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Here’s What to Do Now if There is a Move on the Horizon

Making a residential move is a huge undertaking. When that move involves more people in the household than just yourself, it becomes even more complicated. There are plenty of checklists for moving day, but what about the months leading up to your intended moving day? Even if you are just getting started on your home search, there are a number of steps you can take now to make moving day easier on you...

Renovating? Here are 5 Steps to Successfully Hiring a Contractor

Finding a qualified and experienced contractor can be the deciding factor on whether you are making a sound investment in upgrading your home or throwing your money away.  With so much on the line, here are five steps to take in choosing the right person for the job: 1. Begin with a budget. It’s easy for costs to quickly get out of hand if you don’t establish your budget before any...

Finally Get Your Home Neat and Orderly With These 3 Easy Steps

If you’re like a lot of people, you probably start out the new year with the best of intentions to finally get organized and defeat clutter once and for all. Then, before you know it, February is here. You look around and realize you have as much clutter as you ever had. Mail is piled up on the kitchen counter. Your work mess is spread out all over the dining room table. Your closet is bursting at...

Hiring a Contractor? Here’s What to Expect on the Job

If you’re about to start a home improvement project, you may have looked into enlisting the help of a contractor. Hopefully, you’ve read reviews, gotten estimates, asked for references, and ensured they were licensed and ensured. So, what’s next? Doing your due diligence in hiring a contractor is important, but it isn’t the only thing to keep in mind as you progress through the project. Being...

Getting on the Same Page: Here Are the Features Homebuyers Most Often Disagree On

If you’re a fan of HGTV, you’ve probably been entertained by shows where prospective homeowners are shown houses that seem to meet their needs, only to bicker bitterly over one feature or another. She wants to be close to downtown, he wants to live in the suburbs. She wants a large backyard, he wants something that doesn’t require a lot of yardwork. You get the idea. First off, I am obligated...

Here’s How to Give Your Kitchen That Wow Factor Without Shocking Your Budget

What’s the most important room of the house? Most people would say the kitchen. It seems no matter how incredible your living room is, everyone always wants to congregate in the kitchen. It’s the heart of the home and the place where memories are made. It’s no wonder, then, that the kitchen is often an important factor when buyers are looking for a new home. It only makes sense that if...

Here’s Why You May Want to Go Virtual When Staging Your Home

For many homeowners planning to list their homes, presenting their property at its very best is often one of their main concerns. Staging can be helpful in getting a home sold for top dollar. Whether done in whole or in part, there are advantages to staging a house before presenting it to buyers. In addition, if a home is sitting empty, staging can help potential buyers to better visualize...

Thinking About Purchasing a Fixer-Upper? Here are 4 Things to Consider

Thinking about buying a fixer-upper? Buying a property in need of renovation and turning it into a suitable personal residence can be extremely satisfying. But tackling a fixer-upper can also be challenging. For starters, when inventories are tight, it can be difficult to purchase a fixer-upper at a significantly lower price than the market value of a comparable move-in ready home. That can mean...

Putting the Brakes on Blunders When Buying a New Home

Buying a home for the first time can be nerve-wracking and exciting, all at the same time. There are so many things to remember, so many considerations to be had and so many decisions to be made. It’s no wonder, then, that some homeowners find themselves committing blunders when it comes to their search for the perfect home. At times, those mistakes can be costly or even get in the way of a...

Ready to Buy? Here Are 7 Ways to Prepare for House Hunting

You’ve saved your down payment, you’ve gotten your pre-qualification from your lender and even made your list of priorities. But, before you start that home search, here are seven things to keep in mind: Plan ahead so you don’t lose out. There’s nothing worse than finding the house of your dreams only to lose out to another buyer because your financing wasn’t in order. Don’t wait until...

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