Growing Up: Getting Your Vertical Garden Ready for Spring

When you don’t have a lot of space or open ground around your home, planting a garden might seem impossible. After all, plants need room to grow and soil to grow in, don’t they? While this is true, there is more than one way to get a garden growing. If you have limited outdoor space […]

Selling Your Home for the First Time? Here’s What You Should Know

There’s a lot of advice available for first-time homebuyers. But, what if you’re getting ready to sell a home for the first time? While every home selling process is different, making it impossible to predict every scenario that could pop up, there are certain things every home seller can expect. Here are four things to […]

Heart Set on a Fixer-Upper? Here’s What to Consider

Reality TV shows make buying a fixer-upper seem like a piece of cake. After about 30 to 40 minutes of airtime, renovations are complete—often after remedying a minor hiccup or two—and the home is move-in ready. But tackling a fixer-upper in real life is a different story. For starters, it can be difficult to find […]

How Much Down Payment Do You Need to Buy Your First Home?

Many would-be homebuyers have found themselves waiting on the sidelines because they believe they don’t have enough saved for a down payment. Complicating matters are all the common misconceptions, often reinforced by unsolicited advice from family and friends. One of the most prevalent myths is you need to save 20% of a home’s purchase price for a down […]

Why It’s Important Not to Overprice Your Home

Why Correct Home Pricing Matters Most home sellers aim for two objectives: 1) to get the best possible price and 2) to sell their property as quickly as possible. When setting a price, people sometimes mistakenly overprice with the thought of “testing” the market. Unfortunately, this strategy often fails. Reasons Homeowners Overprice Their Homes Homeowners […]