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What to Expect on Closing Day

What to Expect on Closing Day

You searched for the perfect equestrian property. You put in an offer that was accepted. You applied for a mortgage, got a home inspection and completed what seemed like a thousand other tasks, all in preparation for closing day. If…

Easy Garden Projects for Spring

Easy Garden Projects for Spring

Spring is finally here! There is no better way of getting through the last few grueling weeks of winter than knowing that you’ll soon see spring flowers dotting an otherwise gray landscape. But what if you have no time to…

What To Do After You Sell Your Home

What To Do After You Sell Your Home

Just because you’ve closed escrow and have given the keys to the house to its new owner doesn’t mean you’re finished just yet. While the hard part is over, there are still a few tasks you should complete before calling…

Etiquette of Installing Property Fencing

Etiquette of Installing Property Fencing

Determine the property line Don’t assume you know where your property line is. Get clear on the exact dividing line between your property and your neighbors' by having it surveyed. If a survey was not completed when you purchased your…

Downsizing? Here’s How

Downsizing? Here’s How

Making the move from a large home to a smaller one can be both liberating and challenging. If you’re getting ready to downsize, here’s what you should know to make the process as easy as possible. The benefits of downsizing…

What Are Home Sellers Required to Disclose?

What Are Home Sellers Required to Disclose?

Lead paint The most important disclosure you need to make – and one that is a federal law -- is whether or not your home may contain lead paint. How do you know if your home has lead paint? If…

10 Signs It’s Time to Move

10 Signs It’s Time to Move

  While moving can be a real drag, sometimes it’s obvious it’s time to go. A move can be just the thing you need to jump start your life and invite positive change. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re…

Equestrian Centers Defined

Equestrian Centers Defined

Equestrian Centers Defined Horse owners who don’t keep their horses at home will need the facilities of an equestrian center. Whether the owners of the facility call themselves a boarding stable, horse farm, riding academy, or just plain barn, they…

Getting Ready to Sell

Getting Ready to Sell

Detach emotionally Selling your home can be fraught with emotions, especially if you associate it with some of your cherished family memories. But if you want to be successful, you’ll need to detach. Consciously decide to let go of your…

What is a 203k Loan?

What is a 203k Loan?

How to Win a Bidding War

How to Win a Bidding War

Buying a equestrian property is an emotional, complex and often stressful process. This is doubly so if you’re buying in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets, where there are more buyers than there are houses available. It’s quite…

Should You Make a Backup Offer?

Should You Make a Backup Offer?

You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is under contract – meaning the seller has already accepted another offer. While it can…

Watch Out for These Moving Scams

Watch Out for These Moving Scams

Low-ball estimates If you’ve contacted a moving company and they are willing to give you an estimate without actually inspecting your home, be wary. Most people have more possessions than they realize, and moving companies generally factor in their weight…

5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

Realtor.com has predicted that 2017 will be a hot year for millennials in the real estate market. Millennials are beginning to reach those milestones in life that drive people to buy a home – specifically, getting married and having kids.…

11 Common Real Estate Terms Explained

11 Common Real Estate Terms Explained

If you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll probably come across some terms that you’ve never heard before, or don’t completely understand. Being confused about the terminology can make an already complex process that much more stressful. By educating yourself…

How to Shop for a Mortgage

How to Shop for a Mortgage

  When you’re making a big purchase, like a car or a new computer, you tend to shop around for the best deal, right? While you may not realize it, you should do the same for a mortgage. After all,…

Housing Trends for 2017

Housing Trends for 2017

  If you’re considering buying or selling a home in 2017, it’s advisable to know what to expect as you dive into the market. Here’s a look at what some experts are predicting for the coming year. Mortgage rates are…

10 Anti-Burglary Tips for Your Sellers

10 Anti-Burglary Tips for Your Sellers

After Christmas, many people put the empty boxes their expensive gifts came in out on the curb. What do you think that says to potential burglars? It screams, “I just got a brand-new TV! Come and rob me!” That’s just…

New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

  What’s your New Year’s resolution for this coming year? Instead of making the same pact year after year to lose weight or eat healthy, why not make a resolution you can live with? If you’re a property owner, consider…