Saving Money After You Buy Your First Home

Congratulations making the jump from renting to owning your first home.  Even though buying your first home is exciting, it can be intimidating and expensive. After moving, many new home owners find ways to cut costs and spend cautiously. It can take time to get used to new monthly expenses and build their savings back up to where […]

4 Steps to Building a Successful Five Year Plan

There are so many smart and hard-working people in the world.  How is it that some people find more success in the world?  I am sure there are several reasons, but one similarity I see in most successful people is that successful people set goals and make plans to succeed.  Although these people may make […]

Four Things to Expect When Building a New Home

Purchasing and building a new home is an exciting dream to realize. While renting is convenient when you know you’re only in the area temporarily, building a home is a worthwhile long-term investment for those who want to establish roots. The process to becoming a homeowner is different for everyone with a few similar milestones. […]

Choosing a New Home vs. an Existing Home

When it comes to shopping for a home, there are many factors to take into consideration. The decision shouldn’t be made lightly, as you are going to be living in this home for years to come. There are an array of items you should take into account when deciding on what home to buy before […]

Emotional Preparation For Your Move

Moving is a critical time in our lives that usually brings on a wave of emotions. No matter how many times you’ve moved, you are guaranteed to get emotional some way or other, especially if you are moving to a different state. If you have children, you may even be dealing their emotions, not just […]

Newlyweds First Home

You exchanged your vows, had the perfect fairytale wedding and now you are officially newlyweds! Now that you have finished wedding planning, what do you do with all that free time on your hands? One of the first steps for many couples after they tie the knot is to buy their first home! Now that […]

To Move Or Renovate?

There are many life moments that can trigger the ultimate question: to move or renovate? Milestones such as the arrival of a baby, teens leaving for college;  continuous reasons to evaluate the space in your home will present themselves. Choice 1: Stay and Renovate Naturally, the first thing to do is to evaluate the layout of your […]

Changing the Dryer Power Cord

If you’ve recently moved and brought your own washer and dryer to your new home, than you may have encountered this issue. Who knew there were two different kinds power cords for dryers? And of course, as life’s coincidences would have it, you have the wrong one! No, this doesn’t mean you have to replace […]

QUIZ: Is it Time to Move?

They say that home is where the heart is, but that may not be true for everyone. Perhaps you’ve been debating whether or not it’s time to move someplace new. If you are unsure, take this quiz to help you decide before taking the plunge. Upon completion, this page will refresh with your results below: If you […]

What to Look for in Your New Home

Shopping for a new home can be a stressful time in any adult’s life. You are selecting your home, the place where you will spend the majority of your time over the next several years, and maybe even decades (scared yet?). Still, the fact is that home buying is also a very exciting time. You’re embarking […]

Tips For a Good Home Inspection

When you are buying a new home, it is very important to have a home inspection and to understand what it says about the home. For most people, your home will be the most expensive purchase you will make. You want to know what you are getting into, and even new homes can have problems. […]