Monthly Archives: August 2013

How to Give Your Home Curb Appeal

Selling your home involves much more than getting the interior ready. A successful sale depends on the exterior of your house. Let’s face it: first impressions are everything. So it makes sense that a potential home buyer’s first impression is […]

Changes in the World of Refinancing

Going back to the mid 2000’s, it was easier to become a proud house owner because an upfront payment and an excellent credit score were not mandatory to get home refinancing. The relaxation of trade underwriting norms resulted in more […]

Home Improvements That Will Increase Your Home’s Value

If you’ve decided to stay in your home and don’t plan on moving anytime soon, why not increase the value of your home by doing some home improvements? But be warned: When it comes to increasing your home’s appraisal value, […]

How to Throw a Housewarming Party

Buying a home for yourself and for your family is reason to celebrate. Throwing a housewarming party to show off your new home and your accomplishments is in order, and it’s a great way to meet new neighbors and welcome […]

How to Find Your Dream Neighborhood

If you are thinking of buying a new house, you should consider the neighborhood. After all, what would be the point of buying a lovely home in an area you don’t particularly like? Before you invest your money in a […]

House Inspections 101

If you’ve purchased a home before, you probably already know about home inspections. If you are a first-time home buyer, you might not be so well-informed. Since approximately two out of every five properties have major defects, it makes sense […]

Refinancing Closing Day Tips

So you’ve decided to refinance the mortgage on your home, and now it’s closing day! It is a good idea to be prepared for the closing because the day can be a whirlwind of activity. If you know what will […]

Refinancing Costs You Should Know About

If you are like many homeowners, you are thinking about refinancing your mortgage. Perhaps you are still in the midst of your decision, or maybe you have already decided that you are going to refinance. Wherever you are in the […]

House Appraisal Report- Important or Not

So you have decided to sell your home. You have a vague idea how much your property is worth, and you have a certain figure in your mind. You turn on your computer and get out an online house appraisal […]

Is Your Home a Money Pit? How to Decide if You...

If you’ve seen the move Money Pit with Tom Hanks, you know the stress and headache that is involved with owning a house that needs too many renovations to count. If you own a money pit and you are thinking […]