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How to Make an Offer on a House

How to Make an Offer on a House

Making an offer on a house can be a very exciting – and very nerve-wracking – experience. Finding a home you love can be a challenging process. Waiting to hear back about your offer can have you on pins and…

Heating a Basement

Heating a Basement

Finished basements can add a significant amount of living space to a home. But most basements can be more than 10 degrees colder than the other floors of your home. If you’re planning to use your basement as functional space,…

Common Reasons for a Low Appraisal

Common Reasons for a Low Appraisal

When you’re buying or selling a home, getting an appraisal will be part of the closing process. A professional appraiser will inspect the home to determine its fair market value. This will establish how much money a lender is willing…

Save on Your Heating Bill

Save on Your Heating Bill

With the temperature dropping, you may be wondering how to save on your heating bill over the next few months. Nobody wants to spend too much on their energy costs, especially with the holidays around the corner. If you want…

Selling a Haunted House

Selling a Haunted House

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween. And while it’s fun to visit a haunted house in October, most people don’t want to live in one all year. If you think your house is haunted, or it has some other…

Avoid a Renovation Nightmare

Avoid a Renovation Nightmare

Are home renovations in your future? Whether you’ve just bought a house or are considering putting yours on the market, chances are you’ll need to make some repairs or updates soon. Without proper planning, your project could quickly derail and…

Halloween & Home Insurance

Halloween & Home Insurance

Although it’s fun to be scared on Halloween, it’s not so fun if something legitimately scary happens at your home. Halloween is the number one day for property crime in the United States. Is your homeowners insurance ready? Here’s a…

Make a Great First Impression When Selling

Make a Great First Impression When Selling

First impressions really do matter. Most potential buyers will know within a few moments whether or not they are interested in your house. So what should you do when you have only seconds to impress? Here are some of the…

Why You Should Buy Before the End of the Year

Why You Should Buy Before the End of the Year

Are you considering putting your house hunting on hold until after the New Year? While it may seem like the end of the year is not a great time to buy a home, it can have many benefits. In fact,…

Boosting Your Fall Curb Appeal

Boosting Your Fall Curb Appeal

Fall is here, and there’s no better time to make your home’s exterior look amazing! Boosting your curb appeal is an easy way to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. By sprucing up your home’s exterior, it makes…

Weatherize Your Windows

Weatherize Your Windows

Colder weather is just around the corner. Are your windows ready to keep out the chill? Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or you’ve been in your current home for years, it’s a good idea to prepare your…

Selling Your Luxury Home

Selling Your Luxury Home

You’ve made a substantial investment in your luxury home. When it’s time to sell, you want the process to run smoothly. Selling a luxury home presents it own particular challenges, and it’s important to understand them before putting your home…

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

It’s official – fall is here! Not only does that mean it’s time for pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters, but it’s also time for fall home maintenance. With the weather changing from hot to cool, it’s time to prep…

Staying Safe When Selling Your Home

Staying Safe When Selling Your Home

As a seller, you spend quite a bit of time preparing your home for the market. From decluttering and depersonalizing to making repairs and upgrades, you have plenty to do. But don’t forget to stay vigilant once you begin showing…

VA Loans Explained

VA Loans Explained

Homebuyers have many choices when it comes to home loans. It can be tough to determine which one is right for you. But if you’re a veteran, then a VA loan may be just the ticket. Although the process of…

Attracting Millennial Home Buyers

Attracting Millennial Home Buyers

Would you be surprised to learn that 42 percent of new home loans are for millennial buyers? While most people think that young adults aren’t active in the real estate market, they are purchasing homes and they make up a…

Buying a Kid-Friendly Home

Buying a Kid-Friendly Home

If you’re a homebuyer with kids, then you know there are certain basic requirements the home needs to provide. You want it to be safe, have a place to play, and be located in a good school district. But are…

Overcome Home-Buying Anxiety

Overcome Home-Buying Anxiety

Buying a home can be stressful. But it can be even more stressful if you’re a first-time homebuyer who is unfamiliar with the process. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, so you want…