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Blog Articles

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 13:54

    For many people, inclement weather can be frightening. When the wind is blowing, the rain is pouring and the trees are rustling, it can be hard to remain calm. However, it's important to remember certain safety tips and how to use tools properly in case of emergency.

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 - 18:38

    Screening potential tenants is your opportunity to separate the renters that will pay their rent on time and take care of your home from the ones that could leave you with costly damages and unpaid rents.

  • Monday, April 8, 2019 - 18:28

    You’ve read our Becoming a Landlord article and are ready to rent your home. Congratulations, that’s the first, and hardest, step. Now you may be asking yourself “what’s next”.

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 18:59

    Eaton Realty invites you to join us for our free workshop on April 24th, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 PM.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 19:04

    For many, homeownership is seen as the ultimate success, and owning investment property the path to building wealth for the future.

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:42

    Tom warned his dad he should be careful about shredding documents and mail, including junk mail, to protect his identity. He also told his dad to make sure to destroy the labels and barcodes on his prescription medication bottles before throwing them away.

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 16:34

    Are you a military family?
    Do you own a home and now have PCS orders?
    Maybe you want to buy one but worry about what happens when those orders come? 

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 15:56

    Would you go to court without a lawyer, or invest hundreds of thousands into the stock market without the guidance of a financial planner?

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 17:49

    For most investors your time and money work hand in hand. You want your investment to pay you dividends while creating more time to enjoy those earnings.

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 16:54

    The time has come and you are ready to invest in a new home. Whether this is your 1st or your 10th home purchase, the options can be overwhelming.

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 16:41

    You hear the term PMI thrown around a lot when looking to purchase a home but oftentimes people aren’t quite sure what it is.

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 15:15

    CMA stands for Comparative Market Analysis, so it’s a fancy way of saying we’ve done research on your home compared to similar homes in your neighborhood or area.

  • Monday, December 10, 2018 - 18:59

    Can you buy a house with no down payment?

    Yes, you can.

    “Paying 20% down is, quite frankly, a myth," says Karen Hoskins, vice president at NeighborWorks and bearer-of-great-news. "Most buyers pay only 5% to 10% down — some even pay zero."

  • Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:14

    It may feel impossible to fit even more into already jam-packed days, but when the holidays roll around, entertaining and celebrating always find a way.

  • Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:18

    Buying your first home doesn't need to be overwhelming, and the more prepared you are, the better. Here are a few tips and tools to make first-time home-buying a little easier.

  • Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:19

    If you're hiring a home inspector for the first time to look at a house you'd like to purchase, you may be unsure what to expect.

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 15:18

    Few words get home buyers more excited than these two: open house

  • Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:12

    Do you have boxes of photos buried in the back of your closet? Or photo albums collecting dust on a bookshelf? Or maybe it’s thousands of digital images hidden away on your hard drive or smart phone where no one can see them?

  • Monday, October 1, 2018 - 16:19

    Eaton Realty is a strong supporter of our Military, First Responders and their Families. We understand how important and sometimes underappreciated their jobs are.

  • Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:22

    Can color change the world?

  • Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:18

    Thinking about home improvement projects that give you the most bang for your buck?

  • Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:37

    While a good 'spring clean' is important, the coming of Autumn also harkens in the need to do some important chores around the home and yard. Below are some seasonal suggestions from a wealth of experts.

     

     

  • Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:17

    Hurrican Season is upon us. Are you ready for a natural disaster? While living in fear is not optimal, being calm and prepared for anything that heads your way can keep you and your loved ones safe, and keep costly damage at bay.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:37

    For many people, the biggest obstacle to home ownership is the down payment.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:38

    When one thinks of home decorating and interior design, things like furniture, rugs, paint, and the like usually come to mind.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:43

    If you’ve been considering a hardwood floor for your home, you may have discovered that there are far more choices available than you have imagined.  And it can get confusing.  What’s the difference between solid wood, engineered wood and laminate?  And what’s this Pergo® thing?  How come all the

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:49

    The buyer thought that it was included.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:51

    Planning on remodeling the kitchen soon?  Not sure what kind of countertop to get?  Confused by all the different materials available?  Here is a quick guide to the most popular choices.

     

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:56

    Ever thought about building a house? With so many different home builders in our area, it can be a little confusing trying to pick the right kind.  Here is a quick and-easy explanation of the three most common types.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 23:53

    "Dinner?”

    “Sure, I guess.”

    “Where do you want to go?”

    “I don’t know.  Where do you want to go?”

    “I don’t know.”

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 23:55

    Boy, are you lucky you are not the seller of that house.  You know the one—it’s been sitting on the market for so long that you forgot what it looks like without the For Sale sign in front of it.  They decreased the price several times, there are people stopping by to look at it, but the stubborn For Sale sign remains.  You feel bad watching the poor Realtor holding it open every Saturday to no avail. What gives?  Well, it could be:

     

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:01

    When you apply for almost any kind of loan, one of the facts that lenders will use to make a decision is your credit score, also known as a FICO score.  The lender obtains this three-digit number (it ranges from 300 to 850) from one of the three major credit bureaus (Trans Union, Equifax or Experian).  Calculated by a formula developed by a company called Fair, Isaac & Co. (hence the name FICO), this score represents to a lender your credit worthiness.  It not only influences whether your loan is approved, but it also influences your interest rate and other loan terms. The higher your credit score, the better loan terms you will get.  How do you obtain a good score?  Simply put, by paying your bills on time, using your credit sparingly, and watching for errors on your credit report.  Since nobody is perfect, our credit scores aren’t always perfect either.  But whether you already have a great score, or a not-so-great one, there are things you can do to make it better.

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:03

    September is the back-to-school month, and for many families with school-age children that means the return of the dreaded morning circus.  Instead of everyone getting up rested and with smiles, there are shouting matches, tears, frustration, and moms getting late to work.  Sometimes it seems that getting kids out of bed and out the door in an orderly manner must require an act of divine intervention.  In anticipation of this month, I interviewed several friends and past clients who have successfully reigned in the morning circus in their homes.  Here are their tips:

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:04

    Saving money on groceries used to not be on my priority list.  Who has the time to clip coupons and keep track of when and where the sales are just to be able to save a few cents?  Then one day, purely by accident, I discovered an amazing fact—if I spent less money on groceries, I would have more money to spend on other stuff! This revelation motivated me to search for strategies that would help me spend as little as possible on each trip to the grocery store.  Here are seven of the most helpful strategies I discovered:

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:05

    According to a recent study conducted by the Federal Trade Commission, there are nearly 10 million instances of some form of identity theft each year.  This has quickly become one of the fastest-growing crimes, and the number of people falling prey to identity thieves is expected to rise. But things are not hopeless.   By closing the most likely avenues of attack and following a few simple guidelines you can significantly reduce the chance of becoming one of the victims.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 23:49

    Whether you are planning on refinancing, selling, or just thinking about how to impress visiting family, you might be looking for ways to boost your home’s value.  Home improvements and renovations are popular ways to try to accomplish this, but many projects can be time consuming and expensive.  Here are five simple things you can do to bump up the value of your home that won’t break the bank.

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