Preparing to Sell Your House in the Fall: Boomers and Millennials Don’t Follow the Spring Trend

Preparing to Sell Your House in the Fall

If you put your home on the market in the Spring, and it hasn’t sold, you’re probably thinking about taking it off the market until next year. Conventional wisdom says that Spring and early Summer are the only times to sell a home. But, even though families typically move in late Spring and early Summer,…Read More »

New or Pre-Owned Home?

New or Pre-Owned Home?

Some homebuyers want nothing but a brand-new home with pristine appliances, sparkling bathtubs and stickers still on the windows. Others look for established homes in neighborhoods with mature landscaping, developed infrastructure and character. Both options carry advantages and disadvantages, so if you’re ambivalent about which way to go, take a moment to determine your actual…Read More »

Relocating Made Simple

Relocating Made Simple

Okay, there’s really not a simple way to relocate … after all, you’re uprooting yourself, moving away from friends or family or both, leaving your comfort zone and launching out into the world. But, there are some things you can do to make it less stressful for yourself and your family. Each year, nearly 20…Read More »

Landscape for Your Climate

Landscape for Your Climate

Visions of lush green lawns, English gardens bursting with color and a sparkling fountain filling the air with the tinkling of thousands of water drops may float through your head when dreaming of your ideal home. But, you’re responsible, so you’ve planned for your new home to be efficient: changing outdated toilets for modern low-flow…Read More »

A House for the Whole Family – Multigenerational Living

A House for the Whole Family

While multigenerational families sharing a home is common nowadays, finding a home that works for everyone is a little trickier. If you’re searching for the perfect house to share with both young children and aging parents, you need to consider a variety of potentialities. While completely mobile now, in the future your parents might need…Read More »

Slash Your Energy Bill

Slash Your Energy Bill

We don’t think about our heating bill much in the summer, but this is the time to make some upgrades to your home that will see you through the winter, such as adding insulation, changing out windows for double or triple panes with low U-factors and repairing any leaks and drafts. If energy-efficiency is at…Read More »

Hack Your Downpayment

Hack Your Downpayment

The biggest hindrance to home-ownership for most young couples is the dreaded downpayment. In fact, may couples believe that between living expenses and school loans, they’ll never be able to save up enough for a downpayment on a house or even a condominium. If making the move from renting to owning is a priority for…Read More »

Protect Your Home-Buying Budget

Protect Your Home-Buying Budget

You know you love house hunting, and shopping for the perfect home is a fun pastime, but to move from being an open house and model home butterfly requires that big initial financial outlay … the dreaded downpayment. In fact, sticker shock sometimes deters potential homeowners from making the decision to buy at all. To…Read More »

The Best Place to Raise a Family

The Best Place to Raise a Family

We all have our own idea of the perfect place to raise a family. We want our kids to grow up with all the opportunities available to them. That might mean a large backyard or nearby parks, great schools, sports facilities, museums or libraries. You might think a low crime rate or access to shopping…Read More »

Homeownership: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Okay, it’s one of the biggest decisions of your life, so when do you know if you’re ready? Homeownership readiness can come at any age … there are young twenty-somethings that took the plunge, and there are empty-nesters that buy after the kids are gone. The right time for you could be now, or anywhere…Read More »