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Start an Indoor Garden

Start an Indoor Garden

Are you just not ready to say goodbye to your garden for the season? Having a lush, green outdoor space is certainly one of the pleasures of being a homeowner. But just because the temperatures are turning colder doesn’t mean…

Cleaning Your Home for Holiday Guests

Cleaning Your Home for Holiday Guests

One of the greatest joys of being a homeowner is welcoming guests to your home during the holidays. While holiday hosting is certainly fun, it does require some preparation — including cleaning. Sure, you’d love to deep-clean your entire place…

You Don’t Need 20% Down

You Don’t Need 20% Down

Is a down payment standing between you and your dreams of homeownership? Most people think you need at least 20 percent down in order to buy a home. But that isn’t always the case. In fact, it’s quite possible to…

Dealing With a Long Home Search

Dealing With a Long Home Search

While today’s real estate market remains hot, there’s no denying that it can be a long and challenging experience for buyers. There are more people looking for homes than there are homes for sale. For some buyers, this means making…

Budget Curb Appeal For Fall

Budget Curb Appeal For Fall

First impressions matter when you’re selling your home. That’s why curb appeal is so important. The exterior of your home is what potential buyers will see first, whether they’re searching online or in person. You want your home to be…

How to Be a Good Neighbor

How to Be a Good Neighbor

You’re not just buying a home. You’re becoming part of a neighborhood. One of the perks of homeownership is feeling invested in your community. Having good relationships with your neighbors can be a great benefit. It can help you feel…

Fall Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance

Fall is here, and that means it’s time to get your home ready for the change of seasons. Even if your region doesn’t experience snow or freezing temperatures, it’s important to complete these chores every year. Here’s the rundown of…

Choosing Your Home’s Exterior Color

Choosing Your Home’s Exterior Color

Nothing updates your home like a fresh coat of paint! A new exterior color can be just the thing to amp up your curb appeal, especially when you’re selling. But choosing just the right color can provoke anxiety in even…

Staging Mistakes to Avoid

Staging Mistakes to Avoid

Just because we’re in a seller’s market doesn’t mean it’s not important to stage your home for sale. Staging will make your home stand out among the competition and could lead to more and better offers. And while you probably…

Fall 2021 Is a Great Time To Sell

Fall 2021 Is a Great Time To Sell

The housing market continues to perform strongly in 2021. Buyer demand remains high due to low interest rates and changing trends caused by the pandemic. But there is one thing that the housing market still lacks — homes for sale.…

Optimize Your Bedroom For Sleep

Optimize Your Bedroom For Sleep

Getting set up in a new house can be a lot of fun! There’s nothing like starting fresh and making a home your own. When it’s time to move into your bedroom, you should think like a sleep expert. Many…

Easy Tips For a Healthier, Happier Home

Easy Tips For a Healthier, Happier Home

We all want our homes to be safe and healthy places. After all, we spend a lot of time in them, especially these days. Our homes reflect who we are, and they can influence how we feel. When our living…

What Is a Listing Agreement?

What Is a Listing Agreement?

When it’s time to sell your home, you’ll likely interview several real estate agents until you find the one that best fits your needs. Once you’ve settled on an agent, you’ll be asked to sign a listing agreement. But what…

Don’t Neglect These Summer Maintenance Tasks

Don’t Neglect These Summer Maintenance Tasks

We know that now is the perfect time to lounge next to the pool. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind you about those summer maintenance tasks that you should do for your home as well. By completing regular…

Last-Minute Summer Staycation Tips

Last-Minute Summer Staycation Tips

Did the summer fly by without you having the chance to take a much-needed vacation? The last year and a half have been tough for everyone, and it’s important that you take time off to have some fun. If you…

How To Choose a Mortgage Lender

How To Choose a Mortgage Lender

One of the biggest challenges of buying a home is choosing the right lender. As with any big purchase, you should shop around for the best deal. Fees and terms can vary widely from lender to lender which can greatly…

Bathroom Upgrades That Are Worth It

Bathroom Upgrades That Are Worth It

Even though sellers have the upper hand in today’s market, it doesn’t mean that they can phone it in. While homes have been selling quickly in most locations, you won’t get top dollar unless you make your home as attractive…

Make a Strong Offer Without Waiving the Home Inspection

Make a Strong Offer Without Waiving the Home Inspection

We are in a seller’s market. Many buyers are discovering that there is fierce competition for homes that are for sale. Buyer demand is outstripping supply, and most homes that are listed receive multiple offers. This is driving prices higher…