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Easy Ways to Improve Your Bathroom

July 7, 2022

Remodeling your bathroom can be a great investment. It immediately makes your home more usable and enjoyable, and in the long term, an upgrade could increase your home’s value by thousands of dollars. And a remodel doesn’t have to be a time-consuming or costly event. There are quite a few small, low-cost projects that can […]

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Summer Home Trends

July 2, 2022

Summer is a great time to improve your home’s exterior.  And whether you’re interested in enjoying your space a little more or you want to boost your home’s value, it makes sense to find inspiration by taking a look at what other homeowners are doing. Are you thinking about updating your yard or patio this […]

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Staging Your Home

June 28, 2022

Staging is a vital tool when selling a property. The majority of buyer’s agents say staging can increase offers by anywhere from 1% to 20%, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors.  On a home listed at $400,000, that could mean up to $80,000 more. Do you want to market your property […]

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How to Pay for Your Home Improvements

June 17, 2022

You’ll probably want to improve your home at some point. It might be out of necessity if you need a new roof or fence — or you might want more space or additional amenities, like an updated kitchen or a swimming pool. Whatever the reason for your projects, you’ll likely need some help paying for […]

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Look Out for These Common Home Hazards

June 1, 2022

Homes can have safety issues that aren’t always obvious — problems that could endanger you and your family. Fortunately, doing an annual safety audit of your property can help identify some of these hazards and allow you to remedy them before they cause larger problems. It may also help you to avoid using your home […]

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Big Housing Decisions You May Face

May 20, 2022

Housing decisions are never small. Where you choose to live impacts your budget, your job prospects and your social life.  And in the future, your home plays a major role in what your retirement might look like (financially and logistically).  For these reasons, housing decisions require plenty of careful consideration. Want to be prepared to […]

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Ideas to Improve Your Outdoor Space

May 10, 2022

We’re finally approaching summer: The days are getting longer, the sun is shining and the weather’s getting warmer — it’s the perfect opportunity to spend more time outdoors. Is your backyard or patio ready for heavier use? If not, there’s still time, and you don’t need to spend a lot to make it happen. Here […]

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What to Know About Home Inspections

May 7, 2022

You probably know that home inspections are often part of the home buying process. But do you know why they’re so important — or what they mean for your home purchase or sale? Home inspections can play a big role in whether your home buying (or selling) efforts are successful. Are you hoping to buy […]

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Inspiring Kitchen Upgrades Trending Now

May 3, 2022

For many households, the kitchen tends to be one of the most-used spaces in the home.  It’s where you cook, entertain and have family dinner. And even when it’s not mealtime, the kitchen often becomes a gathering place for snacking, doing homework and spending time together. Does your current kitchen live up to your expectations […]

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Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

April 24, 2022

It seems like more and more people are investing in real estate lately. Is this the right time to try it for yourself? If all goes well, investing in property can help you build wealth and generate passive income. But this endeavor requires careful planning, of course, and not everyone is able to achieve the […]

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Add Value to Your Home with Spring Cleaning

April 20, 2022

Clean Up the Yard You never get a second chance to make a great first impression, so make the most of your home’s first impression by cleaning up the yard. Clear away fall and winter debris such as fallen branches and leaves. Pick up and put away toys and other items that are not lawn […]

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Spring Planting Guide

April 10, 2022

If you’re ready to get outside and get your hands dirty now that winter is over, there is nothing more rewarding than planting flowers. Planting some annuals that will give a pop of color to your yard is a great way to celebrate the spring. Here is our spring planting guide to give you a […]

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How do you know when it’s time to sell?

March 29, 2022

The housing market has stayed competitive for months, and if you’re like many property owners, you’ve probably thought about selling. But is this the right time? Selling your home is a big decision, and pinpointing the perfect time to make your move can be challenging. Here are a few questions to consider if you want […]

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Making the Most of the Small Corners and Nooks Around Your Home

March 20, 2022

Install a reading space, storage shelves, or a breakfast nook as recommended by our interior designers. Don’t let a lack of square footage fool you the small corners and nooks in your home are teeming with design potential. “City dwellers know every square inch of a room is usable space,” says Cagney Krzywosinski of Hyphen & Co. […]

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Steps to a Cleaner Kitchen

March 18, 2022

Your kitchen might not be used just for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. Many families use this space for homework, gathering, crafting and more. Keeping this space clean and clutter-free can feel like a losing battle. With a little planning and some tricks and tips, you can keep your kitchen neat and tidy. Lets take […]

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Today’s Busy Real Estate Market

March 15, 2022

You’re probably well aware that the real estate market is more competitive than ever (due to low inventory, among other things). Still, it’s not a bad time to buy a house. Mortgage rates are low, home values are on the rise and, in many cases, buying is still more affordable than renting. Are you considering […]

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Blending the New and Old

February 13, 2022

You may have noticed that buying second-hand items has become popular. This practice reduces consumption, and up-cycling can be better for both the environment and your budget. If you have a home that was built in the 1920s, 1940s, or even the 1960s, you may want to preserve some of that history while still keeping […]

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Projects to Finish Before You Sell

February 11, 2022

Are you ready to make the transition to a new home? Or at least take a few steps to get there? If so, you’ll need to think about selling your current property, and you’re probably hoping to get the best price possible.  Renovations can be a great value booster. The right changes appeal to buyers […]

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