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Overcome Home-Buying Anxiety

Overcome Home-Buying Anxiety

Buying a home can be stressful. But it can be even more stressful if you’re a first-time homebuyer who is unfamiliar with the process. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, so you want…

Planning a House Hunting Trip

Planning a House Hunting Trip

Memorial Day weekend is almost here. This holiday is often thought of as the unofficial start of summer. But it can also be a great time to go house hunting. In fact, if you’re planning to move out of town,…

Last Minute Home Staging Tips

Last Minute Home Staging Tips

You’re ready to sell. You’ve de-cluttered, de-personalized, and made all the necessary repairs to your home. You’ve repainted and staged each room to appeal to potential buyers. But what do you do in the moments before a buyer is scheduled…

Earnest Money FAQs

Earnest Money FAQs

When you’re buying a home, you may come across terms that are unfamiliar. One of those terms may be “earnest money.” Exactly what is earnest money, and how does it help you buy a home? In order to save you…

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Are you one of the millions of Americans who financed the purchase of your home? Taking out a mortgage is a great way to become a homeowner. But if you’re able to pay off that debt quickly, you can free…

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Selling a home can be a time of big change. And although you may be excited about your upcoming move, it can also bring with it a little sadness. After all – your home is where you make some of…

Know These Real Estate Terms

Know These Real Estate Terms

If you are buying or selling a home, then you may have come into contact with some real estate lingo that isn’t familiar to you. In fact, some of these terms may not only be unfamiliar, they may also be…

How Long Does It Take To Buy a House?

How Long Does It Take To Buy a House?

If you’ve never purchased a home before, then you may be wondering exactly how long the process takes. Although every situation is unique, there are certain average timelines for each phase of the home-buying process. Here’s how long you can…

Getting the Best Deal on a Home

Getting the Best Deal on a Home

If you’re the kind of person who loves a good deal, then there’s no reason you can’t get a good deal on a home. Although you won’t be clipping coupons to save on that home purchase, there are ways you…

Helping Your Child Buy a Home

Helping Your Child Buy a Home

Home ownership is a dream come true for many. However in today’s economic landscape, many young adults are finding it hard to turn that dream into a reality. Whether it’s because of student loan debt, not having enough money for…

Make the Most of a Small Yard

Make the Most of a Small Yard

Yards are a great way to extend your living space – especially when the weather is nice. However, if you have a small yard, then you may feel like you’re missing out. But don’t be dismayed! There are many ways…

Increase Your Home’s Value

Increase Your Home’s Value

If a home sale is in your future, then you may want to start thinking about ways you can increase your home’s value. Getting top dollar is important to all sellers, and by making strategic choices about upgrades and renovations,…

Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim

Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim

A big storm causes a tree limb to fall on your garage. A pipe bursts and floods your kitchen. A burglar breaks in and steals your electronics. These are all unfortunate situations in which you might need to file a…

How to Minimize Your Home’s Flaws

How to Minimize Your Home’s Flaws

Does your home feel less than perfect? There are truly very few homes that live up to all the owner’s expectations. Although it’s common for most homeowners to feel some dissatisfaction with certain elements of their homes, it can be…

When Do You Need a Permit?

When Do You Need a Permit?

Summer is a great time to complete home improvement projects. Both sellers and recent buyers may opt to make upgrades because they can add value to a home. But it’s essential that you understand which projects may require a building…

Selling a Home With a Pool

Selling a Home With a Pool

If you’re selling a home with a pool, then you may be wondering whether it will help – or hurt – your home sale. Well, we have some good news for you! According to the National Association of Realtors, having…

Hidden Expenses of Selling Your Home

Hidden Expenses of Selling Your Home

Is it time for you to sell your home? You’re no doubt thinking about all the money you can potentially make from your home sale. But it’s important to remember that selling a home can also cost you money. Not…

Moving Into a Bigger Home

Moving Into a Bigger Home

Have you recently upsized? Moving into a larger home can be an exciting transition. But you may have discovered you suddenly have a lot more space to fill. While it can be fun to daydream about how you’ll use all…