10 Ways to Cope with an Underwater Mortgage and Get Some Relief

Published: 07/13/2020

An upside-down mortgage is a heavy burden to bear. You are probably behind on payments, don’t really care about the property, and feel like you’re drowning. Being underwater on your mortgage means you owe more than your house is worth. Though the situation may seem hopeless, you do have options. S... (Read More)

Why Renting to Family Is a Bad Idea and What to Keep in Mind If You Go Through with It

Published: 07/08/2020

If you’ve recently acquired property from an inheritance, you have some important decisions to make. You could make it your primary residence. You might want to sell the home, take the money, and run. Or you may know someone who would be interested in renting a house—like your niece or your son. A... (Read More)

4 Things You Can Do With an Inherited Property

Published: 01/24/2020

Typically, one receives an inherited home from a deceased relative. Inherited homes can be a great opportunity for the inheritor, but sometimes the home can also pose a problem. Many inherited homes have not been taken care of and need many upgrades. When money needs to be put back into the home, it... (Read More)

3 Things To Keep In Mind If Your Goal Is To Buy A Home

Published: 01/23/2020

Buying a home can be one of the most gratifying gifts you can give yourself and your family. It can feel like a rite of passage ushering you into many new and exciting seasons of life. It’s a goal for many, but it is only attainable for few. But why? Today we are going to unpack 3 things to keep in... (Read More)

Should I Trust Zillow to Determine the Price of My Home?

Published: 01/16/2020

Buying and selling a home today is very much different compared to how things were done a decade ago. Today, there are several tools that the average person can use to search for homes and to sell a property. There are online resources for anything and everything related to real estate. From vi... (Read More)

5 Improvements You Can Make to Sell Your Home Fast

Published: 12/31/2019

Are you looking to sell your house in a few months? Before you make any moves, there are specific considerations you must first look into. These considerations specifically involve home improvement projects that will further increase the resale value of your property. The good thing about these ... (Read More)

The Best Time of the Year to Sell Your Home

Published: 12/09/2019

The best time of the year to sell your home depends on the location of the property. It is a common knowledge among homeowners that the fastest time of the year to sell a property with the most ROI is during spring, but it’s not true for some cities. In places like Florida, Texas, Southern Califor... (Read More)

5 Tips for Selling a Run-Down Property

Published: 12/02/2019

Selling a run-down property can be a difficult task, especially when compared to the homes on HGTV. In reality TV, it insists to the public that an ideal home needs to be in a perfect location with upgraded interior designs, stainless steel appliances, and beautiful lawns. They do this to create a h... (Read More)

Options to Consider if Your Home Isn’t Selling 

Published: 11/21/2019

What should you do if your home isn't selling on the traditional market? One of the most discouraging feelings for home sellers is seeing their property sitting on the market for a long time. To add insult to injury, it is tougher if the home doesn’t even attract a single offer. This, after all th... (Read More)

When Should I Clean My Gutters?

Published: 11/12/2019

Keeping your gutters clean is the most important step to avoiding unnecessary water damage to your home! Full gutters are, most often, the culprit for causing water damage to homes that we look at. Don't let a simple task stand in the way between water damage and a healthy, happy home! When it r... (Read More)

Real Estate Definitions

Published: 10/10/2019

When involved in real estate transactions it can sometimes feel like people are speaking adifferent language. Here are some definitions of key terms to help you! PMI - Private mortgage insurance is what borrowers have to pay when they take out a mortgage from a commercial lender and pay a down payme... (Read More)

How to Sell A House In Probate

Published: 10/01/2019

A relative of yours has passed away, and they owned a house. You or someone you know has inherited that house. However, you do not want the house. Now you need to sell a house in probate. What steps do you need to take to be able to sell the house that you’ve inherited? Written by Derek Malcolm of ... (Read More)

How to Sell a Home with a Lien

Published: 06/18/2019

If you’ve ever sold a home, you know how lengthy and stressful the process can be even when both parties bring no obstacles to the table. Selling a home with issues attached can take the entire transaction to a whole new level if you don’t know what to do. It is very important to have information ... (Read More)

What to Expect when Buying a Foreclosure Home

Published: 06/11/2019

Buying a home facing foreclosure, a.k.a. “pre-foreclosure,” is often thought of as a great way to get an incredible deal on a property that may otherwise be much more expensive. This can be true to an extent, but it can also be a tedious process to move through, not to mention complete. Define “Pre-... (Read More)

How to Find Your Home's Value

Published: 05/02/2019

One of the first steps a real estate agent takes when meeting with a potential seller is figuring out your home’s value. Luckily you don’t have to be licensed to know how to come up with a value. With a computer, a little research, and some mathematical ability (basic math with a calculator), you ca... (Read More)

Five Signs you Should Sell an Inherited Home

Published: 04/23/2019

When parents or other relatives pass away, one of the biggest inheritances the adult children receive is the family home. Settling the estate of a parent is a major undertaking and the family home is at the center of decision making. Surviving relatives must come up with a plan about what to do with... (Read More)

5 Advantages of Buying A Home Instead of Renting

Published: 04/12/2019

There are many advantages to buying a home instead of being a renter. It's key to achieving the American Dream. An overwhelming majority of Americans still believe that buying a home is a key part of living the American Dream. More than ever, though, Americans also see that dream as increasingly un... (Read More)

Should I Buy A House?

Published: 03/25/2019

4 Financial Factors That Determine If You're Ready to Buy a House There will likely be a time in your life where you’ll ask yourself, “Should I Buy A House?” You may have a baby on the way, or you may just need more space for your family. Many Americans have the dream of owning a home, and it may be... (Read More)

Should You Sell Your House To A Cash Buyer or Use an Agent?

Published: 03/19/2019

Have you inherited a house and not sure what to do with it? If you don’t want to spend the next 50 weekends swinging a hammer and updating it yourself, you have two primary options: Sell it directly to a cash buyer, or list it with a real estate agent. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. ... (Read More)

The Hidden Costs of Selling Your Home through a Real Estate Agent

Published: 03/13/2019

The Costs You May Not Know About When You Sell Your Home through a Real Estate Agent There are real advantages of selling your house through a real estate agent. That’s why the majority of houses are bought and sold on the market. The obvious cost, of course, is the commissions paid by the seller wh... (Read More)