Home Health Check-up? Just What the Doctor Ordered

Much like ourselves, our homes need a check-up every once in a while. Sure, you don’t like to think that you or your home can become sick, but face it, without a yearly check-up you wouldn’t be as healthy as you are now, right? If you have become unsure if your home is leading a…

6 Ways to Get a Mortgage with Student Loan Debt

Many college graduates with the hopes of purchasing a home are wondering how they will qualify for a mortgage with the over-abundance of student loan debt they have piled up. Is it possible to afford to take on one more monthly bill? Turns out it is, despite how things may look. 41% of college-educated Americans…

The 411 on Home Appraisals

When you are ready to start home shopping, you think about the plentiful kitchen space you hope to find, or ample basement size. You probably aren’t thinking about a home appraisal. If you’re in the process of selling, you’re probably dreaming about the home you plan to move into. You’re probably wondering how much you…

The Benefits to Having a Home Warranty

When you purchase a home, even a home that is not new, there is a good chance you will be offered a home warranty. You may get lucky with a seller that offers to purchase one on your behalf to provide peace of mind that if any part of the home that fails will be…

How Realtors Can Become The Perfect Wingman for Their Clients

So much of our free time is spent online these days. Our social lives are happening in online communities, much more than our friends’ homes or bars. We meet people in Facebook groups with similar interests or following someone’s Snapchat story. YouTube has become the place where you can learn to do almost anything, from…

NOIC Deploys Blend to Drive Customer Delight, Efficiency

SYLVANIA, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2017 — Ohio-based mortgage banker, NOIC Home Mortgage Lender, a division of NOIC, Inc., in partnership with Blend, a Silicon Valley-based technology firm, has released the Ready App, offering borrowers an elegant online portal to submit their applications, documents, and follow-ups in a secure, compliant manner. Borrowers of all ages applaud Ready App, giving…

4 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining During Winter Nights

One of the joys of warmer weather is setting the table and sharing a leisurely outdoor meal with loved ones, and it’s something that can really be missed when the climate turns cold. But even if you live in an area that experiences some chilly winters, there’s no reason you can’t entertain outdoors during those…

Top 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

The New Year is around the corner! If you’re like plenty of others, the beginning of 2017 will bring many attempts at self-improvement. Sometimes you may be successful and other times you bite off more than you can chew. So this year, instead of driving yourself crazy on trying to better yourself, channel all that…

Realtors: 4 Tips for Keeping Your Business Strong During the Winter Months

If you are in the real estate industry, this time of the year is perfect for taking last minute vacations and spending time with family. With home buyers and sellers going into hibernation, the dip in sales is inevitable. Even if you don’t have a lot of clients at this time, there’s plenty you can…

The Official Germaphobe Guide to Selling Your Home During Flu Season

Open houses are a great way to show off your home to potential buyers, but they are also a great way to invite nasty germs into your home. People walking around, touching things with their unwashed hands, and sneezing carelessly in your most sacred spaces, leaving behind a trail of bacteria in their wake. It’s…