What Happens When a Contractor Bails

                      If you hire someone to do work on your home and they don’t complete that work as agreed upon, it can be incredibly stressful, especially if you already paid them. Whether it’s a small or large project, it’s not as uncommon as you might…

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The Difference Between a Vacation and Investment Home

                    If you’ve ever considered buying a second home, it’s important to understand the mortgage rules are a bit different from that of your primary residence. There are also key differences between buying a second home and an investment property, and you should be aware of…

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What First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

 If you’re a first-time homebuyer, today’s video is for you.   Are you thinking about buying your first home? Today I’m joined by Karen Dunn of Big Valley Mortgage to answer some key questions you’re probably asking yourself. With the market as crazy as it is, knowing the answers to these questions will save…

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To Flip or Hold Real Estate

The idea of flipping a house and making a healthy profit in a relatively short period of time holds a lot of appeal for investors, but is it always the right option? It may be better, depending on your situation, to buy and hold, rather than flip. The following are considerations to keep in mind…

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New Construction or Older Home Purchase

If you’re considering the purchase of a home, you have one big decision to make as you get started: Do you buy a newly constructed home or an existing property? There are pros and cons to each, and you have to weigh them carefully during the decision-making process. It used to be that buying a…

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How Much Does it Cost to BUILD A HOME?

Have you ever found yourself dreaming of your own custom home? With construction prices becoming more affordable in some areas, custom builds can be a viable option for some, but the costs can vary widely. The cost of building a custom home depends a lot on individual factors: where you live, the materials you use,…

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How Do You Buy & Sell in This Market?

 Here’s a quick example of how you can buy and sell in this market.   If you need to buy and sell in this crazy spring market, you still can, and today I’ll tell you how.    When it comes to selling your home, a lot depends on what you want to do. If…

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10 Home Inspection Issues That Are RED FLAGS

10 Home Inspection Issues That are Red Flags                       Most homebuyers realize that they can’t expect a perfect home inspection report when buying a resale home. Cosmetic flaws and minor repairs are easily managed and shouldn’t be deal-breakers. That said, there are some issues that…

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First Time Home Seller Tips

Tips for the First-Time Home Seller                       There is a lot of attention paid to first-time homebuyers. Most real estate agents and lenders have some kind of guide to help first-time homebuyers navigate their first home purchase, but what about the first-time seller? Selling your…

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