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Downsizing Quickly – It Can Be Done

Downsizing Quickly – It Can Be Done

Downsizing can be a tough job. Downsizing in a hurry can be even more stressful. Giving yourself plenty of time to sell, donate, or trash some of your belongings is ideal. But if you find yourself in a situation where…

Closing Costs for Cash Buyers

Closing Costs for Cash Buyers

If you’re financing the purchase of a house, then you know to expect closing costs during the process. These include title insurance, taxes, appraisal fees, attorney fees, and more. But what happens when you don’t finance the house and instead…

Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

Getting Your Home Ready for Fall

Cozy season is almost here! It’s time to get out those chunky knit sweaters and pour yourself a pumpkin spice latte. It’s also time to start getting your home ready for the coming season. By tackling these tasks now, you’ll…

Moving Day Must-Haves

Moving Day Must-Haves

Are you preparing to move into your new home? Congratulations! Becoming a homeowner is a dream come true for many Americans. But we’d be lying if we didn’t confess that while buying a home can be an exciting time, actually…

Benefits and Risks of an All-Cash Offer

Benefits and Risks of an All-Cash Offer

All-cash offers can be very attractive in the real estate market. As a buyer, it gives you a competitive edge over other offers that need to be financed. As a seller, it helps you to avoid some of the pitfalls…

Late Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Late Summer Home Maintenance Tips

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of August! Soon those long summer days will just be a memory as we begin to prep for the fall season ahead. As you get ready to transition from summer to…

Ideas For Creating a Friendlier Neighborhood

Ideas For Creating a Friendlier Neighborhood

One of the best things about becoming a homeowner is the opportunity to build community. When you move into a new home you’re also becoming part of a neighborhood. But what if that neighborhood is on the quiet side or…

Is This Another Housing Market Bubble?

Is This Another Housing Market Bubble?

The U.S. housing market continues to make the news on a daily basis. If you’ve been following the news, then you may have concerns about a potential housing market bubble – or even a crash. Nobody wants to revisit what…

5 Ways To Use Your Home Equity

5 Ways To Use Your Home Equity

For homeowners, one of the silver livings of skyrocketing home values is a sudden increase in your home equity. According to a recent report by CoreLogic, homeowners who have mortgages saw their equity grow by more than 32 percent since…

Choosing a Tree for Your Yard

Choosing a Tree for Your Yard

As homeowners, we tend to spend most of our attention on the interiors of our homes. We labor over design decisions such as what color to paint the walls or what style of furniture to have in the living room.…

Getting Ready For Your Big Move

Getting Ready For Your Big Move

Summer is moving season! In fact, did you know that July 31 is often the busiest moving day of the year? The real estate market is hotter than ever, and millions of Americans are packing up and moving on to…

Benefits of Owning a Home

Benefits of Owning a Home

Owning a home is the quintessential American Dream. Being a homeowner is a mark of success and offers so much more than simply providing you a place to live. In fact, there are many benefits of owning a home, some…

Pricing Your Home for Sale

Pricing Your Home for Sale

There are many things to do when you’re preparing to sell your home. From cleaning and decluttering to painting and making repairs, your to-do list might seem a mile long. But one of the most important decisions to make when…

Decluttering Tricks Revealed

Decluttering Tricks Revealed

Is your clutter getting you down? Are you preparing to move and trying to figure out what to do with all your stuff? For some, decluttering is an easy task that is swiftly accomplished in a single day. For others,…

Strategies to Win a Bidding War

Strategies to Win a Bidding War

Even though interest rates are rising in the United States, the housing market hasn’t cooled. Demand is still high for homes, and buyers continue to outnumber sellers. When you’re making an offer on a home, it will likely be one…

Quick Weekend Curb Appeal

Quick Weekend Curb Appeal

Have you been putting off sprucing up your curb appeal because you think it will take too long? We understand not wanting to commit hours and hours of work to a home project when the beach beckons. Fortunately, there are…

Can Music Sell Your Home?

Can Music Sell Your Home?

You know how much music can influence how you feel. There’s nothing like an upbeat song to get you out of a funk or something quiet and soothing when you need to relax. Music sets the tone for parties, gets…

Get Your Home Ready For Summer

Get Your Home Ready For Summer

Who’s ready for summer? While summer is officially still a month away, that doesn’t mean we can’t start dreaming and planning for the season ahead. Summer is one of the best times to enjoy our homes to the fullest. We…