10 Ways to Winterize Your Home — Now

You’ll get a season’s worth of savings and peace of mind by taking a few steps in the fall to get your home ready for cold weather. By Christopher Solomon of MSN Real Estate So you’ve pulled your sweaters out of mothballs and found your mittens at the bottom of the coat closet. But what about your house — is it prepared for the cold...

How to Buy a Foreclosed Property

When purchasing a foreclosed real estate property, you are cashing in on a home or investment someone was no longer has the ability to pay for. Foreclosures are fairly simple to locate but may be difficult to execute the transactions.  A successful purchase can mean a great deal on your new home or a potential sizable profit for you investors.   See How to...

Water Damage Prevention

Water damage can come from a variety of sources: lake of maintenance, storms, flooding, broken water pipes and lines, leaking washing machines, and more. This can lead to odor problems, property damage, mold and worse. If left unaddressed, water damage can eventually cause structural damage, which can be quite costly to repair and can even affect a home’s...

Secure Your Vacant Listed Property

My client was recently victimized by burglars who decided to break into the house and stole parts of an HVAC system and the Copper Pipes to the home.  This incident caused a lot of damage to the home and financial loss to my homeowner.  While I have heard of incidents like this before, I never felt the need to share this concern until it really hit close to...

FEMA’s How to Prepare for a Hurricane

To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures: Make plans to secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking. Install straps or additional clips to securely...

Homes Database

Homes Database

Feb 23, 2011

There are so many databases for your home search online.  The truth is that most of them get their listings from a central database that realtors use and update called MRIS.  This means that the only real difference is how easily ‘you’ the user are able to navigate and find home listings you like. I refer all my clients to Homes Database for their...