So why buy real estate now? Currently, interest rates are at an all-time low. However, these rates may be fleeting, so the sooner, the better! Ultimately, the real estate market is ever-changing and constantly fluctuating. So, why wait to buy real estate? I'm often asked "when is the best time to buy a home?"... … [Read more...] about The Valley Market This Year
People who already have a home usually need the funds from the closing to secure their next purchase. If a “move-up” buyer wants to buy a home during a depressed market, that means they usually have one to sell themselves. Timing becomes very important and negotiations become more involved so neither party is forced into … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Wait!
When talking with real estate agents, you’ll often find that when they speak to you about buying real estate, they refer to buyer’s purchasing a “home” and the sellers putting their “house” on the market. Why the play on words? The reason is psychological. Buying and selling real estate is one of the most involved and emotional … [Read more...] about Getting Ready to Sell?
If you're looking to sell your home during prime house-shopping season this spring, you'd better get cracking now. After all, it's not as easy as slapping an ad on Craigslist; if you want your humble abode to stand out from the competition, that could take months to do right. So, here's how to whip your place into shape by … [Read more...] about Looking to Sell Your Home During Prime House-Shopping Season?
7 Ways Hanging Curtains Can Instantly Revamp Your Home How does hanging curtains make a room look more polished? Let us count the ways. No matter your preferred design aesthetic, a good set of curtains can add a tremendous amount to your home. Even the sheerest pair of curtain panels can be the finishing touch … [Read more...] about 7 Ways Hanging Curtains Can Instantly Revamp Your Home
Your yard is no longer just a place to plant a few shrubs. This terrain can now serve as a second living room, playroom, kitchen, office, and more—fully equipped with comforts we typically associate with the great indoors. That, at least, is the latest forecast from the National Association of Landscape Professionals, which … [Read more...] about 5 Top Landscape Design Trends That’ll Take Your Yard to a Whole New Level
Standard versus itemized deduction: Which one should you claim? If this question is weighing heavily on your mind as you file your taxes this year—or you're wondering what may be in store for 2018 once all the new tax reforms take effect—then let this guide help you decide. Particularly if you've bought a home … [Read more...] about Standard vs. Itemized Deduction: Which One Should You Take?
You wouldn't dare drink out of your toilet, but surprisingly, it's not the grossest spot in your house. After all, it gets regularly disinfected (we certainly hope). Yep, that's right—there are potentially bigger, more disgusting threats to your health scattered throughout your home. And we've got more bad news for you: … [Read more...] about 7 Things in Your House That Are Dirtier Than Your Toilet