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Stage Your Front Porch to Sell

Stage Your Front Porch to Sell

You’ve cleared out all the clutter, emptied the closets, trimmed the trees, and made all the necessary repairs. Your home is spotless and ready to show to potential buyers. But have you thought about your front porch? Your front porch…

Are You Ready for a Fixer Upper?

Are You Ready for a Fixer Upper?

Maybe you have dreams of buying a new home but aren’t sure you can financially swing it. Perhaps you have visions of turning an otherwise shabby home into something from your dreams. Or maybe you’ve found a house that’s in…

Unexpected Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Unexpected Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Are you getting ready to sell your home, but want to make some improvements to add value before putting it on the market? Perhaps you’re thinking you need to overhaul the kitchen or upgrade the master bathroom – or any…

Make the Most of a Tiny Patio

Make the Most of a Tiny Patio

Do you have grand visions of a summer spent outside, enjoying the sunshine and soft warm breeze from your beautiful outdoor space? Do you feel like this is all a fantasy because you have a tiny patio that couldn’t possibly…

Refresh Your Garden for Spring

Refresh Your Garden for Spring

Longer days, warmer temperatures and dreams of lazy afternoons spent lounging among the flowers is enough to get any homeowner motivated to get their garden ready for the coming months. If you long to get outside and get your hands…

Smart Home Trends

Smart Home Trends

There’s nothing worse than the feeling that you forgot to lock the front door – after you’ve already left home and gotten to your destination. Soon, that feeling will be a thing of the past as more and more homes…

Selling Your Home in Winter

Selling Your Home in Winter

Traditional real estate marketing says homes sell better in the Spring and that if you haven’t sold by the time school starts, you might as well wait until the weather warms again. But these days, real estate is anything but…

Dreaming of that New Kitchen or Bath? What Renovations Really Pay Off?

Dreaming of that New Kitchen or Bath? What Renovations Really Pay

Owners of older homes dream of updating or modernizing kitchens and baths. In fact, before they place their homes on the market, some folks go to all the effort to update the kitchen they’ve been meaning to redo for years…

Nifty Clutter-Freeing Hints & Hideaways

Nifty Clutter-Freeing Hints & Hideaways

Whether you’re planning to sell your home and want to make it show-ready, or just want to get organized to simplify the holidays, check out these creative options for extra storage: Under Bed Locker ~ That space under your bed is…

Sell Your Home in Any Season

Sell Your Home in Any Season

As we slip into autumn, many homeowners take their homes off the market, believing that their home will not sell in the fall or winter. While it is true that selling heats up in spring and early summer, the truth…

Lighten Up Dark Spaces Naturally

Lighten Up Dark Spaces Naturally

      You saved up to finally afford the home you’ve dreamed about, packed up all your belongings, loaded the truck and moved into your new home. After several urgent days of unpacking, rearranging furniture and filling cupboards, you…

Quick Kitchen Upgrade: Open Shelving

Quick Kitchen Upgrade: Open Shelving

One of the first places homebuyers want to make changes is to an outdated kitchen. Visions of granite countertops, new cabinetry and shiny appliances grace the pages of architectural and remodeling magazines and websites and get our creative juices running…

Preparing to Sell Your House in the Fall: Boomers and Millennials Don’t Follow the Spring Trend

Preparing to Sell Your House in the Fall: Boomers and Millennials

If you put your home on the market in the Spring, and it hasn’t sold, you’re probably thinking about taking it off the market until next year. Conventional wisdom says that Spring and early Summer are the only times to…

When to DIY and When to Hire a Contractor

When to DIY and When to Hire a Contractor

Whether you’re preparing your home to sell, or you’ve just moved into your home and want to tackle some of the changes you have in mind to make it your own … knowing which items to do yourself and which…

Easy Update: Chalky Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Easy Update: Chalky Painted Kitchen Cabinets

If you’re hesitant to purchase an older home because you don’t love the kitchen or bathroom cabinets and the idea of having to sand all of that wood makes you cringe, fear not … chalk paint to the rescue. You…

What Matters Most? Why Location Trumps Everything!

What Matters Most? Why Location Trumps Everything!

Take a lesson from that old real estate adage, ‘location, location, location.’ Many seasoned homeowners will tell you that the size of your home and the amount of space you have—including extra living rooms, game rooms, or even lot size…

Does Size Really Matter?

Does Size Really Matter?

Now that you’re embarking on home ownership, you might wonder how large a space you actually need. After all, apartments tend to be a bit smaller than the average home and the siren song of extra space lures many a…

Home Loans Especially for College Grads

Home Loans Especially for College Grads

With outstanding student loan debt topping $1.2 trillion, and more than 40 million borrowers carrying student loan debt, the age of first-time homebuyers is edging upwards. Among millennials, homeownership is down from 43 percent a decade ago to just 36 percent today.…