Questions to Ask When Choosing a Lender

Loan terms, rates, and products can vary significantly from one company to the next. When shopping around, these are a few things you should ask about. General questions: 1️⃣ What are the most popular mortgages you offer? Why are they so popular? 2️⃣ Are your rates, terms, fees, and closing costs negotiable? 3️⃣ Do you […]

Creating Storage Underneath Your Stairs

By: Jan Soults Walker Sweep out the dust bunnies. Clear away the clutter. Time to put wasted space beneath the staircase to work with these customized storage solutions. That hollow triangle of space beneath your staircase can house more than lint. Claim the square footage for organizing your stuff. See which of these storage solutions […]

In Closing: How to Seal the Home-Buying Deal

By: HouseLogic Sign that paperwork. Write those checks. Get those keys! The closing. It all comes down to this. The grand finale. Once you have the keys, the house is yours. (Cue: Air horn sound!) Nice work getting this far. You’re almost a homeowner! Let’s run through some questions you may have as you cross the […]

Make an Offer Like a Boss

By: HouseLogic These 10 money- and time-saving steps can help you craft a winning bid. Ah, the offer! Know Your Limits | Learn to Speak “Contract” | Set Your Price | Figure Out Your Down Payment | Make an Earnest Money Deposit | Review Contingency Plans | Read the Fine Print | Make a Date to Settle |  Write a Fan Letter to the Seller |  Brace Yourself for a Counteroffer Cinematically speaking, this […]

The Pros and Cons of Rental Properties

By: Shirley Martin, Tidy Life Today Whether you have inherited a property or you have some extra money and are thinking of investing in one, many people are faced at some point with the possibility of going into the rental market. A rental property can be an excellent financial asset, but it is important to […]

7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers: 1️⃣ Ethical treatment. Every REALTOR® must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a REALTOR®’s […]