Avoiding Unexpected Expenses

It’s common for sellers to consider offering and buyers might find it an incentive, but a growing number of homeowners are purchasing the home warranties themselves to limit the unexpected expenses of repairs and replacements. A home protection plan is a...

Get Out of the Rent Race

What’s It Going to Take? How much evidence is needed to make a decision to get out of the rent race and become a homeowner? Compare your rent with a mortgage payment on a similar size property. If you want a larger home than your current one, use the rent that...

How to Choose Your Realtor©

When you are choosing a Realtor© you should be selective.  You need to pick someone you can work with.  You will be a team when it comes to selling your home, so you need to be able to work with the Realtor© as a team.  Choosing a Realtor© is as important as choosing...

IRA Can Be used For Down Payment

It seems that everyone knows that if they take out funds form an IRA before they reach 59 and ½ years of age, they will have to pay a ten percent tax penalty to the IRS. Good news is that if you are a “First Time Home Buyer” (Someone that has not owned a home in the...

Think like a Home Buyer

How to Think like a Home Buyer I read a great book a few years ago; it was called “Stop Acting like a Seller and Start Thinking like a Buyer”.   The book was about retail sales and had nothing to do with real estate, or so I thought.   If you want to sell your home,...

How to Pick a Home

What, where and why are the main considerations when you are picking your first home.   I suggest that you decide where 1st. Where When you are deciding where you want to live it can be tricky.  You want to live in a place that suits your lifestyle. Do you have a...