Where are the Hottest Housing Markets?  Realtor.com just released its latest report on the hottest housing markets across the U.S. based on June’s data. The report studies supply, demand and housing prices. For the first time in six years, the California market did not rank in...

Need a Commercial Loan? Here is What an Underwriter Looks For The process for applying for a home loan and a commercial loan live in two different worlds. Commercial underwriters may take into consideration other factors beyond your personal credit score. If you planning to apply...

The Garage of Scottsdale: The Ultimate Mancave  The ultimate mancave, also known as The Garages of Scottsdale will be open soon and the crew at Knipp Contracting is excited to be a part of this real estate development project. The Garages of Scottsdale isn’t just a place...

Tenant Improvements Explained  What are tenant improvements? If you are considering an investment in a commercial property, this is a term you will want to be familiar with, before you sign on the dotted line of a lease agreement. Here is an overview of tenant improvements...

Top Home Trends to Watch For  Unlike a “fad” a home trend is something that we can expect to see for ten or more years, and it is an excellent way to predict homebuyer’s behavior. Each year, surveys are done with industry influencers, to provide us...

What Are Your Home Improvement Loan Options?  If you are considering a home improvement project, you will want to know what loan options are available, and have a rough idea on how much you want to spend, and identify what are the best improvements to make...

4 Assumptions that are Sabotaging Your Energy-Efficiency  Do you know how energy-efficient your home is? If you think about it, energy is one of the only products we buy on a daily basis but have no idea how much it is going to cost us until...

5 Maintenance Tips for Home Sellers  Are you a homeowner thinking about selling your home this spring? Routine maintenance items are critical, especially if you have vacated your home. Small things like a broken door bell or leaky faucet, may lead a buyer to wonder if...

Not All Home Renovations Are Good Investments:  The idea of updating your home can be fun, and overwhelming when it comes to picking the right areas to improve. Not all home improvement projects have the best return on investment, and while you may think you’ll live...

Small Flaws in Your Home that Could be a Big Deal  Let’s face it, we all live with flaws in our homes that we overlook, ignore or just learn to “live with.” But what we don’t realize is that those small flaws could end up being...