Moving Closer to Work: Is It Right For You?

 

Moving closer to work sounds reasonable but is it actually worth it? That’s what we want to help you answer with this article. If any of the points below sound like you, then buying a home closer to work may be the best move you could make. Continue reading

Simple Tricks to Fix Your Appliances

 

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare – you have a pot over the stove and turn the switch to find your burner won’t light. It’s the same idea with your refrigerator. No one wants to swing open the doors for a snack to see that their food is warm and spoiled. While your first reaction may be to panic and assume your machine has conked out for good, don’t lose hope so soon. More than one-fourth of repair calls are resolved with a flip of a circuit breaker or push of a button. Continue reading

Pet Essentials for Your Luxury Home

 

When luxury homes collide with pet lovers, there are more than a few items when it comes to what’s on the luxury homeowners’ “must-have” list. Considering in 2018 that American pet owners spent $72 Billion on their pets, there is no shortage of love for all things “pet”. Below are some of our favorite pet elements to think about for luxury homes (in order from most practical to most lavish): Continue reading

Best Security Cameras For Your Home

 

Whether it’s for safety, potential theft, or just your furry friend at home, the security camera industry is bursting at the seams with options. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to pick one to fit your needs. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorites: Continue reading

Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Kitchen

 

Whether you’re planning upgrades in preparation for putting your home on the market or prioritizing your list of upgrades for your first fixer-upper, it can be tricky to decide whether or not to heavily invest in any one room of your home. Most homeowners are working within tight financial parameters, and sometimes the list of upgrades one could make seems endless. Continue reading

5 Common Bathroom Problems & Solutions

 

For many homeowners, bathrooms can be tricky areas to maintain; with water coming and going in multiple zones, flooring meeting toilet and tub, and at least a handful of fixtures per bathroom, keeping up on repairs can be overwhelming. Fortunately, 5 of the most common bathroom problems have easy, affordable solutions, so roll up your sleeves and get ready to DIY your way to a better bathroom! Continue reading

Outdoor Features Luxury Buyers Want

 

A luxury home is way more than just the house itself… it’s the entire property, and especially that coveted backyard space. Now with outdoor living being more important than ever with buyers, that space between the house and property line truly packs a punch in today’s luxury home market. Here’s a rundown of the most sought after outdoor features for luxury buyers: Continue reading

How to Set a Home Renovation Budget

 

It’s a truism that renovations are always delayed and over budget. In fact, homeowners may be more anxious about the budgeting aspect of a renovation than they are about living through the construction itself. Despite the inherent unpredictability of any type of construction, it’s possible to learn how to set a home renovation budget that will protect your savings account. Continue reading

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