What Are Seller Concessions? Here’s Why They’re a ‘Win-Win for Both Sides’
In a real estate transaction, both the buyer and the seller are looking to maximize their bottom line. This means navigating the highs and lows of ...
Posted by Mark Ross on November 17, 2022
6 Winter Plumbing Problems That Are Sure To Wreak Havoc on Your Home—and Wallet
Winter brings major cold spells to many parts of the country, and frigid weather often puts your plumbing system at risk. When the mercury dips below ...
Posted by Mark Ross on November 17, 2022
6 Home-Selling Rules You’ve Heard Lately—and Should Actually Break
For the past two years, the real estate market has very much been a seller’s dream. In fact, all a homeowner had to do was put up the ...
Posted by Mark Ross on October 31, 2022
Are Bidding Wars Over? That Depends on Whether Home Sellers Make These Mistakes
Bidding wars: Sellers love ’em, buyers hate ’em.
In the rollicking seller’s market we’ve had over the past couple of years, ...
Posted by Mark Ross on August 2, 2022
Home Selling Checklist: 12 Things to Do Before Selling Your House
Getting ready to sell your house? Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work because there are tons of things to do before listing ...
Posted by Mark Ross on July 25, 2022
8 Kitchen Remodel Costs To Consider
You may be planning for a major kitchen renovation, including new appliances, plumbing, countertops or cabinets. Instead, you may be aiming to spruce ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 24, 2022
Simple Tricks For Getting Your Garage Organized
If your house is bursting at the seams, or simply short on storage options, the solution may be as close as your garage. To make the best use of this ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 23, 2022
8 Red Flags Home Buyers Will Undoubtedly Notice And How To Address Them Correctly
When my husband and I were house hunting, properties that had plastic taped over the windows or draft catchers below the exterior doors gave us ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 22, 2022
Organize Your Home In A Month In Less Than An Hour A Day
A super-easy plan for getting organized without adding to your home-is-school, home-is-work, home-is-everything time burden.
Did you ever notice ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 21, 2022
What To Budget For Closing Costs When Buying A House
Are you considering purchasing a home for the first time? Then you’re probably already saving money for your down payment. But what about all ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 20, 2022
6 Home Upgrades That Cost Less Than $10k And Will Bring In Offers
Getting a home improvement project to pay off is notoriously tricky. There's no guarantee you'll recoup the money you pour into a bathroom remodel ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 17, 2022
Tax Benefits Of Owning A Home
What are the tax benefits of owning a home? Plenty of homeowners are asking themselves this right around now as they prepare to file their taxes....
Posted by Mark Ross on June 16, 2022
8 Outdoor DIY Projects That Will Add Serious Charm To Your Yard This Summer
With your backyard being the new summer hangout, it’s about time to spruce it up. But what if your budget is already stretched tight?
Well, if ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 15, 2022
Should You Buy A Home Or Keep Renting?
It’s a big question with no easy answer: Should you keep renting, or is it time to think about buying a home?
One of the major benefits of ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 14, 2022
How Much Is Capital Gains Tax On Real Estate?
Capital gains tax is the income tax you pay on gains from selling capital assets—including real estate. So if you have sold or are selling a ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 13, 2022
What is a Home Appraisal & Who Pays For It?
For homebuyers financing their purchase with a mortgage, a home appraisal is often a required step of the process in order to get an approved loan ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 10, 2022
How To Design Your Dream Home
When you design your own home from the ground up, the sky’s the limit when it comes to design. You get to choose the architectural style, the ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 9, 2022
How Construction Loans Work
When you buy a home, you can usually rely on a standard mortgage to pay for it. But when you build your home from the ground up, a regular mortgage ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 8, 2022