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Why Buying Beats Renting
Posted by Alysia Bauer on June 24, 2020 in  Buyers  Home Buying
Are you thinking of buying but aren’t sure if it is the right move for you? Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime and is no small expense. But, there are major benefits to owning a home that you cannot get while renting. Check out these five reasons why we think buying beats renting. Build Equity One of the most significant benefits of owning a home is building equity. Your equity is the difference between what you can sell it for and what you still owe. As yo... read more

New Years Resolution: How to Save for a House in 12 Months

Posted by Alysia Bauer on December 11, 2019 in  Holiday  Home Buying
The New Year is quickly approaching, which means it is time to start thinking about resolutions. What goals do you have for 2020? Do you want to lose a few pounds? Learn a new hobby? Spend more time with the family? These are all great goals, but why not start saving for a house as well? Buying a home is one of life’s biggest milestones and one of the largest purchases you will ever make. While it may seem impossible, we have some tips for how you can start saving for your dream home. Set Aside Part of Your... read more

8 First Time Homebuyer Mistakes You Can Avoid

First Time Homebuyers Are Likely to Make Mistakes - Here's How to Avoid Them
Posted by Erin Wood on May 01, 2019 in  Buyers  Expert Opinion  FHA Mortgage  first time home buyer  Home Buying  Home Buying Myths  Homeownership
To err is human. If you’re about to embark on homeownership for the first time, it should go without saying, that you are about to make A LOT of mistakes. The truth is: the buying process can be overwhelming, confusing, and (sometimes) just plain not fun. But, trust us, learning about some of the mistakes first time homebuyers make, and then, making the effort not to repeat those mistakes will make this process so so so much more enjoyable!   Take a look at some of the most common (and frustrating) firs... read more

How to Love Your (New) Home

Tips for Making a New House Feel like Home
Posted by Amanda Martin on February 07, 2019 in  Buyers  Home Buying  Lifestyle  Love Your Home
 Buying a new house in an exciting experience. Suddenly you have this brand-new space to decorate. It is like starting with a blank canvas, the possibilities are endless. However, a brand-new home can also feel intimidating or even cold. It is a home you’re unfamiliar with, after all. It might take a little time before your new abode truly feels like home. To help the process along, here are a few things you might want to try.   Search for the familiarOdds are there are certain sights, sounds, and... read more

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a House

Are you considering the often over looked details?
Posted by Marissa McCormick on August 22, 2018 in  Buyers  Home Buying
Buying a house is a very important purchase and there are a lot of things to consider when looking for the right one.  While browsing for houses, keep on the lookout for things that could affect you in the long run or end up costing you more.  Here are a few questions that anyone buying a house should ask themselves to make sure they are considering some common concerns homeowners run into. 1.      Will the Windows Need Replaced? - New windows can be pretty pricey costin... read more
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