Easy Updates to Quickly Sell Your Home


Major home renovations are often intended to benefit the homeowners directly. When it comes time to sell your home, however, the scale and intent of upgrades can be much different. The good news is, you don’t have to stretch your budget to the limit to create impactful changes. In this article, we’ll outline easy updates to quickly sell your home. Whether your home needs work on the interior or exterior, we’ve got the projects that will give you an excellent ROI. Continue reading

The 3 Most Important Numbers on a Home Loan Application


There are three numbers that matter the most when it comes to a home loan application. They are your credit score, your debt-to-income ratio, and your loan-to-value ratio. These specific numbers matter because they affect your ability to qualify for a home loan as well as your interest rate for the loan. Continue reading

Luxury Real Estate Trends


Luxury homes are … luxurious. But what about them makes them so? Aside from price point, and the usual beauty that comes with, luxury homes are usually on the forefront of amenities for the more traditional market. So whether you’re buying, selling or interested in luxury homes, or just wanted to see home trends are on the horizon, we’ve compiled a few of this year’s top luxury trends: Continue reading

It Might Be Better To Skip The Starter Home


The typical advice for first time home buyers is to purchase a starter home –that is, the home that’s one step away from their larger “forever” home. But is that always the best route to go? With just about 45 million millennials entering the real estate buying age, that’s something that’s on our minds too. Continue reading

Why Your Home Equity is Your Most Valuable Asset


A simple way to understand what home equity is is to think of it as the portion of your home that you truly own, that is, the value of your home not included in your current home loan. Home equity is what makes homeownership such a great investment. The opportunity to increase equity can be quite significant, making it one of your most valuable assets. Continue reading

What to Expect from Your Home Inspection


Just like trying on clothes or taking a car for a test drive, buying a home comes with a test run, as well. Once you decide you love a house and want to buy – one of the last major steps before finalizing it is the inspection. To be sure you get everything you need from the inspection, here’s what you need to know:

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Renting vs. Buying


Turns out, buying a home is a huge decision. (Just kidding, obviously we all know that). But what we don’t think about that often is that by renting, we are also actively deciding not to buy. Whether we realize it or not, we are actively having to make the decision over and over again about whether to buy or rent. Because of this, we thought it would be helpful to give a quick rundown of things you should think about when it comes to renting vs. buying. Continue reading

Best Podcasts for Current or Future Homeowners


While most of us have seen countless home improvement shows over the years, fewer people realize that there are also podcasts tailored to every aspect of home ownership. Whether you’re in the early stages of planning out your project or are renovating on a budget, today’s best podcasts for current or future homeowners have the answers to all of your questions. Continue reading

How to Navigate the Home Buying Process


In case you weren’t aware: Buying a home is a big deal. 

The good news? It’s a process, and the more comfortable and informed you are with the process, the smoother, and more educated your home buying journey will be. Continue reading

Surprising Benefits of Buying a Home


When talking about the benefits of owning a home, especially from a mortgage professional’s point-of-view, you often hear about the financial upside of homeownership. While it’s true that buying a home remains one of the most stable investments one make, there are many more advantages to homeownership. Continue reading