How Not to Price a Home

Some homeowners want to price their home for up to $30,000 higher than market value. They think by pricing the home higher, they leave room for low-ball offers. This thinking in theory is sound, but in reality, it doesn’t offer the results you’d expect. Statistically, a home that is well priced will sell more quickly and closer to list price than one that is... (more)

What time of year should I sell my house?

Most homeowners ask this question when they start planning to sell. It’s a perfect question because timing can make a big difference in how long it takes to sell. If you have the need for speed, then timing is even more important. Depending on where you live, there are times that are better than others for putting your house on the market. The first step is to... (more)

The 5 Undeniable Benefits of Owning a Home vs Renting

The 5 Undeniable Benefits of Owning a Home vs Renting There are definitely times in life when renting makes sense, but the advantages and benefits of owning a home far outweigh renting.  There are five primary advantages for owning a home. Rent payments are so unpredictable and typically rise annually, but most mortgage payments remain unchanged for the entire... (more)

Man Cave Garages

I had always thought a “Man Cave” was a basement tricked out with 65″ plasma flat screen TVs, pool tables and recliners perfect for the big game.  Not until recently when we had moved, had I noticed a trend – as I would walk by homes in our neighborhood either going for an evening run or bringing the kids up to the park, I noticed the familiar glow of flat screen... (more)

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