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Common Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by on July 27, 2021 at 2:07 pm
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When the market is competitive, many homeowners opt to renovate their properties rather than sell or buy. This can be a smart move for many reasons, but as you know, home projects can often end up being expensive and time-consuming. Don’t want to make a costly mistake or even regret a renovation altogether? Take a […]

Working With an Agent Is So Important

Posted by on July 14, 2021 at 12:13 am
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HGTV and home renovation shows may be entertaining, but they’re not always accurate. In particular, most of them skip over the important ways real estate agents can help homeowners. In the real world, agents play a huge role in home purchases, sales and even flips. Are you planning to make a real estate move this […]

Build a Next-Level Backyard Playground

Posted by on July 4, 2021 at 6:00 am

Backyard playgrounds have become a big-ticket item for many families. Keeping kids safely at home but also giving them a place to play outside is essential. And if you’re not looking for a basic swing set, what can you build to take your playground to the next level? Here are a few ideas. A Climbing […]

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 […]

Summer Home Trends

Posted by on June 15, 2021 at 11:29 am
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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Big Housing Decisions You May Face

Posted by on April 13, 2021 at 9:19 am
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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 […]

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 […]

Amenities for a Healthier Home

Posted by on March 29, 2021 at 2:37 am
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If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your health and wellness, your home can inspire you to do it. In fact, your living space plays a significant role in your overall well-being.  A room dedicated to workouts can motivate you to reach your goals. And healthy, clean air and elements inspired by nature can […]

Make Your Yard Safe for Pets

Posted by on March 23, 2021 at 12:37 am

Whether you have cats or dogs — or maybe both — in your house,  you want to keep them safe, healthy and happy. And your home extends to your yard. It is important to consider the common hazards to pets outside your home and learn what you can do to make your yard safe. Following […]

Planting Trees in Your Yard

Posted by on March 17, 2021 at 12:05 am

Planting trees in your yard may not be as simple as heading to the nursery to buy a tree and digging a hole. Trees require some tender loving care to thrive in their new home. The following tips can help you get started if you want to plant a tree in your yard. Think Before […]

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 […]