Simple Tasks Every New Homeowner Should Consider

Congratulations!  You bought the home of your dreams, now what? These simple, but important tasks will help any new homeowner settle into their new home. Change the locks. There is no way to determine how many spare keys to your house are … [Read more...]

Creating Wealth with Real Estate Investments

“Real Estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth.”    Robert Kiyosaki  Investing in real estate is one of the oldest forms of creating wealth.  Owning real … [Read more...]

What makes a good real estate agent?

What makes a good real estate agent?  Often times, consumers become focused on learning how much a sales agent knows about the local real estate market and the agent’s sales experience.  Quite frankly, there is more to consider when hiring a real … [Read more...]

Real Estate: Relationship Business Built on Trust

Being a REALTOR© isn’t just about buying or selling property.  In fact, real estate is a relationship business. Many different types of relationships develop during the course of a sales transaction.  For example, trust is earned during the course of … [Read more...]

Deciding What To Offer

Houses have lots of different prices and values Listing or asking price - Price seller would like to get Buyer's price range - What buyer can afford. Sale price - Price the house actually sells for. Market Value/ Appraised Value - … [Read more...]

Important Things To Avoid Before Buying A Home

Don’t Move Money Around Do Not Change Jobs Salaried Employees: Mak sure to remain in the same line of work Hourly Employees: Make sure to remain in the same line of work Commissioned Employees: Do not change jobs before buying a home. … [Read more...]

Benefits Of Owning Your Own Home

Income Tax Savings Interest paid can be tax deductible Stable Monthly Housing Costs Monthly payments remain stable Forced Savings You are building equity in your home, whereas paying rent builds no equity Freedom and … [Read more...]

Your Rights When Purchasing A Home

Basic Rights You have the right to shop for financing, real estate agents, insurance, etc. Don’t let anyone discourage you from shopping around. It’s important to shop – a house is probably your biggest purchase. It’s a good idea to a get a … [Read more...]

5 Things Everyone Should Know Before Buying A Home

A few years ago, a home buyer could almost buy the first home they looked at and be assured that it would be worth more when it came time to sell. In today's real estate market, you have to be a more savvy buyer, you need to be more selective in what … [Read more...]

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