5 Tips For Financing Your Next Home Improvement Project

Posted on: May 14, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

Whether it’s transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of many new homeowners across the country. While many things about renovating your home are flexible, your budget might not be. In general, not a single floorboard is laid, or a new countertop installed without money, which is why every home renovation project should begin with careful financial planning. To help homeowners with Continue Reading ...

5 Questions To Ask When Shopping for a Mortgage

Posted on: May 8, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

Buying a home is a major financial commitment. It’s exciting, but can also be confusing and overwhelming. Choosing the best mortgage that fits your needs is an important first step and first-time homebuyers, in particular, should research the many options and know the right questions to ask. Here are some questions to ask a lender that will help you make an informed mortgage decision: 1. How much can I afford? A home affordability calculator can help you get an idea of what you may be able Continue Reading ...

Home Checklist for a Worry-free Vacation

Posted on: May 2, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

When it’s time to embark on your well-deserved getaway, the last thing you want is to worry about the things that could go wrong at your unattended house. It’s pretty common to wonder if everything is OK while you're on vacation, says Chip Wade, an HGTV expert. Especially since there are plenty of hair-raising tales out there of people discovering a bad situation awaits them at home, from burst water pipes to a break-in. “If you have this nagging thought following you around that Continue Reading ...

Insider Tips and Tactics for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Posted on: April 26, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

Whether you're a millennial looking to buy your first home or a boomer thinking about downsizing your empty nest, you're probably aware that it's a seller's market out there. Homes are selling at lightning speed, bidding wars are commonplace, buyers often have little to no room for negotiation and the price of those homes keeps rising. But don't worry! Just because it's a seller's market doesn't mean you can't get a good deal on the home of your dreams. Here are some insider tips and Continue Reading ...

Silent Destroyers: Tips To Spot Termites And Prevent Infestation

Posted on: April 20, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname "silent destroyers." Five billion reasons, in fact. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can silently chew through the structural stability of a home, eating away at wood, flooring and even wallpaper. To make matters worse, the damage they leave behind is not typically covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. How to spot termites Spring is prime time for Continue Reading ...

Don’t Re-roof Until You Do These 5 Things

Posted on: April 12, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

With spring officially arriving, home improvement season is swinging into full gear. Fair warning to homeowners looking to hire a professional, 2018 is predicted to be a record-breaker. A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University projects home improvement spending will approach $340 billion this year — the strongest gain for remodeling in more than a decade. Among the costliest of projects is roofing, a large expense with serious implications if put off or Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Checklist: Every Home Buyer And Seller Should Follow

Posted on: April 4, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

There is no perfect home. Whether you are buying or selling, ensure you engage a professional home inspector in the transaction. A professional home inspector will give you an unbiased third party opinion on the condition of the home, and advise if it needs additional repair and maintenance to ensure it is safe and fit for occupation. Home buyer inspection This is standard in a real estate transaction and is intended to notify you of any problems and future risks with the property so that you Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Tips For New Home Buyers

Posted on: March 27, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

Buying a good home is a dream that each person usually has. This is mainly because having a new house is a great investment that should be considered. Nevertheless, before you decide to buy the house, it is important for one to ensure that suitable home inspections in Fort Worth Texas are properly outlined by seeking the help of professional house inspectors. This has to be done before you decide to sign the final agreement of the purchase. Home inspections can uncover hidden flaws an Continue Reading ...

How Long Does A Home Or Commercial Building Inspection Take?

Posted on: March 19, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

A professional inspection of a home or a commercial building cannot be completed in a few minutes. It usually takes time to go through a commercial building or home and make an assessment of the configuration, function, and condition of the various systems, materials, and components of the commercial or residential building. So, how long does a home or commercial building inspection take? In this post, we shall look at a some factors that affect the time it’ll take for a professional Home Continue Reading ...

House Hunting? Use This Handy Checklist Before You Make The Offer

Posted on: March 12, 2018 by in Blog
No Comments

House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love. Not so fast. Before making an offer on any property, it’s smart to take a deeper look at the overall structure and its systems, just to make sure warning signs of major and costly problems are not hiding in plain sight. If the house holds more issues than your budget Continue Reading ...