Category Archives: General

  • Creating Outdoor Rooms on a Budget

    BY Ron Accornero

    After a long pandemic winter, we’re all a little anxious to enjoy the Great Outdoors. Being able to enjoy the sunshine and a warm breeze from the comfort of home is the ultimate luxury. The good news is that you don’t... 

  • Why Fixer-Uppers Are So Popular

    BY Ron Accornero

    If Chip and Joanna Gaines have taught us anything, it’s that fixer-uppers can be downright appealing. Many buyers love the idea of buying an old home and making it their own. But just what is it about these older homes... 

  • Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    When you’re preparing to buy a home, you know to expect certain expenses like mortgage and insurance payments. But there are many other costs associated with buying and owning a home that can derail you financially if... 

  • Why Curb Appeal Matters

    BY Ron Accornero

    First impressions are important. That’s why your home must have great curb appeal when you’re selling. The outside of your home is the first thing that potential buyers will see. It can help them decide whether or not... 

  • Short Sale FAQs

    BY Ron Accornero

    Short sales were fairly common during the Great Recession. Although there are fewer short sales on the market today, it is still one strategy for selling a home. If you’re buying or selling a home, then you may be wondering... 

  • Appraisal Vs. Home Inspection – What’s the Difference?

    BY Ron Accornero

    Whether you’re buying or selling a home, an inspection and an appraisal will be part of the closing process. They are both important steps that help to evaluate your home before the transaction is finalized. If you’re... 

  • Top 10 Red Flags When Buying a Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    Home sellers are required by law to make certain disclosures when selling their homes. But those disclosures may not give you the full story. Eager sellers may gloss over potential problems with the home that could become... 

  • Tax Deductions for Homeowners

    BY Ron Accornero

    Unless you’re a tax expert, it can be tricky to determine exactly what deductions you should take as a homeowner. And recent changes to the tax laws can affect what deductions you may be eligible for. If you just purchased... 

  • What Can Be Negotiated?

    BY Ron Accornero

    If you’re buying a home, then at some point you will negotiate with the seller. Obviously, the asking price is one big item that you’ll likely haggle over. But what else can be negotiated when you’re working out the... 

  • Getting Top Dollar for Your Home This Winter

    BY Ron Accornero

    Winter is typically the slowest season of the year in real estate – but not in 2020. With all the curveballs this year has thrown us, one of the biggest is the strength of the housing market. Buyers are out in droves looking...