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    6 Mistakes First-time Buyers Should Avoid

    By Tyler Marsing | December 20, 2021

    Buying your first home is an exciting time, but it’s also filled with many questions. If you are like most newcomers to home buying, you are going to make some mistakes during the process. While you can chalk many of these up to learning opportunities, you can also avoid some common mistakes our real estate agents... Read More

    5 Things to Look for When You’re Buying a Fixer Upper

    By Tyler Marsing | December 6, 2021

    Buy a fixer-upper. Do the rehab. Move in and live happily ever after. It sounds like a great idea, but will it work for you? Our real estate agents understand the challenges of buying fixer-upper homes in Columbia. The process can be emotionally and financially rewarding, but it’s not right for everyone. Here are five... Read More

    Buying Your Dream Home in a Seller’s Market

    By Tyler Marsing | November 22, 2021

    You can count on the real estate pendulum to swing in two directions: between a buyer’s market and a seller’s market, meaning that market conditions favor one person or the other. This doesn’t mean you should worry if you’re a potential buyer in a seller’s market. But you must understand the challenges you face so... Read More

    How to Save for a Down Payment on Your First Home

    By Tyler Marsing | November 8, 2021

    When you’re saving to buy a house in Columbia (or anywhere), it is important to understand the details of the financial commitment you are about to make. You should have a grasp on how much home you can afford, the total cost of everything involved and how to prepare for your home purchase. Read More

    The Ultimate Columbia Neighborhood Guide

    By Tyler Marsing | October 25, 2021

    Columbia, Missouri is a city filled with character, culture and natural scenery; so it’s not always easy to settle on one choice neighborhood out of such an appealing list of options. One of the first things you’ll learn about Columbia, MO is that every neighborhood is unique, with its own businesses, traditions and community spirit.... Read More

    Using a Pro to Sell Your Home

    By Tyler Marsing | October 11, 2021

    Ready to sell your house in Columbia? You’ll have a lot of important decisions to make in the months to come, but if you want to sell your house at a fair price and a fast pace, the first one should be the easiest. Instead of trying to sell your house yourself, make the decision... Read More

    10 Ways to Know Your New Neighborhood is Safe

    By Tyler Marsing | September 27, 2021

    Finding a safe neighborhood to call home is an important priority for most shoppers. It’s always wise to get an idea of a neighborhood’s safety before you buy a home. Living in a safe neighborhood means more opportunities for recreation, more chances to get involved in the community, and less stress when you spend time... Read More

    How to Sell Your Home for the Most Money

    By Tyler Marsing | September 13, 2021

    Pro Tips to Sell Your Home for the Most Money When you put your home on the market, it’s natural to want it sold fast and for the best price possible. Of course, a profitable home sale doesn’t just happen. From the moment you decide to sell, you should consider your home a full-time project.... Read More

    7 Steps for First-time Home Buyers in Columbia

    By Tyler Marsing | August 30, 2021

    Buying your first home is a life-changing event. For most people, it’s the culmination of a long process. And the sooner you get start planning the process, the better. There’s a lot to do when you’re buying a home, but it can all be done one little bit at a time. Read More

    Buyers Beware: Last-Minute Credit Checks Are Real

    By Tyler Marsing | August 16, 2021

    Have you already done the hard work to secure a mortgage, find the right home, and negotiate a deal that works for all parties? Then the last thing that you want is for a last-minute hitch to throw a wrench in the process. One of the final hurdles to clear is the last-minute credit check... Read More