Author Archives for Carlie Ortiz

Is it Possible to Time the Housing Market?

March 10, 2022 11:51 am Published by Comments Off on Is it Possible to Time the Housing Market?

The COVID-19 pandemic and other world events have had a powerful impact on the housing market recently, and many hopeful homeowners are asking if spring will be the right time to buy a home. While inventory is plentiful in the spring, competition may cause prices to rise. On the other hand, prices may be lower... Read More

Should I Use the Same Real Estate Agent to Buy and Sell My Home?

January 31, 2022 12:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Should I Use the Same Real Estate Agent to Buy and Sell My Home?

If you’re new to the homebuying experience, or this is your first experience buying and selling a home at the same time, you may be wondering, “Should I use the same real estate agent to buy and sell my home?” This is a common question, and not a question with an easy “yes” or “no”... Read More

Should I Use a Lender or a Bank for My Home Loan?

January 26, 2021 9:45 am Published by Comments Off on Should I Use a Lender or a Bank for My Home Loan?

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make, so it’s best to stay informed of all the options available to you. Although both mortgage lenders and banks can help you get the funds you need to buy, there are pros and cons to each choice. Traditionally, mortgage lenders have more options... Read More

8 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent

January 19, 2021 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on 8 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent

Sometimes the most difficult part of buying a home is simply knowing where to start. That’s why it’s crucial to have a team of professionals guiding you every step of the way. Your real estate agent and mortgage lender should be educated, informed, and willing to find the ideal long-term solution that meets your wants and needs.... Read More

Do More with Your Mortgage in 2021

December 22, 2020 2:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Do More with Your Mortgage in 2021

Life has been a little unpredictable over the past year, to say the least. However, one positive thing that came out of 2020 was the state of the housing market. Despite the ongoing pandemic and the need to move everything completely online, historically low mortgage rates have enabled buyers to do more with their money... Read More

10 Virtual Holiday Party Tips You Need in 2020

December 17, 2020 9:06 am Published by Comments Off on 10 Virtual Holiday Party Tips You Need in 2020

The stockings are hung by the fire with care, the presents are perfectly wrapped under the tree, and all of our friends and family will soon be… meeting us for virtual celebrations! This year has been challenging in many ways, but one positive to come from being physically distanced is the opportunity to still virtually... Read More

What is a “Zoom Town?”

November 20, 2020 1:32 pm Published by Comments Off on What is a “Zoom Town?”

When the world came to a screeching halt back in March, we thought it was safe to assume that quarantining would quickly become something of the past. Today, nearly eight months since most U.S. cities began lockdowns, Americans are canceling their holiday plans and hunkering down for a long winter. As Covid-19 remains a lingering... Read More

How to Prevent Holiday Home Fires

November 13, 2020 2:32 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Prevent Holiday Home Fires

The holiday season is just around the corner, and with it comes family dinners, stockings hung by the fire, and Christmas tunes from dawn to dusk. The holiday season also brings significantly higher risks for home fires, especially in the kitchen and living room. The good news is, there are easy ways that you can... Read More