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 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…

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…

The Importance of Curb Appeal

If you’ve ever bought a home, or even looked intently at houses while walking down the street, you know that curb appeal is vital. In fact, we’ve discussed the importance of curb appeal many times on this blog! From having clean, dent-free front and garage doors to ensuring the home’s entry is free of debris, there are many aspects of curb appeal to consider. But did you know that there is even more to it?…