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6 Simple Steps Before You Buy

Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. Prior to jumping with both feet into the vast wonderful world of home-ownership, complete these 6 steps to help ensure you’re thoroughly prepared for this exciting journey, and move onto step 7 with complete confidence. Strengthen Your Credit Score. “My […]

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Top 7 Things Parents Should Check Before Buying a Home

Buyers who are already parents, (or hope to one day soon be parents) usually know which kid-friendly characteristics are most important to them in a home … but do you know all the things you should check? Room for a nursery or kids rooms? Check.  Good school district? Check. It’s pretty common that once we’ve moved into […]

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Prepare Your Home for Summer

Freshen the Air Let fresh air fill your home by opening your windows, and get a houseplant to set next to your bathroom sink to help filter the air. Some of the best air-cleaning houseplants are snake plants, spider plants, English ivy, and small-leafed rubber plants. Gutters and Drain Spouts Clean, repair, or replace gutters […]

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Does it Stay or Does it Go?

Rules to Follow when Selling Your House  I’m often in complete shock by the items both taken and left behind by home sellers. Sometimes it’s an honest mistake but sometimes it’s just wrong. Anything from missing cabinet hardware, lighting and trees to left behind pets and trash. This can even turn out to be a […]

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Homestead Exemption Reminder

It’s a new year, so time to start thinking about property taxes and your homestead tax exemption. If you bought a home last year or have never filed for your homestead tax exemption, the deadline to file is approaching. If you lived in your home by January 1st, you can apply for a homestead tax […]

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The Importance of Curb Appeal

Underestimating the importance of curb appeal to the perceived value of a home is a big mistake that many homeowners make. Remember, curb appeal or lack thereof, is the first thing potential buyers notice about your home. Curb Appeals Do’s Roof and Chimney Shingles should be intact with none missing and mortar between the bricks […]

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First-Time Holiday Hosting Tips

Now is the time of year that parties and big meals are a common occurrence. For some reason hosting for the holidays is a kind of rite of passage, one you’re likely pretty excited about, especially if this is your first year in a new home or with new family. Let me first say, it’s totally normal […]

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6 Things You Never Clean but Really Need To

Fall is upon us…per the calendar. Most of you are more than likely spending more time outside, opening windows and doors, and letting in plenty of natural light, dust, and pollen.  I often do posts about cleaning tips, this one is, however, focusing on the 6 things around your home that you never clean but […]

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How to Buy a Home Quick – Even Before the Holidays!

Are you looking to buy a home quickly? Needing or wanting to be in and settled before the holidays? Well, I can tell you it is possible, but time is ticking away quickly. To make this happen, we need to act quickly! Some will tell you the home buying process is long, drawn-out, and full of […]