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Should You Replace Your Large Appliances?

An important aspect of home ownership is caring for the home. All homes have large appliances that will wear and tear over time. They each have a different lifespan and it is important to be aware of those time frames. You do not want your air…
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A Maternity Leave's Impact on the Home Buying Process

As people prepare to expand their family, many are looking to buy a larger home. However, when looking to purchase a home with a child on the way, it is important to realize that a maternity leave can impact the home buying process. A temporary…
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The Importance of Title Insurance

Out of all the components that go into becoming a homebuyer, title insurance is not the most exciting. Determining which area to live in and how to decorate the house are areas that are much more thrilling for the family. However, title insurance…
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6 Questions to Ask about Mortgages

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments a person makes in his or her lifetime. Part of that process is having a mortgage. As you look to close on your home, make sure you talk to your mortgage lender. The more information you…
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Are Hardwood Floors the Best Option?

As people buy homes, sell homes, and renovate their own homes, the flooring is an important feature to consider. Hardwood floors are the most well-liked type of flooring in the U.S., for both renters and homeowners. But despite its popularity,…
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The Ideal American Home

Through a survey conducted by the Demand Institute, America’s top home desires were discovered. The first five on the list were: homes that are energy efficient, renovated, have remodeled kitchens, are fit for the elderly, and are in a safe…
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The New Color of 2015!

The year of 2014 was filled with Radiant Orchid. It is a pinky purple that is known for being a bold yet warm color. With the year coming to an end, Pantone has announced that the new color of 2015 is Marsala! Marsala is a dark red tone.…
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Top 10 Cities with a Strong Housing Market in 2015

What makes a city have a good housing market? There are three criteria agreed upon by the majority of realtors. First, the city has to have an increase in the homes that are available to be purchased. Second, the homes that are on the market…
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Inspecting Your Attic

Home inspections are essential before buying a home. The home needs to be checked for any current damage or potential problems. What seems like a great home may not actually be a great home. And sometimes it takes a professional, like a home…
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The Top 5 Viewed Homes of 2014

We are all a little curious. We see a nice house and questions start popping up in our minds. Who owns that home? What does it look like on the inside? How much does it cost? What special features does it have? We are intrigued. We dream of…