Author: Mike Nichols

Appraisals Explained!

Appraisals Explained!

Appraisals are one of the most confusing aspects of buying or selling real estate for the consumer. When a buyer and seller agree on a sales price, it can be frustrating to hear that the appraisal came in with a value too low. It’s not […]

Should Sellers Offer Home Warranties?

Should Sellers Offer Home Warranties?

If you are selling your home, one of the most common requests with the buyer’s offer is to pay for a home warranty. As a seller, you might be wondering if it’s something that’s worth the expense. Some agents suggest that the seller purchase a […]

Tips for Selling in Summer

Tips for Selling in Summer

Summer has traditionally been the best time to sell a home. Not only do many families take advantage of moving when the kids are out of school, but in climates where winter weather is unpredictable or severe, the warmer months make it easier to be […]

Priority Tasks Before Moving In

Priority Tasks Before Moving In

You did it. You moved into a new home you love and now you’re dreaming of how you’re going to decorate it. But before getting into all of that, there are still some other tasks that need to be at the top of your priority […]

How To Lower Closing Costs

How To Lower Closing Costs

Closing costs help facilitate the sale of a home and both buyers and sellers pitch in. Some closing costs can be paid before the home is officially sold and others are paid at the end. However, closing costs aren’t set into stone and they can […]

Maximizing Your Home’s Value

Maximizing Your Home’s Value

Are you ready to list your home for sale? One of the first questions you might have is, “how can I maximize my home value?” Every seller wants to get the best possible price for their home; fortunately there are ways to make sure your […]

Fireplace Design Trends

Fireplace Design Trends

The long evenings of the winter months invites families to stay home and enjoy the warmth of their own home. Naturally, attention turns to the fireplace as both providing extra heat and as the focal point of the room. New technology and environmentally friendly design […]

Things Out of Your Control When Selling

Things Out of Your Control When Selling

Do you feel like things are out of control? If you’ve listed your home for sale every day might feel this way. But that’s not what we’re talking about here. The truth is there are really things sellers can’t control. But don’t worry; even though […]

Qualifying for a Loan – What do I need to qualify?

Qualifying for a Loan – What do I need to qualify?

Before you start searching for your new home, the first step is to speak with a lender and determine your budget. This is being pre-qualified for a loan. Once you find the right home, then your lender will order an appraisal of the property and […]

Tips to Get the Best Price when Buying a House

Tips to Get the Best Price when Buying a House

Buying a home is typically the largest financial purchase most people make in their lifetimes. Of course you want to get the best possible deal, but with the desirable properties moving quickly on and off the market, how can you put yourself in the best […]