Obtaining a Mortgage: Broker or Bank?

For most home buyers today, part of the buying process includes finding a bank that will lend you the money you need to make your dream home a reality.\r\n\r\nWith so many different lenders, banks and brokers available to work with you on your home mortgage application, it’s hard to figure out where turn to for assistance with your financing. The … Read More

Home Staging vs Remodels

It turns out that there is a significant difference between home staging and a home remodel when it comes to return on investment. To make a long story short, DIY or staging investments are actually investments. Remodels are just another way to spend money. Home staging makes good business sense. So does spending the weekend painting.\r\n\r\nIn the list below, I’ve … Read More

Typical Return on Home Remodel Investments

In the previous blog article, we wrote a cautionary tale about the fiscal reality of a home remodel. In this post, I’d like to explain which home remodels could make fiscal sense.\r\n\r\nThis link below provides a good estimate of the return on investment of home remodels.\r\n\r\nhttp://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2014/\r\n\r\nThe highest ROI is the entry door replacement. In this remodel, the owner gets 96.6% … Read More