Buying a house is an exciting process – after all, you are getting ready to move to a new home. When the seller accepts your offer and your loan is approved, and you have conducted your inspections, the buying process is not over. You have one final step – the walk-through. This is when you verify that […]Read more "Buying a Home: Everything You Need to Know About the Final Walk-Through"
Parental wisdom is easy to ignore until you’re left scratching your head over simple adult responsibilities like paying taxes and budgeting. (We all have to make our own mistakes, right?). But even if you were listening to your parents, there are some important credit tips they likely didn’t mention. When it comes to improving your […]Read more "Important Credit Lessons Your Parents Didn’t Teach You"
Stopping to smell the roses — or gardenias or basil or chamomile — seems like an almost impossible feat when phones are pinging, dogs are barking and there’s a hurricane of activity in the morning to get everyone out the door with matching shoes. However, unplugging from the hectic pace of daily life is essential […]Read more "Scents and Sensibility: The Aromatherapy Garden"
Across all demographics, American home ownership is at 63 percent — the lowest rate in more than five decades. Among millennials, the largest generation since the baby boomers, the rate is only a bit more than half that figure, at 34 percent. Again, it’s a record low. Naturally, a lull in the economy forces business creation or reinvention […]Read more "3 Trends Driving the Millennial Own vs. Rent Debate"
Without a good system for managing your mail, a paper pileup can often result. Most mail items — other than the obvious junk mail, which can be discarded — require a decision or a response, and that means they are opportunities for procrastination. The good news is that managing your mail can be much less […]Read more "Tips to Managing Your Daily Mail"
Envision your new home after the move. I’m sure the image that comes to mind is serene and clutter-free. You can achieve this goal by putting your stuff into perspective and questioning every item before it’s packed up and hauled to its next home. To decide which belongings will come with you, ask yourself these […]Read more "Should It Come With You When You Move?"
1. She makes you clean your room. When selling your home, the overall first impression is most important to prospective buyers. Don’t be surprised if your agent reminds you to tidy up before showings, make your bed, and not stuff your dirty laundry in the closet like you did when you were a teenager. 2. […]Read more "10 Ways Your Real Estate Agent Is Like Your Mother"