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The Bug Blog

A one-stop information hub for homeowners.

Is Your Foundation Beyond Repair?

Posted by Haley Moran on Feb 2, 2017 4:07:41 PM

Does Your House Have a Good Foundation?

It's an easy enough question. However, many homeowners are unaware of the warning signs attributed to a house foundation in need of repair. Before you sell your house, make sure none of these telltale signs are staring you right in the face, or, more likely, sneaking around
unbeknownst in the background. 

Atlanta Has Grown, and Now it's a Seller's Market.

Posted by Haley Moran on Jan 5, 2017 10:45:57 AM

Atlanta, Georgia, also called Hot 'Lanta as made famous by The Allman Brothers Band, isn’t just the capital city, it’s the largest city in Georgia and one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the United States. It’s a hub for a booming economy and business district, and its city limits are welcoming droves of new residents.

What is the Fed Rate Hike, and Does it Apply to Me?

Posted by Haley Moran on Dec 19, 2016 4:48:35 PM

Last week, we witnessed something that hasn’t been seen in a decade, but something we’d heard whispers about for months. We never thought we’d actually see it, but the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates.

What’s this mean for consumers? Well, if you're in the market for a home or a car, it's a good time to pay attention and start preparing to borrow differently, if at all. Tight lending standards and high interest rates will place an all-new importance, if not absolute consumer relience, on selling your house, especially, home cash sales.

Big Profit Coming Soon to Denver Real Estate Market.

Posted by Haley Moran on Nov 29, 2016 12:09:40 AM

MoneyBug to Unveil New Office in Booming Denver Market,:

Tops National Studies for Real Estate 

MoneyBug to Help Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Posted by Haley Moran on Oct 20, 2016 3:25:51 PM


Hurricane Matthew slammed into the southeastern United States on Friday, and its path of destruction left one million Floridians without power or stranded by record floods. The hurricane is now long gone, but the storm’s massive impacts are still causing problems for coastal communities. Powerful storm surges and flooding has caused considerable water damage to homes in Florida, and MoneyBug aims to help affected communities pick up the pieces.

Why FSBO is a Great Way to Sell Your House.

Posted by Haley Moran on Aug 17, 2016 9:33:48 AM

We are all familiar with those bright red yard signs. The ones that boldly read, “FOR SALE BY OWNER!” A popular way to sell one’s home, selling a house by owner is exactly what it sounds like: selling your house without a real estate agent. One of the most popular reasons to sell your house on your own is to avoid paying commission for the agent, which, on average, can be as high as 6% of the home’s sale price.  Without the involvement of a realtor, there is no extra fees to be paid, and therefore, more profit to be made.

Report: Demanding Real Estate Market Not Met with Supply.

Posted by Haley Moran on Aug 13, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Dallas, Texas: Recent data has emerged to prove the benefit of taking advantage of the current market, and homeowners who are looking to sell their home are urged to take advantage. Bloomberg has published economic studies that reflect a huge demand for housing and a difficult rental market. This demand has put homeowners in a position to profit when they sell their house.

This increase in rental prices have risen to pre-recession numbers not seen since 2007 and is due in large part to a shortage of available homes. 2016 economic reports have ranked the metro area of Denver, CO as the area of greatest home appreciation with 10.6 percent growth. The rates in North Texas have risen 9.3 percent in addition to prices that had already increased more than twice the national annual appreciation. Boston's home prices had an increase of 8.2 percent and was ranked third.

Five Reasons to Sell Your Empty Nest.

Posted by Haley Moran on Jul 11, 2016 9:21:34 AM

With the summer season upon us, it’s the time of year that recent graduates move from their parents’ home, and many homeowners find themselves left with an empty nest. While this time of transition may be difficult for some, and the emptiness of a family home can create an emotional whirlwind, it’s also a great time for empty-nesters to begin a new chapter of their life.

It could be time to downsize and sell your family home. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to sell your empty nest, here are five reasons you should consider.

I Lost My Job and Can't Pay the Mortgage. What Do I Do?

Posted by Haley Moran on Jun 28, 2016 12:30:00 PM

As the country saw during the Great Recession, job loss can happen to anyone. While it is not an ideal situation that anyone wants to be in, sometimes companies can be bought, relocated, or closed down without warning. This, unfortunately, leaves the workers high-and-dry and often scrambling to make ends meet.

If you’ve lost your job, you need to understand that it is okay. Most Americans have to work for a living, and we all run the risk of losing our source of income, sometimes at no fault of our own. But when deadlines for bills are involved, creditors are a lot less forgiving. If this is your situation, and you need to pay your bills but no longer have an income, what do you do

Five Signs it Might Be Time to Sell Your Rental Property.

Posted by Haley Moran on Jun 23, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Investing in real estate is all about maximizing your profit, and if you’ve chosen to become a landlord, it’s possible you’ve enjoyed a passive income for some time. However, holding onto a rental property for too long can come with risk. If you are considering selling your rental property, it might be time to do so. 

How can you tell it’s the right time to sell your rental property? Here're five reasons you could benefit from selling your rental instead of continuing to be a landlord.

What are your thoughts?