Six Home Upgrades That Add Value in a Seller’s Market
If you’re a homeowner looking to sell, you’re in luck. As of 2021, it’s officially a “seller’s market.”1 A seller’s market means the number of buyers exceeds the numbers of homes for sale.2 As you prepare to put your home on the market, you probably want to do whatever you...
Buying a Second Home the Right Way
Considering buying a second home? You’re certainly not alone. In October 2020, the demand for second homes was 100% greater than the prior year. In fact, right now, second homes and investment homes are in higher demand than primary residences.1 It’s easy to see why. Vacation homes can help families...
Should You Consider Downsizing?
There are certain advantages that come with downsizing to a smaller home. Consider these reasons for downsizing as you approach retirement.
Find Your Dream Retirement Property
Luxury and comfort are the name of the game in country club communities, and you’ve worked hard over the years...
Crafting Life Insurance as Your Life Evolves
There are several reasons to retain and consider additional life insurance through your retirement years: Do you have a loan...
Buying a Home: How to Win the Bidding War on the House of Your Dreams
Don’t let multiple bids and a competitive real estate market scare you. Use these tips to get the property you want. The tides may be turning on real estate prices but it’s still a seller’s market: Nearly 25 percent of homes sold for more than asking price in 2017,1 and home...
7 Curb Appeal Ideas for Selling Your Home
Boost your home’s appearance to help increase its value and get top-dollar offers from buyers.
Tips for Identifying DIY Mishaps Before Buying a Home
Don’t let shoddy work keep you from living in your dream home. After months of looking, you’ve finally found your dream home, completed the requisite inspection, signed on the dotted line at the closing and have officially moved in. Phew! But now that you’re starting to decorate, you begin to...
First-Time Condo Buyer? Here’s What You Need to Know
There’s a lot you need to do when preparing to buy a condo. Follow these steps for a successful purchase. Buying your first condo is exciting, but you may not know where to begin. Here are six helpful steps to get you started. Step 1: Prepare Your Finances The first step...
4 Tips for Selling Your Condo
Selling a condo isn’t like selling a home. Avoid unexpected hurdles by planning ahead. Are condos hard to sell? Whether your condo is your home or an investment property, when you’re ready to sell, there could be unique challenges. Selling a condo is not the same as selling a single-family...