Abner Flores's Blog Posts

Is 'Curb Appeal' Really That Important When Selling Your Home? Yes - Here's Why

Do you remember the first time you shopped for or purchased a home? If so, think back to that moment. What did you first notice? Do you remember certain aspects of the home's appearance, or perhaps

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What Are the True Costs of Selling a Home? Let's Take a Look

Are you thinking about selling your house? Before you decide to list your home up for sale, it is helpful to get a clear picture of how much it's going to cost. Whether you are sprucing things up

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Don’t Get Fooled by Tricky Terms When Purchasing Real Estate

When looking to buy real estate, confusing terminology can leave you feeling like a dunce. From a multitude of numbers to marketing jargon, property listings can provide you with an overwhelming

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Purchasing a New Home in a Hot Real Estate Market? Here Are 4 Tips You Will Need to Be Successful

Are you in the market for a new house? In a buyer's market, finding and closing on a beautiful home can seem very easy. However, if you are shopping when the market is hot, you may end up fighting

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Purchasing a New Home? Make Your Move Easier With These Three Purging Tips

Are you thinking about buying a new house or condo? While the prospect of a new home is undoubtedly exciting, you may be dreading the thought at having to pack everything up and move. In today's

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Stuck in a Bidding War? 3 Ways to Win Without Busting Through Your Mortgage Approval Amount

Are you making an offer on a new home in a hot housing market? If so, one possibility is that you are going to end up bidding against other buyers who are looking to buy the same home.,

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Considering a New Home Next Year?... Start Now and Get a Jump on Improving Your Credit Score

In the market for a new home in 2018? With the new year just a few short weeks away, that leaves you with precious little time to get your finances in order. Let's explore a few tips that will help

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How to Use a Mortgage to Purchase a Home After Going Through a Bankruptcy

While it is sometimes the best option to get your finances repaired, the bankruptcy and following discharge period can be tough. However, while it may delay things for a couple of years, the good

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Current Service Member or Veteran? 4 Reasons Why a VA Home Loan Is an Excellent Choice

Are you current or former member of the US military service who is looking to buy a new home? If so, you will be pleased to know that there are some special mortgage programs that are open to you.

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Flipping Versus Renting Real Estate

When you make an investment in real estate, it’s important to consider your options for turning a profit. It might be best to rent out the property to cover your mortgage and build equity. Or,

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Having Trouble Getting Buyers to Close? Maybe Your Pricing Might Be the Problem

Are you experiencing problems with selling your home? A slow sale is no fun, especially if you need a quick sale due to a move or for financial reasons. If you are having some trouble getting

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Should You Get a Home Inspection Before Selling Your Home? Let's Take a Look

Is it time to upgrade or move on to a new home? If you are planning on listing your home for sale in the near future, you will have a few key considerations to make. Do we paint? Finish the basement

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Buying a New Home? 4 Key Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Advisor

Are you in the market for a new home? If you are planning on borrowing some or most of the home's purchase price, you'll want to prepare yourself for the mortgage process. Let's take a look at four

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Essential Spring Cleaning Chores to Make Your Home Shine

If the thought of cleaning your home this spring doesn’t bring a smile to your face, you’re not alone. To help you get going now, here is a short list of the 6 essential spring-cleaning

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Dog Breeds That Are Perfect for the Allergy-Prone Pet Lover

Do you find yourself itchy and sneezing after an encounter with a friendly, furry dog? You are not alone. The CDC estimates that around ten percent of Americans suffer from allergies related to dogs

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What to Do If Your Dishwasher Is Terrible at Cleaning Your Dishes

As kitchen appliances go, there are few loved more than the dishwasher. They can be a major time saver – that is, if your dishes are coming out clean. Let's take a quick look at a few steps

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Ways That Buying a New Construction Home Beats Buying an Existing One, Every Time

Are you in the market for a new house? Whether you are a first-time home buyer or are upgrading to get more space, you will need to choose between buying an existing home or building a brand new.

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Some False Myths About Reverse Mortgages That Need to Be Debunked

Are you a senior or retired individual older than 62 who is looking to supplement their retirement income? If so, you may have heard about a unique financial product known as a reverse mortgage. In

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Some Ways That a Reverse Mortgage Can Transform Your Retirement

Are you a retired individual looking for ways to increase your financial security? If so, you may have heard of a home equity conversion mortgage, more commonly known as a reverse mortgage. Used

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The Benefits of Owning a Green Home

Going green is not just a new trend; it is a way of life that benefits not only the environment, but also your health — and your pocketbook. Green living cuts down on carbon emissions and

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Mistakes That Plague First-Time Home Sellers and How to Avoid Making Them

Are you thinking about selling your home? If this is your first time going through the selling process, you may be wondering just how well things are going to go. Selling a home is usually a smooth

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Tips When Looking for Homes for Sale

It’s a great time to buy because there are still quite a few homes for sale now and interest rates have continued to stay low. Whether it’s your first time purchasing real estate or you

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Fun and Easy Housewarming Gifts for A Home

Whether you have new neighbors next door or old friends moving across town, a housewarming gift is a great way to show you care. New owners always appreciate anything that relieves the pressures of

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Ready for Home Ownership? Find Out by Answering These 4 Questions

Have you been dreaming about a larger, roomier or more luxurious living space? Or perhaps just want to experience the joy of owning your own home and building your net worth instead of renting? Let

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