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Home Staging Tips

Home Staging Tips

1. Less is more Rent storage to help de-clutter. Remove enough so that closets & storage spaces are half empty. 2. Make sure your rooms are well lit Open the shades, blinds, or curtains to fill each room with natural light. 3. Get other opinions Ask a friend to critique your home. 4. Don’t hide […]

Seller Checklist-Prepare for Market

Seller Checklist-Prepare for Market

You can significantly influence the selling price of your property by preparing before putting it on the market. Here are some suggestions to improve a buyer’s first impression of your home. Print this out and use it as a reference. General Remove clutter Remove cobwebs from ceilings and corners Remove paint splash on floor and […]

Understanding the mortgage process: Your home loan toolkit

Understanding the mortgage process: Your home loan toolkit

The Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule makes getting a mortgage easier for home buyers and re-financiers. It helps you shop for the loan that’s best for you and your family. To help you navigate the steps you have to take to get a mortgage, take a look at our new booklet, “Your Home […]

First-time Home-buyers Guide to Everyday Maintenance  

First-time Home-buyers Guide to Everyday Maintenance  

Buying your first home is exciting. Finally having the freedom to make it just the way you’ve dreamed – fresh paint, hardwood floors and a brand new patio. It’s all so exciting that you may be tempted to put off some of the “not-so-glamorous” work that comes with home-ownership. Who wants to spend time caulking […]

Considering Becoming a Landlord?

Considering Becoming a Landlord?

Question:   In today’s real estate market, should more people consider becoming landlords rather than selling their home at a loss? Answer:  Many people are faced with difficult decisions in trying to sell a property which has lost value.  Some are even walking away from a home because they can’t make the mortgage payments.  In some […]