Get Prepared For That Home Inspection

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

A major hurdle to clear after a home is under contract to sell is the buyers’ general home inspection. Separate from a city-required point-of-sale inspection, this is the opportunity for a buyer to bring a professional in to exam every nook and cranny in your home.  There are measures you can take to prepare your […]

Good News For Ohio Buyers!

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Several popular Ohio programs are becoming accessible to more buyers.  State-backed financial incentives such as the down payment assistance program are loosening the income guidelines for buyers, particularly married couples.  Talk to your lender about the details. Don’t have a lender yet? Give us a call – we’d be happy to refer you!  

Prepare For That Move! Don’t Forget These 7 Essential Things

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Preparing to move can be a whirlwind of activity – with all that goes into purchasing that next home it’s easy to forget to tie up loose ends with your current address.  Here’s a handy list of places to contact and things to do before moving day! Image: ‘unpacking awaits‘ Found on flickrcc.net

It’s That Time Of Year…

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The days are longer and warmer, so you know it’s coming – tax day! Falling on April 18th this year, be sure to make your real estate work for you. Many are aware of the more popular deductions, like mortgage interest. Here are some other deductions that may help homeowners keep that tax bill down […]

Before You Begin – Secure That Pre-Approval

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Before heading out and falling in love with that cute western bungalow or sleek mid-century modern, it’s wise to secure a pre-approval from your mortgage lender.  First, your lender will give you a good understanding of what your monthly payments will look like. Second, a seller only wants to see offers accompanied with a pre-approval so […]

Pets Influence Home Buying Decisions

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Pets are often regarded as members of the family – so much so that many buyers are basing their home buying decisions on whether or not the home will fit their pets’ needs,  according to the  2017 Animal House: Remodeling Impact report.  More homeowners are also making modifications and improvements to accommodate their animals.  Condos and […]

Bathroom Renovations That Actually Make Sense

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Bathroom renovations can cost a pretty penny, so it’s wise to focus on those improvements on which you’ll get a return.  Here are 7 bathroom dos and don’ts when it comes to upgrading one of the most frequented rooms in the house. Image: ‘A bathroom worth cleaning 🙂‘ Found on flickrcc.net

The Importance Of Insulation

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Adding insulation isn’t a ‘fun’ project – you won’t see any of the improvements when you walk into your living room.  But you WILL see the difference on your heating and cooling bill, making it a worthwhile investment. Here’s a tutorial on how to add insulation to your attic. This is one weekend project that will […]

When Will You Know It’s Time To Downsize?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Our KRG team works with many buyers and sellers looking to downsize out of their larger homes.  Once the kids are out of the house, so much space is often no longer necessary.  But how will you know for sure when it’s time to start looking for a smaller property? Ask yourself these 4 questions […]

One Major Issue Keeps Potential Buyers One The Sidelines

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Many potential homebuyers are kept on the sidelines for one important reason – confusion about down payment requirements. For the past three years, the median down payment has been 6% for first time homebuyers – lower than the 10% many consumers expect.  Consulting with a lender can help clear up any misconceptions, and is always a […]