Real Estate

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 […]

Making the Most of Color

Posted by on January 12, 2022 at 11:14 am
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If you’re thinking of updating, remodeling or repairing your home this year, it’s time to start planning. Want to make the most of your efforts? Don’t overlook color. Color plays a big role in your home’s aesthetic and mood, and it can affect your overall property value, too. If you’re not sure where to start, […]

Prepare for Your Home Search

Posted by on January 4, 2022 at 1:29 pm
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Whether you were outbid on every home you liked or you never found the right fit because of limited inventory, you probably encountered a few challenges if you tried to buy a home this year. With a new year around the corner, are you thinking about continuing your search? No matter what the market looks […]

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’e 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 committing […]

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 […]

Prep your Home for Winter

Posted by on November 1, 2021 at 9:33 am
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Winter is fast approaching, and if you’re a homeowner, that usually means now’s the time to tackle key maintenance tasks: at least if you want to ensure a warm and comfortable season. There are appliances to check, inspections to complete and exterior tasks to do.  Are you ready for the incoming colder months? Want to […]

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 […]

Home Features Buyers Are Looking For

Posted by on October 12, 2021 at 10:43 am
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The housing market typically slows down in the fall, so if you’re thinking of selling in the near future, it may take a little more effort to stand out from the crowd. Knowing what buyers want and making a few smart updates can help make your home more marketable and improve your selling price. Are […]

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 in […]

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 […]

Prep for a Successful Home Sale

Posted by on August 10, 2021 at 3:10 pm
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Are you thinking about selling your home?  Supply is low and demand is high right now, which means many sellers are seeing quick turnarounds and healthy profits. Still, despite the hot market, selling a home isn’t easy. If you want the experience to be as smooth as possible, prepping early and enlisting help are key.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 smooth and […]

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 […]