Category Archives: Buying

  • Coping With Moving Stress

    BY Lisa Duke

    We get it – moving is stressful! In fact, it’s considered one of the most stressful life events you can experience. So what do you do if you feel like the stress is getting to you? Follow these helpful tips to make the... 

  • Choosing a Home Size

    BY Lisa Duke

    Finding the right home can make you feel a little like Goldilocks. This house is too small, that house is too big – where is the house that’s just right? Here are some questions you should ask yourself when determining... 

  • Get Your Home Ready for Spring

    BY Lisa Duke

    Are you ready for some fresh air? We are, too! Spring is here, and it’s time to open the windows and get a fresh start after a long winter. If you’re as eager as we are to welcome spring, here’s what you can do to get... 

  • Finding Common Ground When Buying

    BY Lisa Duke

    Buying a home is a big decision, and can often cause lots of stress. This is doubly so if you and your partner have differences of opinion when it comes to choosing a home. While it can be frustrating to figure out a solution,... 

  • Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan

    BY Lisa Duke

    Open floor plans have been popular in home design for many years now. In fact, more than 50 percent of newly constructed single-family homes are designed with these types of layouts. Although it may seem like everyone is... 

  • Must-Ask Questions Before Buying a Home

    BY Lisa Duke

    Buying a home is one of the biggest financial transactions you will make in a lifetime. As such, it’s one you shouldn’t enter into without being fully informed. By being armed with knowledge, you’ll make better decisions... 

  • How To Fall in Love With Your New Neighborhood

    BY Lisa Duke

    Moving to a new neighborhood can be a little like dating a new person. There’s the get-to-know-you phase where everything seems foreign. That’s followed by the honeymoon phase where life is so exciting and you couldn’t... 

  • Organize Your Storage Unit

    BY Lisa Duke

    Are you planning to move your personal belongings into storage while your home is for sale? Will you be moving into a rental while house hunting, and you need a short-term place to keep the items you won’t need right away?... 

  • Top 6 Websites for Researching a City

    BY Lisa Duke

    Buying a house can be an intimidating process. Buying a house and moving to a new city can be even more stressful. Thankfully, there is so much information available online, you can now learn all about your new home before... 

  • How to Save on Homeowners Insurance

    BY Lisa Duke

    When buying a house, you don’t just have to consider the purchase price. You also need to factor in the cost of homeowners insurance. The good news is — there are ways you can save on your monthly premium. Here’s...