?

ADDED September 2, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Put Your Home on the Market

Typically the end of the Holiday season and New Years signal the advent of Spring, so putting your home on the market around the time of the Spring Equinox might be the perfect option for you. Markets vary, so only your local professional real estate agent can advise you on what is best in your…Read More »

Quick Kitchen Upgrade: Open Shelving

ADDED August 13, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Quick Kitchen Upgrade: Open Shelving

One of the first places homebuyers want to make changes is to an outdated kitchen. Visions of granite countertops, new cabinetry and shiny appliances grace the pages of architectural and remodeling magazines and websites and get our creative juices running … only to come to a screeching halt when we starting to price those new…Read More »

Qualifying for a Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed

ADDED August 13, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Qualifying for a Mortgage When You

During the past several years, as folks struggled to survive the economic downturn and job loss, many smart people turned to entrepreneurship. In fact, working for yourself, either part-time or as your full-time gig is the reality for millions of Americans. Additionally, many companies turned to hiring freelance or contract labor (1099 status) rather than…Read More »

Slower Closing Procedures Soon in Effect

ADDED August 6, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Slower Closing Procedures Soon in Effect

This year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) begins requiring banks to provide consumers with a longer window in which to review loan documentation. The new rule, potentially in effect October 3, 2015, can push closing by as many as six days—to more than a week—longer than usual. Buyers needing to close quickly may need…Read More »

Selling After Labor Day — Curb Appeal

ADDED August 5, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Selling After Labor Day — Curb Appeal

While Spring rightfully is touted as the busiest home-selling season, you don’t have to give up plans to sell your home until nest year. September through December may actually be the right time to sell your home. Conventional wisdom is that once Spring gives way to Summer and school starts, you’ve missed the opportunity to…Read More »

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

ADDED August 3, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Okay, it’s one of the biggest decisions of your life, so when do you know if you’re ready? Homeownership readiness can come at any age … there are young twenty-somethings that took the plunge, and there are empty-nesters that buy after the kids are gone. The right time for you could be now, or anywhere…Read More »