1. Making Your New House a Home: 7 Simple Tips for Settling In

    There’s always a little sadness when you’re leaving a home that holds years of happy memories. The memories travel with you but not that comfortable, happy home feeling. That takes time to create. Meanwhile, the first few weeks in a new house can feel strange and awkward, almost like you’ve mo…Read More

  2. The Perks of Country Living

    It goes without saying that most of the population lives in or around a city. There are some definite benefits to buying a home in the city, such as the convenience of proximity to various stores and services. Yet living in the country offers a great deal to potential homeowners, in ways that city l…Read More

  3. When Is Buying a Fixer-Upper Worth It?

    One of the greatest housing trends in recent years has been the art of renovating homes. Shows like “Fixer Upper” and “Property Brothers” have popularized remodeling older homes, encouraging many potential home buyers to look for houses for sale that are in need of some work. Buying a fixer-…Read More

  4. No Matter Your Situation, Iron Gate Real Estate Can Help

    In everyone’s lives, there comes a time when change is necessary and your housing situation needs to be evaluated. The circumstances could be happy or they could be tragic, either way it is important to have the right team on your side. At Iron Gate Real Estate, we are your local Columbia realtor …Read More

  5. Working with a Realtor

    When you make the decision to buy a home or piece of property, one of the initial steps (in order to start in the right direction) is to use an experienced real estate broker to help search for the right buy. For the buyer, a realtor is absolutely the way to go, especially since they buyer pays noth…Read More

  6. Real Estate Contracts

    From the time you make an offer to buy a house to closing the deal, there are multiple forms and legal contracts that need to be signed. This process, or series of processes, can be overwhelming, but with the right counsel and legal representation, both parties will be assured that their interests a…Read More

  7. Your Home Purchase, What to Expect

    Buying real estate is one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. Understanding the market and the process involved is highly important and must be approached with caution. One of the first steps to take is to come up with a price that you can afford to pay for a new home.…Read More

  8. 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

  9. Mortgage Payments

    A clear understanding of mortgage payments and refinancing methods is important to the life of a loan and the lender and borrower relationship. The basic life of a loan is made up of monthly mortgage payments and each payment can be broken up into four parts, known as PITI: Principal, Interest, Taxe…Read More