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How to Survive Your Home Sale

How to Survive Your Home Sale

Let’s be honest – living in your home while you have it on the market can be tough. Not only do you need to keep it spic and span at all times, but you also have to be ready to…

Etiquette of Installing a Privacy Fence

Etiquette of Installing a Privacy Fence

Do good fences make good neighbors? They can, as long as you follow the proper etiquette when installing a privacy fence. If you’ve just purchased a home and would like to fence in your yard, follow this advice to stay…

Pros and Cons of Buying a Fully Furnished Home

Pros and Cons of Buying a Fully Furnished Home

Are you a first time homebuyer nervous about adding the cost of furniture to your big move? Or perhaps you’re thinking of buying a vacation home, but don’t want the added expense of furnishing it? Maybe you’re a busy professional…

Curb Appeal on a Budget

Curb Appeal on a Budget

Spring is just around the corner. If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, that means it’s time to add a little pizzazz to the exterior. First impressions count in real estate, and making your home look…

What Are Home Sellers Required to Disclose?

What Are Home Sellers Required to Disclose?

Are you gearing up to sell your home? Then you should know that there are certain things you are legally required to disclose to potential buyers. If you don’t, you could find yourself in legal or financial hot water. While…

Buying Solo? What You Should Know

Buying Solo? What You Should Know

The number of people buying a home on their own is on the rise. Are you one of them? While it may seem daunting to purchase a property solo, it is certainly far from impossible. In fact, it could be…

How to Sell Your House When You Work From Home

How to Sell Your House When You Work From Home

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one quarter of employed Americans work from home. Innovations in technology coupled with a changing economy have made it easier than ever to do your job from the comfort of your own…

How to Deal With Post Home Purchase Anxiety

How to Deal With Post Home Purchase Anxiety

You just bought a new house. You should be happy, right? But unfortunately, you can’t quite shake this sinking feeling that somehow you’ve made a big mistake. The good news is that feeling anxious after a big purchase is totally…

How to Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Home

How to Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Home

When a buyer decides to make an offer on your home, they usually make the decision with their heart, not their head. Buying a home is an emotional decision, and smart sellers will leverage this information to make the quickest…

Surviving Your Long Distance Home Purchase

Surviving Your Long Distance Home Purchase

Buying a new home can be stressful. But when you have to do it from across the country, it can be doubly so. If you’ve recently gotten a new job, committed to a new relationship or just need a change…

10 Signs That It’s Time to Move

10 Signs That It’s Time to Move

While moving can be a real drag, sometimes it’s obvious that it’s time to go. A move can be just the thing you need to jumpstart your life and invite positive change. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re ready…

Home Buyer Pet Peeves

Home Buyer Pet Peeves

We know that selling your home can be a stressful and challenging process. Why would you want to make it doubly so by irritating potential buyers? Here’s what you want to avoid when putting your home on the market. Not…

When Interest Rates Go Up

When Interest Rates Go Up

The Feds have been pretty indecisive about moving interest rates up, but the down-low is that they plan to make the move upwards in December. No matter where you are in the market, whether you’re buying or selling, or just…

New FHA Leeway for Approvals

New FHA Leeway for Approvals

What is a FICO score? That is the  number lenders look at that essentially determines the likelihood that you will pay all of your (debt) obligations on time for the foreseeable future. Having a low FICO score usually means there is no…

The Best Place to Raise a Family

The Best Place to Raise a Family

We all have our own idea of the perfect place to raise a family. We want our kids to grow up with all the opportunities available to them. That might mean a large backyard or nearby parks, great schools, sports…

Capturing Clutter

Capturing Clutter

Whether you’re preparing your home to sell, or your packing up to move to your new home … clutter can be your worst enemy. But, getting chaos under control isn’t always easy. Take it from me: I used to be the…

What a Credit Score Really Means

What a Credit Score Really Means

As one of the least understood numbers homebuyers deal with, their credit score confuses many would-be buyers. So, what does your credit score really mean? First, understand that a credit score is not a credit score is not a credit…

How to Avoid Being House Poor

How to Avoid Being House Poor

Buying a home is exciting! If you’re young, it gives you the sense of finally stepping into the adult world. If you’re at some other life change (marriage, starting a family, empty-nester) the idea of a larger (or smaller) space of…