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First-time buyers can sometimes be caught off guard by closing costs. Here's how you can prep for them.

When you're shopping for a home, it's easy to focus only on the price of the house and forget about the other costs associated with buying a home. According to Business Insider, closing costs can be over $2,000 in Indiana, including taxes. To avoid showing up at closing with empty pockets, our real estate agents recommend budgeting for the following expenses when preparing to buy a home.

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Buying your first home can be stressful if you don't know what you're doing. Here are the best tips to hit the ground running.

Are you hoping a new home is in store for you in the coming year? If "buy a house" is at the top of your New Year's resolutions, you'll want to start planning for your big purchase now, especially if it's your first time buying a home. Here are a few tips from our real estate agents to help you get on track.

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Interior designers can completely transform the feel of your home. Here's what you need to know about them.

If you want a professional, pulled-together look inside your home, you might be in the market for an interior designer. Whether you are just moving in, ready for a refresh, or wanting your house to look its best to help you sell it faster, here is the rundown on interior designers from our real estate agents.

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Baby it's cold outside, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do! South Bend is full of fun activities this winter.

Baby it's cold outside, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do! South Bend is full of activities during the colder months, both inside and out. Here are a few attractions our real estate agents recommend checking out this winter.

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Buying the right home is especially important when you're a parent. Here's what you should look out for when shopping.

Whether you already have a family or are just planning on one, it's important to keep your kids in mind when shopping for a home. Here are a few things our real estate agents recommend paying attention to if you have a family or plan on starting one someday.

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Find the perfect holiday gift for family and friends with these South Bend shops.

Struggling with ideas of what to get friends and family this holiday season? Make gift shopping easy-peasy with South Bend's selection of unique, independent local shops. Plus, you feel good knowing that by supporting someone's small business, you made their holiday season even better! Here are a few locally owned shops that our real estate agents recommend.

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When you're selling your home, you want to make an impact. Here's how you can wow buyers with your kitchen.

There is a lot of conflicting information out there as to whether you should do updates on your home before selling it. Most renovations won't bring enough of an increase in your sales price to justify doing major work to your home before selling it, but there are certain updates that do pay off, and many of them are ones that update your kitchen. Here are six affordable kitchen upgrades our real estate agents recommend doing before selling your home.

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See what your local brewmasters are crafting with these South Bend breweries.

One of the best things about living in South Bend is our local community: cafes, restaurants, and yes, breweries too! Are you looking for a great local brewery to meet up at with friends, or are you interested in sampling local lagers and ales? Check out these local breweries, recommended by our real estate agents.

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