Buyers What You Shouldn’t Sweat When Finding a Home If you’re on the home-buying journey for the first time, you may have the image of the perfect home in mind. Every wall is a color you love…the best flooring…and the perfect backyard. While there’s a chance you could find a house exactly as you imagined it, it’s more likely that you’ll find that house […]
Buyers How To Avoid The Wrong Real Estate Agent It’s the one of the biggest purchases and investments of your life so you need the best advisors available to assist you with the process. That’s where working with a top-notch REALTOR® comes into play.  It’s essential you find the right REALTOR® for you.  With the ease of being able to obtain a license, you […]
Buyers All The Single Ladies! In the past, buying a home was something you did AFTER you got married.  However, that paradigm has shifted in recent years.  More Americans are single than ever before and there are a variety of paths to home ownership.  In 2017, the US Census bureau reported that 110.6 million American adults were single, the highest […]
Buyers You’re Making Your Landlord Rich While you’re attempting to balance your budget, did you realize you’re making your landlord rich? Rentals are the most lucrative business to get into. It turns ordinary people into multi-millionaires. According to a July 2018 report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), just in Central Ohio rents are increasing on average […]
Buyers Home Buying Myths Debunked Are you beginning to consider home ownership? If so…FANTASTIC!  During this exciting time, you might be turning to friends and family who have been through the process for an insight. However, everyone’s home buying experience is different and there are many factors that can change the experience for each buyer like market area and when […]
Buyers 7 Tips To Get Settled In A New Home Moving into a new home is one of the most exciting times in your life! So exciting, that sometimes it’s easy to forget everything you need to do in order to get settled. I’ve compiled a list of things to do after your move to make sure the transition to your new home is as […]
Buyers Why NOW Is the Time to Buy If you’ve been considering purchasing a home, you’re probably wondering if this is the right time of year to make your move. The market is fast changing with new laws coming into play, interest rates on the rise, and a whole slew of other things you have to face when it comes time to picking […]
Buyers You DO Need an Agent for New Builds Are you ready to buy a home and considering going with a new build? It may seem like a simple process where create your dream home from scratch. However, there is some risk when it comes to new construction if you don’t have a real estate professional with whom you can consult. Just like any […]
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Buyers From “I Do” to “Welcome Home” Newlyweds are saying “I do” to each other and equate to more than half of first time home buyers that are also saying “I do” to their dream homes. It makes sense! When you put two hearts together, the time comes to find a home to nourish that love. A home that brings both of […]
Buyers Fall Leaves Bring Sold Signs Summer has come to an end and you probably are thinking you’ve lost the opportunity to sell and need to wait until next summer. That’s far from the truth! Although it’s not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They […]
Buyers 3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your 1st Home The real estate market is constantly changing. Sooooo…DO YOUR RESEARCH! Do not jump the gun on this one! Advice from family and friends may be kind and well meaning but you’re the only one who knows what your needs are when it comes to buying a home. That’s why you should take some time and […]
Buyers Why You Don’t Need a Buyer or Listing Specialist There are all kinds of specialists in real estate….luxury home specialist, first time home buyer specialist, down-sizing specialist, affordable housing specialist, military specialist, etc…. Are you confused, yet? If I wasn’t a Realtor, I would be.  There’s nothing wrong with agents who specialize and, in some cases, it could be a benefit to the client.  […]
Buyers The Incredible Joy of Owning Your Home If you haven’t bought a home yet, you’re missing out on a wonderful feeling! That moment when you walk through your door, put down your keys, settle into your couch and breathe a sigh of relief while thinking, “Finally, it’s mine (or ours)!” Don’t forget the joy of looking at all of your boxes, rolling […]
Buyers Don’t Replace Your Real Estate Agent With The Internet With the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it’s no surprise that everything, including real estate, is moving fast into the era of the internet. From Amazon to Uber, we generally can pull up our phones or laptops to order what we want when we want with ease. The real estate industry isn’t […]
Buyers 5 Ways To Save For A Down Payment On Your Dream Home Everyone knows you need a down payment if you want to buy a house (well, let’s say almost everyone).  However, with rent, car payments, student loans and all the other financial commitments you have, how do you get that down payment together? First, I want to clear up one misconception.  You do not…I repeat…you DO […]
Buyers Why Rent If You Can Own? Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. A large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer Reports believes this is an issue because buyers have doubts about their ability to purchase. It’s still a long standing notion that a […]
Buyers 5 Myths About Buying a Home Finally ready to make the transition into home ownership? That’s awesome, and in this exciting time you can be turning to friends and family for an insight into the process. However, there seems to be a circulation of misinformation spreading around, so we’re here to clear up a few myths. 1. THE FIRST STEP IS […]
Buyers 4 Key Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home That’s it! You’ve had it. You’re tired of throwing money down the drain for rent and want to buy your own little piece of the world. The problem is that you haven’t the slightest clue about where to start. The best way to begin is simply by asking yourself four key questions before buying a […]
Buyers 6 Hidden Costs That Come With Buying a Home You’re ready to take the plunge into homeownership. You’ve been researching your local market and have targeted the perfect neighborhood in an affordable price range. Your credit score is the best it’s ever been and you have a nice tidy down payment saved up.  You’re ready to go, right? Well, you’re ALMOST ready to go. […]