November 2, 2015 - 12:00am

When Should I Refinance?

Most people choose to refinance if they need their mortgage payments to be a little less every month or they would like to reduce the amount of interest they pay throughout their mortgage term.

Consolidating a mortgage and a home equity loan to help even out payments is another reason people choose to refinance. Refinancing can be very beneficial to save your hard earned money but it’s important to remember that it is not always the right option for everyone.

October 24, 2015 - 12:00am

The square footage of a home, no matter how large, only matters if you’ve made the most of the space, especially when you’re getting ready to put it on the market. Space is a commodity to most buyers, especially if your neighborhood is geared towards families like Richmond Hill, Ga. Even smaller homes can feel spacious by implementing a few of these tricks.

October 19, 2015 - 12:00am

No matter what type of real estate market we’re in; a buyers market or a sellers market, it’s crucial to the home selling process to have your Realtor price your home correctly from the start. I think it’s safe to say that when you list your home for sale, you’d like it to sell as quickly as possible and for the best price. In order to make this happen, there are a variety of things your Realtor must consider.

October 14, 2015 - 12:00am

Mantles are one of the most commonly decorated features in a home. No matter the size or style any mantle can be transformed into a festive and colorful portrayal of the season! Here are some beautiful ideas for Fall and Thanksgiving.

Simple and Sweet

October 5, 2015 - 12:00am

Choosing to own your home instead of renting could be either cost effective or cost negative. Your financial position is the most important factor, but the state of the current real estate market and where it’s trending plays an important role too.

Home ownership is not always the best option. Renters need to consider things like the cost of renting vs. owning a home, insurance differences, tax differences, lifestyle differences, and the list goes on. While many aspire to have a piece of the American dream, how do you know if now is the right time for you?

September 28, 2015 - 12:00am

Congratulations on your new home! Now it’s time to start making it your own!Working with a budget? Well, never underestimate the idea of budget decor on a dime. With a few budget friendly touches, updates, or changes, any room can come alive with your personality.

September 22, 2015 - 12:00am

In a perfect scenario, the closing on your new new home will be quick. Before you know it you are walking into the front door of your dream home. However, sometimes it isn’t that simple.

There can be occasions where the seller hasn’t moved out after you have taken ownership of the home. For example, if the seller hasn’t been able to get all of their possessions out of the home or if they are still in a transition of finding a new home.

September 14, 2015 - 12:00am

Our home is our safe haven. It contains our memories, our most precious items, pets and family. We protect it from theft by locking doors and installing security alarms. We protect our health by going to the doctor and we protect our memories by storing them in safe places.

One type of prevention that is often under utilized is fire safety. Below I have outlined some important safety measures that you can take to keep your home and family protected!

September 8, 2015 - 12:00am

Beginning home renovations will always bring the question, “ Is it worth it?” Trends, market demand and neighborhood competition will all be factors to take into account when determining whether your home renovation will bring a worthwhile ROI. Consider these projects that may seem like good investments but have a low return.

Swimming Pools

September 1, 2015 - 12:00am

The word “short sale” may be cringe worthy to some buyers but with the right information and professional help, it can be a great way to get a discounted home.