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Category: Home Buyer Guides

    Should You Sell Your Home in the Fall?

    By Christie Frankenstein | November 11, 2022

    Spring is the most popular time to sell a home, yet there are some advantages to getting your house on the market in the autumn months. Although you may feel you have missed out by not putting your house on the market in the spring, the fall months for selling your home could be a... Read More

    Home Appraisal Myths Busted

    By Christie Frankenstein | November 3, 2022

    Most things to do with buying or selling a home can be pretty stressful, from finding the house of your dreams, to securing the financing, all the way through to closing. But for most transactions, everything, absolutely everything, hinges on the home appraisal. This is probably why so many myths and misconceptions have grown up... Read More

    Radiant Barriers Help Insulation Do More

    By Christie Frankenstein | October 24, 2022

    We all know the old song and dance: insulate and weatherproof your home to maximize your utility dollars. Filling all the gaps and keeping all the climate-controlled air where it should be is a huge part of creating a home that’s not only comfortable, but efficient. Or so we’ve been told. The truth is that... Read More

    How Does a HELOC Work?

    By Christie Frankenstein | August 10, 2022

    With home values having risen dramatically in the last few years, many homeowners are looking for ways to tap their equity without selling their home or refinancing their primary mortgage. If your home has gained significant value since you purchased it, or you’ve just paid so much of the mortgage down that you’ve got ample... Read More

    FHA 203k Loans: Pros and Cons

    By Christie Frankenstein | July 27, 2022

    Shopping for a home in today’s market can be a daunting task. Not only must you find a place that’s a great fit for your family, you also have to do it under budget and with a limited selection. Some homeowners are choosing to forego many of their wish list “want to haves,” but others... Read More

    What’s Up With Electric Lawnmowers?

    By Christie Frankenstein | June 21, 2022

    Maintaining your lawn is one of the summer’s big tasks. Depending on the size of your property, this could require just a few quick loops with a push mower, or it could take a good part of the day on a riding mower. Even homeowners who just use a small lawnmower are starting to feel... Read More

    Common Reasons Closings Get Delayed

    By Christie Frankenstein | June 13, 2022

    Buying a home can be one of the most heart-wrenching and nauseating adventures of your life. But once closing is scheduled, that’s it, right? The stomach-in-your-throat feeling should go away and all is smooth sailing. Well, not always. There are many reasons closings may get delayed. Don’t let this list get you down, but it’s... Read More

    Unexpected Tips for Better Home Staging

    By Christie Frankenstein | May 24, 2022

    Putting a home on the market can be a stressful experience. Sometimes it seems like homes sell almost before you can get them listed, while others appear to languish due to shifts in the economy and buyer enthusiasm. Fortunately, there are ways that you can increase the likelihood of your home selling even if the... Read More

    Always Tour a Home Before Making an Offer: Here’s Why

    By Christie Frankenstein | May 4, 2022

    At first, the thought of buying a home without having taken a tour to see it in person might seem like an odd choice. When it comes down to it, though, there are actually a few different scenarios in which making an offer on a home that you haven’t toured might seem like a good... Read More

    Choosing a Loan That’s Right for You

    By Christie Frankenstein | April 27, 2022

    Finding the right loan to meet your needs can be one of the hardest parts of buying a new home. There are a number of mortgage options out there, and if you choose one that isn’t really ideal for your situation, then you might end up paying a lot more for it in the long... Read More