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First-Time Seller Tips: What You Should Know In Advance

When I put my house on the market, nobody told me about the flurry of real estate agent meetings, showings, open houses, and staging appointments. When you add the paperwork, I was overwhelmed. After the process was over and I left the closing, I decided to create a website that focused on all of those things that I didn't know I'd have to do. My goal for this site is to make sure that other first-time sellers have a resource to learn what they can expect from the sale and closing process. I hope that the posts here help you prepare for your first sale with the confidence of an old pro.

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Tips For Finding Your Dream Home

30 May 2017
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Searching for a home is exciting, but it can also be a bit of an intimidating process. If you're like most people, then when the time comes to find a home, you want nothing but the absolute best that the real estate market has to offer. And, while there are a lot of great homes out there, finding the one that is just right for you can be a bit overwhelming. Read More …

Should You Offer Seller Financing For Your Home?

23 May 2017
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Traditionally, home buyers use mortgages from banks to purchase homes. However, you can offer buyers who may not qualify or want traditional loans an alternative called seller financing. This is where the buyer essentially makes payments directly to you for your home. Here's more information about how this option works and why it may be a good one for you. Seller Financing Basics As noted previously, with seller financing, you act as the lender. Read More …

Find The Home Of Your Dreams By Working Closely With A Local Realtor

28 February 2017
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When you are ready to buy a new home, your first step might be to start looking at what is available on the internet. While this can help you find some homes that you will be interested in, it is always more effective to work with a local realtor to find the perfect home. In addition, a realtor is going to be able to negotiate the real estate deal. One that is local will know the area, be familiar with certain neighborhoods, and may even be familiar with the property that you want to buy. Read More …

3 Things To Know About Your Escrow Account

24 February 2017
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If you are currently shopping for a home to buy, your lender might tell you that you will need to set up an escrow account when you close on the loan. If you have never owned a home, you may wonder what this is or why this is needed. Here are three important things you should know if you have never had an escrow account before. What it is An escrow account is a bank account that is used for several common expenses related to owning a home. Read More …

5 Reasons To Buy A Condo

13 February 2017
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When it comes to purchasing a home, there are many options other than single-family homes. For example, there are condos and townhomes. Here are five reasons to consider buying a condo: You Get the Community: When you purchase a condo, it comes with the community that it is set in. These communities usually come with great features, such as a swimming pool that you don't have to take care of, a gym, and sometimes even a community theater. Read More …