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Category: Home Owner Tips

    Applying For a Mortgage? Here’s What You Should Avoid Once You Do.

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 9, 2024

    Applying For a Mortgage? Here’s What You Should Avoid Once You Do. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating after you’ve applied for your mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. Here’s a list of things you may not realize you need to avoid after applying for your home loan.... Read More

    What Makes a House a Home?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 8, 2024

    What Makes a House a Home? There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the financial aspects of buying a home are important, the non-financial and emotional reasons are too. Home means something different to all of us. Whether it’s sharing memories... Read More

    Homeowners Today Have Options To Avoid Foreclosure

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | March 26, 2024

    Homeowners Today Have Options To Avoid Foreclosure Even with the latest data coming in, the experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like the one we saw back in 2008. While headlines may be calling attention to a slight uptick in foreclosure filings recently, the bigger picture is that we’re still well below the number we’d... Read More

    The Benefits of Downsizing When You Retire

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | March 14, 2024

    The Benefits of Downsizing When You Retire If you’re taking a look at your expenses as you retire, saving money where you can has a lot of appeal. One long-standing, popular way to do that is by downsizing to a smaller home. When you think about cutting down on your spending, odds are you think of frequent... Read More

    Renting or Selling Your House: What’s the Best Move?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | February 29, 2024

    Renting or Selling Your House: What’s the Best Move? If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in... Read More

    It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | February 22, 2024

    It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition. Here are some valuable tips you... Read More

    These Non-Financial Benefits Turn a House into a Happy Home

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | December 28, 2023

    These Non-Financial Benefits Turn a House into a Happy Home There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the financial aspects of homeownership are important, the non-financial and emotional reasons are too. Here’s why. The word home truly means something different to everyone. Whether... Read More

    How Homeowners Win When They Downsize

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | December 18, 2023

    How Homeowners Win When They Downsize Downsizing has long been a popular option when homeowners reach retirement age. But there are plenty of other life changes that could make downsizing worthwhile. Homeowners who have experienced a change in their lives or no longer feel like their house fits their needs may benefit from downsizing too. U.S. News explains: “Downsizing is somewhat common among... Read More

    What’s the Difference Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | November 10, 2023

    What’s the Difference Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal? If you’re planning to buy a home, an inspection is an important step in the process. It assesses the condition of the home before you finalize the transaction. It’s also a different step in the process from an appraisal, which is a professional evaluation of the... Read More

    Growing Your Net Worth with Homeownership

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | October 17, 2023

    Growing Your Net Worth with Homeownership Take a moment to imagine where you want to be in a few years. You might be thinking about your job, money, wanting more stability, or goals you want to reach soon. Is homeownership a part of that vision? If it is, you should know owning a home has a whole... Read More