Real Estate Blog for Buyers & Sellers

  • 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...

  • May 9, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

Great Buy on a Home? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

Buying a home can be fun and exciting, especially when you drive a hard bargain and get that seller over a barrel.  You did your research, caught...

  • April 25, 2018
  • Karen Stanko

Tips to Ease the Moving Process Along

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are traveling. Planning your move minimizes the stress associated with this task while also s...

  • 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...