Investing In A Better Home

Buying A New Home? Top Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent

One of the most significant investments you may ever make is purchasing a new house. This can be the most exciting time in your life and one that you'll want to do right. Making the best home buying decision can make a huge difference for you. It's a great idea to rely on the expertise of a real estate agent to assist you. 1. Locate properties Making a wish list of the things you want in your home can provide you with a much better chance of getting the perfect house. Read More 

Tips For Handling A Property Tax Appeal

On average, people pay about $2,300 on their property taxes. Everyone's situation is different, so it is important that you get to know how much your property is worth and what implications that has on the amount of tax that you pay. It's very common to find that you don't agree with the amount of property taxes that your home has been assessed for.  When this happens, you will want to look into a property tax appeal so that you can adjust the price and correct the mistake or oversight. Read More 

Thinking About Buying A Townhome? 3 Things To Know

If buying a home is something you are considering, there are a variety of options to keep in mind. Townhomes are an excellent option for those who are not interested in the upkeep of a single-family home but want more privacy than what they may find with a condo where others surround them on all sides. With a townhome, you'll likely have a neighbor on at least one side if not both sides. Read More 

Want To Buy A Luxury Townhome: What To Ask Before You Buy

A listing that is advertised as a luxury townhome can be an ideal property for someone that isn't looking for a house with a lot of maintenance, but you must be sure that you know what you are getting. You will want to talk with a real estate agent and go through the listing to be sure that you aren't deceived. You want to look at the value of the property and compare it to other new construction sales by square foot, and the amenities that come with the townhome. Read More 

Single Family Homes: A Comparison Of Multistory And Single-Story Properties

If you are in the market for a single-family home, then you may have to choose between a single-story house and a multistory house. Below are some of the factors you can use for the comparison.   Cost Multistory properties tend to cost more than their single-story counterparts. This is because multistory properties involve more expertise and material during construction, such as the slab separating the lower and upper floors. Multistory properties also require deeper and stronger foundations than single-story properties. Read More 

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Investing In A Better Home

Few things are more overwhelming than choosing your first home. I would know, because I purchased my first place about a year ago. When we first moved in, we realized that there were a few things that we were going to need to change. Even though we had carefully looked over the listing and walked through the property, the house was riddled with problems like broken outlets, bad paint jobs, and even broken plumbing fixtures. Fortunately, we learned how to fix things on our own, which has saved us a lot of money. This blog is all about real estate, DIY projects, and the joy of home ownership.