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Maximizing the Profit on Your Home Sale

Maximizing the Profit on Your Home Sale

Are you worried you may have missed your chance to make a killing on your home sale? While the market has been shifting as a result of rising mortgage rates and home prices, it’s still a seller’s market. If you’re…

What to Know About Fixer-Uppers

What to Know About Fixer-Uppers

Although changes are happening in the housing market, buyers are still facing stiff competition. For some, this can mean being more open to a house that could use some work. “Fixer-uppers” have become popular options, especially with the number of…

Autumn Curb Appeal for Home Sellers

Autumn Curb Appeal for Home Sellers

Cozy season is in full swing! Fall is such a magical time of the year, making it an excellent season to sell your home. This is especially true if you have trees changing color in your landscape, making it all…

What To Know About FHA Loans

What To Know About FHA Loans

FHA loans can be a great choice for many homebuyers. Backed by the Federal Housing Administration, these mortgages have low down payments and can be excellent for buyers with less than stellar credit scores. Let’s take a closer look at…

Negotiating Tips for First-Time Buyers

Negotiating Tips for First-Time Buyers

Buyers have faced stiff competition for the last couple of years in the housing market. There has been a huge demand for homes, but not enough homes on the market to meet that demand. As a first-time buyer, this can…

When Should You Start Your Home Search?

When Should You Start Your Home Search?

Have you been dreaming about buying a home of your own? Becoming a homeowner is still very much part of the American Dream. But if you’re doing it for the first time – or even the fifth – then you…

Small Ways to Get Organized at Home

Small Ways to Get Organized at Home

Does it feel like getting organized at home is an insurmountable task? Does it seem like it could take days, weeks, months, or even years to get on top of your clutter? Are you so overwhelmed that you don’t even…

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…