Thursday, May 12, 2022 / by Margie Wright
Making a move out of state will, undoubtedly, be stressful. You can either choose to wing it and hope that everything works out with minimal planning, or you can do as much research as possible to know what to expect. If you fall under the second category, then this blog is for you! If you fall into the first category, this can still be a great tool for you to make things go a bit smoother.
Moving always involves a lot of work. Regardless of if you're moving states, moving streets, or moving a few houses down, there will always be a lot of work to plan for. Not to mention work that may not be expected and unforeseen obstacles. If you're relocating to an entirely new state, or even thinking about it, here's a list of to-dos and how-tos that should help you get things going smoothly.
1. Research the New City
Before moving out of state, it's important to know more about where you're moving to. In the best case scenario, you'd be able to make a trip to the new city for a few days. ...
Thursday, April 28, 2022 / by Margie Wright
There are a million questions to think about when house hunting. There are so many things to consider, but one of the first ones to consider is whether you want a home that is move-in ready or a fixer upper. Each option has its pros and cons, and each option also has a different price tag attached to it. If you're wondering which option may be right for you, then keep reading!
What is a fixer upper?
A home that's described as a fixer upper is normally a livable place but needs significant maintenance work. This includes redecoration, redesign, and even reconstruction. Each one, though, is different. Some really only need cosmetic updates. Some need a pretty deep clean. And then others could have more severe problems like mold or structural flaws. Everyone's definition will differ, with some people viewing the same house in two completely different ways about the level of fixing it needs.
What's a move-in ready home?
This definition also varies depending on who you ask. How. ...
Thursday, April 21, 2022 / by Margie Wright
Home inspections are critical to both buyers and sellers. It's the last opportunity for a buyer to to discover problems with the home before purchasing. For sellers, it's a chance to address those problems and negotiate pricing with the buyer. If there are major problems found by the inspector, then it can be a big issue for both parties. If there's a home inspection contingency, the buyer can back out or negotiate a different price based on any major issues that arise. As a seller, you may have to pay for these issues to be fixed - that can get very costly very quickly.
As a buyer and a seller, this blog will help you to understand what the home inspection will be like, what will be looked at, and how to handle any issues that arise.
Here's what to expect:
A home inspector will look at the interior and exterior of the home. This will include things like the foundation, structural components, roof, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. They will then provide a written hom. ...
Thursday, April 7, 2022 / by Margie Wright
You've decided to build your dream home from the ground up. We'll cover the not so fun parts of what to consider and how to prepare for that in a later blog. Today's blog is all about the most fun aspect of home building: figuring out which features you want in your home! There are a variety of things you can choose to add to your home, but you want to have them planned out in advance so your builders know what they're working with. Your options are nearly endless for what to add in, but here are a few options that we think are especially cool.
Custom shelving is a great way to add a focal point in any room while also being super functional. Having built-in shelving around a fireplace or multimedia unit in your living room adds all sorts of places for decoration, mementos, family photos, plants, etc. If you're wanting a room dedicated to a library space, custom shelving is a must-have. You know your book collection the best and know what space you need. You may want. ...
Thursday, March 17, 2022 / by Margie Wright
The transition from renting an apartment to buying a house can be daunting. But it can also be equally exciting! It's easy, though, to get quickly overwhelmed or get too far in the process and then realize you've missed something crucial. Between maintaining a budget and finding what exactly you're looking for, it's easy to miss a step or miss information here and there. Before you dive head first into the journey, read these tips so you can be better prepared!
Budget Before You Shop
Your finances need to be sorted out before anything else is done in the homebuying process. Finances first, house hunting second. You don't want to find a home that you absolutely love only to find out that your finances won't cover it. It's heartbreaking to go through that! That's why you should sort out the finances, get pre-approved, and figure out what is feasible with your budget first.
Saving money can be hard to do while renting an apartment. That doesn't mean all hope is lost, . ...