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Monthly Archives: December 2018

    Top Tips When Buying Vacant Land

    By Jake Mannick | December 29, 2018

    Building a new home from scratch can be a dream come true. The idea of designing the perfect property with morning sun in the kitchen and evening breezes on the deck can be exhilarating; the first step to a successful project is finding the right piece of land on which to build. This can present... Read More

    The Cost of Home Staging

    By Jake Mannick | December 22, 2018

    Have you wondered if you should consider professional staging for your home before you list it for sale? Most of us have wandered into new home developments and enjoyed the ambiance of a perfectly styled model home. Of course, we would all like our homes to give that same impression to potential home buyers, but... Read More

    Tips to Pay off Your Loan Faster

    By Jake Mannick | December 15, 2018

    For generations, homeowners would buy a home for life. Working over the years to make the payments and celebrating the end of the 30-year mortgage were great milestones in the family. Today, few homebuyers expect to be in their home for longer than 7 years on average. Paying off a 30-year mortgage seems like an... Read More

    Should You Get an Appraisal Before Listing Your Home For Sale?

    By Jake Mannick | December 8, 2018

    The most important thing on every seller’s mind is the listing price. No one wants to leave money on the table by pricing a home too low. At the same time, pricing the home too high will also likely result in lost dollars either from wasting valuable time on the market or once stale, selling... Read More

    Vacation Rental Ownership – Is It For You?

    By Jake Mannick | December 1, 2018

    Investment properties used to be homes and multi-family properties used for full time rentals. Over the past decade, we’ve seen a new crop of investment properties emerge, the short-term rentals. But what’s involved in owning a vacation rental? Is it worth the work? A short term rental is a great investment for a number of... Read More