Tami Gaylor's Blog

Posted on 05/09/2021
Invest or Pay Down Your Mortgage Quicker - Which is Better?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Should You Build a New Addition Onto Your Home?
Image by ClassicallyPrinted from Pixabay Whether your family has grown or your personal lifestyle has changed, you may have found yourself faced with the decision of building an addition on your existing home or purchasing a new one. There are both benefits and disadvantages to both options so it's important to take time to consider your own circumstances...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Supporting Local Business Can Help Improve the Real Estate Market
Photo by Vit Ducken via Pixabay There has been a lot of concern about the state of rural America and how it's being affected by large businesses. Big box stores like are said to destroy local businesses, causing an economic drought in small towns. But despite the statistics, there's a bigger picture to consider. We'll look at how...
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Posted on 04/22/2021
Video Tour - 41 Huntington Road, Hadley, MA 01035
Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom 2 bath Ranch on 2 acres! You'll feel away from it all, while being minutes to Amherst, UMASS and shopping. Beautifully sited on this 2 acre lot, the private backyard is accessed through the 15x20' three+ season room that provides the perfect place to sit and take in the peaceful landscaping, expansive stone patio, curved stone wall and the woods beyond. Inside you will discover a versatile floor plan. Cozy family room w/ gas fireplace and slider out to the 3 season porch; remodeled kitchen has the sweetest built in bench in the dining nook plus laundry closet for 1 level living; formal dining room w/...
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Posted on 04/22/2021
41 Huntington Road, Hadley, MA 01035 is now new to the market!
Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom 2 bath Ranch on 2 acres! You'll feel away from it all, while being minutes to Amherst, UMASS and shopping. Beautifully sited on this 2 acre lot, the private backyard is accessed through the 15x20' three+ season room that provides the perfect place to sit and take in the peaceful landscaping, expansive stone patio, curved stone wall and the woods beyond. Inside you will discover a versatile floor plan. Cozy family room w/ gas fireplace and slider out to the 3 season porch; remodeled kitchen has the sweetest built in bench in the dining nook plus laundry closet for 1 level living; formal dining room w/...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Best Times of Year to Move for Singles, Families and Retirees
Photo by Aimee Cozza via Pixabay Moving to a new home can disrupt your routine at any time, but some times of the year are better than others for relocating to a new home. You'll get the most from the experience and enjoy a more seamless move if you plan things for the right time of year and...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
How Big Business Can Impact Neighborhoods
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Several years ago in an upscale comedy club located in a relatively downscale Los Angeles neighborhood, the owner gave an impassioned speech about how gentrification was affecting the Hispanic culture that once thrived there. The overlying, tear-filled message was that nothing could be done to preserve the integrity of her home and...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Should You Request a Home Showing?
Requesting a home showing usually is a great idea if you find a residence you may want to buy. In addition, there are many things you can do to get the most out of any house showing, at any time. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you attend a home showing and determine if a...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
How Can You Capitalize on a Buyer's Market?
A buyer's market typically is a dream come true for those who want to find a high-quality and affordable house. In fact, there are many things you can do to capitalize on a buyer's market to ensure you can purchase a house that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Are You an Ambitious House Seller?
An ambitious home seller may be better equipped than his or her rivals to enjoy a seamless property selling experience. In fact, this individual likely will go the extra mile to ensure buyers can learn about his or her house and make an informed purchase decision. Believe it or not, becoming an ambitious home seller can be simple. Now,...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Garages: How Attaching One Could Make Your Home Safer and More Accessible
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels For most people, inclement weather is an inconvenience when getting out of a vehicle and entering a home. When it rains, you use an umbrella or get wet. When it snows or sleets, you have to watch every step or suffer a slip and fall. But for people with a disability or mobility...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Pros & Cons of Financing with a Mortgage Lender
Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash When financing a home purchase, one of the most basic decisions to make is where to get your mortgage from. The basic options are whether you should go to a mortgage lender or not. Financing with a mortgage lender has both pros and cons. Pro: Many Loan Options If you go to a...
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