Category Archives: Real Estate Information for Buyers

Wants vs. Needs When Buying a Home: How to Tell Them Apart

As a home buyer, visiting a home that seems to have everything you need can have you second guessing your top budget — and your perception about what you can live without. Here’s how to make your list of wants and needs work for you when buying a home. As  Read more »

August 7, 2015Permalink

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  Read more »

August 7, 2015Permalink

Home of the Week: A Modern Treehouse in the West Virginia Mountains

This architectural standout resting on 19 private wooded acres is a sight to behold. Join us for an inside look at “Virginia West”. In our newest ‘Home of the Week‘ we move from a Georgian home in Chicago to a bold and beautiful nearly all glass home in Berkeley Springs,  Read more »

July 10, 2015Permalink

Is Buying a Home Foreclosure Right for You?

Purchasing a home foreclosure has some distinct advantages, but it is also much different than a regular market sale. Buyers who are considering this type of sale may wonder what it all means. Here’s what you need to know before you buy. For many home buyers, price and location trump  Read more »

July 10, 2015Permalink

Home is Where Dad Is

For the games of catch in the yard. For the all right words shared at just the right time. For the bedtime stories, help with homework and cleaned up scraped knees. For your unconditional love and presence. For these and countless other reasons, we celebrate you – all the great Fathers  Read more »

June 18, 2015Permalink

To Rent or Buy: The Ultimate Real Estate Debate

Deciding whether to rent or buy is a very individual decision. Jill Biggs with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage highlights the pros and cons of both options in the latest segment of LXTV Open House. Renting vs. Buying seems like the ultimate real estate debate. I found myself the subject of  Read more »

May 21, 2015Permalink

What You Need to Know about April Housing Numbers

Highlights from the latest housing report from the National Association of Realtors. Most indicators of housing market health have been on the upswing lately, according to a monthly report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).  Year-over-year existing home sales are up 6.1%; however, the housing market took a slight  Read more »

May 21, 2015Permalink

Tips for Buying an Older Home

Older homes may have different electrical systems, tanks and even paint that may need to be updated before moving in. Many consumers seek out older homes, such as Victorians and English colonials, for their beauty, space and rich history. When it comes to buying a home that was built decades  Read more »

May 15, 2015Permalink