The weather outside may be frightful. But if you’re ready to buy a home now, there are plenty of excellent reasons to start your home search this winter, and not to delay your home search until the weather warms up. In the U.S., starter home inventory peaks in the last few months of the year, and home prices are at their lowest in January. If you're a first-time homebuyer, … [Read more...] about Wrapping Up Your Home Search This Winter
Sometimes, waiting until the right time of year to buy something can help you save some serious money. The end-of-year holidays just around the corner. Retailers are currently gearing up to offer their best deals on cookware, electronics, tools, and appliances. If you’re looking to buy a home, you may wonder if there’s a similar best-time-of-year to get a good deal on your … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Time of Year to Get a Mortgage?
For most Americans, autumn means falling leaves, cozy fires, and pumpkin-spice everything. For homeowners, the arrival of fall also means it’s time to get cracking on some home maintenance tasks. Put these items on your to-do list in the coming weeks. Conduct a Home Safety Check Level of Difficulty: Easy Of course, it’s important to be vigilant about home … [Read more...] about 7 Home Maintenance Tasks for Autumn (and One to Put Off Until Next Year)
Spring and summer are peak home buying seasons. Lots of people look for homes when the weather is nice. And many families try to move in the summer to avoid disrupting their children’s schooling. But if you’re ready to sell now, there’s no need to wait until the weather heats up to list your home on the market. Keep these tips in mind, and winter can be a great time to sell … [Read more...] about Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter
It’s that time of year: temperatures are dropping and days are getting shorter. Take a few steps now to get your home ready for winter. You’ll be sitting pretty in the chillier days ahead. Show some love for your heating system Ideally, you want to find and fix any issues with your heating system before the coldest day of the year. Now is a good time to call a … [Read more...] about Is Your Home Ready for Winter?