Archive for March, 2015

Home Too Big Now? – 3/30/2015 

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Once the kids are grown, have careers, relationships and get a place of their own, parents find that they may not need their “big” home like they did before. Their lifestyle may have changed and the house just doesn’t “fit” anymore. Benefits of a smaller home: Easier to maintain Lower utilities Lower property taxes Lower […]

FHA or Conventional?

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Buyers with a minimum down payment are generally faced with the decision of whether to get a FHA or a conventional loan.  With the new 3% down payment program on conventional loans, it may become more confusing which loan to pursue. The two loan programs have mortgage fees that can differ greatly.  FHA has a […]

Buyer in Kernersville asked “What is a Radon test?” – Invisible, Odor-free and Potentially Hazardous

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Most people’s first introduction to Radon is during the inspections of a home. It can be as much a surprise to a seller as it is a buyer. Radon is an invisible and odor-free, cancer-causing radioactive gas. Radon can get into a home through cracks in solid floors, construction joints, cracks in walls, gaps in […]

True Value in Kernersville…Fast and Easy But is it Accurate? 3/2/201

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

There are sites all over the web that offer to tell you what your home is worth.  Simply plug in your address and email and you’ll get a value.  It’s fast; it’s easy but is it accurate? The value is determined by what is called an Automated Valuation Model (AVM) that analyzes public record data […]