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Have You Met Your Next-Door Neighbors Yet?

Have You Met Your Next-Door Neighbors Yet?

If you’ve just moved into your home or are considering buying a new home, you may be wondering who lives next door. In this day and age, it might take awhile to meet your neighbors. If you’re shy about reaching…

How to Get Information about Your Prospective Neighborhood

How to Get Information about Your Prospective Neighborhood

The Fair Housing Act prohibits real estate professionals from advertising and advising on specific demographics, such as school boundaries or crime rates. But that doesn’t mean you can’t check out the neighborhood before you buy! The following resources may assist you…

Determining the Landscaping for Your Home

Determining the Landscaping for Your Home

Improving the landscape around your home is not just about good looks. Home value can also increase with fine-tuned and maintained landscaping. But don’t think you have to hire a landscape designer to reconstruct your home. (If you can, great!…

Your Home, Interest Rates and Quantitative Easing

Your Home, Interest Rates and Quantitative Easing

You’ve no doubt noticed the increase in mortgage rates in the last month – maybe that statistic has even caused you to wonder if NOW is the time to sell your home. Happily the real estate market continues to flourish…

5 Ways To Help Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

5 Ways To Help Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

Summer is definitely here and vacation plans may have you planning on leaving your home in the very near future. Don’t forget to take a few preventative measures to ensure the safety of you and your home while you are…

Reducing Stress When Relocating Your Home

Reducing Stress When Relocating Your Home

Moving from your home can be a stressful experience. Regardless of whether you are moving across town or two states away, it is a process that requires time, organization, and a plan. If you are selling your home, you probably…

Will Creeping Mortgage Rates Affect Your Home?

Will Creeping Mortgage Rates Affect Your Home?

Despite that fact that mortgage rates are slowly creeping higher, Freddie Mac reports that they are still low enough to allow high home-affordability for your home. In fact, home sales continue to rise and new construction is being completed nationwide…

Communicate More Easily About Your Home with Houzz

Communicate More Easily About Your Home with Houzz

As you’ve thought about your home and its many needs, chances are you’ve visited Houzz.com. Design ideas for both inside and outside your home abound at Houzz and luckily they have now added a “Real Estate Agent” category! This is…

Don’t Forget To Inspect Your Home in the Excitement!

Don’t Forget To Inspect Your Home in the Excitement!

Finding the right home, your home, can be an exciting time.  So exciting that sometimes home buyers forget some essential steps.  One of those steps is completing your home inspection. Before the sale is closed and the deed transferred, you…

Keeping Your House Cooler

Keeping Your House Cooler

5 Tips To Maintaining Your Home A yearly inspection of your cooling system should keep air flowing nicely through your home at the temperature you prefer. You can do this yourself or hire a professional to make it easy. At…

Take a Look at Your Home – It’s National Homeownership Month

Take a Look at Your Home – It’s National Homeownershi

June is National Homeownership Month, giving you an excuse to fall in love with your home all over again or find ways to revive it! What advice would you share with young buyers on purchasing a home? What do you…

Selling Your Home “As-Is”

Selling Your Home “As-Is”

Thinking about selling your home but not sure you want to make needed repairs before listing it for sale? You’re in luck! These days, many homes are being sold “as-is” due to an ever-increasing lack of inventory. An “as-is” home…

Relocating Your Home With Kids

Relocating Your Home With Kids

Your home is a place of stability and peace for you and if you have children, it can be a grounding force in their lives. Relocating to a new community (or even a new block) can be a very challenging,…

Is Condo Life Right For You?

Is Condo Life Right For You?

Perhaps you’ve looked over the housing market and have sticker shock. Maybe the idea of maintaining a backyard has you running for cover or you just want to keep things simple. Whatever the reason, if you have decided that you…

Consider Walkability When Purchasing a Home

Consider Walkability When Purchasing a Home

There is a lot to consider when purchasing a home and location is key.  However location means more than just city and state – it also refers to the ease of accessibility to local businesses and schools.  Are you aware…

Keeping Cool in Your Home Despite the Heat

Keeping Cool in Your Home Despite the Heat

Summer heat comes in waves and can put a damper on fun. To keep the good times rolling despite the heat, the following tips (some slightly unorthodox) may help you to cool off inside and outside your home. Inside Your…

Keeping Cool in Your Home Despite the Heat

Keeping Cool in Your Home Despite the Heat

Summer heat comes in waves and can put a damper on fun. To keep the good times rolling despite the heat, the following tips (some slightly unorthodox) may help you to cool off inside and outside your home. Inside Your…

Owning a Second Home – a Dream or a Reality

Owning a Second Home – a Dream or a Reality

Have you dreamed about owning a second home? Perhaps you find yourself in a position where it would make sense to have another home in a vacation location or a condo near family or friends. If your life and finances…