Real Estate Blog for Buyers & Sellers

  • May 23, 2018
  • Briggs & Stratton

How to Know If You Should Buy a Home or Continue Renting

While owning a home and a plot of land was once part of the 'American Dream' for many people, the times have shifted. The global financial crisis whic...

  • May 9, 2018
  • Briggs & Stratton

Great Buy on a Home? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

Buying a home can be fun and exciting, especially when you drive a hard bargain and get that seller over a barrel.  You did your research, caught...

  • April 25, 2018
  • Briggs & Stratton

Tips to Ease the Moving Process Along

Moving can be a stressful process, no matter how far you are traveling. Planning your move minimizes the stress associated with this task while also s...

  • April 11, 2018
  • Briggs & Stratton

Planning to Refinance Your Mortgage? Ask These 4 Questions First

Deciding to refinance is a crucial financial move that can help you make significant savings. When you plan properly, do your research, and take time ...

  • March 28, 2018
  • Briggs & Stratton

Five Things to Consider Before Flipping a House

House flipping can be a tempting way to make fast money, but not every fixer-upper has the potential to be profitable. Here's five things to consider ...

  • March 14, 2018
  • Briggs & Stratton

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions First

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circ...

  • February 14, 2018
  • Briggs & Stratton

Four Strategies That Can Help You Get Approved for a Mortgage

So, you've decided to take the big step and look into getting what will likely be the biggest loan of your entire life: a mortgage. Applying for a mor...

  • January 24, 2018
  • Briggs & Stratton

Looking to Invest? Pay Down Your Mortgage Instead

With all the gloomy news about pension plans in the press you may be worrying whether you should actually be investing in a pension plan or not. A new...

  • January 10, 2018
  • Briggs & Stratton

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a New Home vs an Existing Home

If you're planning on investing in real estate, then you're going to have two main options: to buy an existing home or buy a new home. An existing hom...

  • December 27, 2017
  • Briggs & Stratton

Can You Afford to Buy a New Home?

Is Purchasing a New Home in Your Budget? If you're throwing your hard-earned money away on rent each month, putting that same amount towards your own...