Investing In A Better Home

Residential Home Valuations

Staten Island is a borough of New York City that contains parks, beaches, and other outdoor attractions that may appeal to you. If you are considering a move from a more congested area to a residential one that is located on the island, you will eventually want to determine if the residence that you are contemplating purchasing is priced fairly. The Valuation Process An appraiser performs a home valuation. This process may be conducted before a home is placed on the market, by the seller. Read More 

Recommendations to Help You in Your Furnished Apartment Search

Whether you are moving to a new city temporarily or need a temporary home set up until you can arrange for your possessions to arrive, a furnished apartment is an answer to reduce your inconvenience and stress. There can be a lot of details to consider in a furnished apartment search and selection, so when you understand the basics and smaller details, you can choose the right housing option for your situation. Read More 

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 

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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.