'As-Is' Home Selling: Pros & Cons
There are hundreds of articles about curb appeal to make a home attractive to potential buyers, and there are many more about quick fixes ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on June 26, 2018
Are Home Warranties Worth It?
After purchasing a home, the new homeowner will likely be offered a home warranty by special home warranty companies. In other instances, sometimes ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on June 14, 2018
A Guide to Common Home Styles
As anyone who's done even a bit of casual house hunting can tell you, real estate has a language all its own. As you begin looking for a home, it's ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on May 30, 2018
Inspection Fail! How To Handle a Bad Home Inspection Report
Selling your home involves several steps, from selecting the right real estate professional to preparing for showings and dealing with various ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on May 22, 2018
Selling With Unpermitted Work? Tips to Help With the Sale of Your Home
Permitted work is work that has been performed to code, with inspections from local officials to ensure that the construction is safe. Unpermitted ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on May 17, 2018
Home Buying: Creating Your Property Wish List
When looking at potential homes, homebuyers can be overwhelmed with all of the choices out there. Hundreds of homes are on the market in any given ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on May 3, 2018
Home Improvements That Help Make Your Home Safe
A home should be a safe place for everyone who lives there. Fortunately, there are a variety of home improvements that can make homes safer. With ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on February 26, 2018
What Does Mold In the Home Look Like? An FAQ for New Home Owners
Mold is a topic that can cause anxiety for homeowners. For new homeowners, knowing what mold looks like, where it comes from, and what can be done ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on February 20, 2018
Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Options
Upgrading the lighting in a home may be a simple way to dramatically improve its appearance and use. Although not every light fixture works for every ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on February 12, 2018
Your Small Down Payment Options: Saving for a Down Payment
The down payment is the first—and potentially biggest—financial investment towards buying a home. With a standard down payment of 20 ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on February 5, 2018
Are You Ready to Pay Closing Costs?
There are many costs associated with purchasing a home. At least some costs such as the down payment goes toward the purchase price of a home but ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on January 29, 2018
How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market
When the number of buyers looking for new homes exceeds the number of homes for sale, this is known as a seller's market, and it can make buying a ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on January 17, 2018
When to Buy and When to Rent
Renting has been on the rise in America for quite some time, as student loans and credit card debt lock more and more people out of the market. Only ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on December 4, 2017
What to Know When Buying a Vacation Home
Any buyer who is trying to decide where to buy a vacation home in California, or elsewhere, is probably very excited about the prospect of having a ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on October 16, 2017
Selling a Home in Summer? Start Now!
A lot of homeowners like to sell their homes in summer, when the buyers are flocking to their doors. If a seller has plans to make upgrades and ...
Posted by Cari Gennarelli on April 24, 2017
What Happens During the Final Walk-Through?
Just before a buyer closes on a home, they will go to a final walk-through to confirm that any repairs were completed and that the house is ready ...
Posted by Cari Gennarelli on April 10, 2017
The VA Loan Program: What Buyers May Not Know, But Should
The Veteran Affairs (VA) Loan Program is a mortgage loan program guaranteed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), issued through ...
Posted by Cari Gennarelli on March 27, 2017
Buying a Home with a Friend or Business Partner
The American dream of home ownership is still alive and well, but a rising number of home buyers may no longer fit the profile of a typical buyer. ...
Posted by Greg Geilman on March 9, 2017