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There’s no place like home.  That just isn’t a saying from Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz as she clicks her heels together, but something that every homeowner feels when they have found the perfect home.  A home is not just about the 4 corners of what we call home, but something more magical after we have put our personal touches into it.  It’s our niche, a place we are comfortable with to just be “us”.  It’s our haven, our sanctuary, our comfort zone.  So i... read more
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Is This House Priced Right for Me?

Posted by Alan Tucker on June 06, 2018 in  Buying  General Real Estate  Helpful Tips
When you are buying or selling a home you want to make sure you are getting your money’s worth.  Making an offer on a property you are interested in can be a stressful event.  Are you offering too much?  Can I afford the monthly payments? How much am I willing to pay?  The bidding process can be tedious, especially if you aren’t sure if you are making a proper offer. It pays to do your research and hire a real estate agent who most likely knows what the home is worth.   Kn... read more
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There are thousands or realtors all over the country, so it’s hard to know when you choose one if you have made the right decision.  Buying or selling a home can turn into a long process and you want to spend the time with someone you not only enjoy but trust.  Here are some things to look for when choosing the right agent.   Reputation There are many ways to check and to see if the realtor you want to work with has a good track record.  There are many websites that allow clients to... read more
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Buying or selling a house can be stressful to say the least.  There are many things that can go wrong during the course of the transaction.  There are ways to avoid these real estate pitfalls if you know what to look for ahead of time.  Here are some reasons real estate transactions go bad. Inflexibility A seller’s inflexibility when it comes to the price of the house or negotiating is a big red flag.  The seller may have unrealistic expectations regarding the actual value of the propert... read more
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What is Escrow?

Posted by Alan Tucker on March 27, 2018 in  Buying  General Real Estate  Helpful Tips
You always hear that term “we’re in escrow”.  Well, what exactly does that mean and what is escrow?  In the home buying process, escrow is a secure holding area where important items such as the earnest money check and contract are kept safe until the deal is closed and the house officially changes hands.  If you’ve always been confused about the term escrow, here are some helpful tips to help you better understand. How it Works You’ll have an escrow officer who is a... read more
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