Bad House Flip in Foley, AL

Had a house flip go sideways? You wouldn’t be the only one.  At Echo Properties, we’ve seen a lot of house flips lose money — there’s a lot of potential upside to flipping homes… but there’s also a fair amount of risk.  So, we thought we’d stop by and help.  Here are some possibilities to … Continued

Which type of carpet to install in Foley, AL

Want to install some carpet in your home?  Awesome! But what type of carpet is the best to install? What are some of the main qualities to consider?  We thought we’d stop by with some advice to help. 🙂 Here are four terms that are important to understand when selecting carpet… Density — This refers … Continued

Does your house have well water in Foley, AL

Does your home use well water?  If so, it’s important to understand how to periodically treat and test the water you’re using.  At Echo Properties, we’ve bought and sold many properties that use well water in the more rural parts of Foley, AL and there are a few things that people should be aware of.  … Continued

Warm house for less money in Foley, AL

Want to keep your home warm without breaking the bank?  At Echo Properties, we’ve helped a lot of homeowners with a lot of problems… and we’re no spring chicken when it comes to keeping a property heated on a budget.  So we thought we’d come by and drop some tips for you 🙂  Here you … Continued

Hiring a Property Management Company in Foley, AL

Want to hire a property management company to manage one or several of your properties?  At Echo Properties, we’ve been working in real estate for many years in Foley, AL and we’ve worked with quite a few property management companies.  And it can be a great experience! Or a horrible experience… And so we thought … Continued

Finding a job in another state in Foley, AL

Trying to find a job in another state?  Lots of people move locations for work — sometimes, though, they change jobs to be able to move somewhere else where they want to live.  Either way… We thought we’d drop by and offer some advice for finding a job in another state if you’re looking to … Continued

How to refinance your mortgage in Foley, AL?

Want to refinance your mortgage?  Great idea! There are a lot of benefits to doing so: reducing that monthly payment, tapping into equity, paying off the loan faster, getting rid of private mortgage insurance, or switching from an adjustable-rate to a fixed rate.  But… How does one go about it?  Here are the steps! Know … Continued

Home security in Foley, AL?

Concerned about the security of your home?  Well — it’s always better to be safe than sorry! At Echo Properties, we are quite good at securing our own properties in Foley AL and we thought we’d drop by with some quick tips.  Here you go! Befriend The Neighbors — Getting acquainted with the surrounding neighbors … Continued

Start Lawncare hacks in Foley, AL?

Want a beautiful lawn this year?  But sick of the WORK required to keep a beautiful lawn?  Here are some helpful hacks! Don’t Mow Wet Grass — It’s human nature to just want to go outside and get it done, but wait until the rain stops and give it some time to dry up. Mowing … Continued

Lower Your Monthly HOA Payment in Foley, AL?

Want to lower your monthly HOA fees in Foley? Homeowner Association (HOA) fees vary drastically from house to house, but the average is usually somewhere between $100 and $1,000 per month.  And while most people accept these fees at face value… There are some things that can be done to lower your monthly payments.  How … Continued

Adding house plants to your home in Foley, AL?

Want to add some plants to your house?  Doing so can make your home feel more cozy and bright, making it a GREAT idea! But of course, some plants are much more difficult to take care of than others… …especially if you’re new to the business of keeping plants alive.  So we thought we’d stop … Continued

Creating a Home Office in Foley, AL?

The events of the past couple of years have made it so a lot of people are now working from home.  There are a lot of benefits, of course — you can work at your own pace and on your own schedule.  But it also means you need a place to work… Somewhere that’s free … Continued

Which type of doors to install in Foley, AL?

Trying to figure out which types of doors to install in your house? The good news is that there are a lot of options — dutch doors, french doors, bifold doors, hinged doors, sliding doors, pocket doors, and so on.  But the bad news is the same: there are A LOT of options… and so … Continued

Should You Refinance Your Mortgage in Foley, AL?

Refinancing your mortgage is a great way to benefit from the equity you’ve built and lower your monthly payment.  But there are also some drawbacks.  At Echo Properties, we’ve worked in real estate in Foley, AL for quite some time. And we’ve learned a thing or two about buying, selling, and yes… even refinancing homes.  … Continued