4 Things to Do Before Buying an Older Home

Buying an Older HomeGuest Blogger: Kurt Jacobson

New buildings simply lack the magic and character of older homes. If huge, wood-burning fireplaces, elegant wood trim and moldings and centuries-old oak trees in the front yard are what you are looking for, chances are high that you’ll end up buying an older home. But wait, did you know that ancient buildings are also potential money-traps that can drag you down into a never-ending cycle of repair and maintenance? The older the home, more are the chances that there will be problems with electrical wiring, plumbing and roofing. Not to mention the heating and cooling systems. Below is my list of the four most important things that have to be done before buying an older home.  Read More


Critters Outside

Critters Outside

The friendly animals around your neighborhood might feel like they are part of the family however sometimes you have to manage the visits your friendly critters have on your home.  Eating your plants and digging up your yard are two big reasons why some critters just might have to move to your neighbor’s house.  Read More


5 Tips to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your House

Guest Blogger: Leslie Kramer

People often spend money to remodel their house. However, no one cares about the exterior. Why the hell not? It’s just as important, if not more important. The first thing people notice about your house is the exterior. If your house doesn’t look appealing from the outside people won’t bother coming in. Improve the curb appeal of your house to lure buyers Read More


Important Home Features to New Home Buyers

The National Association of Realtors conducted a survey to learn what important home features were valuable to new home buyers. Not surprisingly, they found that three to four bedrooms were a high priority. Especially with children, these rooms are important. They looked at homes that were around 1800 square feet in size to meet a minimum space requirement. Additionally, amenities like central air and walk in closets were important home features to new home buyers. A must for any home, a master bath is important. New appliances were a plus, as was a tech ready home. These specific features were important when making a home purchase.  Read More