Real Estate

  • Start Traveling Now to Find Your Retirement Spot
    When thinking about your years spent in retirement, where are you? Are you relaxing on a beach? Are you in a cabin in the mountains? Or are you in the home and town that you spent your working years? There are so many possibilities. Start your search for the perfect place for you by visiting all the locations you could ...
  • Pay Off your Mortgage Early with These TipsPay Off your Mortgage Early with These Tips
    It’s hard to imagine a time when you’ll have the entire mortgage paid off. As exciting as it sounds, the thought of tackling such a large debt can also feel extremely overwhelming. There’s an old adage that says, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time”. Here are a few ways you can accomplish this monumental goal ...
  • Credit MisconceptionCredit Misconception
    Credit scoring and credit pulling often feels like a process that no one talks about the details. You can and should ask questions, though! Two very common misconceptions I hear from clients and others are concerns about different scores from different places and whether you can increase a credit score. In order to understand how there can be multiple scores, first understand that there are ...
  • HOA: A convenience or hindrance?HOA: A convenience or hindrance?
    Home Owners Associations. Some people started clenching their fists just by reading those three words, while others completely embrace the opportunity to have one! I have lived in homes with an HOA and also lived in some without an HOA; I can certainly see both sides of the good and the ugly! Not every part of the country is as familiar with HOAs, but they ...
  • Contingent ClosingsContingent Closings
    If you already own a home but are looking to sell it and purchase another, it can be really tricky to know which to start first or where to begin. The noticeable difference in your options depends, of course, if you need to sell the first in order to pay for the next. We call this a type of ...
  • Four P’s for First Time Home BuyersFour P’s for First Time Home Buyers
    I might argue that working with first time home buyers are my favorite clients to have, although it can be the most involved and require the most work. I don’t mind it and much more than that, I love the fact that I get to play a part in someone’s monumental season. First time buying does not have to be scary although it might ...