Robin Tanner's Blog

Posted on 07/04/2021
To Rent or Buy: What to Consider
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
+ 7 more
Read More
Posted on 06/27/2021
Tips on Calculating Your Debt to Equity Ratio
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay Nearly all real estate investment includes some amount of debt. Debt on its own isn’t necessarily a problem but too much debt can create challenges. So, how much debt is too much? We’ll give you some solid answers below. Quick note: If you’re already a seasoned pro, you probably don’t need our...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 06/20/2021
Is Commuting Worth Owning a Home?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock Homeownership is a marvelous thing. Many folks go to extraordinary lengths to make it happen for their household. One thing that makes ownership difficult is affordability in the same locale as your employment. When that's the case, many potential buyers begin searching outside their comfortable commuting radius to find an affordable...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 06/13/2021
How Big Corporations Affect the Patterns of Residential Real Estate
Photo by Juhasz Imre from Pexels Major corporations can change nearly everything about their surrounding areas and their effect on residential real estate can be truly substantial. The concentration of wealth in areas like Silicon Valley and Seattle has influenced even the most basic properties, causing otherwise unremarkable homes to be worth over a million dollars based on...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 06/06/2021
What Type of Concrete Foundation Is Right for Your New Construction?
Designing a dream home involves making a lot of decisions. One of the earliest and most important decisions is the type of foundation. So what is the best type of foundation for your home? Finding the answer involves gaining a working knowledge about concrete slabs, crawl spaces and basements. Why Choose a Slab Foundation? Concrete slab foundations are...
+ 5 more
Read More
Posted on 05/30/2021
Beginners Guide to Succulent Care
Photo by Madison Inouye from Pexels Succulents are an excellent choice for houseplant beginners. They don’t have any strict watering requirements and are hardy enough to survive indoors in almost all climates. However, there is a difference between your succulents surviving and thriving. Here we will go over some basic tips to make sure your succulents are the...
+ 8 more
Read More
Posted on 05/23/2021
Which Voice-Controlled Devices Should You Consider?
Photo by Andrey Bryzgalov via Shutterstock We’ve learned to use voice controls in our cars for hands-free calling, but what about in our homes? Alexa, Google Assistant, Echo and Siri are for more than simply using your voice to switch on the lights or control the temperature. Here are more ways to control your home with the sound...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 05/16/2021
Regular Home Maintenance Can Reduce Costly Repairs
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay As a homeowner, it is important to complete preventative home maintenance on a regular schedule. Home maintenance is necessary because it ensures potential problems are identified before they become costly repairs. Not every issue will be caught ahead of time, here are a few common examples of home maintenance issues that could...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 05/09/2021
Speed Up a Home Sale with Professional Staging
Image by Mark McCammon from Pexels Staging is a marketing tool, not an exercise in decorating for living comfort. Professional real estate stagers should be a member of your team when you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. Even if you have a go-getter real estate agent and your home is in a great...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 05/02/2021
Advice for New Homebuyers
Photo by LDprod via Shutterstock Buying a house is more than the number of rooms and how it is staged. It’s a set of complex systems in a specific location. And while it’s not all about location, that’s a perfect place to start your list. Where to Buy Areas and neighborhoods trend for a variety of reasons. If...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 04/25/2021
Adding Vintage Style to A Modern Home
Photo by Alex Qian from Pexels Whether you’re remodeling your home or building one from scratch there are a few vintage features you may want to incorporate. No matter the style of your home—modern, traditional, country chic—these additions can fit seamlessly in your house. Work with your architect to see how you can add these details to your...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 04/18/2021
House Flipping: 5 Things to Remember Before You Start
Photo by Stux via Pixabay Although popular reality television shows make house flipping seem like a relatively low-risk endeavor, nothing could be further from the truth. It would be more accurate to call the business of house flipping “high risk, high reward.” The risk factors involve losing substantial sums of money when a fix-and-flip runs over budget or...
+ 3 more
Read More
Showing Results
13 - 24 of255