With Christmas just weeks away, it’s time to finish up your shopping. If a new homeowner’s on your list then our list of the top 10 gift picks for new homeowners can help.1. Tools — You can’t always predict when you’ll need them, so it’s a good idea to help the homeowners in your life get stocked up. Start with the basics: a wrench set that includes an adjustable wrench, slip-joint and needlenose pliers, a claw hammer, screwdrivers and wire cutters.2... read more
When it’s time to put your home on the market, you want it to make a great first impression. You want it to say “welcome home” to prospective buyers and present it as a space they won’t want to leave. That’s where staging your home comes in. It may sound unnecessary or time-consuming, but it will make a significant difference once you list it.
Staging your home means more money in your pocket
The National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Home Staging study reported... read more
When you’re determining how much you can afford to spend on your new home, you’re likely to pull up a mortgage calculator, punch in what you can afford in a monthly payment and begin your search based on the calculator.
Don’t forget closing costs
But what many first-time buyers don’t realize is there are several other costs that go into purchasing a home. The cost of closing alone can add thousands of dollars ($3,700 on average) to the price of a home, not to mention thousands more fo... read more