Karen Zaczkowski's Blog Posts

Should You Skip the Starter Home and Buy a Forever Home?

 If you're out there shopping for your first home, you might swoon over that four-bedroom Colonial and imagine growing old there—but wait a minute! Sure, you might be jonesing to put down

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What No One Tells You About Flipping Houses

We love binge-watching house flipping shows while dreaming of tackling a flip of our own. House flipping can be fun, and sometimes profitable, but your favorite shows don’t tell you everything

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How to increase your family's wealth

Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How! Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your

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Don't do's after applying for a mortgage

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases,

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Comments you overhear at open houses buy now or run

When you go to an open house, it's easy to get caught up in your own world of hypotheticals: How would you decorate the bedrooms if this home were yours? Is this a good open kitchen for hosting Taco

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Factors that influence a home's asking price

 Understanding the reasoning behind a home's price tag can make you a smarter buyer—and help you know exactly what you're getting for your money. Here are five factors that experienced

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First-Time Buyers Consider Home Maintenance Costs

First-Time Buyers Consider Home Maintenance CostsSo you're a first-time buyer who just closed the deal on your new home and moved in. Finally, you can breathe a deep sigh of relief. After all, you

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Selling a Home This Spring The Good and The Bad

Selling a Home This Spring For many home sellers, there’s no better time to list than the spring, and for good reason: This is peak home-buying season, folks! Buyers turn out in droves

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best time of year to sell your home

                                               The price of any item

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Question do I buy or sell first

1. You don't want to risk carrying two mortgagesIn a perfect world, you would buy your new house, sell your old one, and the timelines would match up perfectly. No muss, no fuss, no risk. For most

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