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Declutter Your Home in One Weekend

Declutter Your Home in One Weekend

Now that the holidays are over, are you looking around your home wondering how you’ll ever clear it of clutter? It can be a daunting task, to say the least. And while some organizing experts say it can take weeks…

How to Save on Homeowners Insurance

How to Save on Homeowners Insurance

When buying a house, you don’t just have to consider the purchase price. You also need to factor in the cost of homeowners insurance. The good news is — there are ways you can save on your monthly premium. Here’s…

2018 Housing Trends

2018 Housing Trends

Now that 2018 is here, it’s time to look ahead at what the year may bring for the real estate market. Though there’s no way to predict exactly what will happen, housing experts and economic forecasters can make educated guesses…

Best Home Buying Apps

Best Home Buying Apps

The process of buying a home continues to change as more technology is developed. There are countless apps that buyers can use to search for a home, shop around for a mortgage, or explore a new neighborhood. So how do…

New Year’s Resolutions for Buyers and Sellers

New Year’s Resolutions for Buyers and Sellers

The New Year brings a fresh start and the opportunity to set goals and intentions for the coming months. If you’re going to be buying or selling a home in 2018, now is the time to strategize. Here are some…

Average Life Span of Home Appliances

Average Life Span of Home Appliances

Is it time to replace your furnace? While that question may not be at the top of your mind this holiday season, it matters if you’re buying or selling a home. Even though most major home appliances are a serious…

Moving During the Holidays

Moving During the Holidays

December is a busy month for most people. But when you throw moving into a new home into the mix, it can be downright hectic! So what do you do if you find yourself packing boxes during the holiday season?…

Will Hygge Sell Your Home?

Will Hygge Sell Your Home?

Have you heard about hygge? It’s the Danish concept of creating warmth and enjoying everyday life, and it’s been a huge trend in home design this year. It’s especially popular during the cold, winter months where a little extra coziness…

Holiday Gifts for First Time Homebuyers

Holiday Gifts for First Time Homebuyers

Do you have any first time homebuyers on your holiday gift list this year? Show them how much you care and celebrate their big achievement by giving them something perfect for their new home. Here’s our list of some of…

What To Do When Your Home Sale Falls Through

What To Do When Your Home Sale Falls Through

Having your home sale fall through can be extremely disappointing. After months of preparing, accepting an offer and having your house under contract, it can be crushing to see the deal crumble in escrow. And a recent report from Trulia…

Best Books About Home Buying And Selling

Best Books About Home Buying And Selling

It never hurts to load up on information, especially when you’re preparing to enter the real estate market. And while there’s tons of information online to get educated about buying and selling real estate, sometimes you may want to go…

Avoid These Red Flags When Buying a Home

Avoid These Red Flags When Buying a Home

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll make in your lifetime. It’s important that serious buyers do their due diligence before making any commitments on a home. If you’re buying, there are several warning signs you…

Get Ready to Buy in 2018

Get Ready to Buy in 2018

Is 2018 the year you’ll finally realize your dream of buying a home? If you’d like to make that dream a reality, start planning now so you’ll be ready in the New Year. Here’s what you need to do to…

Holiday Staging Tips

Holiday Staging Tips

Selling your home during the holidays can present a dilemma. Should you deck the halls? Or should you leave the wreaths, lights and nutcrackers for next year? On one hand, it might not feel like the holiday season if you…

Is It Time For New Windows?

Is It Time For New Windows?

Replacing the windows on your home is a big job that can potentially come with a high price tag. If your windows are starting to show their age, you may be trying to decide whether or not it’s time to…

Buying a Home While on Maternity Leave

Buying a Home While on Maternity Leave

Buying a home and starting a family often go hand in hand. But if you’re preparing to apply for a mortgage while you’re on maternity leave, it may impact your ability to qualify. Here’s what you need to prepare for…

Using Gift Money For a Down Payment

Using Gift Money For a Down Payment

Receiving cash to use towards the down payment for your house is a generous gift. Especially considering that some loans require you to pay at least 20 percent of the purchase price as a down payment. But there are certain…

Should You List in Winter?

Should You List in Winter?

The nights are getting longer, temperatures are dropping and the holidays are approaching. That means you should wait to list your home for sale until next year, right? That isn’t necessarily true. While spring and summer tend to be the…