Real Estate Blog

Homebuyer: Can I Back Out if I Change My Mind?

What if you make an offer on a home for sale, the seller accepts it and then you change your mind about the purchase? Are you locked into the contract? Whether you’re suffering from buyer’s remorse, you found another home you like more or any other reason, it’s a common fear. The answer is, “it depends.” Finding another house you like more isn’t going to fly, nor will a bad case of...

5 things you may not know about home warranties

If the home inspection leaves you less-than confident that the home you really, really want to buy won’t need repairs in the near future, you may want to ask the seller for a home warranty. You’re not alone, by the way. The home warranty industry rakes in more than $2.5 billion each year from people just like you — new homeowners seeking peace of mind. Home warranties provide just that when it...

Cooped up at home? 5 outdoor projects to get your home ready for the post-pandemic real estate market

There’s talk in real estate circles that homebuyers who get into the market after we’re released from “self-isolation” will have an entirely different wish list than those who bought homes before the pandemic. This makes sense when you consider that we’ve never spent so much time in our homes as we have over the past few months. Look for home offices to be on many homebuyer wish lists....

Cornavirus patient in the home? Here’s what you need to do to avoid infection

We’ve been admonished to do our part to “flatten the curve” by socially distancing ourselves from others, by washing our hands frequently and other forms of collective action. If you happen to share a home with a coronavirus patient, it’s even more important to remain vigilant against the coronavirus. While a daily cleaning and disinfecting of the home is important, there are additional tasks...

Avoid planting these trees

Aside from autumn, early spring—before bud-break—is the ideal time to plant trees. And, if you’re thinking of selling your home, trees, placed strategically around the home, can help increase the home’s value. Not all trees are alike, however, and some should be avoided. Let’s take a look at some of these trees that you should think twice about planting. Trees with weak wood Because of its...

Working from home? 5 tips to make your home office more efficient

Call it what you will — working from home, remote work or telecommuting – it wasn’t that long ago that it was considered a novelty. In the past month or two, however, working from home has gone mainstream, and not by choice. Gallup has been tracking the remote-work situation since March and as of April 3, they found that 62 percent of “… employed Americans currently say they have worked from...

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