Real Estate Blog for Buyers & Sellers

  • October 10, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

Five Surefire Ways to Ensure You are ready to Buy a Home as a Recent College Graduate

If you are a recent college graduate, you might think that buying a home is still many years off, but that's not necessarily the case. If you dream of...

  • September 26, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

Should You Get a Shorter-Term Mortgage, Make Extra Payments, or Something Else?

When getting a home mortgage, if you can afford higher payments, often the option of a 15-year loan instead of one of 30 years is an option. It can be...

  • September 12, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

Four Home Renovation Projects That Will Boost the Value of Your House

Whether you are planning on selling your home in the near future, or if you intend to stay for a long time to come, a renovation can be a great way to...

  • August 22, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling

You've put your house on the market, and you're ready to start spending all the money you know you'll make from the sale. There's only one problem. Yo...

  • August 8, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

The Differences Between a Credit Freeze and Credit Lock, and How They Can Protect You from Identity Theft

From your full name, to your address, to your social security number - almost every detail about you is stored in a database somewhere. This informati...

  • July 25, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

House Flipping 101: How to Prevent Injuries During Demolition Days

Demolition days are a major perk for those engaging in house flipping. You get to smash kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and living rooms to smitheree...

  • July 11, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

Real Estate: How to Refinance a Mortgage with a Bad Credit Score

There are many excellent reasons a homeowner may look into refinancing their mortgage. To refinance means to replace your current mortgage with a new ...

  • June 27, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

6 Home Renovations That Will Increase Your Home's Value

Home renovations can be an expensive and time-consuming commitment, and whether you plan on staying put for the long haul or flipping the house right ...

  • June 13, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction i...

  • May 23, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

How to Know If You Should Buy a Home or Continue Renting

While owning a home and a plot of land was once part of the 'American Dream' for many people, the times have shifted. The global financial crisis whic...