Category Archives: General

  • Do I Want to Buy with Cash?

    BY Sam Rasoul

    According to Market Watch, 43% of homebuyers in 2014 so far have purchased with all cash. While some analysts believe that the cash-buying frenzy will not last, there is always more room for negotiation when the buyer brings... 

  • How to Choose Lights for Your New Home

    BY Sam Rasoul

    It’s not just about wattage anymore. Light fixtures and light bulbs come in myriad types, sizes and colors. Do you want LED? Should you use “soft” bulbs? And what is the difference between watts and lumens?... 

  • Cleaning to Sell

    BY Sam Rasoul

    When getting your home ready to sell, spending some elbow grease cleaning can save you some money and make your home more attractive to buyers. Here are a few of the items to try. Cleaning Painted Walls When cleaning painted... 

  • Creating Summer Buyer Attraction

    BY Sam Rasoul

    Summer is a great time to invest in outdoor upgrades and indoor options that make your home appealing to buyers. After months indoors, homebuyers respond quickly to outdoor amenities when scoping out homes to buy. Creating... 

  • Three Home Safety Features You Should Keep Up To Date

    BY Sam Rasoul

    In the midst of all the summer activities, there are a few things you should add to your to-do list to keep you and your family safe in your home. Here are three: Fire Extinguishers If you don’t have a fire extinguisher,... 

  • What to Know about Summer Lawn Care

    BY Sam Rasoul

    Lush greens and rolling verdant fairways stoke homeowner dreams of the perfect lawn. In most areas, July starts the season with the highest demand on the water supply. So maintaining those lavish landscapes takes knowledge... 

  • Open House Pitfalls, Tips and Etiquette for Buyers

    BY Sam Rasoul

    So, you’re thinking of buying a home … where do you begin? Potential buyers new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a home, or where they want to live. The dream homes in magazines are... 

  • Tips for Home Buyers

    BY Sam Rasoul

    Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like dating – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal (aka “offer”), and the marriage (aka “closing”).... 

  • Selecting Architectural Style for Your Home

    BY Sam Rasoul

    The architectural style of a home is often highlighted in its online description to help buyers understand its features. But if you don’t know your Tudor from your Craftsmen Bungalow, don’t worry. We can help you sort... 

  • Turning Your Home into Your Retirement Plan

    BY Sam Rasoul

    It is a very good idea to include your home and buying a second home in your retirement plan. Now is a great time to buy, so even if you are not quite to retirement age, why not buy now and begin building equity? This will...