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    How to Use Gifted Funds for a Down Payment

    By Becky Partin | December 27, 2022

    How to Use Gifted Funds for Your Down Payment You’ve decided to take the plunge and become a homeowner, but one of the biggest challenges is coming up with the down payment. Did you know that you can use gifted funds as part of your down payment? Read on to learn more about using gift... Read More

    Homebuying: Act now or wait it out?

    By Becky Partin | November 18, 2022

    The housing market is always changing, so it can be hard to determine exactly when to buy — and when to wait it out. What if home prices or interest rates rise? What if lower costs are just around the corner? No crystal ball can give us these answers, but there are some factors you... Read More

    5 Homebuying Misconceptions to Avoid

    By Becky Partin | November 2, 2022

    It’s common for both first-time homebuyers and experienced homeowners to feel overwhelmed by the process of purchasing a house. Plus, myths and misconceptions often make the experience even more confusing. Myths like: Renting is cheaper than buying. You need a credit score of 700 to get a loan. You shouldn’t buy in a seller’s market.... Read More

    Reduce Moving Costs With These 4 Tips

    By Becky Partin | September 29, 2022

    Moving can be expensive, whether you’re headed a few miles away or across the country. There are the costs to rent a truck, purchase packing supplies and possibly hire professional movers — all of which may be more expensive now because of inflation. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your costs if you plan ahead.... Read More

    What Does (and Doesn’t) Come With a Home

    By Becky Partin | September 15, 2022

    When you tour a house for sale, it’s often staged, complete with appliances, window dressings, furniture and decor. These items can certainly make a place look appealing, but the reality is that most of them won’t come with the house if you decide to buy. So, what exactly do you get when you purchase a... Read More

    How to Prep for a Successful Home Sale

    By Becky Partin | September 12, 2022

    Are you thinking about selling your home?  Supply is low and demand is high right now, which means many sellers are seeing quick turnarounds and healthy profits. Still, despite the hot market, selling a home isn’t easy. If you want the experience to be as smooth as possible, prepping early and enlisting help are key. ... Read More

    Home Maintenance Tips | September

    By Becky Partin | September 6, 2022

    September Monthly Home Maintenance Tips It’s that time of year again! As the temperature starts to cool down and the leaves start to change color, we all know that fall is just around the corner. And with fall comes a whole host of chores and tasks to keep your home in tip-top shape. Here are... Read More

    Scared to Buy a Home? Here’s Some Advice

    By Becky Partin | September 1, 2022

    It’s no secret that buying a home can be a scary prospect. After all, it’s probably the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make in your lifetime. However, there are plenty of reasons to not be scared to buy a home. In fact, buying a home can be a very rewarding experience. Becky Partin, our Broker/... Read More

    How You Can Reduce Homebuying Stress

    By Becky Partin | August 25, 2022

    Buying a home can be stressful (especially in a hot market).  But you’re in luck: There are ways to combat any worries you have and make homebuying a more enjoyable journey. Are you getting ready to purchase a home? Want to ease the stress of it all? Here are four strategies that could help. Prep... Read More

    What to Know About the Housing Maket

    By Becky Partin | August 24, 2022

    Anyone who lived through the 2008 recession and subsequent housing market crash is likely feeling a little worried. After all, home prices have risen quite a bit in the past few years, and inflation is at a 40-year high. But does that mean we’ll find ourselves in a situation similar to the late 2000s? Likely... Read More