When Should You Refinance

When is it actually a good idea to refinance, and how does one do that? Refinancing a mortgage is essentially trading in your current mortgage for a newer one. Most people refinance to get a lower interest rate, but you might even refinance to change your 30 year mortgage to a 15 year one. Raising…

The Importance of a Home Inspection

The Importance of a Home Inspection Almost two in five existing homes suffer from some type of major defect. According to the Realty Times, these types of defects could cost you, the buyer, as much as $15,000 to repair. As a home buyer, it is incredibly important to protect yourself from unexpected repair costs by…

Tips for Millenials Buying a Home

  80 percent of millennial buyers say homeownership has positively impacted their long-term finances. Buying rather than renting will save you money in the long run, so don’t be afraid to make the jump! It’s called an investment. It may seem scary, and “adulting” can be very frightening, but homeownership can be an excellent decision when you…

2017 Top Kitchen Trends

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. We gather, entertain, and connect with each other in our kitchens. We cook, read the paper, and play with play-doh in our kitchens. It is a space for creation as well as relaxation. Here are the top trends for 2017 to elevate your…

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…