Monthly Archives: January 2022
Kitchen Faucets: How to Install
Tired of staring at your old faucet? Installing a new one is easy! (No, really.) If you’ve been washing your hands a lot lately, you might have started paying extra attention to your faucet. Does it drip? Is the chrome flaking off? Is it dated? Plumbing projects can be intimidating because no one wants to... Read More
Supply and Demand: What does that tell us about today’s market?
The law of supply and demand explains what’s happening with prices in the current real estate market. Put simply, when demand for an item is high, prices rise. When the supply of the item increases, prices fall. Of course, when demand is very high and supply is very low, prices can rise significantly. Why Are... Read More
7 Questions to Ask at an Open House That Uncover the Truth!
Open houses are undeniably a fun way to fantasize over property that could be yours. Still, once you’re done staring up at those high ceilings and peeking into walk-in closets, you should also try to get beyond the surface appearance of the place and take the golden opportunity to gather some valuable information. In case... Read More
Tap into Your Home’s Equity!
Your home is a valuable asset. Does it make sense to harness that value? Homeowners continue to refinance their mortgages to take advantage of low-interest rates, while others are tapping equity in their homes to pay for home improvements or necessities during hard times. Whether tapping your home equity makes sense for you depends on... Read More
8 Tips for Achieving Maximum Coziness!
As winter moves along, you may want to just hibernate until spring — and that may be more true than ever this year. But there are some simple ways to find joy in the quieter months of the year. While the trend may have come and gone in the US, the art of hygge, that... Read More
Down Payment Assistance Programs vs. Rent-to-Own!
Is buying in your future? While the idea of rent-to-own seems reasonable, in practice, such arrangements may not be in a buyer’s best interest. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission cautions against rent-to-own deals, mostly because of the risks involved and the very real potential for scams. “No credit? No problem!” — usually too good... Read More
Dream Home Checklist!
Pre-approved? Know what you can afford? That means it is time to start house hunting! The hunt for your dream home can stall quickly if you aren’t sure what your “dream” looks like. It’s easy to talk in generalities about wanting a “big” house or an “older” home, but in order to have a more... Read More
Accessory Dwelling Units: Tips for Building One!
Before building an accessory dwelling unit, there are some legal, design, and financial implications to consider. Accessory dwelling units or ADUs — those separate living units tucked inside a single family home or sharing land with one — are increasing in popularity. Dozens of cities and counties, and at least nine states have changed or... Read More