Why You Need an Agent (Even If You’ve Found a Buyer)

Why You Need an Agent (Even If You’ve Found a Buyer)

If you’re among those fortunate homeowners who have found an interested buyer before even listing the property, take a moment to celebrate. However, although it can be tempting to sell your home without using an agent, this is almost always a bad idea. A verbal offer isn’t a legally binding contract. A real estate agent…

Pest Control: How to Check for Termites

Pest Control: How to Check for Termites

Pests can cause serious damage to a home. If you suspect that there are pests such as termites doing damage on a property, there are a few telltale signs. First, see if you notice a small pile of discarded wings. When a swarmer leaves its colony, they drop their wings after finding a spot to…

How to Lower Your Utility Bills

How to Lower Your Utility Bills

If your current utility bills are higher than you’d like them to be, you’re not alone. However, your bills are not completely out of your control—there are steps you can take to reduce your utility bills. Start by making an effort to turn off the lights and all possible household items when they are not…

Can I Get a New Real Estate Agent After Making an Offer

Can I Get a New Real Estate Agent After Making an Offer?

Maybe you’ve already found the home of your dreams, or maybe your current real estate agent identified an ideal home in your market. It wasn’t until after you made an offer on that property, however, that you realized your current agent isn’t the right fit for you. These issues often arise due to poor communication…

Two Home Safety Tasks Homeowners Often Forget

Two Home Safety Tasks Homeowners Often Forget

While there is a seemingly endless list of home safety tasks knowledgeable homeowners must remember to accomplish, a few significant duties often go unrecognized. However, this doesn’t mean they are any less essential. For example, many people forget to perform attic fan maintenance. During the spring and summer months, make sure you’re keeping the attic…

3 Steps to Improving the Appearance of Your Deck

3 Steps to Improving the Appearance of Your Deck

Winter may be in full swing in many parts of the country, but spring is around the corner. This means it’s time to prepare for the incoming warmer weather. If you’d like to paint or stain your deck this season, you’ll need to make sure it’s in good condition first. Prior to making any cosmetic…

What Sacrifices Are Americans Making to Afford Housing?

It isn’t always easy to afford housing, whether you’re planning to rent or purchase a home. To pay off the mortgage or stay on top of the rent, many Americans need to make financial sacrifices. However, the kinds of sacrifices that a buyer or renter makes can vary from person to person. For example, it’s…

Simple Ways to Improve Your Home’s Water Quality

Simple Ways to Improve Your Home’s Water Quality

It doesn’t always take major renovations or installation jobs to improve the water quality of your home. There are simple actions that homeowners can take to begin using or consuming cleaner water. Before you use any water for cooking or drinking, let the cold water tap run for two minutes. If you haven’t used water…