Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

Purchasing a home for the first time can be a very stressful time, especially if you do not have the best of guidance. Here are some tips you should keep in mind before and during the home-buying process. 1. Save Money Early During the process of home buying, there are many circumstances in which money…

Tips to Become a Successful Home Buyer

Katie and her team greatly enjoy working what a diverse range of people. Over time we have compiled a list of ways clients can successfully buy a home. Here are some simple“rules” that you can use when looking for a home that will ensure you do so in a timely manner. Choose a Real Estate…

Working From Home? 3 Tips to Optimize Your Home Office

Working from home has become so popular that it even has a short acronym that we are all using. These three letters, WFH, have become so common that it has even been added to the dictionary. Roughly 70% of all “non-essential”  workers are conducting their work from home during the pandemic and experts estimate that…

Choosing the Right Floor Plan

Choosing the right floor plan for you and your family can be both exciting and difficult. The correct floor plan can make a lasting difference and help you utilize the space you have. It is important to take many different factors into consideration as you choose a floor plan, including the number of people living…

Buyer’s Market vs Seller’s Market

If you’re thinking about selling or buying a home, you may be wondering when the best time to do it will be. While you may be considering doing it during certain seasons like spring and summer, the real estate market itself has a much larger impact on supply and demand than the time of year…

Investment Properties and Taxes

Learn how to navigate the tricky tax laws around investment properties, including ways to save. There are certain things you can do as a real estate investor to help manage your tax bill and maximize your after-tax return on investment. To do so, however, you need to understand the primary ways in which investment real…

Home-Buying Terms You Need to Know

Need a crash course on real estate terms? This glossary will get you started. DTI, PMI, LTV … TBH, it can be hard to keep all this stuff straight. This lexicon of real estate terms and acronyms will help you speak the language like a pro. Appraisal management company (AMC): An institution operated independently of…

5 Easy Home Improvements for the Holidays

This is no time for major updates, so stick with simple tasks to make for a festive celebration. Hosting a holiday gathering can be a lot of fun, but perhaps a bit intimidating, too. You want your house to look its best, but now isn’t the time to undertake any major updates. Chances are, you’re…

Your Home Should Make You Happy

With many Americans spending a lot more time at home, you may find your house taking on the roles of office, classroom, gym and community center — and it’s easy to feel uninspired by your surroundings after occupying the same space day in, day out. But all hope is not lost: There are simple and…