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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 […]

Prevent Water Damage at Home

Posted by on October 13, 2022 at 12:56 am
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Homes often get a lot of water exposure in the back half of the year due to storms and winter weather. And that doesn’t even include the internal issues that can cause water damage, like undetected plumbing problems. It’s important to consider how that water could threaten your property: It can damage your roof, cause […]

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 […]

Your Home Is a Retirement Asset

Posted by on July 26, 2022 at 8:22 am
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As a homeowner, your house is likely your biggest asset. It can help you build wealth and improve your finances — and in retirement, it might serve as a much-needed source of financial support. That last part is important. Whether you’re 25 or 55, having a plan is critical to an enjoyable and worry-free retirement. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]