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2020 Housing Trends

2020 Housing Trends

Not only is it a New Year – but we’re also heading into a new decade! That can bring lots of change, especially if you’re buying a selling a home in 2020. We’ve looked at what the experts have to…

5 Ways to Quickly Cozy Up Your Home

5 Ways to Quickly Cozy Up Your Home

Nothing beats curling up in a cozy home. If you’ve just moved or you’re currently selling, then creating a cozy vibe quickly is a must. Luckily, it doesn’t take tons of time or money to make your home warm and…

Preparing to Buy a Home in 2020

Preparing to Buy a Home in 2020

Is your 2020 New Year’s resolution to buy a home? Congratulations! Buying a home is a major lifetime achievement. Resolving to make it happen brings you even closer to your dream of home ownership. If you want to put yourself…

Avoid These Winter Home Selling Mistakes

Avoid These Winter Home Selling Mistakes

While winter is often considered the off-season in real estate, that doesn’t mean there aren’t serious homebuyers out there. And though there may be fewer buyers in the market for a home, that doesn’t mean winter isn’t a good time…

Improving Your Credit Score

Improving Your Credit Score

Are you hoping to buy a new home in 2020? Then you probably already know how important your credit score will be when applying for a home loan. Your score will help determine the terms you’ll get on a mortgage…

Hosting Holiday Guests in Your New Home

Hosting Holiday Guests in Your New Home

Did Santa bring you an early Christmas gift in the form of a new house? Congratulations! That’s a wonderful way to end the year. If you’re getting ready to host holiday guests in your new home, then it’s time to…

Buying a Home with a Fireplace

Buying a Home with a Fireplace

Is there anything more inviting at this time of year than a roaring fire? If you’re buying a home, then you may be looking at properties that have fireplaces. Perhaps you’re daydreaming about winter afternoons cozied up with a cup…

Holiday Decorating for Home Sellers

Holiday Decorating for Home Sellers

Decorating your home for the holidays is one of life’s big pleasures. But if you’re selling your home this time of year, then you may want to rethink your usual décor. While it isn’t necessary to banish all your decorations…

Moving During the Holidays

Moving During the Holidays

You’ve sold your house – congratulations! Signing those closing papers and handing over the keys to new owners can be a great relief. But that means that it’s time to move – during the holiday season, no less. While it…

Giving Thanks to Your New Home

Giving Thanks to Your New Home

Buying a new home is such an exciting – and stressful – experience. It’s one of life’s major milestones, and frankly, it deserves celebrating. You did it! Since this is the week where we here in America give thanks for…

Buying a Vacation Home

Buying a Vacation Home

With the holiday season approaching, your mind may be daydreaming about getting away to a vacation home. In fact, maybe buying a vacation home is on your holiday wish list this year. While purchasing a home away from home can…

Selling During the Holidays

Selling During the Holidays

Are you selling your home during the holiday season? While putting your home on the market right now may have you feeling like Scrooge, it can actually be a great time to sell. The trick is to put yourself in…

How to Make an Offer on a House

How to Make an Offer on a House

Making an offer on a house can be a very exciting – and very nerve-wracking – experience. Finding a home you love can be a challenging process. Waiting to hear back about your offer can have you on pins and…

Common Reasons for a Low Appraisal

Common Reasons for a Low Appraisal

When you’re buying or selling a home, getting an appraisal will be part of the closing process. A professional appraiser will inspect the home to determine its fair market value. This will establish how much money a lender is willing…

Save on Your Heating Bill

Save on Your Heating Bill

With the temperature dropping, you may be wondering how to save on your heating bill over the next few months. Nobody wants to spend too much on their energy costs, especially with the holidays around the corner. If you want…

Avoid a Renovation Nightmare

Avoid a Renovation Nightmare

Are home renovations in your future? Whether you’ve just bought a house or are considering putting yours on the market, chances are you’ll need to make some repairs or updates soon. Without proper planning, your project could quickly derail and…

Halloween & Home Insurance

Halloween & Home Insurance

Although it’s fun to be scared on Halloween, it’s not so fun if something legitimately scary happens at your home. Halloween is the number one day for property crime in the United States. Is your homeowners insurance ready? Here’s a…

Why You Should Buy Before the End of the Year

Why You Should Buy Before the End of the Year

Are you considering putting your house hunting on hold until after the New Year? While it may seem like the end of the year is not a great time to buy a home, it can have many benefits. In fact,…