For Buyers

How to spot a walkable neighborhood

Posted on Jun 24, 2022 in For Buyers

Strolling to a café for breakfast, walking around the corner to yoga—isn’t that the life? Before you buy or rent, here’s how to suss out whether a neighborhood you’re interested in will let you get out from behind the wheel.

See what locals have to say.

When it comes to picking a neighborhood, do a search for “What Locals Say.” It is a good way to fi...

Read More

How to get over losing out on a home

Posted on Jun 10, 2022 in For Buyers

You had such big dreams for the two of you. You were ready to make the big commitment. You thought you’d grow old together. But then your offer on the house didn’t go through. You lost out. You won’t be buying that perfect-for-you place. You won’t be cooking in the all-white modern farmhouse-style kitchen or planting roses in the lushly sodded and...

Read More

6 Tips for Buying in a Competitive Market

Posted on Apr 22, 2022 in For Buyers

The housing market is hot. On fire, actually—and it doesn’t seem to be dying anytime soon. This can be scary because of how tough it is to buy a home in a competitive market. 

1. Do Your Pre-Approval Homework

Before you even start looking at actual homes, head on over to a lender and get a pre-approval letter. We know it’s not very exciting, but it ju...

Read More

When Should You Invest In Rental Properties?

Posted on Apr 08, 2022 in For Buyers

If you are considering becoming a property investor, you may wonder why you should buy a rental and what indicators to look for when trying to find a property. Here are some signs to look for if you are on the fence about investing in a rental that indicate it is a great time to buy!

Low Interest Rates

When mortgage rates drop, it is much easier to m...

Read More

Should you go to an open house even if you’re not ready to buy?

Posted on Apr 01, 2022 in For Buyers

With all of the listing sites available, browsing homes online can become addictive. Even if you’re not in the market to buy or sell a home, you may find yourself scanning the internet for homes that you do not intend to buy or are completely out of your price range. Not only does this help past the time, but it’s also an exhilarating pastime. But...

Read More

Home Energy Cost: The Real Deal on Big Bills That Come With a House

Posted on Feb 04, 2022 in For Buyers

Home energy cost is not something people always think of when it comes to buying a house. But don’t get consumed by the details of finding and buying a house without considering the potential bills you’ll have to pay every month for heating, cooling and more.

Home energy cost considerations

Even an affordable mortgage payment could quickly tip into t...

Read More