January 31, 2014 - 9:44 AM
Jenny & Justin were able to find and buy their home in just one day.   Buying a home from out of state might seem overwhelming at first, and while it does present real and different challenges, it’s completely possible to do. Here are 3 tips to help you if you’re planning to buy a home as an investment... Read More
January 29, 2014 - 2:33 PM
There are new mortgage rules applying to Qualified Mortgages originated on or after January 10th, 2014, and we want to give you an overview.   First of all, what's a qualified mortgage (QM)? A QM is a home loan that has stable features to make it easier for you to repay your loan. A loan must meet 3... Read More
January 29, 2014 - 9:19 AM
A roof is crucial to protecting everything and everyone in a home. Rain, snow, sleet, natural disasters—it is one of the first defenses. Roof leaks commonly occur after years of enduring the elements, so it’s important to locate and fix the roof to avoid damage to the interior. Step 1: Locate the... Read More

How to fix a leaky roof

A roof is crucial to protecting everything and everyone in a home. Rain, snow, sleet, natural disasters—it is one of the first defenses. Roof leaks commonly occur after years of enduring the elements, so it’s important to locate and fix the roof to avoid damage to the interior.

Step 1: Locate the leak

January 27, 2014 - 7:36 PM
In just a few short days the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will battle it out for the title of Super Bowl Champion! So, how do these two great cities compare when it comes to their local housing markets? We looked at five key metrics: average cost per square foot, average lot size, how quickly... Read More

Seattle VS Denver: How do these two Super Bowl bound cities stack up off the field?

In just a few short days the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will battle it out for the title of Super Bowl Champion! So, how do these two great cities compare when it comes to their local housing markets? We looked at five key metrics: average cost per square foot, average lot size, how quickly homes are selling, what style of homes are available, and agent ratings for both markets. 

January 27, 2014 - 2:10 PM
If you’re wondering how fast you can buy a house, the answer is: it depends! Generally, the housing market has been moving fast; median days on market are down 15% from the previous year, and 17% of home sales closed in a week or less!   The time it takes for a home to sell will vary by listing. If a home... Read More

How Fast Can You Buy a House?

If you’re wondering how fast you can buy a house, the answer is: it depends! Generally, the housing market has been moving fast; median days on market are down 15% from the previous year, and 17% of home sales closed in a week or less!

January 23, 2014 - 4:52 PM
  For most people, buying a home remains the ultimate “American dream”. If you are working toward fulfilling your dream of purchasing a home odds are that you will need to qualify for a mortgage loan to finance your home. Financing a home typically requires the borrower to plan ahead to ensure that he or she... Read More
January 23, 2014 - 1:07 PM
Homes from Houston to Boston recently endured a polar vortex that brought multiple feet of snow and freezing temperatures. As a result, professionals in those areas received more requests for snow removal, furnace repair, chimney inspection, and a few other tasks as compared to the same five-day period in... Read More

6 tips for home winter storm prep

Homes from Houston to Boston recently endured a polar vortex that brought multiple feet of snow and freezing temperatures. As a result, professionals in those areas received more requests for snow removal, furnace repair, chimney inspection, and a few other tasks as compared to the same five-day period in January 2013.

January 22, 2014 - 8:32 AM
Looking for winter projects to help increase home appeal? One of the cheapest DIY projects is painting the interior. A small financial investment in paint, a roller, brush, and drop cloths will dramatically increase room appeal without remodeling it. Here are some tips for painting rooms like a pro:... Read More

7 tips for painting your room like a pro

Looking for winter projects to help increase home appeal? One of the cheapest DIY projects is painting the interior. A small financial investment in paint, a roller, brush, and drop cloths will dramatically increase room appeal without remodeling it.

Here are some tips for painting rooms like a pro:

January 21, 2014 - 1:30 PM
Finding the right real estate agent is key in your home search process. Not only can the right agent help you find exactly what you’re looking for, but a great agent will make sure you’re in the best possible position to win the home you love! But even a great real estate agent isn’t one size fits all.... Read More

Finding the Right Real Estate Agent for Your Home Search

Finding the right real estate agent is key in your home search process. Not only can the right agent help you find exactly what you’re looking for, but a great agent will make sure you’re in the best possible position to win the home you love!

But even a great real estate agent isn’t one size fits all. Everybody needs something a little different, depending on their home search. Below we’ve outlined several different agent personas to help you figure out what kind of real estate agent you’re looking for!

January 17, 2014 - 9:53 AM
  Whether you’re on the buyer or seller side of a transaction, it’s important to be familiar with home sale disclosure requirements. We’ve got a quick overview of what you need to know.     What is a home sale disclosure? First things first - what is a home sale disclosure anyway? It’s an official... Read More

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