Nichol Polk's Blog Posts

8 Affordable Ways To Boost A Homes Curb Appeal

Your home’s curb appeal could be make or break for the amount of showings you have. In the same way curb appeal can attract potential buyers through your door, a less than spectacular home front

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Open Season House Hunting With Kids

House hunting with children can add another layer of complexity to your search. It is a balancing act; moving can be difficult for both young children and finicky teenagers. When you are house

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Reach Your Dreams With 3 Percent Down

If rising home prices have you down–in–the–dumps and concerned about affordability, think again. Low down payment mortgage options — some requiring as little as 3% down — are available for

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Crafting Your Home Security Blanket

Home security options come in many shapes and sizes. Today, you can protect your home with methods ranging from joining your neighborhood watch group to installing the latest smart home security

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Three Tips For Making Small Spaces Work For Your Family

Small spaces aren’t the traditionally sought–after spaces for growing families, but with more millennial parents choosing to live a minimal lifestyle — families are adapting to life

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A Successful Move Is All In The Details

If you’re about to leap into the exciting, yet hectic, process of moving into a new home, you’re not alone. Nearly 35.5 million Americans move each year, according to data from Move.org.

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What To Watch For If Excited About Buying A Home This Year

As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally ditching your landlord and buying your first home or selling

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Tips For Ensuring Your First Mortgage Gets Approved

From improving your credit score to getting a mortgage in principle, here are some of the ways you can boost your chances of getting the loan for your first home.Getting the funds together for a

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4 New Years Resolutions To Help You From Prep To Purchase

If you’re on the hunt for a new home in the new year you don’t have to wait for the ball to drop – you can start acting on your new year resolutions now to prep for one of the

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First Time Home Buyers You Are Closer To A Down Payment Than You Think

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it’s a common misconception that you always need 20 percent down to buy a home

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Cool Reasons Why Its The Perfect Time To Buy

Don’t pass up that ‘for sale’ sign stuck in the snow-it might just be your ticket to finding your new home at a steal! Real estate sales naturally slow as the seasons change and most home

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10 Things To Do Before You Sell Your House

Before you put your house on the market, ask your real estate agent for guidance on improving your home’s presentation. Your agent can tell you what buyers expect in your

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS WHAT MY REALTOR GAVE TO ME

On the first day of ChristmasMy REALTORⓇ gave to meA presentation on how she’d sell my homeOn the second day of Christmas My REALTORⓇ gave to meTwo cleaning tips andA presentation on how she

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Making A List Checking It Twice

The homebuying process can be a lot to handle—just like the holiday season. In both, you likely have a mile-long to-do list and are trying to stick to a budget. As you begin to make your holiday

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Money Management Bringing Home The Bacon

A home is likely the most expensive investment of your lifetime, so it is important to begin the homebuying process by getting your financials in order. As a homeowner, you'll have additional

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Winter Homebuying 101 Cool Reasons Why Its The Perfect Season To Buy

Don’t pass up that ‘for sale’ sign stuck in the snow-it might just be your ticket to finding your new home at a steal! Real estate sales naturally slow as the seasons change and most home

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Realtors All I Want For Christmas

I don't want a lot for ChristmasThere is just one thing I needI don't care about the presentsUnderneath the Christmas treeI just want to sell your homeMore than you could ever knowSign and we are

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Top 10 Tips For Selling Your Home During The Holidays

The holiday season from November through January is often considered the worst time to put a home on the market. While the thought of selling your home during the winter months may dampen your

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8 Dos And Donts To Selling A Home Over Christmas

Do decorate your home for the season. Decorating our homes for Christmas is one of the most enjoyable parts of the Christmas season and it shouldn’t be any different if you’ve chosen to

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How Much Mortgage Can Your Lifestyle Afford

There’s no getting around it, buying a home is expensive. Saving money for a down payment and then living within your means takes plenty of advance planning, strict budgeting, and might even

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Sellers Find Fall Is The New Sneaky Selling Season

Summer is traditionally thought of as the best time to buy and sell a home. But, just because the cold weather is approaching and people are getting cozy by their fires, doesn’t mean there aren

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Factors To Consider When Selling A Home With A Security System

Selling a home can be a whirlwind. From finding the right real estate agent to getting your home ready for showings and presenting the most value to buyers, there are a number of things to think of

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Everything You Need To Know About Maintaining And Replacing Your Roof

How often do you think about the roof of your home? It's something a lot of us take for granted, but it plays a pretty important role in protecting you and your belongings

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CARBON MONOXIDE A DEADLY DANGER

With winter coming on to cool much of North America, it’s worthwhile to address a potential hazard that arises with increased use of fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces and water

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5 Reasons To Consider Selling A Home This Holiday Season

Conventional wisdom states selling a home during the holiday season — that period from Thanksgiving week to New Year’s day — is a bad financial decision. (And one that should be

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So Excited About My Move To REMAX American Dream

Jada Wooden comes to RE/MAX American Dream!We are so excited to have Jada as a member of the RE/MAX family.  She comes from a long line of real estate experience.  We can't wait to see

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Thoughtful Upgrades To Wow Home Buyers

The list of things to do to prepare your home to sell can be long and boring. Organizing closets, servicing the furnace, cleaning gutters etc., may not be fun tasks, but they are all important

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5 Surprisingly Smart Reasons To Buy A Home During The Holidays

Turkeys and tinsel, dreidels and pumpkin pie. Yes friends, the holidays are here again, and it's the perfect time for ... house hunting? OK, we know you're busy enough planning family feasts

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5 Tips For Buying In Todays Sellers Market

In many metro housing markets these days, you’ll find low inventory, rising prices, bidding wars above the asking price, and fewer sellers willing to negotiate terms, because — quite frankly —

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10 Terms You Should Know

If you're in the market to buy your first home, one of the best things you can do is get your real estate vocabulary in gear. Why? Because words matter, and soon you'll need to know your real estate

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5 Tips For Buying New Construction

Much of today's home buying advice is geared toward people looking to buy existing homes. However, there is another market segment that deserves sound advice – those looking to buy new.

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Ways To Save For A Down Payment

Do you dream of buying your own home, but stop short when faced with getting together the down payment? It's time to shift your mindset: You can do this.First, it's important to know that 20%

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Renting Out Your Home

Renting Out Your Home Ready to sign up some tenants? Here are some tips to be a successful landlord. Know Your Market Just as you perform due diligence on a property and its condition, you should

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