When it comes mortgages are concerned, "escrow" and "escrow accounts" refer to two slightly different concepts. Escrow is the process by which a neutral third party mediates a real estate deal, holding money and property "in escrow" until the two sides agree that all the conditions are met for a sale to close. By contrast, an escrow account is… Continue reading What is Escrow?
Preparing For Listing Photos
Listing photos are the first chance many potential buyers get to be exposed to your home. This is why being prepared for listing photos and ensuring your home looks ready to sell is a key part in the home listing process. Here are some tips to prepare your home for listing photos! Clear Off Kitchen… Continue reading Preparing For Listing Photos
What Is Earnest Money and Why Do I Need It?
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?
The Best 6 Steps to Take to Increase Resale Value
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
Is Your Home Ready To Show? Here’s Some Quick Tips To Get It There!
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!
Diving right in to a new flip
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
Taking a Leap into Uncharted Territory – Rental Investment
Derek and I recently decided to try our hand at property management. Mostly because the house (double-wide trailer) was sitting on an unbelievable lot 5 minutes from our house... Which means a lot since we live out in the middle of nowhere. Look at that backyard!!! The home needed some work, although, the inside was… Continue reading Taking a Leap into Uncharted Territory – Rental Investment
Boost the Mood in your Space
If you’re still working from home, you may be feeling down about your current space. While working from home can be fun, it is important to make sure your space keeps you motivated. The best way to do that is to change up your style! Here are some of the easiest ways to boost the… Continue reading Boost the Mood in your Space
Prevent Cold Weather Falls On Your Property
Winter is coming which means an increased risk of ice on your property. While bad weather can be inevitable, decreasing fall risk at your home can help. Here are a few ways to just do that: INDOOR TIPS The first step to preventing your own falls start indoors. Preparing your entryways can help! Try placing… Continue reading Prevent Cold Weather Falls On Your Property