Real Estate Predictions for 2021 (and Beyond…)

Real Estate Predictions for 2021 (and Beyond…)

Real Estate predictions are often guided by the previous year and 2020 was certainly one for the books. As the new decade began, we were full of hope. The year started off bright with a successful housing market and economy, however, plans were changed by March due to...
The Most Expensive Real Estate in America

The Most Expensive Real Estate in America

What makes real estate valuable? The answer is simple: location. If you dream of living on sandy beaches in these five cities, be prepared to find a job (or two) to help cover the cost of living and your home’s mortgage. Let’s take a look at the five most...
The Best Holiday Decorating Ideas this Season

The Best Holiday Decorating Ideas this Season

As the year comes to a close, nothing else welcomes the holiday season like a festive and merry home. Whether you’re singing carols or snuggled up by the fire watching a movie, adding some holiday cheer to your home will make it even cozier. Let’s take a...
URGENT: USDA Loan Payoffs Delayed

URGENT: USDA Loan Payoffs Delayed

2020 has proven that no industry is protected from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) home loan program has carried on but is currently experiencing delays. So, what can you do on your part? If you have requested a...
How to Choose a Home Inspector

How to Choose a Home Inspector

When it comes to buying a home, we know how stressful it can be. One thing that can prevent a lot of headaches for both the buyer and seller is a professional home inspection. By hiring a home inspector, you will uncover issues that you probably never have noticed....
Preventing Cyber Fraud and Ransomware: What you Need to Know

Preventing Cyber Fraud and Ransomware: What you Need to Know

As our society shifts toward becoming more digital and technology driven, cyber criminals are also becoming more sophisticated in their phishing schemes. The real estate industry has seen a steady increase in cyber-attacks as criminals attempt to gain access to...
Private Mortgage Insurance: What is it and How does it Work?

Private Mortgage Insurance: What is it and How does it Work?

When it comes to the world of real estate, there is a lot of research that goes into buying a home. So if  you’re thinking about purchasing a home and decide to apply for a mortgage, here’s what else you need to know. Most lenders require a 20% down...
Radon Mitigation: An Overview

Radon Mitigation: An Overview

There are many things that home inspectors will check for. One of those things is often radon levels. After all, the purpose of a home inspection is to identify problems with a property prior to the purchase. Therefore, a radon test should be a part of any...
Why You Need a Land Survey

Why You Need a Land Survey

When it comes to title insurance and searching through the property’s title, there is a simple concept that is frequently overlooked: where is the property. That may be a humorous thought—why would you purchase a property if you didn’t know where it...
What Does Joint Tenancy Mean?

What Does Joint Tenancy Mean?

When it comes to ownership in real estate, there are three basic ways for individuals to own a property: sole ownership, jointly with others, and as tenants in common. The type of ownership determines the rights of the individuals named on the deed to sell or will...