Home Repairs: How to Negotiate to Close a Deal

Home repair issues that show up on an inspection report are up for negotiation. It’s up to the buyers and sellers to hammer out an agreement on who pays for what. Here’s a guide. The inspector is your friend. Sellers often dread the inspection report, fearing it may...

6 Benefits of Partnering with a Relocation Savvy Agent

If you’re relocating for your career, look for real estate agents on both ends of your move with expertise in relocation services. Here are six ways that experience will work in your favor. 1. Cost-of-Living Comparison With a deep understanding of multiple locations,...

What NOT to Do: Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting process requiring lots of decisions. What common mistakes do people make, and how can you avoid them? Here is a list of things to avoid. Glossing over pre-approval. Don’t mistake “pre-approved” for “pre-qualified.” They are not the same....

7 Home Improvements Approved by Design Experts

Whether you are ready to list your home or expect to stay put a few more years, check out these top seven home improvements — the most important from an interior designer’s point of view. 1. Color Palettes Instead of painting rooms wild, brash colors, designers...

Qualifying for a Mortgage with Student Loan Debt

If you’re worried your student loans will prevent you from buying your first home, don’t fret. Here’s what you need to know to land that first house. What the mortgage company considers Your potential lender will look at your FICO score, which can range from 300 to...