The Home Equity Playbook

What is Home Equity? Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation — the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home. Here is a simple example: Current Home Market Value $325,000 Existing Mortgage $225,000 Homeowner Equity $100,000 One side of the equation is well defined, and it […]

Handy Guide for Staging Your House One Room at a Time

You want your home to be appealing to potential home buyers. One of the best ways to do this is through staging. You don’t have to be a professional designer or spend a lot of money to get your house show ready. Just follow this guide to staging your house one room at a time. […]

Common Reasons Why a Home Appraisal May Come in Low

When the appraiser comes back with a lower amount than you expected, it can be a bit shocking. It’s better to know in advance what commonly causes an appraisal to come back on the low end so that you can do whatever is needed to help ensure your house gets the right numbers. Some things […]