Living in a rented house or apartment can feel mundane and bland. Landlords typically don’t like renters to make alterations to the rental that are permanent or stylistic, since they need to keep the rental looking in a way that will appeal to nearly everyone....

The American dream is to own a home, and it’s still a wise idea to do so – eventually. There are certain situations and times in life, however, when the best option is to keep renting. Here are five smart reasons to keep renting:...

Home ownership is often touted as being smarter (or cheaper) than renting. While it does have its advantages such as stability, freedom, etc. buying a home isn’t always the best option for everyone at all times. Here are five good reasons to remain renting instead of buying:...

Among the many factors affecting household and apartment prices, location is chief. Understandably, better locations procure higher value. If you’re searching for a new rental, or, if you’re a prospective seller looking for an edge, check out the following locational factors affecting value....

So you’ve found the right home to rent, in the right neighborhood, and at the right price. Good for you! Seasoned home renters know the challenges of renting a home don’t end there. Here are a few more things to keep in mind when renting your...

So, you have finally decided to sell your house. With market conditions being as they are, this can end as a huge success – or a great disaster. A successful sale depends on whether you can make the house appealing to the local housing market...

Home buyers often come to rely on excellent real estate agents to guide them in their home purchase. You should know there are some things that your realtor can’t tell you. Sometimes it’s because they don’t know, and sometimes it’s because they can’t due to confidentiality. Here...

The classic “American Dream” involves a white picket fence, a two-story house and two kids. While you don’t have much control over the children in this story, you do have the ability to add the house. When everyone around you is buying a home, you may...

Are you ready to start looking at homes for sale? A seasoned real estate buyer’s agent can be a crucial part of the process. Here’s what you can expect from a buyer’s agent while shopping for property. Understanding What Buyer’s Agents Do Your real estate agent’s job is to help...

Buying a home, whether it is your first or your fifth, is an exciting process. It’s easy to get caught up in the emotional side of the process and forget the practical side. To make this as stress free as possible, try to remain realistic about the...

When you find yourself in the market for a new home in a master planned community, the number of homes for sale can make the process overwhelming. While the right real estate agent can help settle some of your questions, the reality is that you, ultimately, are...

As the economic events during the last decade continue to unfold, the housing market has demonstrated a strong comeback and is making a healthy headway towards a solid rebound. Today’s home purchasers cannot afford to forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home, and should begin...

For both first-time home buyers and seasoned real estate investors, buying a home can be both a daunting and exciting experience. Since there are many factors to consider after you decide to buy a home, before you begin a home search for the perfect property, ask yourself the following...

Buying a home can be a fulfilling and exciting experience. With emotions running high, it is often times easy for a home buyer to skip crucial steps and make costly mistakes. The following are three of the most common mistakes that home buyers make when purchasing a home: Home...