Pros and Cons of HOAs in Columbia

Homeowners seem to have a love/hate relationship with their homeowners’ association. There are key benefits to having an HOA making homeownership an easier endeavor. At the same time, some disadvantages have homeowners involved with HOA’s saying, “never again.” Here are some pros and cons of HOAs in Columbia. Pro: They Do the Yard Work One … Continued

How To Determine What To Offer For a Columbia House

It’s no small task figuring out how to determine what to offer for a Columbia house, let alone actually determining how much to offer. It’s one of most important, life-impacting decisions you will ever make. And all the intimidating math you’re told to do, along with the conflicting advice from so-called experts, doesn’t make it … Continued

7 Fun Ideas For Selling Your House in Columbia

Selling your house in Columbia doesn’t have to be all hard work and seriousness with a good measure of nail-biting anxiety. But no longer is an open house with a freshly baked batch of cookies and some fresh-cut flowers enough to do the job. In today’s markets, you have to get a little inventive, maybe … Continued

How To Research Your Real Estate Agent in Columbia

Real estate agents seem to be everywhere. Everyone has a brother or cousin who is licensed. Then they know six others who happen to be “great” as well. You already know that not every agent is great. But how do you weed through the noise? Here is how to research your real estate agent in … Continued

Agent Hacks for Buying A House in Columbia

Everyone is hacking these days. No, not coughing up a lung. People are finding ways to get the job done faster and more effectively with technology and smart systems. For a busy real estate agent helping clients buy dream homes, there are some hacks that can help save time while providing more value to your … Continued

How To Ensure An Accurate Home Appraisal in Columbia

The appraisal is a funny thing. When you are buying a house, you secretly want it to come in lower to hopefully negotiate a better deal. As a seller, not only do you need it to come in at a value that the lender will fund the loan for, you want as much money as … Continued

Tips To Stay Organized When Buying a House in Columbia

Home options. Inspection details. Title reports. Mortgage requirements. Oh, and planning a move.  Feeling overwhelmed about your upcoming move into the home of your dreams? Stop the head spinning by staying organized. Do you want to alleviate some of the stress involved in buying a home? Here are some tips to stay organized when buying a home … Continued

6 Things To Watch Out For When Viewing A House in Columbia

Searching for and viewing houses you might want to buy can be an exciting adventure. But it can also be fraught with peril if you’re not vigilant. Sometimes that house you think you love is hiding some dark secrets that could cost you a lot of headache and money further down the line. So, to … Continued

A Timeline For Home Sellers in Columbia

Any major undertaking always goes better when you know what to expect when and plan accordingly. And this definitely applies to something with as many steps and contingency factors as selling a house. Any number of things can go wrong, but they don’t necessarily have to if you have a solid plan in place. So … Continued