Centennial Home Buyers

Centennials will soon be entering the housing market. We’ve discussed Millennial home buying, but what about Centennial home buyers? And who is a Centennial anyway? Anyone born between 1997 and today is a member of our youngest generation. Do you feel old yet? Since the oldest Centennials are 20 years old in 2017, it is time to begin understanding their values and purchasing processes.   The oldest members of our youngest generation are realistic and…

What to Do When Your Home Appraisal is Too Low

Home appraisals can be tricky. Though we recently discussed how to get the best outcome for your home appraisal, things don’t always go as planned. Many factors, both internal and external, can impact the final result of your appraisal. So, what to do when your home appraisal is too low? 1. Realize that you aren’t alone Particularly in rising housing markets, a lower-than-expected appraisal happens more often than you might think. Appraisal results can be influenced…

Home Improvement Projects that Pay Off

Home improvement is a hot topic, and we have discussed it on our blog many times over the years. From kitchen trends, to tips on how to hire a contractor, home projects with great ROI, the latest remodeling trends, popular remodeling projects for new home owners, and more, we can answer all of your home improvement questions! Sure, there are lots of great home projects to choose from but which are the home improvement projects that…

Square Footage or Backyard? Outdoor Living Infographic

When you’re spending time at home and the weather is nice, who doesn’t want to go outside? On front porches and in backyards alike, there is a decadent simplicity to lounging around outside your house instead of inside. This outdoor living infographic shares the latest on homebuyer backyard preferences. Who says backyards are a man’s domain? We knew all along that everyone loves spending time outside. Sixty-two percent of women prefer a smaller home and a…

8 Tips for Refinancing Your Home

Refinancing your home can be a tricky and involved process, especially if you have never done it before. After you’ve gone through the steps to decide whether you should refinance, the tips below will help you through the rest of the process: 1. Specify your reason for refinancing. Different mortgage rates and types are available based on whether you are looking for lower monthly payments, a lower interest rate, or fixed monthly payments. Specifying upfront…