The Emotional Roller Coaster of Home Buying

Throughout your lifetime, you will make some pretty big purchases and commitments. There may be weddings, car purchases, or college/grad-school tuition; however, not much compares to buying a home. While this will be an exciting time, there are also many other emotions that come up during the home buying process. Working with a Village Associate Real Estate agent who can guide you through the roller-coaster of emotions will certainly make the whole process smoother. Below…

Open House Safety Tips

Opening your home up to complete strangers isn’t something most of us are accustomed to.  However, hosting an open house is an important tool for finding a buyer. You’ve spent weeks prepping your home for the open house, but you’re not done yet. If you are still living in your home, there are some important steps you should take in order to ensure both you and your property remain safe.     Valuables.  We would like…

Make 2019 the Year You Buy A Home

Are you eager to build your net worth and stop making those rent payments each month? Whether you are a millennial or someone who has been renting for decades, now could be the right time for you to become a homeowner.  Now there’s nothing wrong with renting and it can be right for some people. However, if you are looking to buy a home, here are some steps you can take to make that dream…

Top Home Renovations

In our last post, we shared an infographic chronicling the top five home renovations to avoid when you are preparing to sell your home. Which begs the question: “now that I know what to avoid, what home renovations should I spend my money and attention on?” To get the highest return on investment, your pre-move repairs should focus on both the appearance of your home and its underlying structure. These days, high ticket updates don’t…

8 Tips for Refinancing Your Home

Refinancing your home can be a pretty tricky and very 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….