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10 Steps to Buying Your Dream Home

Are you ready to upgrade your starter home to one that will house your growing family? Or maybe you’re ready to buy the home of your dreams, complete with a master suite, 3-car garage, gazebo and hot tub? Realtor.com offers … Continue reading

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Tech Tools Make Your Home Smarter, Safer and More Efficient

Last fall we wrote a post about some of the fun ways the Internet of Things (IoT) can make your home more efficient and, well, intelligent. Here are some more ways your home can make your life a little easier, … Continue reading

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Owning a Home Can Save You at Tax Time

I have good news and bad news. The bad news – April 15, tax time, is just around the corner. The good news – owning your own home can reduce your tax liability. Here are seven tax deductions that can … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

In a competitive real estate market like ours, properly preparing your home to be shown and sold is critical. By taking the extra time – and a little extra money – to freshen up or upgrade your home, you can … Continue reading

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How Landscaping Can Make or Break Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Did you know that landscaping can make or break your home’s attractiveness to prospective buyers? It not only contributes to your home’s curb appeal, but it shows prospective home buyers that you take pride in your home. That feeling extends … Continue reading

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Welcome Prospective Buyers with a Spring Garden

Spring has sprung, so have the flowers, bushes, trees and other plants that bloom this time of year. It is a great time to prepare your garden for the springtime to make your home’s exterior even more inviting and while … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Depersonalize Your Home So Buyers Can Make It Their Own

You’re getting ready to sell your house, and you want buyers to be able to visualize themselves in your home. As hard as it can be to let go of what makes your home yours, depersonalizing it is crucial for … Continue reading

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How Curb Appeal Can Make or Break Your House

What is a home’s curb appeal and why is it important? Curb appeal helps a buyer quickly determine whether or not they want to consider buying a home just by its outward appearance. Let’s look at how it can affect … Continue reading

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Tips for Buying and Selling a House in the Spring

Spring can be one of the most competitive times on the real estate market. Whether you’re buying or selling, we’ve got tips to help you prepare: Selling Pay attention to curb appeal. Curb appeal is always important. Buyers can tell … Continue reading

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Homebuyers, get a jump start on spring home shopping

Spring and summer are typically the busiest times of the year to shop for a home. Not only is the weather nicer, but it is often easier to move when children are on spring or summer break. With spring just … Continue reading

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