Real Estate Blog for Buyers & Sellers

  • March 28, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

Five Things to Consider Before Flipping a House

House flipping can be a tempting way to make fast money, but not every fixer-upper has the potential to be profitable. Here's five things to consider ...

  • March 14, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions First

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circ...

  • February 28, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

How to Maintain a Good Credit Rating Throughout the Year

If you want to make it easier to get an auto loan, mortgage, or new credit card account, you need to maintain a good credit score. It's easy to do so,...

  • February 14, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

Four Strategies That Can Help You Get Approved for a Mortgage

So, you've decided to take the big step and look into getting what will likely be the biggest loan of your entire life: a mortgage. Applying for a mor...

  • January 24, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

Looking to Invest? Pay Down Your Mortgage Instead

With all the gloomy news about pension plans in the press you may be worrying whether you should actually be investing in a pension plan or not. A new...

  • January 10, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a New Home vs an Existing Home

If you're planning on investing in real estate, then you're going to have two main options: to buy an existing home or buy a new home. An existing hom...

  • December 27, 2017
  • Karen Stanko

Can You Afford to Buy a New Home?

Is Purchasing a New Home in Your Budget? If you're throwing your hard-earned money away on rent each month, putting that same amount towards your own...

  • December 13, 2017
  • Karen Stanko

What to Look for When Buying Your First Home

Buying a first home is an exciting time in an individual's life. You may already have a family that needs more than simply being a good structure to p...

  • November 22, 2017
  • Karen Stanko

Seven Inexpensive Home Staging Ideas for a Quick Sale

When your home is on the market, first impressions matter more than ever. If a potential buyer doesn’t like what they see in the first few minut...

  • November 8, 2017
  • Karen Stanko

Credit Card Debt vs Mortgage Debt: Which Should You Pay Off?

It's always a good idea to pay down your debt when you have extra cash on hand. However, as you get started, you will probably be faced with several t...