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 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

  4. Real Estate Lending: When Do you Need it?

    Real Estate Lending, when do you need it? When it comes to lending and borrowing, there seems to be a library of information and facts one needs to understand before even beginning the process. Broken down, however, this information is easily understood and categorized for clarity’s sake. In mortg…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. 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

  8. 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

  9. Don’t Scare Off Potential Buyers

    Potential Buyers…How can you possibly begin to know what they’re thinking about your home on the market? From overpricing your property, to not promptly responding to buyer showing requests, there are a lot of ways to lose buyer interest. Here we outline some key tips on how to make your propert…Read More

  10. Home Inspections

    Home Inspections: What you need to know: Selling a house, in all its steps and strategies, is an often times grueling process that will make you want to pull all your hair out! One of the most frustrating aspects of home selling is the inspection of the home after an offer has been made and an agree…Read More