Tag: Zwahlen Team

6
Sep

How to Make Your Home a Smarthome

“Smartening up” your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune, especially when you have the insider information from the Zwahlen Team. There’s a good chance that you’ve already incorporated some smart products into your home without actually realizing it. From your PS4 to your Twitter-enabled refrigerator, these products use home automation technologies that make your life easier. Nowadays, there is

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29
Aug

Mistakes to Avoid When Refinancing a Home or Car

When refinancing your home or your car, you need to avoid these common mistakes that many people make.  Low-interest rates might not be doing your savings account any good, but they’re a gift to borrowers across the nation. Shrinking your monthly payments and paying off your debts faster is something that refinancing can do, but only if you do it the

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29
Aug

How to Identify an Up and Coming Neighborhood

How can you find real estate in a neighborhood that’s moving up in socioeconomic stature, and make it yours. Smart homebuyers know that to get the maximum return on their real estate investment, they need to find a neighborhood that’s not just on the rise, but one that’s rising quickly. But, you might be asking, how do I find such a

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29
Aug

Making Sure the Price is Right When Selling Your Home

If you’re selling your home, you have to make sure that the price is right–especially when it comes to the market of the early 21st century.  In today’s market, demand for houses is outpacing supply in many regions of the country. Despite the recent upward trend and strengthening of the market, we still have a few years to go (in

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24
Aug

Questions You Need to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

With new rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, you should be ready with plenty of knowledge before you go to the closing table.  From sifting through endless paperwork to searching for optimal loan terms, purchasing a home can be as mentally taxing as navigating through a mountain range without any GPS. Channeling your energy towards finding the perfect home

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22
Aug

How to Search for a Home More Efficiently

How to Search for a Home More Efficiently Communicating well with your real estate team is the best way to ensure success while searching for your home.  Open communication is the key to every relationship: a romantic relationship, a friendship, parent and child, and even client and realtor. Only by being open with your worries, concerns, likes, dislikes, etc., will your

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11
Aug

The 12 Steps of Real Estate Closing (Part II)

After you’ve found your perfect house (and read Part I), your journey is just beginning . . . The conclusion to our 12 Steps of Real Estate Closing. Pest Inspection This is separate from the home inspection, and the name of what you have to do is quite self-explanatory. The pest inspection assures that your home is free of any

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11
Jul

Recognizing and Reducing Pet Stress: A Pet Owner’s Guide for a Happier Pet

Life can be stressful, even for your pet which has no real responsibilities. Know how you can spot the signs of stress in your cat or dog and help them relax. Cats and dogs are living things with brains, feelings, hormones, and emotions. Have you ever left your pet for an extended period of time and come home to a

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27
Jun

Does Going Green Actually Help Sell a Home?

Your home’s solar panels and geothermal system may seem like its best features, but some buyers may feel differently about going green.  With the dangers that face our planet with the use of oil and natural gases, some Americans have responsibly taken things into their own hands and installed alternative energy solutions like solar panels or geothermal vents at their

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