Buying a home can be a long process. The last thing you want after all your time spent searching for homes and getting the best mortgage rate is to have everything go wrong on closing day. Here are five tips that’ll ensure it goes smoothly.
The basement is usually an afterthought in homes, especially if it’s not already finished when you move in. The lack of natural light compared to the ground floor and above doesn’t always make for the most inviting space. However, there are plenty of ways to improve your basement that will both increase your home’s value and give you more space to enjoy.
When Robert and his wife applied for their first mortgage, they had already spent several years saving the $1500 down payment they would need in order to purchase a modest 2 bedroom home. Of course, the year was 1954, and the median price of a home was below $20,000!
When you’re selling your home, adding some extra perks can help you find a buyer quickly. An incentive is essentially a marketing spend for your home sale. But you want to make sure your marketing dollars are being used effectively, so consider these do’s and don’ts:
The cold weather has arrived, and it’s time to get your home ready for the months of harsh conditions that are on the way. Here are five key tasks for winterizing your home.
Ballots are being mailed this week. Lets revisit what 3D is and what it will provide the children of our community. School District 27J will seek a $12 million dollar mill levy override. The override will provide additional technology, upgraded educational materials, and additional staff with more competitive wages. Our children deserve great schools and the mill levy override is the next step to ensure School District 27J has the tools and talent to meet our communities' growing needs.
Hear that? That’s the sound of hammer on nail, as new home building revs up for what is promising to be another demanding season of sales this autumn.
New built homes offer a few advantages besides the obvious value of owning a brand new home. Not only is all the plumbing, electrical, mechanical and structural brand new and of the latest advanced versions, but homes today are far more economical in terms of energy efficiency.
The musical score for our current real estate market might sound familiar, since we’ve been hearing the same tune for a while now.
Affordability of a home purchase is high and inventory levels are low, low, low.
Having an art and design background I love seeing fun projects pop up that are creative and involve the community. "Herbie Goes Old Town" was an idea from a good friend of mine who wanted to do something fun with his old volkswagen beetle bug.
Home inspection is an important part of the home sale process, both for buyers and sellers. When it’s time for you to hire an inspector, here are five things you should be thinking about: