1. Sealing Your Windows And Doors Against Leaks

    When it comes to making sure your home is energy-efficient as well as keeping it at a comfortable temperature throughout the year, there are few things as simple as looking to your windows and doors to make a big difference.  While replacing them with newer, more efficient windows and doors is of course a great option, it isn’t always in the budget right away, especially for first time homeowne…Read More

  2. How To Handle A Motivated Seller

    Often ads for homes on the market include the phrase “motivated seller,” and while this sounds as if it may be to your benefit as a home buyer, what does it actually mean?  If a seller is truly motivated you can benefit from a number of potential perks they may be willing to throw in to get their home sold, or they may even be willing to accept a lower offer than the asking price.  Here are …Read More

  3. Earnest Money Deposit

    An earnest money deposit, also known as a good faith deposit, is a specific dollar amount that a potential buyer pays to the seller in an effort to display their serious interest in a property.  It’s important to note that an earnest money deposit is not the same as a down payment. The Purpose Of An Earnest Money Deposit An earnest money deposit is used to secure a purchase contract, which mean…Read More

  4. Benefits Of Home Ownership

    The decision to purchase a home is exciting and a major investment for your future.  Because there is only so much of it to go around, real estate is the top choice for many investors and the desire for most families.  This article is designed to highlight some of the many benefits of home ownership and how buying a home can often turn the American Dream into a reality. One of the most profitabl…Read More

  5. How To Start A New Garden

    Congratulations on your decision to start a new garden.  Regardless of whether you are a novice or seasoned expert, you can enjoy the benefits of a garden with nothing more than a little knowledge, some seeds and the proper tools. Step # 1: Pick Your Plants Before you start a new garden, the first and most obvious step is to choose your plants.  Some things to consider when making your selection…Read More

  6. The Best Ways To Reduce Your Water Bill

    Although a lot of the energy efficiency efforts tend to be focused on saving on electricity bills, you can also save a lot of money on your water bill and save water, too, with only a few simple steps.  Many people are wasting water without even knowing it; here are some easy ways to find out if you are among them, and what to do about it. Dripping Faucets, Leaking Toilets Even a slow drip or lea…Read More

  7. Understanding The Closing Process

    Once your loan is approved, you will be ready to take the final step that will lead to the door of your new home. Many homebuyers are intimidated by the closing process, but it’s not as complicated as you may think. In fact, finding the right home is much more difficult than closing the deal. Making It Official The closing process begins with the borrower and lender meeting in the presence of a …Read More

  8. Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

    Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday commemorating a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621. This day, which is used to express gratitude, is observed in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. One of the greatest traditions of Thanksgiving is that of a family dinner, which means menu planning is a must. Here are some Thanksgiving menu ideas that will fill y…Read More