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Home buying: Act now or wait it out?

Posted by on November 15, 2022 at 9:44 am
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The housing market is always changing, so it can be hard to determine exactly when to buy — and when to wait it out. What if home prices or interest rates rise? What if lower costs are just around the corner? No crystal ball can give us these answers, but there are some factors you […]

Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

Posted by on October 20, 2022 at 8:15 am

Winter weather, especially in northern parts of the country, can cause major damage to homes. Roof leaks, lack of insulation or foundation issues can all have a massive impact on your quality of life and the ability to resell the home in the future. So how can you winterize your home? Here are a few […]

8 DIY Garage Organization Ideas That Will Make the Best Use of Your Space

Posted by on October 6, 2022 at 10:21 am
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Garages can serve a multitude of purposes. Sure, they’re earmarked for cars but the added square footage always makes them an enticing zone for extra storage. It also doubles as a dumping ground for holiday decorations, old furniture, toys, you name it. Naturally, integrating an organizational system can be the difference between a cluttered area […]

5 Fall Maintenance Tasks

Posted by on September 28, 2022 at 9:54 am
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Your home is a huge investment, an investment you’ll want to protect for the long haul. That means proper maintenance is key. Completing a few seasonal chores can help you extend the life span of your home while also cutting down on repair and renovation costs. Want to make sure you’re keeping your home in […]

Reduce Home-buying Stress

Posted by on September 5, 2022 at 12:53 am
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Buying a home can be stressful (especially in a hot market).  But you’re in luck: There are ways to combat any worries you have and make home-buying a more enjoyable journey. Are you getting ready to purchase a home? Want to ease the stress of it all? Here are four strategies that could help. Prep […]

Easy Ways to Improve Your Bathroom

Posted by on July 7, 2022 at 9:34 am
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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 […]

Staging Your Home

Posted by on June 28, 2022 at 8:44 am
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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 […]

How to Pay for Your Home Improvements

Posted by on June 17, 2022 at 5:39 pm
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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 […]

Ideas to Improve Your Outdoor Space

Posted by on May 10, 2022 at 10:46 am
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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 […]

Inspiring Kitchen Upgrades Trending Now

Posted by on May 3, 2022 at 1:30 am
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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 […]

Getting Started in Real Estate Investing

Posted by on April 24, 2022 at 2:24 am
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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 […]

Add Value to Your Home with Spring Cleaning

Posted by on April 20, 2022 at 6:32 am

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 […]