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Toolbox Must-Haves for New Homeowners

The prospect of being a new homeowner — particularly a first-time homeowner — is exhilarating. Finally free of your landlord, you have the chance to personalize your new abode. Of course, without a landlord, you also have the added responsibility of managing the upkeep of your new home. And, as any experienced homeowner will [...]

By |2019-11-04T10:36:41-05:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Home, Maintenance, Misc|Tags: , |

The Benefits of Multi-Generational Living (And How to Do it Successfully)

Multi-generational living is on the rise. In fact, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center, a whopping 64 million Americans currently live in multi-generational households, sharing their homes with parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and more.  In total, about one in five households is multigenerational. It’s no wonder why, either. With home prices [...]

By |2019-10-23T10:35:39-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: |

9 Things You Can Do to Keep Your House Warm in the Colder Months

It's time to think about preparing your home for the late fall and winter ahead. Taking these steps will not only keep you warm, but they can also save you money. Here are 9 things you can do to ensure you and your family are cozy and comfortable all winter long. Prep your furnace [...]

By |2019-10-21T12:34:22-05:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Home, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

10 Best Days to Buy a Home (Mark Your Calendars!)

We’re officially into fall, and if you’ve been thinking about buying a home, we’re quickly approaching the best days of the year to do it. According to a study from ATTOM Data Solutions, October, November, and December claim nine out of the year’s 10 best home buying days overall.  The study looked at 18 [...]

By |2019-10-09T11:37:56-05:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , |

Is Refinancing Your Mortgage Worth the Money?

With mortgage rates at historic lows at the time of publication, many homeowners are wondering: is it time to refinance? Though a refinance has the potential to bring about some serious benefits (a lower payment, less interest paid, a quicker pay-off timeline, for example), the truth is it's not right for everyone. It's important [...]

By |2019-09-26T10:13:55-05:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Financial, Home, Mortgage, Refinance|Tags: |

Pet-Friendly Fabrics and Flooring for Your Home

Contrary to popular belief, pets and a put-together home really can coexist — and it doesn’t mean banishing your furry friends to the yard or kennel either. All it takes is the right mix of fabrics and floorings, and your home can stay stylish, on-trend and, most importantly, safe from those scratches, odors, and [...]

By |2019-09-25T12:57:57-05:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , , |

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Home Sale

If you’re like most home sellers, you want to minimize the time your property is on the market.  For one, showings and open houses are inconvenient. You have to leave your home at the drop of a hat, keep it clean 24-7, and let complete strangers onto your private property (and even into your [...]

By |2019-09-24T10:41:16-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Home, Mortgage, Purchase|Tags: , |