Real Estate and Cryptocurrency: Can You Buy a House with Bitcoin?

By Mary O'Neil

From increased competition to low mortgage rates, the real estate market has undergone substantial changes in the past decade. One of the most significant changes is the payment method homeowners are using to purchase new homes. A recent Redfin report found that one in nine first-time homebuyers saved for their down payment by selling cryptocurrency…

Supply and Demand in Today’s Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Mary O'Neil

Some Highlights Today’s housing market is the direct result of low supply and high buyer demand. Here’s what that means for you and your plans to buy or sell. For buyers, expect competition, be ready to move fast, and be prepared to submit your strongest offer. For sellers, know your house will be the center…

What Is a Split-Level House? All About This Mid-Century Style

By Mary O'Neil

Houses come in many styles and builds – it’s part of what makes them so unique and desirable. From the Mediterranean style to the Cape Cod style, the possibilities are endless. A historically popular house style is the split-level house, which emerged from the raised ranch-style house in the 1930s, but gained popularity in the…

How to Avoid a Delayed Closing: 7 Common Roadblocks to Be Aware of

By Mary O'Neil

Once your offer has been accepted, the excitement kicks in, and the countdown to closing begins. But before you can get your keys, you’ll want to be cautious of any roadblocks or setbacks that could cause a delayed closing and postpone your move-in date. You’ll want to rethink purchasing that beautiful new couch and hold off on…

Plat Maps: What They Are and How to Find One for Your Property

By Mary O'Neil

A plat map is a valuable source of information about a property that you should receive during the closing process of a real estate transaction. A plat map is very important as it dictates a property’s lot size and the location of its boundary lines.  Don’t let your plat map get lost in the maze…