Why the Downsize Move Is the New Move
A look into the downsizing trend in South Florida
As one of the tax favorable states in the nation and a “mostly sunny” weather forecast year-round, Florida continues to be the select location for a large pool of buyers that includes affluent consumers and retirees. Specifically, in the South Florida real estate market – one of the leading luxury markets in the nation, this pool of buyers can browse some of the most extravagant homes.
But living tr... read more
5 Home Features That Could Impact Your Insurance Rate (and Upgrades That Can Lower It)
Take these upgrades that commonly impact rates into consideration, and you may start writing smaller checks.
The following is a guest post from Paul Martin
The way home insurance rates are calculated can seem like a mystery. However, once you understand the mindset of the insurance company, it becomes easier to figure out. To lower your home insurance rate, you’ll need to honestly review some key features of your... read more
5 New Homeowner Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid (And How to Avoid Them)
Keep these tips and tricks in mind as you learn the ropes of being a homeowner.
The following is a guest post from Jessica Thiefels
Become a first-time homeowner is one of the most exciting and stressful times of your life, even after the closing papers have been signed and key is in hand. Suddenly, you’re faced with a whole new set of challenges: how to manage a home that’s yours, not your landlord’s. There are a lot... read more
Spotting Foundation Issues When Buying a Home
Buying a home is both exciting and stressful. Consider these tips about how to spot potential issues when viewing homes with your real estate agent.
The following guest post is from Sarah Hutchinson
Buying a home is both exciting and stressful. After all, you want to find a place that suits your living needs and is in great condition. One of the biggest concerns is that the property you purchase is structurally sound, and this often starts with the foundation... read more
I had a nightmare that it snowed in Coeur d'Alene last night. I woke up panicked and sad and then I realized that the sun was coming up and that it was just a dream. One of the questions that I get asked most often about living in North Idaho is what is the weather like? Well, let me tell you!As some of you know I have traveled all over the United States from Upstate New York to Florida to California, and everywhere in between. I am originally from the Northwest corner of Montana, just outsi... read more