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Keeping Up With Smart Homes

Keeping Up With Smart Homes

It seems almost everything is connected these days. Want to check the temperature of your oven from outside? See how much milk you have in the refrigerator from the market? It’s possible! You can now control almost every aspect of your home from your smartphone. Yet...

Downsizing? What to do with your Stuff

Downsizing? What to do with your Stuff

Whether you call it downsizing or rightsizing, the bottom line is you’re moving into a smaller space and have no idea what to do with all the stuff you’ve collected over the years. Many people consider moving from a larger home to a smaller home at some point in their...

Landscape on a Budget

Landscape on a Budget

How to Landscape on a Budget Landscaping doesn’t have to be expensive. Whether you’re fixing up your yard for personal enjoyment or getting ready to sell, a little elbow grease and some creativity can create a beautiful outdoor space that enhances your home. Draw a...

Considering a Distressed Home?

Considering a Distressed Home?

Considering a Distressed Home?   Homebuyers are always looking for that special bargain. The old saying, “buy the worst home on the best street,” insinuates that buying a “fixer-upper” home can be a great investment. While it’s always important to get the most...

Getting outbid? Strategies to make your offer stand out

Getting outbid? Strategies to make your offer stand out

Summer is traditionally a busy time for buyers and sellers. This year has been no exception—and with lower interest rates, many homebuyers are finding the competitive environment challenging. With multiple buyers competing for properties, even terrific offers are...

Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Master Bedroom

Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Master Bedroom

Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Master Bedroom We’re all spending more time at home these days. With the entire family stuck together, the home has been placed under a microscope. If your master bedroom is not the oasis you wish it were, here are a few simple ideas you...

How to Hire the Right Service Professional

How to Hire the Right Service Professional

The popularity of home improvement television shows has increased the number of home projects. Unfortunately, not everyone is capable of knocking down walls and retiling their kitchen on their own. If you’re one of these non-DIY-ers, you will need to find service...

Age-Old Real Estate Selling Tips to Ignore

Age-Old Real Estate Selling Tips to Ignore

Homeowners planning to sell their home tend to get unsolicited advice from every direction. “Do this,” “don’t do that”; it can be difficult to decipher the good from the bad advice. As homebuyers become more informed and market-savvy, knowing which age-old advice to...

Self-Employed Financing Tips

Self-Employed Financing Tips

Self-employed borrowers have always had to jump through a few hoops to finance or refinance their homes. Without a traditional paycheck, lenders look for other ways to document income. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many business owners and delayed tax return...

Do You Need a Specialized Real Estate Agent?

Do You Need a Specialized Real Estate Agent?

Do You Need a Specialized Real Estate Agent? If you have started a search for a real estate agent, you might have already realized that most agents tout themselves as experts on a type of property they typically work with—local experts, lakefront experts, luxury condo...

5 HVAC Problems to Avoid This Summer

5 HVAC Problems to Avoid This Summer

5 Typical HVAC Problems to Avoid This Summer The summer heat is here and it may seem like your air conditioners has been running almost constantly. Your air conditioner is an important part of your home, and you certainly don’t want to discover that it’s stopped...

Buying an Eco-Friendly Home

Buying an Eco-Friendly Home

More and more homebuyers are searching for homes that offer better energy efficiency and use sustainable materials. Eco-friendly homes not only help the environment but can mean significant savings in energy and maintenance costs. As more home builders consider the...