Deductible Dilemma

Deductible Dilemma

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The purpose of insurance is to shift the risk of loss to a company in exchange for a premium. It is important to review your deductible and discuss risks with your property insurance agent so that you’re familiar with the amount and make any changes that would be...

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?

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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving. As the graph...

Home Safe Home

Home Safe Home

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Home is a place you should feel safe and secure. Sometimes, we take it for granted and unfortunately, we do need to remain vigilant about things we do that could compromise our safety.

Dealing with Financing

Dealing with Financing

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As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale”...

Preparing to Sell

Preparing to Sell

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Selling your home does not mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the...

Relocating to the Big City

Relocating to the Big City

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Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find...

5 Tips for Buying a Home

5 Tips for Buying a Home

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Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.Get your finances in order.Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you...