1. How COVID-19 Has Changed Real Estate

    Buying and selling a house involves a lot of face-to-face contact. From tours of the house to meetings with your realtor, it can seem impossible to buy or sell a home without meeting someone in person. Some of this has changed, however, because of COVID-19. The real estate industry has changed drast…Read More

  2. 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

  5. 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

  6. Importance of Communication With Your Realtor

    No matter where you are in the country, when the housing market is strong, things can move really quickly. Whether you’ve purchased and sold homes a few times or this is your first time working with a real estate company, it’s essential that whoever you’re working with stays in contact regular…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Simple Home Projects That Can Help You Sell Your Home Quickly

    When selling a house, many people tend to fall into a renovation trap. They feel that they need to boost the value of the house to get the best price, but they often forget that the money spent on the improvements may not directly translate to an increase in value. There are several small, simple th…Read More

  10. 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