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I am a licensed Realtor and DIY home makeover-er with a background in teaching everyone from 6-12, university students, and adult professionals.

I am here to empower YOU to make your design a reality! I teach you how to make the best financial and aesthetic moves for the scope of your project. We will maximize your ROI. Even if you aren't planning on selling your home, think of the equity you will gain in a short time!

Becca McLagen

What it Actually Costs to Own a Home Raise your hand if you googled “mortgage calculator” to estimate your monthly house payments? Everyone? Yeah, me too. A common misconception, especially among first-time buyers, is that the mortgage is your total house payment. In actuality, the mortgage is only one cost to budget for when looking […]

What Does it Actually Cost to Own a Home?

Real Estate

March 9, 2019

What it Actually Costs to Own a Home Raise your hand if you googled “mortgage calculator” to estimate your monthly house payments? Everyone? Yeah, me too. A common misconception, especially among first-time buyers, is that the mortgage is your total house payment. In actuality, the mortgage is only one cost to budget for when looking […]

What Does it Actually Cost to Own a Home?

Real Estate

March 9, 2019

How to Buy a House in a Hot Market

I know, I know. You might be thinking it's entirely out of the realm of possibility for you to buy your dream home (let alone any acceptable home) in a hot market. 
Quantity is low and competition is high.
But, I can help you stand out among the competition and land the perfect home for you. Just enter your details below and I'll send you my best advice.

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becca mclagen

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