Wednesday, January 1, 2020 / by John Briley
Friday, December 13, 2019 / by John Briley
This is, after all, the person that you will be working with to help you find your dream home. Doesn't it make sense to meet with them first to ensure that they know what you're even looking for in your next home?
When asked to meet prior to viewing a property that you see online or drive by, look at this as a sign that the Buyer's Agent is invested in putting themselves to work for you. This consultation is useful to clarify the home buying process, setting expectations on both sides, and laying the foundation for a smooth, happy client/agent relationship.
Every home buying process has a unique set of opportunities and challenges, and can be stressful for buyers and sellers, and sometimes even the agents involved. You are not only choosing an agent, you are also choosing a trusted advisor, and putting a plan in place up front will help ensure a smooth, and more enjoyable, transaction.&nb ...
Monday, November 25, 2019 / by John Briley
This is actually kind of a tricky question. Let’s look at what the differences are between these two ways of using equity and the situations that each is best for. That should give you a good idea of exactly how well each option fits your needs so you can choose the home equity solution that’s best for you.
What Is a Home Equity Loan?
As the name implies, a home equity loan is a loan that uses the equity you’ve built in your home as collateral. As with other standard loans, when you’re approved for the loan you receive the entire amount of the loan as a lump sum pay ...
Thursday, November 21, 2019 / by John Briley
To that end, let’s look at a few ways to keep your turkey-frying adventures safe. Whether you’re a first-time fryer or a seasoned turkey-frying pro, here are some things to keep in mind to help keep your holiday safe.
Picking the Right Fryer
There are a few different options available when it comes to turkey fryers. You can opt for a propane fryer that heats with a burner or an electric fryer that you need to plug in. Regardless of the option you choose, make sure that it has temperature controls so that you can ke ...
Monday, November 18, 2019 / by John Briley
New owners and seasoned owners alike may have little knowledge of home repairs and routine maintenance. There are plenty of easy tasks to complete that will help to improve your heating system's performance during the colder months. Below are some easy DIY items to complete this weekend:
Change your air filters. Your HVAC system will do its best when your filters are regularly replaced. The filter gets dirty over time and will have a harder time filtering the air and allowing your system to breathe. When this happens, the air being pulled through th ...