Category: Blog

What to do to get pre-approved if you were denied before

    For many people, especially first-time homebuyers, the home loan process can seem quite daunting when looking in from the outside. You may be wondering, “What information will the lender need? How will we know how much home we can afford? How do we even get started?” All these questions are extremely common and … Continued

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Although our Fourth of July celebrations may look different this year, you’re bound to still have neighbors sending fireworks into the air to celebrate America’s Independence. However, your anxious dogs or cats that hear the loud bangs and whizzes of fireworks may go running in fear, looking for a safe place away from the loud … Continued

Everything you need to know about construction loans

Choosing to build your own home is a big decision. From finding a lot to build on, to designing the home, to the actual construction, there’s a lot of moving parts. Another thing you’ll need to spend some time considering is your construction loan. What are your options, how do they work, and what can you expect?  … Continued

Recognizing O’Neil Samuels for Veteran’s Appreciation Month

This month we’re recognizing our nation’s heroes, military veterans, all month long in observance of Veteran’s Appreciation Month and Veteran’s Day. We had the opportunity to speak with O’Neil Samuels, a military veteran and proud new homeowner, about his service, his life after returning to the states from overseas, and the journey to buying his own … Continued

Buying vs. Building: Which Option is Best for You?

When you’re looking to buy a home, there’s an almost endless list of factors to consider. One of the first things you’ll need to decide is whether you want to build your new home or purchase an existing home. Even with this single decision, there are a number of questions to weigh:   Do you have specific needs for the type of home … Continued

Top 5 Ways to Manage a Busy Schedule & Reduce Stress

In today’s hustle and bustle world, it’s hard to find time to catch your breath. Busy schedules have us moving at frantic paces and leave us feeling frazzled. By implementing the 5 strategies listed below, you can find a better balance when it comes to what you have to do and what you want to do: Write It Down … Continued

Top 5 Cities in 2018 to Buy a Vacation Home

When people consider buying a vacation home, they are looking for a nice, quiet, comfortable place to get away from the daily stresses of reality, usually in a warmer climate. These are the places where people want to relax when they’re able to get away from the hassle of their daily lives, a place where … Continued

10 Patio Furniture Trends of 2018

A patio is a great way to add character to your home, and it creates a great outdoor space to enjoy with friends and family. Make it more fun and appealing and incorporate new design ideas! Here are ten of the top patio furniture trends of 2018. 1. Add a Ceiling Fan If you have … Continued

How to Keep Your Pets Happy During a Big Move

Moving is always stressful for pets. Picking up and moving from one home to another changes everything about their world from how it smells to who they’ll meet and how they’re expected to behave. You can sit down and explain the move to them, but sweet as your pets are, we simply don’t speak the … Continued