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Homeowners Insurance: Why It’s Important

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or you’re well into paying off your mortgage, one thing’s for certain. You need homeowners insurance. Though it’s frustrating to add yet another monthly cost on top of your mortgage payment, your utilities, your car loans, and even just your groceries, the truth of the matter is this: homeowners [...]

By | 2018-01-31T14:32:22+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: |

How to Make Home Renovations More Affordable and Worth the Effort

There’s no doubt that renovating your home is a great idea---particularly if you plan to sell your property any time down the line. The right home renovations can add value to your property, make it easier to market and sell and, most importantly, transform your house into a more comfortable, more beautiful haven for you, [...]

By | 2018-01-15T15:02:44+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , |

Thinking Long-Term: How to Add Value to Your Future Home Sale 

Unless you plan to be in your home forever, you should always be considering its value---particularly when you choose remodeling projects, upgrades or even just go about the regular care and maintenance of your property. The right projects, upgrades, and care can mean a bigger ROI and more money in your pocket when it comes [...]

By | 2018-01-09T10:44:31+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Maintenance, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

Holiday Gift Guide: The 5 Best Gifts for New Homeowners

Have a friend, family member, or colleague who bought a home in 2017? Don’t phone it in with their holiday gift. Being a new homeowner is expensive, and you can bet your loved one could use a helping hand this season. Instead of giving them the standard candle or cozy blanket this time around, consider [...]

By | 2017-12-12T14:13:28+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Home|Tags: , , , |

What Buyers Don’t Want: 4 Homebuyer Turn-offs to Avoid

It may be an inventory-strapped market, but that doesn’t mean people are willing to buy anything. Today’s homebuyers still want a great home, in a great location, at a great price – and sellers need to do their best to position their properties as such. Staging, adding some curb appeal and sprucing up the kitchen [...]

By | 2017-11-28T15:44:15+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Advice, Home, Maintenance, Mortgage|Tags: |

5 Things Home Buyers Can Be Thankful for this Season

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and one thing’s for certain: today’s home buyers have a lot to be thankful for this year. Thank Your Lucky Stars For one, mortgage rates are low. Hovering around 4 percent (actually a smidge lower this week!) on a 30-year-loan, they’re rock-bottom, historically speaking. Just a decade ago, rates averaged 6 percent or higher.

By | 2017-11-10T12:50:49+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: Home|Tags: |

Easy Home Improvement Projects that Can Cut Down Your Energy Bill

As we get further into fall, energy bills start to climb. Faced with chilly nights and frosty mornings, many homeowners are running their heaters day and night – a decision that means higher electric costs and more energy usage on the whole. But cold weather doesn’t automatically mean you have to shell out more on [...]

By | 2018-02-16T16:10:43+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Home|Tags: |

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