DON'T MISS A NEW LISTING AGAIN!
FREE AUTOMATED EMAIL UPDATES
PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, PLEASE FORGIVE THE MESS
Are you thinking about buying or selling your home? There's a lot to consider from your family's needs, to financial considerations, to how long your commute from work will be. Below you will find resources such as links to websites, articles, glossaries, and more which will help you decide the right move for you and your family.
Homes-Columbia Blog: The new home of my real estate blog full of information, how-tos, tips, tricks, and more about home selling, home buying, finances and mortgages, renovation, home improvement, insurance, refinancing, money saving tips, and much, much more.
Finder of Dreams: My real estate blog archive with 5+ years of news and information about home buying, home selling, staging, mortgages, finances, home improvement and renovation, and some really spectacular houses featured on "Fantasy Fridays".
There is a lot to know about real estate. Click on the following links to jump to that topic:
Do I Need a Real Estate Agent? (DailyWorth)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Real Estate Agents (The Balance)
Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent (The Balance)
Finding a Real Estate Agent (The Balance)
How to Interview a Real Estate Agent (The Balance)
Real Estate Agents and REALTORS (The Balance)
Do You Need a Listing Agent and a Buying Agent? (The Balance)
Buy or Rent?
HUD Home Buying Guide (USA.gov)
Buying a Home - how to prepare for home ownershipp, the process of a home loan, finding a home (Guild Mortgage)
Home Buying Checklist (Real Simple)
Home checklist (Hud.gov)
Home Search Checklist
Dream Home Wish List - factors to consider when home searching (Guild Mortgage)
Finding the Perfect Neighborhood - neighborhood factors to consider (Guild Mortgage)
Preapproval/prequalification knowing what you can afford
You're read about the importance of using a real estate agent,now how do you find an agent
Home search checklist
Things to think about - acreage/HOA and amenities/school district/taxes
Making an offer/negotiating
Avoiding buyer's remorse
Home inspections/unexpected costs
Buyer's Advice from Realty Times Real Estate News and Advice - a wealth of articles and information from real estate professionals
Home Buying Information from The Balance - The Balance is a website dedicated to financial empowerment. Their home buying articles cover all stages of the home buying process from the basics to loans and financing, finding an agent and writing offers to the home inspection process and beyond.
First Time Home Buyers Guide - Tips and Advice (Shine Insurance)
How to Get a Mortgage (DailyWorth)
Mortgage Definitions (DailyWorth)
Your Savings and Down Payment
After the closing: Moving Tips, Tricks and Hacks
DIY| Must Have Moving Tips! (WhatsUpMoms)
Seller's Advice from Realty Times Real Estate News and Advice - a wealth of articles and information from real estate professionals
Century 21: Ready to Sell? Video Series (#C21ReadyToSell with Jolie Kerr)
Staging on a budget, staging a home you're living in
Essential Home Staging Tips from The New York Times - the best ideas for presenting your home to prospective home buyers
Preparedness and Safety (Insurance Information Institute)
National Flood Insurance Program (Insurance Informative Institute)
Facts About Flood Insurance (Insurance Informative Institute)
Am I Covered? (USA.gov) Answers 15 common questions regarding homeowners insurance and explains what is covered in a standard policy.
A Healthy Home for Everyone: The Guide for Families and Individuals (USA.gov) Action steps for making your home healthy, definitions for words used in the booklet, and a resource section to find more information about a making your home a healthy home
Poison-proof Your Home: One Room at a Time Checklist (USA.gov) Most poisonings happen in a child's home, but some take place outside of it, such as while visiting the home of a friend, family member, or babysitter. For this reason, it's critical that all caregivers of children make a room-by-room inspection of their homes for improperly stored pesticide products, things that are used to control or kill ants, cockroaches, mice, rats, or termites.
Your Home Inventory (USA.gov) How to create a home inventory to keep track of your belongings, buy the proper amount of insurance, get property insurance claims settled faster, and verify losses for your tax return.
Surges Happen! How to Protect the Appliances in Your Home (USA.gov) Find out what power surges are, what appliances need protection, and what devices work best.
Homeowner's Glossary of Building Terms (USA.gov) Taking on a home improvement project can open a whole new world of terms you may not know. Here's a quick reference to help you keep up with the language of the trade.
Fixing Up Your Home and How to Finance It (USA.gov) Information about hiring a contractor, doing the work yourself, and the HUD Title 1 home improvement loan program.
Real Estate Glossary (Century 21)