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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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5 Reasons to Downsize Your Home

Have your kids moved out of the house for college, or to finally be out on their own? Is your house feeling a little too big after retirement? Is there more lawn maintenance and upkeep than you have time for? … Continue reading

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Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage: What You Need to Know

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage will tell you up front what you can afford when shopping for your next home. This will save you a lot of time and stress. A pre-approval letter also helps let real estate agents know … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value Before Selling

Renovations can make your home worth more, and if you’re planning to make any changes, here are some tips to improve your home while saving money: Tackle one room at a time. It will make it easier on you, and … Continue reading

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4 Simple Ways to Clean Your House Before Moving Out

You’ve done it. You’ve bought your dream house, and now it’s time to ditch your old digs! Before you do, make sure the house is clean for the new homeowners before you leave. Here are some easy things you can … Continue reading

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Buying or Selling a Home in 2015

The housing market is tougher in the winter, and with the New Year here, people may be scrambling to not only sell a house, but to buy one. Here are 10 tips to make buying or selling a home easier … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Comfort Your Pets When Moving to a New Home

Moving pets can be extremely stressful for you and your furry friends. Here are some ways to comfort your animal when moving to a new space: 1.  Make sure you update your pet’s ID tag. Whether they escape during your … Continue reading

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What To Do When The Power Goes Out

The wind storm last month left a lot of people in the dark, as well as unprepared. With these handy tips, you won’t be left in the cold or the dark next time. BEFORE EMERGENCIES: if you don’t have an … Continue reading

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