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Is Your Home a Turn-Off?

Is Your Home a Turn-Off?

When it’s time to sell your home, you must get it ready to put on the market. That means sprucing it up to make it appealing to prospective buyers. But if you’ve become blind to some of the issues in…

Packing for a Long-Distance Move

Packing for a Long-Distance Move

Is a long-distance move in your future? While packing up to move down the street can feel like a hassle, moving across the country can be a major undertaking. You need to take extra steps to ensure that nothing is…

What Do Real Estate Attorneys Do?

What Do Real Estate Attorneys Do?

In some states, you are required to have a real estate attorney in order to buy or sell a house. And while in other states having an attorney is optional, it can actually be a real benefit. Spending money on…

How to Vet a Real Estate Agent

How to Vet a Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home is a huge financial transaction — one of the biggest you’ll make in your lifetime. It can also be one of the most complicated transactions you tackle. That’s why it can be so beneficial to…

Appraisal Vs. Home Inspection – What’s the Difference?

Appraisal Vs. Home Inspection – What’s the Difference?

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, an inspection and an appraisal will be part of the closing process. They are both important steps that help to evaluate your home before the transaction is finalized. If you’re new to the…

Short Sale FAQs

Short Sale FAQs

Short sales were fairly common during the Great Recession. Although there are fewer short sales on the market today, it is still one strategy for selling a home. If you’re buying or selling a home, then you may be wondering…

Don’t Sabotage Your Mortgage Application

Don’t Sabotage Your Mortgage Application

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is one of the first steps toward homeownership. But a lot happens after that initial pre-approval, and things can derail if you aren’t careful. Staying consistent is important when you’re closing on a home. Changes…

Retro Features Buyers Love

Retro Features Buyers Love

Are you worried about some features of your home for sale that buyers might consider dated? Well, it’s time to rethink that point of view. In fact, in real estate today, what’s old is new again. Many buyers are flocking…

Throw a Virtual Super Bowl Party

Throw a Virtual Super Bowl Party

One of the joys of owning a home is being able to throw your own Super Bowl party! With the big game just a few days away, it’s time to start making your gameday strategy. This year poses a new…

Fall in Love With Your New Home

Fall in Love With Your New Home

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and emotion of buying a new home. But what happens when it’s actually time to move in? While you’ve no doubt had daydreams about living in your new place, the reality…

5 Best Apps to Help With Your Move

5 Best Apps to Help With Your Move

Moving can be stressful. But thanks to modern technology, it can be made simpler and easier. Whether you need help getting organized or selling your belongings before your big move, these apps can help. Make lists with Google Keep Lists,…

Your Decluttering Cheat Sheet

Your Decluttering Cheat Sheet

Did your New Year’s resolution of getting your clutter under control never materialize? Or are you getting your home ready to sell, and you need to declutter before listing? Whatever your reasons for wanting to tidy up, it can feel…

Update Your Home on a Budget

Update Your Home on a Budget

Does your home need refreshing for the new year? After spending so much time at home in 2020, many of us are ready to infuse our living spaces with new energy. January is a great time to tackle home updates,…

Tax Deductions for Homeowners

Tax Deductions for Homeowners

Unless you’re a tax expert, it can be tricky to determine exactly what deductions you should take as a homeowner. And recent changes to the tax laws can affect what deductions you may be eligible for. If you just purchased…

Top 10 Red Flags When Buying a Home

Top 10 Red Flags When Buying a Home

Home sellers are required by law to make certain disclosures when selling their homes. But those disclosures may not give you the full story. Eager sellers may gloss over potential problems with the home that could become big issues for…

Tips for Living With Extended Family

Tips for Living With Extended Family

How we live has certainly changed over the last year. The pandemic has impacted the living situations of millions of Americans. While multigenerational households were less common before the pandemic, more and more people are now living with multiple generations…

Real Estate Predictions for the New Year

Real Estate Predictions for the New Year

While we can’t gaze into a crystal ball and tell you exactly what will happen with the housing market in 2021, we can certainly make some educated predictions. Real estate was one of the big winners of 2020, and experts…

2021 Interior Design Trends

2021 Interior Design Trends

Happy New Year! Can you believe 2020 is finally behind us? In the spirit of getting a fresh start, now is the perfect time to update your home’s style for 2021. As you might expect, interior design trends are taking…