Real Estate Blog for Buyers & Sellers

  • 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...

  • December 13, 2017
  • Briggs & Stratton

What to Look for When Buying Your First Home

Buying a first home is an exciting time in an individual's life. You may already have a family that needs more than simply being a good structure to p...

  • November 22, 2017
  • Briggs & Stratton

Seven Inexpensive Home Staging Ideas for a Quick Sale

When your home is on the market, first impressions matter more than ever. If a potential buyer doesn’t like what they see in the first few minut...

  • November 8, 2017
  • Briggs & Stratton

Credit Card Debt vs Mortgage Debt: Which Should You Pay Off?

It's always a good idea to pay down your debt when you have extra cash on hand. However, as you get started, you will probably be faced with several t...

  • October 24, 2017
  • Briggs & Stratton

Buying Your First Home? Be Prepared for These 5 Startup Expenses

If you are in the market for your first home, you’ve probably saved a substantial amount of money for the down payment. You researched closing c...

  • October 18, 2017
  • Briggs & Stratton

Five Reasons Why You Should Have More Than One Bank Account

In today's tech world, being victimized by hackers can leave you penniless if you have only one bank account. The following five situations demon...

  • September 27, 2017
  • Briggs & Stratton

Preparing to Sell? Do This First

So you've made the decision to sell your home. What you do to prepare - from the outside in - will make all the difference in whether prospective...