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What to Know About Starter Homes

What to Know About Starter Homes

Is it finally time to buy your first home? That’s so exciting – congratulations! While the home buying process can be a little intimidating when you’re doing it for the first time, you’ll worry less if you arm yourself with…

What To Do With Your Moving Boxes

What To Do With Your Moving Boxes

When you’re moving, it seems like unpacking boxes is a chore that never ends. But there will come a day when every last box is empty. The question then becomes – what do you do with all those empty boxes?…

Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Do you wish you could get a handle on the chaos inside your kitchen cabinets? Or maybe you’ve just moved into a new home and want to start off with cabinets that are well organized. Whatever your motivation, it’s actually…

Naming Your New House

Naming Your New House

It may seem silly, but giving your new house a name can give you a real sense of ownership. You don’t have to live in a mansion or on a grand estate to do it. Naming your house gives it…

How To Know You’ve Found the Right House

How To Know You’ve Found the Right House

Is there a decision in life that is more nerve-wracking than choosing which house to buy? You know it’s a major financial decision, and any reasonable person wants to ensure they’re making the right choice before jumping in. But how…

What is an HOA?

What is an HOA?

If you’re considering buying a home in a planned community, townhouse or condo, you’ll more than likely become part of a Homeowners Association (HOA). Maybe you’ve heard this term before, but aren’t sure what an HOA is or what it…

Top 6 Websites for Researching a City

Top 6 Websites for Researching a City

Buying a house can be an intimidating process. Buying a house and moving to a new city can be even more stressful. Thankfully, there is so much information available online, you can now learn all about your new home before…

2018 Housing Trends

2018 Housing Trends

Now that 2018 is here, it’s time to look ahead at what the year may bring for the real estate market. Though there’s no way to predict exactly what will happen, housing experts and economic forecasters can make educated guesses…

New Year’s Resolutions for Buyers and Sellers

New Year’s Resolutions for Buyers and Sellers

The New Year brings a fresh start and the opportunity to set goals and intentions for the coming months. If you’re going to be buying or selling a home in 2018, now is the time to strategize. Here are some…

Best Books About Home Buying And Selling

Best Books About Home Buying And Selling

It never hurts to load up on information, especially when you’re preparing to enter the real estate market. And while there’s tons of information online to get educated about buying and selling real estate, sometimes you may want to go…

Get Ready to Buy in 2018

Get Ready to Buy in 2018

Is 2018 the year you’ll finally realize your dream of buying a home? If you’d like to make that dream a reality, start planning now so you’ll be ready in the New Year. Here’s what you need to do to…

Holiday Staging Tips

Holiday Staging Tips

Selling your home during the holidays can present a dilemma. Should you deck the halls? Or should you leave the wreaths, lights and nutcrackers for next year? On one hand, it might not feel like the holiday season if you…

Is It Time For New Windows?

Is It Time For New Windows?

Replacing the windows on your home is a big job that can potentially come with a high price tag. If your windows are starting to show their age, you may be trying to decide whether or not it’s time to…

Buying a Home While on Maternity Leave

Buying a Home While on Maternity Leave

Buying a home and starting a family often go hand in hand. But if you’re preparing to apply for a mortgage while you’re on maternity leave, it may impact your ability to qualify. Here’s what you need to prepare for…

Using Gift Money For a Down Payment

Using Gift Money For a Down Payment

Receiving cash to use towards the down payment for your house is a generous gift. Especially considering that some loans require you to pay at least 20 percent of the purchase price as a down payment. But there are certain…

Should You List in Winter?

Should You List in Winter?

The nights are getting longer, temperatures are dropping and the holidays are approaching. That means you should wait to list your home for sale until next year, right? That isn’t necessarily true. While spring and summer tend to be the…

Buying a House That Isn’t For Sale

Buying a House That Isn’t For Sale

Are you house hunting in a competitive market and having no luck finding a home? Did you find your perfect home – but it’s not for sale? Then you may be wondering if you can try to buy a home…

Is Your Dog a Good Neighbor?

Is Your Dog a Good Neighbor?

Is your dog the one on the block that neighbors flock to when they see you out walking? Or is he the one that causes people to cross the street in order to avoid you? Dogs have become undeniable members…