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Monthly Archives: October 2019

    The Things No One Tells You About Closing On A Home

    By Raven Clay | October 31, 2019

    The purchase process can be complex and confusing without the proper guidance. Even if you’ve done a little research or had conversations with friends who are recent homeowners…. it’s still a little confusing. How long it will take to close? What documents are needed? What you should and shouldn’t do? Here’s a graphic that’ll give... Read More

    Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

    By Shannah Ferrante | October 31, 2019

    A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the real estate market because they’re uncertain about the buying process – particularly when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage. For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be!  In order to qualify in today’s market, you’ll need a down... Read More

    Get Out: Halloween Fun For Everyone

    By Raven Clay | October 30, 2019

    At a stand still with Halloween Ideas? We’ve got a few last minute places that will make the last day of Spook-tober a fun one!   1.) Lakeview Grocery is offering sweets decorating! $5 per kid from 3-5 PM. 🧁 801 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124   2.) Scout Island: Scream Park in city park!... Read More

    How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a Home

    By Shannah Ferrante | October 30, 2019

    The gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an affordability crisis in housing today. It is true that home prices and wages are two key elements in any affordability equation. There is, however, an extremely important third component to... Read More

    Keys To Lowering Your Monthly Bill And Saving Money

    By Raven Clay | October 29, 2019

    With the changing of the seasons, it’s a great time to take a fresh look at your home and make small adjustments that will help you save money in the upcoming weather.    We’ve provided you with a cheat sheet that reveals ten ways you can adjust your habits and make small, affordable changes that... Read More

    Seasonal Redecorating Tips With 3 Inspirational Apps

    By Raven Clay | October 29, 2019

    When the weather changes, you might be feeling an itch to redecorate your home and mix things up for the new season. If you’re not an experienced interior designer, it can be difficult to figure out where to start. There’s always Pinterest, but if you’re looking for something more specific to home design, there are plenty... Read More

    Renting VS Buying- What Works Best For You?

    By Raven Clay | October 29, 2019

    Many renters debate whether they should continue renting or take the first step toward purchasing a home. If you’re unsure of the major differences between renting and purchasing, check out the helpful tips below. Don’t forget interest rates are at historic lows, increasing your buying power more than ever before. A 1% higher interest rate... Read More

    Red Light Realtor Tip: How Long Is The Home Buying Process?

    By Raven Clay | October 29, 2019

    How long is the process to buy a home? Here’s a short video of Jordan Sibley explaining the home buying process and how long it will take to get you into your new home. Ready to take the first step into buying your home? Contact us today to schedule a phone call with our team’s... Read More

    Pricing Your Home Right

    By Raven Clay | October 29, 2019

    Before deciding to list your home, it’s important to know that even the best marketing will not benefit a home that is overpriced. Pricing your home competitively is the most important step to attracting the largest number of potential buyers. Before meeting with a knowledgeable local Realtor, ask yourself: Do you want your house to... Read More

    Are You Ready For Home Inspections?

    By Raven Clay | October 29, 2019

    Sellers should take a few steps to ensure that inspections run smoothly. Here’s a checklist for you to keep! A big part of the home buying or selling process is the inspection period. During this time, the buyer has the option to get the home professionally inspected. After inspections, the buyers have the option to... Read More