The New Rules for Home Buyers

Posted by Gary Meier // August 6, 2018

Home Buyers

When it comes to buying a new place, the rules have changed for home buyers. For the first time, studies show that the median home price has pushed above $250,000. On top of that, inventory remains far short of buyer demand. So what does this mean for home buyers? You must be ready for higher […]

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Closing Costs on a House: The Difference Between Buyers and Sellers

Posted by Gary Meier // July 23, 2018

Closing Costs

Closing costs are one set of expenses that first-time buyers do not expect.  Besides finding a down payment, it is important to save for closing costs that will be charged to the buyer at the end of the process.  Sellers also have closing costs and tend to pay more than buyers. The Seller’s Portion A […]

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8 Things Home Buyers Must Notice to Avoid Buying a Lemon

Posted by Gary Meier // July 9, 2018

Home Buyers

There are wonderful homes available for home buyers to buy and there are some real duds.  Many homeowners want to sell their home because they are not up to the task of renovating or fixing problems that the home has.  This means that home buyers have to be wary that a homeowner is not downplaying […]

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When Working From Home Goes Bad : 5 Ways the Self-Employed Mess Up Their Taxes

Posted by Gary Meier // June 25, 2018


Working from home opens up a lot of freedom in a self-employed individual’s schedule.  They can knock out work in the early morning before the children get up or even late at night after the day has calmed down.  They are their own boss and get to decide when and where to work. While this […]

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The Best Tricks to Sell a House Fast

Posted by Gary Meier // June 11, 2018

Sell a House Fast

Life happens quickly.  Sometimes situations change and a homeowner has to sell a house fast.  Whether it is to get money to purchase a new one, to move to a new city for a job, or even because there is a new family member on the way, it is possible to sell a house fast. […]

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How to Find Emerging Neighborhoods BEFORE They Pop

Posted by Gary Meier // May 28, 2018


The hottest neighborhoods always come with a steep price. They are the most desirable places for people to live so it isn’t always easy to get into it. One way to play the game though is to watch for the neighborhoods that are up and coming, and buy into them before everyone else has caught […]

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What Every Seller Should Know About Their Home Value

Posted by Gary Meier // May 14, 2018

Home Value

If you are preparing to sell your house, one of the biggest questions you are most likely asking is, “what is my home value?” Not only do you want to make sure you can sell for what you owe on it, but every seller wants to be able to make money when they sell as […]

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4 Financial Factors Homebuyers Must Pay Attention To

Posted by Gary Meier // April 30, 2018


Potential homebuyers who have started to look at houses should take a moment to consider their finances. Without a good financial base, homebuyers can quickly get themselves into trouble after making a purchase. Some overestimate what they can get from a lender, while others cannot secure a mortgage at all. It is important to pay […]

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Home Staging—Is it Worth the Cost?

Posted by Gary Meier // April 16, 2018

Home Staging

There is a lot of advice for homeowners who are looking to sell their homes. It includes things like updating your curb appeal and pricing your house right. While these tips can be critical to helping your house sell, home staging can make a big difference in how fast your house sells and the amount […]

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Wondering If It’s the Right Time to Sell? How to Avoid Sellers’ Remorse

Posted by Gary Meier // April 2, 2018

Sellers’ Remorse

Homeowners are in a difficult place when they are thinking about selling but don’t necessarily need to sell. If you can make money on the sale of your house you’re happy. But, what happens when a year later you find out that you could have made a lot more money if you would have just […]

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