Category Archives: General

  • Pros and Cons of Buying a Fully Furnished Home

    BY Patrick Brady

    Are you a first time homebuyer nervous about adding the cost of furniture to your big move? Or perhaps you’re thinking of buying a vacation home, but don’t want the added expense of furnishing it? Maybe you’re a busy... 

  • 2015 Programs for Home Buyers

    BY Patrick Brady

    Although the federal government has offered homebuyer programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available home buyer programs will be at the local and state levels. State and local agencies, along with lenders... 

  • How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 2)

    BY Patrick Brady

    In a new home or neighborhood, preparing for emergencies in advance might just save you or your family member’s life. In Part 2, we cover the basics for inside your house. Know your home: Learn how to turn off gas,... 

  • Open House Pitfalls, Tips and Etiquette for Buyers

    BY Patrick Brady

    So, you’re thinking of buying a home … where do you begin? Potential buyers new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a home, or where they want to live. The dream homes in magazines are... 

  • Organize Your Home to Make Room for Holiday Memories

    BY Patrick Brady

    It is never too early to begin preparing your home for holiday gatherings. Be sure to think about how many guests you will be having well in advance so you can prepare enough seating and clean and organize the rooms that... 

  • Clearly Seeing Windows in Your Home

    BY Patrick Brady

    Updating the windows in your home can be a big investment. However, it can be a great way to improve your energy efficiency, especially as cold weather approaches. Here are a few things to consider as you weigh updating the... 

  • Steps to Winterizing Your Home

    BY Patrick Brady

    Autumn is in full swing, which means it’s a good time to start winterizing your home. Start off the season by getting your furnace inspected and cleaned if necessary. It’s wise to change the filters on your furnace... 

  • Welcoming Pets Into Your Home

    BY Patrick Brady

    If you are an animal lover, a feathered or furry friend can make your home feel more welcoming. However you may find that your neighbors do not share that opinion. If you have an animal friend in your home, you can follow...