If you’ve never been through the home-buying process, some of the terminology can seem a bit foreign. One of the many phrases you might come across is earnest money. When making an offer on a home, it is often encouraged to include earnest money with that offer. Earnest money is a payment of 1-3% of… Continue reading What Is Earnest Money and Why Do I Need It?
Everyone who is getting ready to sell wants to make the most money possible in the process. While you may see a great deal of value in your home, that love you’ve created doesn’t always translate to financial gain. The best way to actually increase the value of your home and therefore your potential profit… Continue reading The Best 6 Steps to Take to Increase Resale Value
While it might be your goal to keep your home show-ready at all times, that isn’t always possible. It is completely normal to have a home that feels lived in - especially if you are living in it! This isn’t a major issue, but something to be aware of if you are getting ready to… Continue reading Is Your Home Ready To Show? Here’s Some Quick Tips To Get It There!
Derek and I recently purchased our first "flip" house. The home is actually in pretty decent shape. It has a new furnace and a/c, some updated plumbing and all new windows. It really just needs a face lift and some minor repairs. Here's some of the before shots! Our plan is to skim coat and… Continue reading Diving right in to a new flip
I'm on a huge shiplap kick. It's cheap and SUPER easy to install if you're a do-it-yourselfer. I had a bit of help from my awesome hubby and my ex (who happened to be living with us during Christmas break while he was home from his traveling work schedule). Here's the before picture of my… Continue reading Shiplap Fireplace