How to Know What to Grow
Do you get frustrated when your dream garden never materializes? It could be because you’re planting vegetables, flowers, and other plants that aren’t appropriate for your environment. Here are a few tools and pieces of information that will help you determine what to plant for a thriving garden. The USDA Hardiness Zones Map, which was […]read more
Six Essential Home Maintenance Tips for Spring
Spring has sprung and it’s time to start preparing for rising temperatures! Taking the time to inspect, repair, and prevent now will limit the number of surprises you face when summer rolls around. Here are six tips to get you started! Keeping these tips in mind will help you keep your home in tip-top shape […]read more
Tips for Moving with Children
For children, moving can be both stressful and exciting. With a few helpful tips, you can keep the stressful part to a minimum and maximize your family’s excitement. Helping kids transition to a new home can be a rewarding experience.read more
Tax Benefits for Homeowners
Tax Day is quickly approaching! Have you taken advantage of all of the deduction and credit opportunities available to homeowners? Here are a few of the most common tax benefits that homeowners enjoy. Keep in mind that your specific circumstances will dictate which of these tax savings you qualify to claim. There are also limits […]read more
Real Estate Terminology for Home Buyers
If you’re just getting into the home buying process, you’re going to run into a whole vocabulary full of new words, here are a few to help you feel less lost as you begin. Appraisal: Your mortgage lender will require an appraisal of the home you plan to purchase in order to determine it’s market […]read more
How to Prep for Moving
If you are moving into a new home this spring, there are a few key steps to take to prep for your move. Breaking down the move into smaller tasks will help keep your move smooth and efficient, and keep moving costs and stress down.read more
The Benefits of Holding an Open House
If you’re going to be selling your home this spring, your agent will likely suggest holding an open house when your home hits the market. Why is an open house a good idea? Think of an open house as your home’s debut to a new group of people who may fall in love with it, […]read more
What is Escrow?
If you’re starting the home buying process, you’ve heard the term “escrow”. What is that exactly, and how does it apply to buying a home? Escrow refers to an account where money is held by a third party until a certain condition of a situation has been met, then the funds are released to the […]read more
Should I Get a Home Warranty?
You’ve got a home now, and it’s a big investment. So of course you are protecting your investment with home insurance. But is your home totally protected? Maybe not. You might consider adding a home warranty. Think of a home warranty as a partner to home insurance. Home insurance protects you against damage to your […]read more
What is a Home Appraisal?
Part of the home buying process involves getting a home appraisal. An appraisal sets a fair market value for a home or property so that a bank can lend the proper amount for the mortgage loan. An appraisal is carried out by a qualified appraiser that takes into consideration a home’s age and condition and […]read more