Scott Spainhour's Blog Posts

Smart Homes The Way Of The Future Or A Risk To Homeowners

Glitches of early iterations aside, smart home technology has an increasingly active presence in the lives of homeowners who are looking for convenience and savings in a pushed-for-time era. From

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Do You Have Home Improvement Envy You Are Not Alone

Have you found yourself longingly peering into the yard next door to check out their new water feature only to start drawing up the blueprints for your own a week later? If you answered yes, turns

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HOW TO MAKE AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN WORK FOR YOU

Once a trend, open floor plans have become a staple of most modern homes. An open floor plan generally means the living room, kitchen, and dining room are combined into a large space or great room.

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7 Signs Your Contractor May Be Shady

Building a home or renovating your existing pad is no simple task. From budgeting to design and choosing the right contractor, there's a myriad of details you'll need to juggle. But when it comes to

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Avoiding Fraud Key Practices In Real Estate

Whether by compromised data, cracked passwords or phishing, real estate is a target for cyber criminals. More and more, homebuyers and sellers-and the practitioners who serve them-are reporting

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On Low Inventory From Challenge Comes Opportunity

 Low inventory is the foremost issue in the housing market right now. Buyers face relentless demand for a scarce supply of reasonably priced homes. In a recent survey by the National

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Millennials Search For Unconventional Down Payment Funds But At What Cost

Rising home prices are standing in the way of millennials who want to buy their first home; however, these challenges are being overcome via some unconventional methods. Millennials are getting

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Whats Feeding The Affordability Perception

Affording a mortgage payment is possible for many prospective homeowners. Why then, by all accounts, is unaffordability plaguing the market? Researchers at Freddie Mac offered several answers

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Five Tips When Considering A HELOC For Home Renovations

Homeowners looking to undertake home renovations can often use a home equity line of credit or HELOC to finance their projects. Here are five quick tips on how to shop for and manage a HELOC:Shop

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