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    How To Overcome Closing Date Delays

    By Client Care Marianne McGinnity | November 15, 2016

    Common reasons why a home closing could be delayed, and how to help prevent it. The entire home buying process entails a lot of time and decision making. When it comes down to the real estate closing, it can almost seem like everything is finally in the clear. Unfortunately, as with most things, not all... Read More

    3 Tips For Staging Your Home If You Have Kids

    By Client Care Marianne McGinnity | November 14, 2016

    Guest article by Alexis Craig – Mocha Homes. There are a lot of benefits to staging a home — it sells faster and for more money — but if we’re going to be honest, a perfectly staged home isn’t a practical home. Meaning, a perfectly staged home is impossible to live in, especially with children.... Read More

    How To Position Your Home To Sell For Top Dollar

    By Client Care Marianne McGinnity | November 2, 2016

    A Guide to Starting the Process of Selling Your Home There are some things that don’t change when selling a home, regardless of the current housing market or even the economy. It’s these things that provide the starting point to selling quickly and getting the best price for your home. Use these tips as a... Read More


    By Client Care Marianne McGinnity | October 27, 2016

    Mold is a common homeowner frustration. It grows quickly and can often reappear if not treated properly. It affects every member of the home, including children and pets, by causing a number of side effects to our health. Below is a helpful homeowner resource on the different types of mold, how to treat and prevent... Read More

    Are you Self-employed and interested in purchasing a home?

    By Client Care Marianne McGinnity | October 18, 2016

    PURCHASING A HOME WHILE SELF-EMPLOYED  Can I Buy a Home if I’m Self-Employed? Many people have situations in life that may pose as challenging to the mortgage process, one being the self-employed individual. Below is a general guide for the self-employed on the ins and outs of preparing for a mortgage. The Income Challenge In a... Read More

    Easy Home Improvement Updates For Sellers On A Budget

    By Client Care Marianne McGinnity | October 11, 2016

    Small Budgets Can go a Long Way With these Tips! As a seller, there are many costs associated with selling a home. Trying to keep your costs down on home improvements while keeping the buyer’s appeal high can be challenging but not impossible. Here are some common home improvements and how sellers can accomplish them... Read More


    By Client Care Marianne McGinnity | October 4, 2016

    Avoid Making These VA Mortgage Mistakes VA Loans are great options offered to our Military Men and Women in providing them with affordable ways to purchase a home. Below is a list of 6 common mistakes made in the VA Mortgage process and helpful resources from realtor and mortgage experts. Worrying About PMI With conventional... Read More

    Co-Signing on a Mortgage loan; good or bad?

    By Client Care Marianne McGinnity | September 27, 2016

    Should You Co-Sign on a Mortgage Loan? Taking out a mortgage is a big financial commitment whether going it alone or with a spouse or significant other. In some mortgage situations, the topic of co-signing may come up. Should you co-sign or not? This article will go over the pros and cons of both sides in order to... Read More

    5 Factors That Determine The Cost Of Homeowners Insurance

    By Client Care Marianne McGinnity | November 18, 2013

      These days insurance companies see home buying as a risk sharing partnership. So to make sure you find yourself in the higher protection class and be able to get the best offer to insure your future home, there are a few things to consider. The following 5 factors could have a huge impact on... Read More

    4 Costly First-Time Home Buying Mistakes

    By Client Care Marianne McGinnity | September 21, 2013

          The best home buying experience is one where all goes according to plan — the first house is the perfect house, acceptance of your first offer, and a smooth transition to signing on the dotted line. While the process is (almost) never that easy, there are things you can do as a... Read More