Thomas Gilmore's Blog

Posted on 08/01/2021
Tips for Buying a Home Remotely
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay So, you're buying a home remotely. Because you probably don't want to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a house that smells like cats or that features weekly invasions by the SWAT team of the building next door, it's important to find a long-distance realtor you can trust. You need someone who...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 07/25/2021
Mortgage vs Construction Loan: Understanding Key Differences
Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay Most homeowners have a mortgage against their house, and homebuyers who purchase existing homes usually secure a traditional mortgage before closing. When building a new house, however, you’re likely to need a construction loan before getting a home mortgage. Here’s a breakdown of each, including how they’re used in the new home building...
+ 8 more
Read More
Posted on 07/18/2021
How to Approach Buying a Foreclosed Home
Photo by Alex D'Alessio on Unsplash Purchasing a foreclosure property is a great opportunity to own a home at an extremely affordable price. While many people successfully buy foreclosed homes and are happy with their decision, before making this large financial commitment, it’s a good idea to understand what you might be walking into—before you buy. Homeowner Left...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 07/11/2021
How to Buy the Right Home Remotely
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay It may be tempting, when buying a home remotely, to jump at the first great deal that fits your checklist. But, number of beds and baths aren't everything. Location matters, too. So does the school district if you have school-age children. Don't be afraid to delve deeply into a property that you're thinking...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 07/04/2021
Why You Should Consider Neutral Colors in Your Next Design
If you’re planning a new decorating project, color palette is probably at the forefront of your decision making. Whether you’re planning on painting interior walls, swapping out furniture or doing a complete style overhaul, your color choices will be a guiding factor in every step of the process. This makes it especially difficult if you don’t know what...
+ 10 more
Read More
Posted on 06/27/2021
Selling Your High-Performance Home
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay Ready to sell that home you've sunk your heart, soul and savings account into? Hoping to get a great return on all those green upgrades you had professionally performed? Don't rely on chance to get the ROI you deserve. Take charge of the sale of your high-performance home, and make sure everyone from...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 06/20/2021
3 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Photo by Stephanie Ho from Pexels Boosting your home’s curb appeal doesn’t need to be a difficult or expensive task. Even the smallest upgrades or adjustments can boost your home’s value and aesthetic appeal, regardless of the architectural style or amount of space you have to work with. Some upgrades are well worth doing, even if you are...
+ 4 more
Read More
Posted on 06/13/2021
How an Attorney Helps Guide You Through a Real Estate Closing
Photo by Rafa Bordes via Pixabay Real estate closings could be quite simple at one end of the spectrum or very difficult at the other end. In most cases, you will need to understand the legal ramifications of signing several documents, including the note, mortgage, transfer of title, mineral rights, title insurance and tax documents. If your closing...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 06/06/2021
Protecting Your Garden from Pests
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 05/30/2021
3 Facts about Selling or Renting an Inherited House
Photo by Dave Frisch from Pexels If you've inherited a house you'd rather not live in, here are some things to consider—before you accept it. Before we get to the selling or renting part, calculate the cost of: Repairs and renovations. Any debt that would pass to you with the home. Annual property taxes. Yes, you may decline...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 05/23/2021
Are You Eligible for a Rural Loan?
Photo by Pete Linforth via Pixabay Vacant land is a hot commodity – especially for builders. If you’re searching for a home, you may find one in an area that’s growing in population but still offers great lots. Interestingly enough, these areas that look like thriving cities could be zoned in an area deemed “rural.” If so, you...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 05/16/2021
3 Disadvantages of Booming Housing Markets After Big Business Success
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Booming housing markets are obviously bad news for buyers, especially if they're afraid they're about to buy smack dab in the middle of a bubble. However, there are also reasons why residents and even home sellers should fear housing booms as well. When a city or town undergoes rapid growth due to...
+ 1 more
Read More
Showing Results
13 - 24 of153