8 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Have you checked your credit score lately?  Having good credit is important in this world, particularly if you plan on buying a home. Even though there are mortgages available to those with lower credit scores, it’s always a good idea to raise your score as high as you can before you apply for a mortgage. A higher score will yield … Read More

Finding the Perfect Home

Buying a home is likely the biggest decision you’ll make in your life. It’s a decision that you will likely be living with for years. Everyone dreams of finding the perfect home. What is the perfect home, and how can you find it? Defining the “Perfect Home” The perfect home, as it were, is a home that fits your needs … Read More

How to Save Money on Granite Countertops

Nothing looks better than a granite countertop in your bath or kitchen.  They’re tough, always in style, and take less maintenance. It may seem that it would be too expensive to install granite.  Yet you don’t need to buy the most expensive granite to get amazing results. Here’s what you should know about granite counters and how you can cut … Read More

Installing a new garage door

Installing a new garage door isn’t probably the first thing that comes to mind, not until it gets damaged or fails to work. But even if your garage door works fine, it’s probably time to update it, especially if your home is a few decades old. Replacing a garage door, including the opener, can run around $2300.  Of course that … Read More

Protect Your Pets During the 4th

The 4th of July is a time to have fun with friends and family, and our furry friends are part of that fun. You might be tempted to bring your pets to watch fireworks or give them yummy treats from the grill. But fireworks and festive foods can potentially be harmful for pets.  What can you do to make sure … Read More

Add Value to Your Home With Good Landscaping

It’s no secret that good landscaping can add substantial value to your home. In fact, great landscaping can raise the value of your home by up to 11%, sometimes even more.  The bonus about landscaping is that in addition to adding to your home’s value, it can be one of the easiest home improvement projects to do. How can you … Read More

Should You Buy a Second Home?

Buying a second home – many people dream of it.  Buying a second home is something of a rite of passage, like buying a car or getting married. It’s a great investment as well. It shows that you’re doing well financially and can afford to reward yourself. And since mortgage rates are still low, now may be a good time … Read More

How to Get Your Family to Clean Out the Closets

Let’s face it – if you have kids, you have messy closets. The hustle and bustle of daily life usually doesn’t leave much time to organize. And living in a disorganized home can make you feel a bit out of control. Organizing every closet in the house can be daunting. But it you can get the family in on the … Read More

Should You get a 15-Year Mortgage

If you’re planning to buy a home in Albuquerque and can afford a higher payment, then a 15-year mortgage is an ideal way to pay off your mortgage faster and save thousands of dollars in interest. Of course, to make it work you need to have enough income to cover the payments, along with your other expenses. Despite the advantages … Read More

Avoid These First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Are you thinking about buying your first home in Albuquerque? If so, there’s a great deal of things to consider. But don’t let that intimidate you. Many first time buyers make the same mistakes, but if you learn from what they did or didn’t do, you can avoid making them. Here’s a few major mistakes that first time home buyers … Read More