Americans Still Prefer Buying a Home to Renting

Owning a home still has more appeal than renting for Americans, according to Fannie Mae. A sign of stability, safety, family and community, home ownership is an essential component of the “American Dream” of success and happiness and has been…

Saving Money in Your New Home

When you purchase or consider purchasing a new home, there are lots of costs to think about.  One of these is utilities.  While they may not represent a large portion of your expenses on a month to month basis, the…

Time to Review Your Home Owner’s Policy

What do you know about your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy?  Have you evaluated it recently?  If not, it is a good idea to review it every six months to ensure that your coverage is as expected.  Obviously, the best time to…

Home For Sale? Time to Spring Clean

Spring is in the air, making it a great time to focus on sprucing up your home.  Whether you have just purchased a home or are planning to sell, a little bit of effort spent and a few quick cleaning…

Getting the Best Appraisal When For Put Up Your Home For Sale

A key aspect of the home buying and selling process is obtaining a home appraisal.  A home appraisal is secured to estimate market value and can be quite complex. Recently there has been a change in the home appraisal process,…

Real Estate Rants & Raves: Low Appraisals

Sitting in class today I thought I would start a new series of blog posts. These posts will discuss the problems buyers & sellers are seeing in today’s market. Some of them will propose solutions. Others won’t. For me it’s…