Tag Archives: home buying

A Well-Staged Home Can Bump Up 
Its SQ

For sellers whose houses have languished on the market for some time, it’s all about your home’s saleability quotient (SQ). You have to stand out from the crowd. You may want to consider staging your home, particularly if it is empty. Nothing differentiates your property from the competition more effectively than a well-staged home. The […]


2 Vital Terms Every Homebuyer Must Know

Prequalified and preapproved are two common terms you hear when it comes to getting a mortgage. But it’s important to know they are very different things. Prequalification A prequalification takes 15 to 30 minutes and involves a few quick questions. You typically do this before you look for a home. At this point, the lender takes […]


‘Convergence’ Is Shaping Urban America

A swing toward urbanism is shaping “Big City, North America.” It’s those darn demographics again. Only this time it’s not just a baby boomer thing; it’s what some experts are calling a “convergence” between boomers and millennials, also called “Generation Y” and born between 1981 and 2000. In their home searches, empty-nester boomers are looking […]