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Want to Sell Your Home? Clean Out Your Closets

Cleaning and organizing your home is vital if you want it to sell. But if you’re shoving items in closets and packing your cabinets to the brim to make it happen? That might be hurting your chances more than helping them. You see, buyers are going to be thorough when touring your home. They’ll look [...]

By | 2018-05-10T09:32:45+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , |

4 Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Not everyone’s looking for a spacious, square-foot laden property. In fact, many buyers want just the opposite. Whether they’re retiring and looking for something low-maintenance or they’re hopping on the tiny house bandwagon, downsizing is a common trend among all age groups and generations —from empty-nester Baby Boomers down to urban-dwelling Millennials. Still, while the [...]

By | 2018-05-09T09:39:42+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Home|Tags: , , |

Thinking of Buying an Older Property?

Older homes tend to have distinctive design features and small details that usually can't be found in new properties today. You may, however, notice that older homes require more maintenance and might have outdated systems that need to be replaced. Here are some things to look for in an older home. First and foremost, get [...]

By | 2018-03-20T12:41:27+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , , |

Spring Cleaning & Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

It might only be the beginning of April, but if you’re thinking of selling your home, the time to start spring cleaning is now. Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning your home is one of the very first steps in the home selling process. It should be done before you list your property (so your photos show [...]

By | 2018-03-30T12:21:28+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Advice, Home|Tags: , |

Renovate Your Home for Under $10,000

Home renovation doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, if you choose the right projects—as well as the right materials and contractors to help—it could actually add value to your home, essentially paying for itself in the long run. So where should you start? What home low-cost, under $10K reno [...]

By | 2018-03-12T17:40:25+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home, Maintenance|Tags: , |

3 Practical Things You Can Do with Your Tax Refund

Though it’s tempting to spend that hefty tax refund on splurge items—shopping sprees, a vacation or even just a fancy dinner out—if you’re a homeowner, you may want to think twice. Large tax refunds can actually be a great way to lower your mortgage balance, save money on interest, and even improve the value of [...]

By | 2018-03-14T11:24:57+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Home|Tags: , , |

Listing Your Home 101: Doing It the Right Way

If you’re selling a home this spring—before you even begin to think about that next home—you need an experienced REALTOR® who knows the local market well. One who can help you prepare for listing, determine a fair asking price, market your home, and represent you in final negotiations. You need a real estate agent you’re [...]

By | 2018-02-23T15:27:31+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , |

Paying for Post-Winter Home Repairs

For a homeowner, the winter can be particularly harsh. The cold snow and ice ruins the once-lush lawn, the biting wind wears down paint and siding, and heavy rains and snowfall cause leaky roofs, broken shingles, and a whole host of other, often dangerous, problem areas. But what if you don’t have the cash to [...]

By | 2018-02-12T16:21:49+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Home|Tags: , , , , |

Regional Real Estate—Where You Live & What You’ll Pay

America’s a big and varied country. Each region has its own unique character and style—along with its own real estate prices, preferences, and market. For a home buyer, that means one thing: lots of options to choose from. No matter what you’re looking for—a low price point, a certain home style or affordable real estate [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:13:41+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , , |

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