Archive by Author | Jill Sutherland

Beware of bargain hunting

When shopping for anything — clothes, CD players, even homes — it’s natural to look for a bargain. We all want to pay the lowest price possible. However, this attitude can get in...

Looking for the perfect home? Create 2 lists

There is probably a long list of things you need and things you want in your next home. But putting them all on a single list would be a mistake. Why? Because buyers who separate what...

Home selling advice from Hoteliers

When a hotel wants to make a room look inviting, they start with the bathroom. They clean it until it sparkles. They place fresh towels everywhere. They make sure the soap bars...

Setting aside your emotions when showing your home

Let’s face it. Most of us have strong emotional connections to our homes. It’s where our kids grew up. It’s where we spent time with friends and family. It’s where we wentto...

Traffic Matters

Like taxes, traffic is a fact of life. So, when shopping for a new home, consider how the road situation will affect your commute to work, access to shopping and attractions, and...

Think of the Kids. Even if you don’t have any!

As an adult, you might be interested in a neighborhood that is easy driving distance from a golf course, close to shopping and fine dining restaurants, or has nearby trails suitable...

When is the best time to sell your home?

If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, you might be waiting until the “market is right”. After all, if the local market suddenly booms, your property...

How Much Would Your Home Sell For Today?

If you are planning to sell your home soon, you will want to know how much it will sell for on today’s market. Even if selling is the furthest thing from your mind, you may be...

Selecting a Reputable Renovator

Have you seen the television show where the host – an experienced contractor – comes to a home to fix a bad renovation? Episodes typically feature leaking bathroom showers,...

How to buy a home

Start by defining your needs… Once you have an accurate picture of your financial capacity and have established your budget, the next step is to define your needs. This exercise...