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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 […]

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, […]

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 are ideas […]

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 your […]

Organizational Hacks from the Experts

Posted by on January 23, 2021 at 1:17 am

The age of home organization is upon us. Sorting, editing and retaining joy have become big business for organizational experts around the globe. Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method tells us to keep only those things that bring us joy. The experts at The Home Edit suggest color-coded organization in their signature rainbow pattern. What easy techniques […]

Make Sure Your Remodeling Pays off When It’s Time to Sell?

Posted by on January 18, 2021 at 10:55 am

Now that spring is here, many homeowners are looking to start a remodeling project. And home buyers look at homes with eyes to remodel after purchase or review existing remodeled spaces and decide how much extra—if any—they’re worth. Others are deciding whether spending money to remodel is a good use of funds, or if it’s […]

8 DIY Garage Organization Ideas That Will Make the Best Use of Your Space

Posted by on January 6, 2021 at 10:21 am
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Garages can serve a multitude of purposes. Sure, they’re earmarked for cars but the added square footage always makes them an enticing zone for extra storage. It also doubles as a dumping ground for holiday decorations, old furniture, toys, you name it. Naturally, integrating an organizational system can be the difference between a cluttered area […]

5 Myths About Selling a Home Right Now

Posted by on November 30, 2020 at 10:55 am
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Are you curious about the state of the housing market? Like many homeowners, especially potential sellers, you may be hesitant to make a move because there’s a lot of uncertainty and speculation these days.  But you don’t want to let false assumptions keep you from reaching your goals, now or in the future.  Let’s clear […]

Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

Posted by on November 7, 2020 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 […]

Is This Your Situation: Looking for the Right Destination to Enjoy Your Retirement Years?

Posted by on November 2, 2020 at 9:14 am

It’s tempting to go where most retirees decide to live out their golden years, but that may be the wrong decision for you. Of course, there are good reasons why places like Florida, North Carolina and Arizona are popular locations, but there are other factors to consider besides weather: #1:  Nearby Care Facilities It may […]

5 Ways to Prepare to Buy or Sell Later

Posted by on October 27, 2020 at 11:27 am
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Summer is usually the perfect time to buy or sell a home. And for some people, it still is. After all, there are few things more welcoming than warm weather and fresh flowers blooming in the front yard. But maybe you’re waiting to enter the market. That’s okay too. There are plenty of ways you […]

Essentials to Keep in Your Emergency Kit

Posted by on October 18, 2020 at 11:13 am

Let’s face it: You can’t predict the future. That’s why having a fully stocked emergency kit is so important. No matter the time of year, it’s always better to play it safe.   Would you and your family be prepared, just in case?  Putting essential supplies together doesn’t have to be a chore and can even […]

Tips for Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Posted by on October 12, 2020 at 9:10 am
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Finding a home that suits you is only part of the journey. Another big part? Choosing the right neighborhood. The number of bedrooms and square footage are certainly important when buying a home — but the community might be even more vital.  After all, it’s where you’ll likely exercise and socialize, where your kids will […]

What to Know About Replacing Kitchen Appliances Before Selling Your House

Posted by on October 10, 2020 at 12:25 pm
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While selling a house can pad out your pocketbook, depending on how much equity you have invested in the home, it’s an unfortunate truth that it can also cost you money in the short term to make the sale. Items like home renovations and staging may need to be paid for upfront before you’ve even […]