Matt Collins

When do you need an appraisal?

Posted on September 09, 2019

It’s finally happened — after months of searching, you’ve found your dream home. It’s the perfect size for your growing family, the kitchen was just r Read More >>
Home Financing Is Easier Than You Think

Posted on August 27, 2019

You saw an online ad for low mortgage rates and decided to apply — just to see if you qualify. Now your phone is buzzing nonstop, and lenders are emai Read More >>
5 Ways Buyers Can Make the Winning Bid

Posted on August 10, 2019

In a tough market, it pays to be prepared. Make sure you’re ready to pounce once you find your dream home with these five tips to help you place the w Read More >>
6 Ways to Improve Your Odds of Getting a Home Loan

Posted on July 26, 2019

  Buying a home is one of the biggest financial transactions people experience in their lives, so it’s no wonder financing is one of the biggest Read More >>
Buying With Friends Isn't Like Renting

Posted on July 11, 2019

You’ve been living with your best friend since freshman year of college, and it’s been a blast. So why not pool your money and go in on a house togeth Read More >>
Best practices for kicking off your home-buying journey

Posted on June 27, 2019

Open houses are the gold standard in real estate. They’ve been around for decades and will be ingrained in the buying and selling of homes for years t Read More >>
Don't Get Blindsided by Closing Costs

Posted on June 16, 2019

Have you ever decided to buy something, only to find out about additional costs at the end? The last thing you want is to be surprised by unexpected f Read More >>
7 home maintenance tasks sellers must do before listing

Posted on May 29, 2019

Proactive is the buzzword when addressing both cosmetic and mechanical components of a listing It’s that time of year again, the 2019 selling season i Read More >>
It's not TV. It's your bottom line.

Posted on May 02, 2019

TV shows make finding a profitable fixer-upper seem easy. But in the real world, there are real challenges and decisions to be made.   Wheth Read More >>
Time for Heating Systems 101

Posted on April 16, 2019

If your current heating system yields cold hands and frozen toes — it might be time to upgrade. Heating your home accounts for an inordinate portion o Read More >>
Best Time to List a Home for Sale?

Posted on April 02, 2019

For home buyers, it may feel like the best time to beat the competition to home shopping season has gotten earlier and earlier. But for sellers, the b Read More >>
6 DIY Myths You Need to Stop Believing Immediately

Posted on March 18, 2019

If hours upon hours of HGTV binge-watching has taught us anything, it’s that pretty much anything can be DIY’d. New deck? Go for it. Updat Read More >>
6 Ways to Improve Your Odds of Getting a Home Loan

Posted on March 04, 2019

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial transactions people experience in their lives, so it’s no wonder financing is one of the biggest challen Read More >>
New Homes vs. Old Homes: Which Is Right For You?

Posted on February 19, 2019

  What does your dream home look like? Is it a classic Victorian set far back from the road with stately elm trees shading the formal garden, or Read More >>
4 Tips for Paying Off Your Mortgage Faster

Posted on February 04, 2019

Pay off the principal you borrowed more quickly, and you’ll own your home earlier, and pay less in loan interest. You may even save tens of thousands Read More >>
Hot Decor for Winter 2019 Will Give Your Home a Cool Refresh

Posted on January 21, 2019

Just like fashion, decor trends change from season to season. And the cooler light of winter demands a different look—a space where you’ll happi Read More >>
Buying and Selling a House at the Same Time: Where to Begin

Posted on January 08, 2019

Buying a new home while selling your current one is a balancing act. Here are some practical tips to help you succeed as both a buyer and seller. Buyi Read More >>
The Truth About Toxic Mold (and How to Get Rid of It)

Posted on October 17, 2018

  Don’t let the mold panic set in just yet — it might not be as bad as you think. Mold is everywhere. It grows on the sides of houses, it b Read More >>
How to Get Lingering Odors Out of Your New Home

Posted on October 03, 2018

When homeowners sell and move out, they sometimes leave behind lingering bad odors. If you’ve just moved in to find an odor you didn’t notice before, Read More >>
Be careful of the fall financial home follies

Posted on September 18, 2018

Autumn is your last chance to review, repair and remediate home issues that may break the bank account after winter arrives. Here are some expensive m Read More >>

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