Things to Consider When Moving to A New Neighborhood

When looking for a new home to buy, it’s very easy to overlook other facts when the home’s interior is designed perfectly. The home has all the amenities you want such as smart appliances, granite countertops, spacious rooms and that ceramic tile floor you wanted.  While the home’s design and features are certainly something to…

Now You Can Buy a Home in the Same Place You Buy Your Socks

Underwear, check. New flat-screen TV, check. New house, check. Amazon has often been referred to as a one-stop shop, and now you can add a home to your shopping list.  The online retailer just announced a new partnership with Realogy Holdings, umbrella company of leading real estate brands including Coldwell Banker, ERA, Sotheby’s International Realty,…

Easy Ways to Make Some Extra Cash for Your Down Payment

With mortgage rates low and home prices coming down in some key areas across the country, more and more people are considering making the transition to homeownership. But while they may be ready emotionally and circumstantially, how about financially?  Being able to buy a home now or having to hit pause often comes down to…

Where Are the Best Cities for First-Time Buyers?

According to the National Association of Real Estate, nearly 40 percent of homebuyers in 2018 were millennials, and that trend is expected to continue. If you’re included in that group of homebuyers who are looking to purchase your first place this year, you probably have one big question: “Where?!” WalletHub’s new 2019’s Best & Worst…

7 Packing Mistakes You’re Making

Moving is a drag—there’s no way getting around it. But there are ways to make your move a whole lot easier, and it starts with packing.  Here are ten moving mistakes you may be making—and how to avoid them.  1. You figure you can pack everything in a few days Begin with a plan—and start…

Top 5 Reasons to Use White Glove Moving Services

A household move is never easy, no matter whether you are moving within the city or to another state. Add to this the necessity to safely relocate valuable and fragile items, and your household move can turn into a nightmare. The lack of proper organization and knowledge about the right ways of handling and packing breakables and…

The Risks and Benefits of Buying Beachfront Property

On paper, a beachfront condo or home sounds like a dream investment. Yes, beachfront real estate comes at a higher price, but the return is often worth the cost. But just like with any other investment, there are risks and benefits to purchasing beachfront property. The Benefits of Buying Beachfront Property There are many benefits…

House Flipping And What You Should Know

Many of us have seen those reality shows where people buy run down or cheap houses, make a few repairs and upgrades, then make a huge amount of money in a few weeks after selling the home. Well, that’s television for you, because flipping a house is a lot harder than the reality shows make…

6 Things to Consider When Building Your Dream Home

Building your dream home can quickly turn into a nightmare if you go into the situation blind. While there’s a great deal to understand and to consider in building a home of your own, this brief overview can help you focus on some of the most important aspects. By considering these points, you may make…

How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

“All cash, seven-day close.” Those words are a dream for a home seller and a real estate agent, but while they may be thrown around on shows like Million Dollar Listing to entice a buyer to accept a $28 million offer on a $30 million list price, how realistic is it to close so quickly…

Buyers: Hesitant or Decisive?

Does thinking about buying real estate make you feel nervous or are you ready to plunge in? During the process of buying, you’ll probably be both hesitant and decisive. PJ shares Four Key Pivotal Hacks for confidently making real estate decisions. Are you hesitant or decisive? Does thinking about buying real estate make you feel nervous or are…