1. Making a Real Estate Offer

    When you’ve found a house that suits you and it comes time to make the infamous “offer”, there are a few things to consider before proceeding. The offer will be written down on a standard legal form and will include very specific terms and conditions of the offer for the seller. Some of these …Read More

  2. Home Appraisals

    When you set out to look at houses and the help of a professional, knowledgeable real estate agent, you have to know if the homes you are looking at are worth the prices the sellers are asking. This is a tedious but important part to buying a new home and it could be easy to overpay for a piece of p…Read More

  3. Mortgage Definitions

    Mortgage Definitions: There are enough terms and other legalese to learn and memorize when taking on the task of securing a mortgage, buying a piece of real estate, or anything in regards to this subject. The following is a breakdown of the most basic mortgage subjects and their meanings (defined by…Read More

  4. Adjustable Rate Mortgages

    What are Adjustable Rate Mortgages you ask? Let’s cover the basics first, In the world of lending and borrowing, there is an extensive amount of information that must be absorbed in order for real estate buyers and sellers to understand and make it through the process without a scratch. As a selle…Read More

  5. Pets & Moving

    Our pets can prove to be as important as family members in most pet-lovers’ lives. So when thinking about making the move, it is equally important to consider what your pet’s needs are, as much as your own. Pets can be sensitive to change, so you want to provide the smoothest transition possible…Read More

  6. Columbia’s Market: All You Need To Know For 2014

    Columbia, Missouri’s real estate market has been thriving this year in comparison to 2013 and it’s success is still on the rise. The cost of living is 2.7% lower than the rest of the state, and home prices are up 19% Enjoy the current market conditions and many more demographic statistics court…Read More

  7. Interior Paint Colors That Can Help Sell Your Home

    Interior paint colors can play a large role in selling your home. Almost 94% of all agents recommend a fresh coat of paint for their clients’ homes. So why is painting your house in order to sell so important? How about a major return on investment! The estimated average price to paint interior wa…Read More

  8. Historic Columbia, If Walls Could Talk

    Being a college town, many of our residents come and go without knowing much about the history of the city in which they reside. Columbia, as most of our more permanent residents will tell you, holds a rich historic value that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Buildings, landmarks, murals, tradit…Read More

  9. Are You Working With An Agent?

    When looking to find more information on a home, it is important to disclose certain info the the offices and people you speak with while on the hunt. “Are you working with an agent?” This is something an office or agent will want to know before trying to help you do your research to avoid stepp…Read More

  10. Working With A Realtor

    When the decision is made to buy a home or piece of property, one of the initial steps to take in the right direction is to use an experienced real estate broker to help in the search for the right buy. For the buyer, a realtor is absolutely the way to go, especially since they buyer pays nothing to…Read More