Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: What’s the Difference? By Lisa Gordon via

Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: What’s the Difference? By Lisa Gordon | Jun 20, 2017 AlexRaths/iStock; bortonia/iStock When buying a home, cash is king, but most folks don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars lying in the bank. Of course, that’s why obtaining a mortgage is such a crucial part of the process. And securing mortgage pre-qualification and pre-approval are important Read More

5 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew About Buying a House by Julie Ryan Evans Via


5 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Knew About Buying a House By Julie Ryan Evans | Sep 13, 2017 Hero Images/Getty Images Buying a house isn’t like buying a Slim Jim at the corner bodega. Infinitely more money, thought, and prep work go into acquiring real estate—and given that it’s not a purchase you make often, it’s understandable Read More

7 Pricing Myths to Stop Believing If You Ever Hope to Sell Your House By Cathie Ericson via

BsWei/iStock Pricing your own home is hard, what with all the history and hopes this magic number entails. Of course, you want to make a profit. Of course, all that money you spent installing a swimming pool or a half-bath will be recouped, because you’re leaving your digs in better shape than when you bought it, right? Right? Well, not Read More

7 Home Improvements That Could Turn Your Neighbors Against You


By Stephanie Booth | Jun 29, 2017 Via REALTOR®.COM GregorBister/iStock The good news: You’re upgrading your home! The potential downside? You might be downgrading your neighbors’ quality of life in the process. Sadly, not every home or yard improvement you embark upon is a boon for all the people who live around you. Think of it this way: It’s Read More

7 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

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BY: ANNE ARNTSON Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell. Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!) But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the adjective you’d use. But you knew that Read More

8 Rookie Mistakes That Keep People From Selling Their Home


By Daniel Bortz | Jun 8, 2017 If your home is struggling to catch the eye of a buyer, it could be for an entirely valid reason. Maybe you’re stuck in a sluggish market or have the poshest place on the block (always a tough sell). But there’s another possibility, too—your home could be sitting on the market because of a rookie Read More

6 Outdoor Projects You Can Do With Your Kids


By: John Riha via Published: July 13, 2012 Get your kids outside and spark their creativity with fun, simple home improvement projects. Plus, you’ll boost your curb appeal. If you’re looking for ways to unplug your children and get them some fresh air, try these engaging outdoor projects. You’ll introduce them to a little Read More

Before you get the keys….homeowner’s insurance tips

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by Karin Wertheim REALTOR® Silver Peaks Realty Putting a home under contract is exciting.  Most escrow periods average 30-45 days and during that time you will most likely have a home inspection performed.  If you are getting financing, your lender will finish up the underwriting process and the appraisal will get underway.  One thing to Read More