Monthly Archives: April 2018

    • How to Make a Good First Impression on Homebuyers

      It takes a homebuyer less than three minutes to form a first impression of your house. This is about the amount of time it takes them to get out of their car, walk across the driveway, open the door, and begin looking around the main living areas. If you want to increase your chances of... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 6 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

      When you purchase a home and sign the documents at the closing table, you walk away feeling a great sense of relief. The search is over and you finally “own” a home. But want to know a dirty little secret? You don’t really own the home. Sure, your name is on the title, but you... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 15 Types of Home Inspections You Can Order Before Purchasing

      Both first-time homebuyers and veteran real-estate investors should do a thorough home inspection before the purchase of a property. A bank doesn’t care how good the home looks on the surface; it needs to see a firm structure and foundation before it will offer funding. The bank wants to protect its investment and incidentally save... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 12 Steps to a Successful First House Flip

      Television shows like Flip or Flop and Fixer Upper make it look easy to find an outdated, low-priced home and transform it into an incredible property that nearly doubles in value. The reality for most home flippers is a little different. It takes time, money, and expertise to flip a property, and most first-time flippers... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 6 Ways New Homeowners Waste Money

      Buying your first home is an exciting step. It’s one of those quintessential adult experiences that makes you feel accomplished. However, just because you’ve signed a bunch of documents at the closing table doesn’t mean you’ve made it. Homeownership is a long-term responsibility that requires time, money, energy, and a hefty amount of tender loving... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 5 Bathroom Projects with the Highest Resale Value

      When homebuyers and renters tour a residence, they tend to focus on kitchens and bathrooms more than any other areas. Eventually, structural details, flooring, and other items will catch their eye, but if you have great kitchen and bathroom spaces, you’ll win their hearts. “The kitchen and bathroom sell a house,” says Ken Perrin, president... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 4 Kitchen Remodel Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

      When your home has been on the market for more than a few months, it’s apt to become ever more difficult to sell it at a decent price. You lose negotiating power and buyers turn cool as newer residences enter the market. At this point, it’s best to seek out the potential problem and rectify... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green
    • 7 Signs It’s Time to Remodel Your House

      While we all love to watch those HGTV shows with starry-eyed couples bashing through walls and ripping out dated appliances in order to breathe new life into horrendous-looking homes, the infatuation with home remodels stops there for most of us. We’d rather not deal with the time, money, and mess that a remodel requires. But... [Read More]
      Written by Leon Green