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What Does/Doesn’t Come With a Home

Posted by on September 13, 2022 at 10:50 am
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When you tour a house for sale, it’s often staged, complete with appliances, window dressings, furniture and decor. These items can certainly make a place look appealing, but the reality is that most of them won’t come with the house if you decide to buy. So, what exactly do you get when you purchase a […]

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 […]

Common Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by on August 12, 2022 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 […]

Reduce Your Homeowner-ship Costs

Posted by on August 4, 2022 at 12:15 am
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From taxes and insurance to maintenance and repairs, homeowner-ship comes with a variety of costs.  But don’t worry: These expenses don’t have to break the bank. With a strategy (and maybe a few key home updates), you can reduce your costs in the long run. You may even make your home safer and less prone […]

Working With an Agent Is So Important

Posted by on July 14, 2022 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 […]

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 […]

Summer Home Trends

Posted by on July 2, 2022 at 8:29 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 […]

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 […]

Look Out for These Common Home Hazards

Posted by on June 1, 2022 at 1:35 am
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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 […]

Big Housing Decisions You May Face

Posted by on May 20, 2022 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 […]

What to Know About Home Inspections

Posted by on May 7, 2022 at 1:32 am
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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 […]

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 […]

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

Posted by on March 29, 2022 at 9:15 am
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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 […]

Today’s Busy Real Estate Market

Posted by on March 15, 2022 at 1:31 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 […]

Blending the New and Old

Posted by on February 13, 2022 at 6:39 am

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 […]

Projects to Finish Before You Sell

Posted by on February 11, 2022 at 12:57 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 […]

Sleep Well with These Bedroom Designs

Posted by on February 4, 2022 at 12:52 am

Did you know that your bedroom could be affecting your ability to sleep well at night? Your bedroom should be decorated with a good sleep in mind. If you’re not getting enough restful sleep, it may be time to redecorate. The following ideas can help you improve the mood in your bedroom to help you […]