Growing families often outgrow the home that has served them well for years. Additional or older children create the need for more bedrooms, a bigger yard, or a more desirable school district location. Homeowners typically get the itch to sell, or move up, between 6-9 years of living in their current home. Whatever the reason,… [Read More]
By: G. M. Filisko Published: August 24, 2010 on houselogic.com When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix. 1. Decide what you can do yourself TV remodeling shows make home improvement work look like a snap. In the real world, attempting a difficult… [Read More]
A year ago now my husband and I bought a foreclosed home. It was our dream property, we had fixed up a few homes before so we were ready to dig into this project. While I would never wish we had done this, I do wish that I was more prepared for what we have… [Read More]
When looking for the perfect home many people wonder if they would be better off buying a fixer upper home, This could be a great savings of money and a great way to build equity. There are several questions that one person should ask themselves before they make this leap. Here are just a few… [Read More]
About this time many people are trying to set a New Years resolution. They vary quite a bit, from losing weight to paying down debt, quitting smoking to buying a new house. What would be your top resolution for today? Would it maybe include selling your current home and upgrading to a newer and larger… [Read More]
By: G. M. Filisko Published: February 10, 2010 on houselogic.com By doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home. 1. Decide how much home you can afford Generally, you can afford a home priced 2 to 3 times your gross income. Remember to consider costs every homeowner must cover:… [Read More]
When you are looking to buy a home whether now or in the future, it is important to be a smart consumer. It is important know a few things about credit, you and how it affects the ability to purchase. Here are a few things you should know about in order to have a good… [Read More]
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By: G. M. Filisko Published: February 10, 2010 on houselogic.com Have a plan for reviewing purchase offers so you don’t let the best slip through your fingers. 1. Understand the process All offers are negotiable, as your agent will tell you. When you receive an offer, you can accept it, reject it, or respond by… [Read More]
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