Prep Your Budget for Buying a Home

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Choosing to enter the home buying process is likely the largest financial decision you will make in your lifetime, so it is not one that should be taken lightly. Ensuring that your other current and upcoming...
Which Down Payment Strategy Is Right for You?

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You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to...
Five New Year’s Resolutions For Your Home

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We may be a little removed from New Year’s Day, but it’s not too late to make some resolutions for your home.Start a Home Repair Slush FundThings in your home are going to break and need to fixed. It’s...
Home Safety Checklist

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Look around your home and chances are you'll be able to spot plenty of opportunities to keep your family safe. Here are the top items to make sure you have around the home and are in top shape and checked...
18 Tips For Winterizing Your Home

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Winter is coming. Well, maybe not immediately, but the season that can be the hardest on our homes is nonetheless approaching. Winterizing your house might seem complicated, especially if you've never done it...
Revamp Your At-Home Workspace

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Nothing ruins a workday like not having a designated, comfortable place to work from. And when you are working from home, whether it be temporarily or indefinitely, setting up a great workspace gets even...
Renovate vs. Relocate

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Is it worthwhile to improve your property, or is moving a better choice?Unless you built a custom home, you probably have a long list of things you’d like to improve in your current home. Browsing online...
5 Simple Steps for a Better Home Appraisal

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If you’re looking to refinance your home or possibly sell, you’ll need a killer appraisal. A bank will not refinance a home for more than it is worth, and a potential buyer will not pay more than the...
5 Things That Factor Into Comps

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You may think that sale price is the only factor when you’re looking at comps and trying to set a price for your listing. But it’s actually a bit more complicated. Here are five things that affect comps...