4 Things to Know About House Hunting in the Humboldt County

This expert advice on house hunting in a hot market will help you in your search! Get Pre-Approved I tell my buyers their first step should always be to get pre-approved. This is an important first step for a few reasons: You and your realtor will know what kind of budget you are working with. [...]

Disclosaphobia? 5 Tips for Completing a Seller’s Disclosure

The seller’s disclosure is one of the most important documents that a buyer closely scrutinizes prior to going under contract. Here are important things to keep in mind as you complete this form. By Victoria Keichinger The following is a guest post from Cara Ameer, an agent with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty in Ponte Vedra [...]

How To Take the Stress Out of One of the Most Painful Parts of Moving

Guest Post by NorthStar Moving Co-Founder Laura McHolm China packed? Check. Picture frames packed? Check. Clothes packed? Check. Suddenly, you look into your office and family room, the music from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho plays in your head. The computer, stereo, and home theater all glare back at you, taunting you – “Go ahead pack us, [...]

The Reason First Time Homebuyers Should Shop Around

Homebuyers, particularly inexperienced ones, often become enthusiastic about pursuing the first home they look at. I can personally attest to this as I am in the process of house hunting for the first time. It is common for first time buyers to contact an agent after seeing a property and say they are sure they [...]

Guess Who’s Driving Confidence in the Housing Market Now

The dream of homeownership remains a strong one among younger renters. As the housing recovery continues, Americans are growing more confident in the housing market in general. And that confidence comes in part from a potentially surprising source: Millennial renters, who to date have been perceived by many as largely uninterested in and/or unable to [...]

What you need to know about who is Buying Homes

There’s always a lot of news around housing numbers. Whether home sales are up or down, hot or cold, when they’re released, housing numbers grab headlines. According to the most recent numbers from the National Association of Realtors, nearly 5 million homes will be sold in 2014. That’s a lot of homes! One thing that [...]

Kitchen Remodeling: 14 Ways to Take Thousands Off the Cost

We always hear that remodeling a kitchen is one of the most expensive home improvements. And it can be. The Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report listed the average cost of a major kitchen remodel at $54,909, and even a minor remodel came in at $18,856. But kitchen remodeling doesn't have to be that expensive. [...]