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Settling Into a New School

Settling Into a New School

The first day of school is always a little tough on kids. It’s doubly so when you’re the new kid in town. If you moved to a new school district over the summer, then you may be wondering how to…

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…

Finding a Family-Friendly Neighborhood

Finding a Family-Friendly Neighborhood

If you’re looking for a new nest for your family, then you may be feeling a little pressure. On top of finding a home that meets your needs, you also need to choose a location that is both safe and…

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…

Moving in the Summer Heat

Moving in the Summer Heat

We are entering into the dog days of summer and cities across America are feeling the heat. It also happens to be the time of year when many people are moving into new homes. While summer is the most popular…

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…

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…

Is a Condo Right for You?

Is a Condo Right for You?

Have you been thinking about buying a condo? Condos are a very popular type of housing in today’s market, and you’ve probably seen several listings if you’ve been house hunting. While condo living is a great choice for many people,…

The Hidden Costs of Downsizing

The Hidden Costs of Downsizing

Downsizing sounds like a great way to save money, right? A smaller house should mean smaller expenses, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, sometimes downsizing can actually cost you money. Here are some of the hidden costs you…

Growing a Privacy Hedge

Growing a Privacy Hedge

Creating privacy is often a priority for many homeowners. Installing a fence is a common option for creating privacy, but it isn’t right in every circumstance. For those looking to create privacy without putting up a fence, growing a privacy…

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,…

Staging a Living Room to Sell

Staging a Living Room to Sell

One of the most valuable things to do prior to putting your home on the market is to have it staged. Here are some professional tricks of the trade! There’s no doubt about it – one of the most important…

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…

Creating a Craft Room

Creating a Craft Room

Is a personal craft room on your wish list? If you’re house hunting – or you’ve just purchased a home – you may be wondering how you can turn a spare room into a craft room. Fortunately, all it takes…

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…

Planning a House Hunting Trip

Planning a House Hunting Trip

Summer is upon us! It can also be a great time to go house hunting. In fact, if you’re planning to move out of town, then a long summer weekend can be a perfect time to plan your trip. Here’s…

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…