6 Important Things You Need to Know about Living on a Private Road

In today’s fast-paced and crowded world, we understand the appeal of an isolated mountain home at the end of a private road. But don’t trade in your car for something with four-wheel drive just yet!  There can be many complications with living on a private road. Between easements and agreements and the requirements of your […]

6 Things You Need to Do before Joining an HOA (and 4 Things Once You’re in)

You’ve finally landed that raise, your kids are getting a little older, and you’re ready to move on up! Better than the east side, you’re headed to one of the swanky gated communities you’ve always dreamed of living in. And then you realized it’s governed by a homeowner’s association. You’ve seen The X-Files. You know […]

First-Time Buyer Tips: What do My Closing Costs Mean?

It’s important to understand closing costs from both sides to ensure there are no surprises during your home transaction. But as a homebuyer, just what do each of your closing fees mean? We break down the typical homebuyer fees for you below: Home Appraisal At its core, a home appraisal is a professional assessment of […]

First-time Seller Tips: What Your Closing Costs Mean

It’s important to understand closing costs from both sides to ensure there are no surprises during your home transaction. But as a home seller, just what do each of your closing fees mean? We break down the typical home seller fees for you below: Real Estate Commission The real estate commission is a percent of […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Condo and Homeowner Associations

Many planned communities, certain neighborhoods, and condominium complexes are governed by homeowner associations (HOA) or condo owner associations (COA). HOA and COA governance is designed to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood, but depending on your desires and temperament, they aren’t for everyone. If you’re considering purchasing a home in such a community, there are […]