Monthly Archives: September 2019

Real Estate Term of the Week:

Appreciation: The increase in a home’s value over time. How much a home appreciates each year depends on the local real estate market and any improvements to the home. A home’s appreciation is calculated...

10 Easy Ways to Increase Curb Appeal

A home’s appearance from the outside makes the first impression on potential buyers. Before entering the house, they’re already forming an opinion based on what’s seen walking toward the front door. That’s why it’s...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Fixture: A fixture is legally considered an item that is attached to the house, such as permanent shelving, a chandelier, equipment or appliances. Fixtures are regarded as part of the property, and it is...

Real Estate Term of the Week:

Earnest Money: A deposit made to a seller that represents a buyer’s good faith to buy a home. The money gives the buyer extra time to get financing and conduct the title search, property...

You Call That a Bedroom?

Home listings always include the total number of rooms available, with a specific entry for bedrooms. How all rooms are tallied depends on who’s doing the counting. Sellers seem to count higher than buyers....