Should I Hire a Property Management Company?

Posted by Sherry Walker // August 14, 2018

One of the bigger decisions you will have to make as a landlord or lessor is whether to hire the services of a property management company.  A good number of lessors manage properties on their own, either by themselves or with the help of an employee or resident manager.  But more often, lessors will need […]

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How to Choose a Great Neighborhood

Posted by Sherry Walker // August 7, 2018

The perfect house may not seem so perfect if it isn’t located in the right neighborhood. You may stumble across your ideal house.  But in reality, what goes on under the roof isn’t all there is to it.  Your home’s environment – convenience, crime rates, and potential for growth and development, all play a huge […]

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Paying Off Your Mortgage Early – Pros and Cons

Posted by Sherry Walker // July 31, 2018

Is paying your mortgage early a pro or a con for you? When purchasing a house, the first step is to pre-qualify for a loan.  Once you qualify and are able to move in, the next milestone is paying your mortgage off early.  This sets you off on financial freedom and liberates you from interest […]

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How To Detect Mold in Your Home

Posted by Sherry Walker // July 24, 2018

Just because you don’t see it means they aren’t there. Mold is tricky. While mold is really easy to spot, you won’t always know where they wreaked havoc till it’s too late.  Mold initially makes its grand entrance through its strong, pungent odor.  When the infestation gets worse, you could expect discolored walls and ceilings, […]

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Fixer Uppers: Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

Posted by Sherry Walker // July 17, 2018

Buying a home is a major life event that involves lots of details, making it extremely important to have a solid plan in place before you even begin the process of looking. When you’re thinking of buying a fixer-upper, there are even more considerations to make because you want to be sure you’re getting as […]

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Things to Consider Before Downsizing Your Home

Posted by Sherry Walker // June 5, 2018

Costly mortgages, and exorbitant utility expenses are two good reasons to downsize and move your family into a smaller home. Empty nesters or people over 50 are the second biggest group who downsize. They no longer need the additional space and area. So they opt for a home that fits their new lifestyle. But living […]

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How To Prep Your Home For the Summer Months

Posted by Sherry Walker // May 8, 2018

Piña colada in hand.  Summer tunes blasting on the radio. While you enjoy the warm evening breezes, keeping cool during the toasty months comes with bigger expenses.  Keeping cool and comfy indoors can get pricey. But this shouldn’t be the case.   When it comes to lowering your home’s temperature, you don’t need to choose […]

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What Is Escrow?

Posted by Sherry Walker // April 3, 2018

ESCROW   You’ve heard this word before but you’ve never really taken the time to find out exactly what it means.  All you know is that it’s some arrangement for someone to keep your money while you complete a type of job. You’re right. You’re on the right track. In fancy-schmancy terms, an escrow is […]

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Mortgage Pre-Approval vs. Pre-Qualification Letter

Posted by Sherry Walker // March 7, 2018

A Mortgage pre-approval and a pre-qualification letter are similar and often used interchangeably. However, they are worlds apart. It is important to know the difference between these two.   Mortgage Pre-Approval According to the Federal Reserve, a mortgage pre-approval is a written commitment issued by a lender. It follows a comprehensive analysis of a borrower’s […]

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How to Choose a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Sherry Walker // February 21, 2018

Crucial Questions to Ask How do you cut through the hype? With real estate agents advertising themselves through online ads, Facebook pages, direct mail and sponsored public benches, how do you get yourself a professional one?   Get in touch with recent clients. Agents usually have a list of what they’ve listed and sold in […]

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