How to Make a Down Payment Possible

By Kim Shaw | July 22, 2020

Every month you pay the rent, you’re probably thinking, “I wish this money were going into my future.” For a lot of would-be first-time home buyers, it’s the down payment, which makes home ownership seem impossible. We want to encourage you, climbing the “down payment mountain” isn’t impossible. Like any significant challenge, it’s all a […]

Home Office Remodel: No Return

By Kim Shaw | June 24, 2020

It is a proven fact that many home remodeling projects significantly impact the value of the home. Certain upgrades and renovations pay dividends when it comes time to sell your home, allowing you to recoup the money you’ve invested in the home improvements. As always, there are exceptions. There is one renovation that stands head […]

6 Things Buyers Forget to Check During a Home Search

By Kim Shaw | May 20, 2020

Do you think you have found the perfect home? Hold on, and think again, it might not be as perfect as you think. There are six little details which can turn an ideal house into a purchase you may regret. Before you make your offer, take into account these six small, but surprisingly important details: […]

Affordable Design Upgrades to Help Sell Your Home

By Kim Shaw | April 23, 2020

What is it about a home that catches a buyer’s eye? What makes a home “feel right”? When two home are comparable to one another, why will one edge the other out? The difference is in the details. Small little touches will give a home a major edge in the market. Below is a list […]

Essential Tips to Make an Efficient Home and Save on Your Energy Bill

By Kim Shaw | February 15, 2020

As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive.  It is important to pause and taking time to think about making some key upgrades that will improve the efficiency of your home. If you’re looking to sell your house, and increase […]

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Waiting Can Be Costly.

By Kim Shaw | January 15, 2020

Humans are impatient by nature, at times being patient and waiting pays off.  Other times, waiting can cost you money.  Surprisingly, individuals who wait too long to sell their homes can have a negative effect on the bottom line. Traditional thinking would suggest it may be best to wait to sell when there is a […]

Don’t Move It, Sell It!

By Kim Shaw | December 15, 2019

Getting ready to move to the Prescott area? Welcome to “Everybody’s Hometown”, we are excited to have you! You have picked a gorgeous town. Prescott truly has something for everyone.  There are plenty of things to do in the area, making it the perfect community for people of all ages.  Prescott is often rated as […]

Basics for Buying Your First Home

By Kim Shaw | November 15, 2019

Okay, first-time buyers… it’s time to turn your dream into a reality . . . own your very own home. I’m sure you have questions. In fact, I’m sure your questions are like most first-time buyers. Which is why I’ve put together this down-and-dirty answer guide for the most common questions home buyers have. 1. What kind […]

Why Overpricing Hurts Sellers in the End

By Kim Shaw | October 18, 2019

I would consider this a factual statement:  All sellers would love their home to sell for the highest possible price.  Understandable.  Unfortunately, this strong desire and motivation is the reason why it’s so easy for agents to “buy” listings. If you’re not familiar with the concept, “buying” a listing is when an agent tells a […]