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Home Sale Quiz: Are You Ready to Sell?

By Kim Shaw | December 21, 2021

Time to Sell? Are you ready to sell your home? You may be selling now or looking for a new house, but either way, it’s essential to know if you’re ready. Whether you need more space for your family, want to downsize before retirement, or are eager to free up some equity and cash out, […]

Research Before Buying a Flipped Home

By Kim Shaw | October 29, 2021

We love the multitude of TV shows, taking a worn-down home and flipping it. Seeing an old house tuned up always grabs my attention. Hands down, before and after pictures are my favorite part! Have you recently fallen in love with a “flipped” home? Does the idea of moving into a cleanly renovated space excite […]

Want to Be a Historic Homeowner?

By Kim Shaw | September 22, 2021

I Love Historic Homes I love driving through historic neighborhoods! Grand old homes, with detailed architecture, beautiful peaks, and peaceful porches, are incredibly breathtaking. Beauty also comes with additional financial benefits. Because historical houses are typical in an established neighborhood or district, projected prices of the homes appreciate quicker than in other areas. In addition, […]

Help to Fight Mold in Your Home

By Kim Shaw | August 19, 2021

Unfortunately, mold in your home is sneaky and can creep up on you when you least expect it. For a healthy home, monitoring and eliminating mold is crucial. Commonly, household mold develops because of water damage or a damp surface that isn’t regularly cleaned. Spores are known to stay dormant until they have the moisture […]

What Generation of Buyer is Your House Geared Towards?

By Kim Shaw | July 20, 2021

Staging presents your home in the best light. Staging can help position your home to sell faster and potentially for a higher price. But there are a couple of ket points to remember when staging:  1) Decorate the home to appeal to the buyer, not to appeal to you. Look at your house from the viewpoint […]

Common Real Estate Acronyms

By Kim Shaw | June 15, 2021

Sometimes, when buying a home, you feel like you are in the middle of alphabet soup!  There are multiple acronyms in the real estate industry that help communicate the matters at hand. But what if you don’t know what the acronym means? Don’t worry. We are here to help! First of all, before I start […]

Buying a Home with Bad Credit

By Kim Shaw | May 6, 2021

Bad credit can be disheartening, and many believe that bad credit can disqualify you from buying a house. While it can be difficult, it is not impossible to buy a home with bad credit. Below I have put together tips on what steps you can take to boost your prospects of buying a home. If […]

3 Benefits of Owning Real Estate

By Kim Shaw | March 10, 2021

Success is often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has undoubtedly made his way in a momentum-driving direction. Who is Brent Sutherland? Sutherland was 35 when he bought his first single home to rent out for income, less than five years later, he owns eight additional properties and part of a […]

What You Need to Know about HOAs

By Kim Shaw | January 21, 2021

If you’re a first-time buyer and are confused about what a Home Owners Association is (or does), you need to ask the right questions before considering buying. An HOA is an organization designed to protect the quality of life and property values for owners within a neighborhood or shared building. Although, how they make this […]