Why Condensation May Mean That It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

Condensation forms when an object is cooler than the surrounding air and water droplets accumulate on the surface of the cooler object. It can form on the inside or outside of a window, and also in between the panes of glass. In some cases, condensation is completely...

How to Help Your Children Buy a Home

With student debt looming and career paths constantly changing, the financial situation for a lot of young adults is tough. If your kids are in their 20s or 30s and still haven’t purchased a home, maybe you would like to help them. For those who can’t afford to give...

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Vacation Home

With the recent rise in remote work, vacation markets all across the country are experiencing a surge in demand that’s driven by buyers who are taking the leap to become second homeowners. If you’re considering purchasing a vacation property, here are a few of the...

How to Get a Land Loan to Build a House

By Bill Gassett Are you wondering how land loans work? Maybe you are setting your mind on purchasing a piece of land that wonderfully fits your future house? Getting a loan for land is a smart move, especially when you will not be constructing your home right away....

What to Expect From a Home Inspection

By Bill Gassett Do you know what to expect from a buyer’s home inspection? When your property is on the market, expect a home inspection to take place. This is positive, as it means someone is willing to pay to have it checked over, and then move forward with...

3 Updates to Make Before Moving Into Your New House

By Meghan Belnap Moving into a new home usually isn’t an easy, straightforward task. Sometimes it can even be very stressful. However, after the initial stress of dragging all of your belongings from one house to another, the process becomes easier and can even...

Why You Should Check Your Credit Reports on a Regular Basis

Financial institutions request copies of credit reports to help them decide whether to approve loan and credit card applications. Reviewing your credit reports regularly can help you correct any errors and better understand your overall financial situation. Find...

What Conditions Should Be Included in Your Purchase Contract?

A purchase contract is an agreement that outlines the terms of a real estate transaction. It’s intended to make sure that the buyer and seller are on the same page and to protect the rights of everyone involved in the deal. Information on the Property in Question and...

Traditional vs. Open Floor Plans: Which One Is Right for You?

For years, open concepts have been touted as more conducive to modern living, yet traditional floor plans certainly have their own benefits, particularly for those who are spending lots of time at home. If you’re trying to determine which is right for you, read on to...

Should You Buy a House That Is For Sale by Owner?

Some homeowners decide to sell a house themselves, rather than getting help from a real estate agent. Buying a house that is listed as “for sale by owner” (FSBO) may have pros and cons. What Is a “For Sale by Owner” Listing? If a house is listed as “for sale by...

What You Need to Know About Moving With a Portable Container

As portable moving containers grow in popularity, it may seem like a great option for your needs. You get to bypass the tight schedule associated with moving trucks and are instead able to pack in small bursts at your own convenience. Here’s what you need to know if...

Before Renting, Do a Background Check on Your Future Landlord

When you apply for a rental as a tenant, it is almost always necessary for a landlord to run a background check. However, just because you are the one being checked out doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do some research of your own. Before you commit to a lease, and a...

How to Choose a House Where You Can Work From Home

People across the United States have begun working from home more frequently. For many, this will be a long-term or permanent change. If your current living and working situation is less than ideal and you’re thinking about buying a new house, here are some things to...