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Monthly Archives: February 2019

    Whose Mortgage Do You Want To Pay? Yours Or Your Landlord’s?

    By Joanie Caskey | February 27, 2019

    There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business explained in their article, “12 Practical... Read More

    The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

    By Joanie Caskey | February 22, 2019

    One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix series. She gives... Read More

    Commercial Property for Lease!

    By Joanie Caskey | February 22, 2019

    Just contact us at Caskey Realty for all of your commercial and residential real estate needs. Read More

    How To Get A Better Perspective On Affordability

    By Joanie Caskey | February 20, 2019

    Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate. Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the worst housing crashes in American history. Over the past decade, the market was... Read More

    Latest in Home Decor – Maison & Objet: 7 Color Trends to Watch in 2019

    By Joanie Caskey | February 18, 2019

    The international design and lifestyle show in Paris showcases the hues expected to be big in furnishings and decor Since 1995, the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris has been one of the most important international gatherings for professionals in lifestyle, interiors and design. Held twice a year, the event brings together about 3,000... Read More

    Documents You Need for Mortgage Pre-Approval: A Checklist for Each Type of Loan

    By Joanie Caskey | February 15, 2019

    Whether you’re self-employed or applying for an FHA or USDA loan, here’s the pre-approval paperwork you need. If you’re serious about buying a home, getting pre-approved for a mortgage is a critical step. It’s also a tedious one. Lenders seem to want a mountain of documents and have so many requirements. Yet the payoff is worth it. Most agents recommend mortgage... Read More

    12 Ways to Set Up Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating

    By Joanie Caskey | February 13, 2019

    Making smart food choices is easier when your kitchen is part of your support team As we move deeper into January, don’t get discouraged if you’ve slipped on your New Year’s resolutions to eat more healthfully or lose weight. Instead, make reaching those goals easier to accomplish by getting the right cooking and dining setup... Read More

    10 Things to Consider Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

    By Joanie Caskey | February 11, 2019

    Whether you have a simple powder room or a master en suite, functionality should be at the heart of your bathroom remodel. Read on to learn tricks for gaining storage, improving lighting and drainage, and more to ensure that your renovated bathroom stands the test of time. 1. Plumbing Residential plumbing typically uses 1½-inch pipes... Read More

    4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth

    By Joanie Caskey | February 8, 2019

    Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build wealth. Many of the points he made also apply to a family owning their own home. Here are a few: 1. Appreciation “The rising of home prices over time, is how... Read More

    Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased In Value?

    By Joanie Caskey | February 6, 2019

    Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed: “Homeowners with mortgages have seen their home equity more than double since 2011, increasing to a record-setting $8.3 trillion in 2017.” The... Read More