Priority Tasks for your Move In

It’s final, you’ve signed the mountains of papers and the home is finally yours. You’ve been daydreaming about paint schemes, decor, and new furniture. However, before you start to move in and get to the fun stuff, there are a few basics you should take care of while you still have a clean slate. 1.  Change the locks Even if the previous owner left you 6 keys and promised you that the locks had been changed,…

10 Essential Home Search Tips

Beginning a home search can be a daunting task. And during real estate high-season, there is typically a lot of inventory to choose from, therefore making your decision even more difficult. The tips listed below will help you prepare for your home search and stay focused when decision-making gets tough. There are already so many important choices to make when purchasing a home; make it as easy on yourself as possible!  Ten Essential Home-Buying Considerations:…

Infographic: How to Improve Your Credit Score

It’s no secret that good credit is an important factor when preparing for a home purchase. If you are trying to improve your credit score, there are some simple ways to make great progress. Have you looked at your credit report recently? If not, now is a good time to do so. And if your credit report contains mistakes, ensure they are corrected. If you changed your name, it is important to have your new…

Home Buyer Expenses

If you are planning to buy a home soon, you’ll want to consider how much money to set aside for additional expenses beyond those associated with the home purchase, moving expenses, and insurance changes. If you haven’t moved in awhile it can be difficult to determine just how much you’ll be spending after moving day. This infographic includes details on some common home buyer expenses to make post-move budgeting a little easier.   If you’re…

What to Ask Yourself When Buying a Home

What to ask yourself when buying a home? Whether or not you are a first-time buyer, a lot is on your mind when considering a home purchase–from city, to neighborhood, to schools, to proximity to your other most-valued daily conveniences. Here are 15 top questions to ask yourself when preparing to buy a home: 1. Is my income reliable and I will be able to afford the monthly mortgage? 2. What is my credit score?…