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Settling Into a New School

Settling Into a New School

The first day of school is always a little tough on kids. It’s doubly so when you’re the new kid in town. If you moved to a new school district over the summer, then you may be wondering how to…

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Selling a home can be a time of big change. And although you may be excited about your upcoming move, it can also bring with it a little sadness. After all – your home is where you make some of…

Finding a Family-Friendly Neighborhood

Finding a Family-Friendly Neighborhood

If you’re looking for a new nest for your family, then you may be feeling a little pressure. On top of finding a home that meets your needs, you also need to choose a location that is both safe and…

Know These Real Estate Terms

Know These Real Estate Terms

If you are buying or selling a home, then you may have come into contact with some real estate lingo that isn’t familiar to you. In fact, some of these terms may not only be unfamiliar, they may also be…

Rainy Day Open House

Rainy Day Open House

As much as we’d like to have picture-perfect weather on Open House day, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate. If rain is in the forecast, then you may be tempted to reschedule your Open House for another day. But don’t throw…

How Long Does It Take To Buy a House?

How Long Does It Take To Buy a House?

If you’ve never purchased a home before, then you may be wondering exactly how long the process takes. Although every situation is unique, there are certain average timelines for each phase of the home-buying process. Here’s how long you can…

Moving in the Summer Heat

Moving in the Summer Heat

We are entering into the dog days of summer and cities across America are feeling the heat. It also happens to be the time of year when many people are moving into new homes. While summer is the most popular…

Getting the Best Deal on a Home

Getting the Best Deal on a Home

If you’re the kind of person who loves a good deal, then there’s no reason you can’t get a good deal on a home. Although you won’t be clipping coupons to save on that home purchase, there are ways you…

How to Water Your Lawn

How to Water Your Lawn

As a first-time homeowner, you may not know exactly how to care for that green lawn surrounding your new home. Even long-time homeowners can be a bit mystified by the process. Though it seems easy – you just turn on…

Last Minute Home Staging Tips

Last Minute Home Staging Tips

You’re ready to sell. You’ve de-cluttered, de-personalized, and made all the necessary repairs to your home. You’ve repainted and staged each room to appeal to potential buyers. But what do you do in the moments before a buyer is scheduled…

Is a Condo Right for You?

Is a Condo Right for You?

Have you been thinking about buying a condo? Condos are a very popular type of housing in today’s market, and you’ve probably seen several listings if you’ve been house hunting. While condo living is a great choice for many people,…

The Hidden Costs of Downsizing

The Hidden Costs of Downsizing

Downsizing sounds like a great way to save money, right? A smaller house should mean smaller expenses, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, sometimes downsizing can actually cost you money. Here are some of the hidden costs you…

Growing a Privacy Hedge

Growing a Privacy Hedge

Creating privacy is often a priority for many homeowners. Installing a fence is a common option for creating privacy, but it isn’t right in every circumstance. For those looking to create privacy without putting up a fence, growing a privacy…

Increase Your Home’s Value

Increase Your Home’s Value

If a home sale is in your future, then you may want to start thinking about ways you can increase your home’s value. Getting top dollar is important to all sellers, and by making strategic choices about upgrades and renovations,…

Helping Your Child Buy a Home

Helping Your Child Buy a Home

Home ownership is a dream come true for many. However in today’s economic landscape, many young adults are finding it hard to turn that dream into a reality. Whether it’s because of student loan debt, not having enough money for…

Staging a Living Room to Sell

Staging a Living Room to Sell

There’s no doubt about it – one of the most important rooms to stage when you’re selling is the living room. The living room is where family and friends gather and where you unwind after a long day. A great…

Heating Systems 101

Heating Systems 101

We’re heading into the hottest part of the year, so it’s unlikely you’re thinking too much about your home’s heating system. But if you’re house hunting this summer or you need to upgrade to a new system, now is the…

Make the Most of a Small Yard

Make the Most of a Small Yard

Yards are a great way to extend your living space – especially when the weather is nice. However, if you have a small yard, then you may feel like you’re missing out. But don’t be dismayed! There are many ways…