Investing In A Better Home

How To Narrow Down Your Home Search

When someone decides to buy a house, they often begin by looking at home listings online. They might also speak with a real estate agent for assistance. If you are just starting your search, you might notice thousands of homes for sale as you browse through listings. You cannot possibly view every house, though. Instead, you must narrow down the search by using filters. Here are some of the best ways to narrow your search to homes that meet your needs. Read More 

Vital Things to Find in the Home You Purchase

People often narrow down their search for a home by looking at the price, city, and square footage of a home. These are all good things to look for in a house, but they are not the only features to put on your list. Here are four additional features that are vital to find when searching for a home to buy. The Floorplan and Layout The square footage of a home tells you how much livable space it has, but you should not stick with square footage alone. Read More 

4 Things to Check When You Look at Homes for Sale

There are many things to consider when you're looking at homes for sale. You probably have a list of things the home must have such as a certain number of bedrooms, a big backyard, gourmet kitchen, or pool. When you're looking at homes for sale, don't forget to think about the condition of the house and the results of the home inspection. Here are a few things to take note of when home shopping. Read More 

Redefining Luxury: 4 Major Characteristics Of Luxury Homes For Sale

While you could debate what the standard home should have, many luxury homes have one collective definition that makes them stand out in the real estate market. If you have been working hard to own the home of your dreams, this article is for you. So, what makes a home be considered a luxury home? Take a look at some top characteristics that define a luxury home for sale. 1. Smart Technology Read More 

5 Early Signs You’ve Found A Good Landlord

A high-quality landlord is just as important as the right property itself is. But how can you know from the beginning if you have found a great manager or property owner? Here are a few indicators you can look for from your first interactions while looking at properties for rent.  1. They're Not a High-Pressure Salesperson. As you talk with the landlord and tour potential rental locations, you shouldn't feel pressured to act rashly or quickly. 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.