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Benefits of Buying an Older Home

Benefits of Buying an Older Home

When searching for a new place to call home, many homebuyers will pass over older homes. They worry that an older home will be full of problems that will require expensive repairs, or that the layout or design will be…

Homebuyer Turnoffs

Homebuyer Turnoffs

While every buyer is looking for something different in a home, there are a few key things that are universal turnoffs. If you’re selling your home, you’ll disregard these issues at your own peril. Even in a competitive market, here…

The Final Walk-Through

The Final Walk-Through

You’re so close to closing day, you can practically feel the keys to your new home in your hand. But not so fast! There’s one important step that should be completed before you start signing all that paperwork. The final…

Decorating with Light

Decorating with Light

Many homeowners don’t realize how much lighting affects the design and enjoyment of any room. The right lighting can truly enhance your décor and turn an otherwise boring room into your favorite space. If you’re not sure how to best…

How to Clean a Concrete Patio

How to Clean a Concrete Patio

Patio season is in full swing. Now is the time to enjoy your backyard with friends and family. But do you cringe every time you notice how dirty the concrete floor of your patio is? Not to worry – with…

Should You Buy a Mobile Home?

Should You Buy a Mobile Home?

Have you ever considered owning a mobile home? Mobile homes can be a great choice for many reasons, and today’s mobile homes often feature state-of-the-art designs that make them very comfortable and desirable. If you’re wondering whether or not a…

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Selling a home brings with it a sizable dose of uncertainty as well as a heaping helping of stress. It’s no wonder that home sellers can feel anxious or depressed during the process. Although it’s common to feel a little…

Screen in Your Porch

Screen in Your Porch

Do you feel like you’d get more use out of your porch if it were screened in? Screened in porches combine the best of indoor and outdoor rooms, and they can be affordable if you already have a porch. Here’s…

What To Do With Your Moving Boxes

What To Do With Your Moving Boxes

When you’re moving, it seems like unpacking boxes is a chore that never ends. But there will come a day when every last box is empty. The question then becomes – what do you do with all those empty boxes?…

Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Do you wish you could get a handle on the chaos inside your kitchen cabinets? Or maybe you’ve just moved into a new home and want to start off with cabinets that are well organized. Whatever your motivation, it’s actually…

Telltale Signs of Infestation

Telltale Signs of Infestation

Do you have a sneaking suspicion the house you’re interested in buying might have a pest problem? Whether it’s ants in the kitchen, termites in the walls, or raccoons in the attic, it’s important to know what you’re getting into.…

Painting Your Home’s Exterior

Painting Your Home’s Exterior

Is painting the outside of your home on your to-do list this summer? There’s nothing that spruces up the exterior more than a fresh coat of paint, especially if you’re getting ready to sell. If you’re planning to do the…

Sneaky Ways to Save Money for a Down Payment

Sneaky Ways to Save Money for a Down Payment

Do you dream of owning your own home, but feel like you’ll never have the money for a down payment? While saving for a down payment can seem like a daunting task, it isn’t impossible. In fact, there are ways…

What to Know About Starter Homes

What to Know About Starter Homes

Is it finally time to buy your first home? That’s so exciting – congratulations! While the home buying process can be a little intimidating when you’re doing it for the first time, you’ll worry less if you arm yourself with…

Don’t Fall For These Real Estate Scams

Don’t Fall For These Real Estate Scams

As if buying or selling a home weren’t complicated enough, you also need to be vigilant about scams. There are scams everywhere, and some are sophisticated enough to look real. With so much information available on the Internet, it’s getting…

Naming Your New House

Naming Your New House

It may seem silly, but giving your new house a name can give you a real sense of ownership. You don’t have to live in a mansion or on a grand estate to do it. Naming your house gives it…

Commission Fees Explained

Commission Fees Explained

If you’re preparing to buy or sell a home, you may have questions about real estate commission fees. Who pays them? How much are they? Can they be negotiated? When are they paid? Even if you’ve gone through this process…

What Stays Behind When You Sell?

What Stays Behind When You Sell?

When you’re selling your home, do you know what items you can take, and which ones you’re supposed to leave behind? While things like furniture and personal items are obvious, there are other things that may not be so cut-and-dried.…