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December 21, 2017
House Cleaning

Don’t Let Buyers Meet Your Dust Bunnies

Cleaning is a pretty obvious step to take before putting a house on the market for sale. But have you asked yourself, “how clean is my home?” […]
January 5, 2018
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Expert Insights: What’s the Best Way to Choose a Home Loan?

A lot will depend on the length of time you plan to live in the home, other financial obligations, and potential savings gained from comparing the […]
January 14, 2018
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3 Ways to Get Creative With Lighting

In today’s day and age, choosing the right lighting for your space can be an overwhelming proposition. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are three […]
January 26, 2018
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3 Easy Steps to Getting a Home Market Ready

Putting your house on the market requires a delicate balance between staging it for sale while keeping it functional for your lifestyle. Once you’ve staged to […]
February 4, 2018
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Staging: The Secret to Sealing the Deal

Given that an overwhelming 90% of home searches begin online, how can we move buyers from behind the screen to inside your home? Staging. As your […]
February 8, 2018
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Finding Functionality for Every Room

You probably have a room in your house that doesn’t get used much or is just acting as storage for your “extra” stuff. Empty nesters are […]
February 10, 2018
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Expert Insights: How Do You Determine How Much a Home Is Worth?

The short answer: a home is ultimately worth what is paid for it. Everything else is really an estimate of value. Take, for example, a hot […]
February 28, 2018
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Tips to Remove Stubborn Home Odors

Odors are a huge turnoff for potential homebuyers and can be difficult to remove. The truth is that most homes have some sort of smell to […]
March 10, 2018
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Expert Insights: Is it Possible to Buy a Home Below Market Price?

Certainly, but it takes a lot of determination and time to find a real bargain. But if you are adamant, here are some likely targets to […]
March 12, 2018
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How to Keep Pests Out of the Kitchen

No matter how much of a critter lover you may be, pests in your kitchen is never fun. But many consumers are also disinclined to spread […]
March 16, 2018
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Easy Ways to Donate Your Unwanted Items

A cluttered home can become overwhelming. Instead of dumping your unwanted items in the trash when you’re cleaning the house, donate them to a charity. Donating […]
March 24, 2018
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Expert Insights: Why Do Lenders Require a Down Payment?

It protects them should you default on the loan, especially if you fail to make payments in the early years of the loan when more is […]
April 1, 2018
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Kitchen Problems to Look for before Buying a Fixer-Upper

A minor kitchen remodel such as changing hardware, resurfacing cabinets and other minor improvements can earn a return on investment of 83 percent, according to the […]
April 13, 2018
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How to Keep Pests Out of the Kitchen

No matter how much of a critter lover you may be, pests in your kitchen is never fun. But many consumers are also disinclined to spread […]
April 15, 2018
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Why Do I Need an Agent If I Can Find a Home by Myself on the Internet?

While more buyers now use the Internet to gain access to listings, or available properties for sale, it is still a good idea to use an […]
May 9, 2018
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3 Ways to Reduce Stress While Moving

Ugh. Moving, right? Packing, coordinating, updating contacts and everything that goes along with it is time consuming in itself. Managing to squeeze it all in when […]
July 7, 2018
Why Home Inspections Are a Must

Why Home Inspections Are a Must

Buying a house is one of the best decisions you may ever make, and it’s always a thrill to go through the process. But there are […]
January 6, 2019
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How to Prepare Your Home for an Open House

Many real estate agents consider an open house a vital part of the home-selling process. An open house allows several prospective buyers to see a home in a single day. In some cases, the sellers receive one or more offers soon after an open house and are able to close the deal in a relatively short period of time.
September 13, 2019

How much should you put down when buying a home?

Your down payment plays an important role when you’re buying a home. A down payment is a percentage of your home’s purchase price that you pay upfront when you close your home loan.
September 21, 2019

Tips for Hosting a Housewarming Party

Tips for Hosting a Housewarming Party. After settling into a new place, show it off with a housewarming party!