4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying in an HOA

Homeowners associations help protect property values and create a pleasant living environment. But t...

Homeowners Insurance Likely Won't Help You After a Flood

Just an inch of water inside an average-sized home can cause $25,000 worth of damage, according to F...

Do You Trust the Internet to Solve Your Real Estate Problems?

The process of buying, selling, or leasing property can get complicated in countless ways. Just look...

5 Safety Questions to Ask When Selling Your Home

Selling your home means making it available to as many potential buyers as possible. Here are a few...

Staging Tips for Your Home

Staging emphasizes your property’s positive aspects and allows buyers to see themselves living the...

What’s the Point of Mortgage Points?

If you’re financing a property purchase, you’ve probably come across the term points or disco...

Are You Really Ready to List Your Home For Sale?

If you’ve been thinking about listing your home, make sure you're really prepared. Here are a few ...

The Difference Between Being Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved

Getting pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage loan gives you more concrete information about ...

6 Ways Your Real Estate Sale Can Go Off the Rails

Selling your property is difficult enough when everything goes exactly as planned. Unfortunately, c...

3 Ways to Give Sellers Your Best Offer

You don't want to spend too much on a property, but you also don't want to lose out on the perfect p...

Don't Expose Personal Data When You Sell

If your smart home devices are staying with a property, be sure to remove any personal information o...

What Fair Housing Means for Buyers and Renters

You've heard the term fair housing, but what does it mean when you're buying or leasing property? H...

3 Ways Homesellers Scare Off Buyers

Sellers often unintentionally turn off buyers with all kinds of simple mistakes. Here are big ones t...

Consider These Costs of Homeownership, Too

Buying a home is a big expense. But the purchase price is not the only cost to weigh as you search f...

Sellers: Staging is not the Same as Decorating

You know that making a good first impression with potential buyers is important when selling your ho...

Why You Might Become a Renter Again

You probably figure that once you go from being a renter to a homeowner, you’ll never go back. But...

8 Mistakes When Pricing Your Home for Sale

Picking the wrong asking price for your home can cost you a lot of money. Here are nine don’ts whe...

Steps to Boost Your Credit Score

There aren’t shortcuts to improving your credit score. You’ll need to make sound financial decis...

How to Prepare for Who's Going to Buy Your Home

Where were you in 1980? A person born after that year might be buying your home this year. Signific...

Why You Should Hire a Property Manager for Your Rental

People do manage their own rental properties, but it's not always the best option. In addition to ta...