How Do I Determine the Equity in My Home?

Equity is a term that is thrown around a lot in the world of real estate. Most people understand that equity is something you want to have but may not fully understand the concept. If that is you, keep reading to learn the definition of home equity, how to determine the amount of equity you have…

Is Home Ownership the Best Option for Me?

Home ownership is a dream for many. It can represent different things to different people: such as stability or success. While home ownership is a great long term investment it may not be the best option in every situation. You need to take a look at your particular situation to determine if home ownership is…

At What Stage of the Home Buying Process Should I Call a Realtor?

The home buying process can be intimidating. There are a lot of things to consider before you ever go and look at the first potential property. One big question home buyers often have is when to start talking to a realtor. Some people know they are going to buy a home a year in advance…

How is a Realtor Different than a Typical Real Estate Agent?

All licensed real estate agents have some sort of governing body that they have to work within. However, the governing bodies can vary across areas making it difficult to truly understand what the agent’s responsibilities are to their clients. It is a different story when you decide to work with a realtor. Realtors are licensed…

What Will a Realtor Do to Get My Home Sold?

The goals of most home sellers are to sell quickly and get maximum profit. If these are your goals, then you are probably trying to figure out if using a realtor is the best way to accomplish them. The reality is that listing with a realtor has some real advantages over trying to sell on…

How Do Real Estate Agents Get Paid?

If you are planning on selling your home or purchasing a property in the near future then it is a good time to learn more about what it entails to hire a real estate agent. There are plenty of stereotypes out there about real estate agents that make tons of money at the expense of…

Can a Realtor Help Me Sell My Home Quickly?

There are some situations that may require you to get your home sold quickly. A new job or opportunity can lead to people packing up and moving at short notice. If you are in a situation like this, then you want to find the quickest possible solution for getting your home sold. But, just because…

Top Three Reasons to Work with a Realtor

Working with a realtor to help you sell your home and/or purchase a property has some major benefits to you as the consumer. Selling or buying a home are two of the largest financial and emotional transactions that many people make in their lives. Simply having someone by your side each step of the way…

Do I Need a Down Payment to Buy a House?

Do I Need a Down Payment to Buy a House? Buying a house is a dream for many people. There is something about putting down roots and truly being part of a community that makes homeownership a highly sought after goal. If you are one of the people that have the goal of buying a…

How Do I Find the Best Realtor for Me?

How Do I Find the Best Realtor for Me? The definition of the ‘perfect home’ is different for each person. The type of home you choose to buy is impacted by a long list of factors including budget, style, family size, lifestyle preferences, job location, etc. The list goes on and on. In order to…