Some of the Hottest Neighborhoods In Columbus

Columbus is a great place to be and always lands on lists of great places to visit and to live! Lots of new developments are happening in the area, so check out this list of some of the hottest Columbus neighborhoods! Clintonville Clintonville is a beautiful neighborhood in north-central Columbus. Hip and a tad artsy,…

How to Write an Offer Letter Sellers Will Tell Their Friends About

Just when your home search feels like it’s coming to a dead end, your dream house appears! You are ready to make an offer with the money you’ve been saving for the past year, but your realtor lets you know your offer is among several others. It’s now up to the seller to decide which…

How to Budget Home Repairs & Renovations for First-Time Home Buyers

Your future home expenses won’t keep you up at night when you know you’ve got a plan set in place. After years of thinking and considering, you are finally ready to take that step into home ownership. You have enough saved for a down payment and even a little in your emergency fund. But, have…

A Closer Look at VA Loans (and why they are the best option for veterans)

We honor those that fought for our country. And they deserve an equal chance at home ownership as anyone. This is where the VA loan comes in. VA loans were created to benefit veterans, service members and their families achieve home ownership. Because of their lack of ability to save and establish credit, Veterans were…

14 Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Home

You’ve probably been told the longer you stay in your home, the more financially beneficial homeownership is. But, after you’ve been living in your 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom home for six years and added three kids and a dog into your home, how long is too long. After all, starter homes are called starter homes for…

Home Buying Best Practices for Your 20s, 30s and 40s

Learn Home buying best practices for your 20s, 30s and 40s with our handy guide that was created with YOU in mind! What you will need from a home will evolve as your life changes. While you can’t predict the curve balls life throws at you, you can read up on best practices to be…

10 Things to Consider When Purchasing an Investment Property

From the time you decide to invest in real estate to actually buying your first rental property, there is a lot of work that needs to be done. For a first-time investor, the task may be scary. Being a property owner is a tough business and the field is filled with things that can ruin…

The Incredibly Handy Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

If the sight of temperatures creeping upward fills you with spring fever, you are not alone. We all are restless for the hotter and longer days just around the corner. But before you can kick back on a toasty evening with a crisp glass of red wine or IPA, you’ve got to get your home…

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While It’s on the Market

As the calls for showings come in, open houses are scheduled and the strangers will begin to do walk-throughs of your home. If this makes you uneasy, you are not alone. Being protective over your home and belongings is normal but it doesn’t have to be scary, here are five preventative measures to take that…