Should I Rent or Buy a Home: Things to Consider

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If a new home is in your future, you’ll have many things to think about when deciding where to live.  You may wish to be close to where you work, or you may need space to work from home. For those with kids or looking to start a family, good schools, playgrounds and other family-friendly […]

Why You Should Get Preapproved for a Mortgage Before Looking at Houses

House For Sale written on a sticky note and Red Handle Rubber Stamper Pre-Approved text isolated on the table.

If you’re planning to buy a home in the near future, you may be wondering how to get started. Besides perusing properties and researching neighborhoods online, getting preapproval for a home loan is a crucial step that helps the homebuying process go more smoothly. You’ll want to get preapproved before contacting a real estate agent […]

The Differences Between a Home Inspection and Home Appraisal

Update: This blog post was updated in July 2021 with additional information regarding the differences between home appraisals and home inspections. The Differences Between a Home Inspection and Home Appraisal   If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, you might be wondering about the differences between a home appraisal and a home inspection. […]

The Fed Cut rates again. How this can Impact you.

For the second time in two months, the Federal Reserve cut Interest Rates. The reason behind this cut is to stave off any slag in the economy from the China trade war and the global slowdown. The Fed also said they won’t be afraid to do one more cut before the end of the year […]

Wood’s Timeless Appeal

Knocking on wood is a superstition intended to bring good luck. Coincidentally, wood flooring improves the odds that a listing will appeal to more buyers and increase its value. Wood flooring’s increased pervasiveness in homes reflects its long-term durability, inherent natural character and warmth, low risk of allergens, and range of aesthetic choices that suit almost any decor. […]

Rent VS Own

Owning your own home vs. renting may lead to some great options, such as locking in your monthly payments and having the freedom to customize your living space. Whether you rent or own, you have to cover someone’s mortgage costs. You may as well be doing so to build your own wealth, rather than that […]

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways this is a win for homeowners. […]

April Events

THE KING & I Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production.  One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You”,   “I Whistle a Happy Tune”, “Hello Young Lovers”, […]

Spring Home Trends That Don’t Drive Me Crazy…Yet

LAVENDAR | CORAL | BLUSH PINK These colors are perfect to add a little bit of pop. They’re warm and inviting.   VELVET Velvet is all the rage in clothing once again and now, in furniture. I love a couch or chair in a bright color in velvet. Soft to the touch and bold in […]