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Ways to Update Without Renovating

Posted by on December 1, 2021 at 12:38 am
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Renovation projects can be time-consuming and expensive. Fortunately, they’re not your only option if you’re looking to change up the look or feel of your house. Even a few small changes can make a big impact — as long as you pick the right ones. Do you want to update your house without overspending or […]

Key Questions About Down Payments

Posted by on November 10, 2021 at 10:40 am
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Down payments can be a challenge to navigate, even for experienced home buyers.  How much do you need to put down? Do current market conditions change anything for you? Even the most basic questions aren’t always easy to answer. Whether you’re thinking of buying soon or planning ahead for a purchase in 2022, now is […]

Boost Your Curb Appeal

Posted by on October 29, 2021 at 11:59 am
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Great curb appeal can make a big difference when selling a home. Not only can it make your property stand out from the competition, but it could also bring in higher offers. An attractive house can also be a benefit even if you’re aren’t planning to sell right now. After all, who doesn’t want to […]

5 Fall Maintenance Tasks

Posted by on September 28, 2021 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 […]

Buying a Fixer-Upper? Things to Know

Posted by on September 14, 2021 at 10:06 am
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In today’s busy market, many home buyers have found themselves weighing options they would normally pass by. One of the more common compromises is to consider a home that needs some work. On the plus side, fixer-uppers often come with lower prices, less competition and a lower-pressure sale on the whole. Still, they’re not without […]

Fun (and Useful) Summer Home Trends

Posted by on August 3, 2021 at 5:02 pm
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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 […]

Easy Ways to Improve Your Bathroom

Posted by on July 1, 2021 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 […]

Building a Home Wish List

Posted by on June 4, 2021 at 1:40 am
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Whether you’re thinking of buying a home soon or months down the road, you’ll need a carefully considered wish list when the time comes to start your search. Identifying your needs and wants will help you narrow your options and make your home buying journey — which we all know can be stressful —  as […]

Today’s Busy Real Estate Market

Posted by on May 26, 2021 at 9:31 am
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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 […]

Proper Care for a Perfect Deck

Posted by on May 14, 2021 at 9:47 am

How often do you use your deck? Do you host parties with wine or cocktails? Do you have birthday gatherings for a dozen or more small children? Do you serve dinner for your family when the weather is nice? However it is used, every homeowner who takes advantage of their deck must maintain it to […]

Questions About Closing Costs

Posted by on May 12, 2021 at 1:26 am
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If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you’re probably focused on saving as much as you can for the down payment. But don’t forget: You’ll need to cover closing costs, too.  To create a realistic home buying plan, make sure you factor in this additional upfront expense so that you can set yourself up […]

Smart Moving Tips

Posted by on April 27, 2021 at 12:12 pm
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No matter how much you prepare and how excited you are about your new home, moving will always be a bit stressful.  There are endless to-do’s and tiring tasks, and once you’re finished, there’s still unpacking and organizing to be done. Even so, you can take steps to streamline your relocation and minimize problems. Are […]

Add Value to Your Home with Spring Cleaning

Posted by on April 20, 2021 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 […]

Fun Bathroom Ideas for Kids

Posted by on April 3, 2021 at 1:57 am

A bathroom designed exclusively for your kids will make them feel special. It keeps them out of the adult bathroom, giving you a private and relaxing space. Choosing the decor for a child’s bathroom can be difficult with so many fun themes available. If you’re looking for inspiration to design a kid’s bathroom, the following […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dog Parks

Posted by on April 3, 2021 at 1:55 am

Dog parks can be the best, or worst, places for your dog. Dog owners and their best buddies tend to love dog parks. They can be  terrific places for dogs to socialize, from learning how to be part of a pack to learning doggie social graces. Dog parks are also great places for exercise. However, […]

Spring Planting Guide

Posted by on April 1, 2021 at 5:44 pm

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 […]

Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

Posted by on March 9, 2021 at 11:46 am
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Your home is an investment — and protecting that investment is probably one of your top priorities.  So as the seasons change and you start to spruce up and refresh your space, be sure to make time for maintenance as well as spring cleaning.  Structure and Foundation Keeping up with essential tasks will help ensure […]

Projects to Finish Before You Sell

Posted by on February 9, 2021 at 10:57 am
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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 […]