1. Does Staging Help Sell Your Home?

    There’s a lot to consider when selling your home. Which real estate agent to use, whether to sell at market value or for what the county assessor says it’s worth, and, of course, whether you should stage your home or not. For many, the idea of staging a home that they’ll be selling and moving …Read More

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    How to Show Your Home When You Have Cats

    Moving is stressful on everyone, including your pets. They know something is going on when you start packing up your home and boxes are everywhere. And if you have cats, they love routine, so anything out of the ordinary is stressful for them. Odds are, while you are preparing to move, you may also …Read More

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    What to Look for in a New Home if You Have Dogs

    You are looking to buy a home. Congratulations! Home ownership is a dream come true for many Americans, and it most likely has been a long time coming. You have some ideas of what you want in a home, but most importantly you want a home that will accommodate your best friend, Fido. Iron Gate Real Es…Read More

  4. How Do Schools Impact Real Estate Prices?

    There’s a lot that goes into the purchase of a home in the Columbia area. Savvy shoppers will look for things beyond just the layout and paint color of the home. They’ll look at access to shopping centers, proximity to cultural areas, and some will even consider which schools are in their area. …Read More

  5. 11 Steps to The Home Buying Process

    Buying a house is one of the many exciting life events for individuals or families. But for anyone who has never been through the process before, it can be incredibly overwhelming and confusing. Where do you start? Who do you talk to? How do you get a loan? How do you know what to look for? The good…Read More

  6. Common Made Mistakes By First-Time Home Buyers Part 2

    Looking to buy your first home is a big step and something to look forward to and be proud of. You’ve worked hard to get here and it is finally time to buy a home of your own. But you don’t want just any house, you want one that truly feels like home and, possibly even more important, one that y…Read More

  7. Common Mistakes Made By First-Time Home Buyers Part 1

    Buying your first home is a huge milestone in your life. Say goodbye to monthly rent payments, dirty roommates, cruel and inconsiderate landlords, and say hello to not just your very own house, but your home. A place that you know is yours and you can comfortably return to after a long day at work. …Read More