Easy Ways to Save for a Down Payment

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With rising rental costs and the amount of student debt at an all-time high, it's no surprise that many potential buyers are unable to save up for a down payment. If you've found yourself in this boat, don't lose hope. With the help of technology and a little foresight, you can save for that down […]

4 Home Improvements With High Returns

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Remodeling your home can be a great way to increase its value and ensure you get good returns when it comes time to sell. But before you go tearing out your floors or adding another bedroom, take note: Not all projects are created equal. In fact, according to recent data from Remodeling magazine's Cost vs. […]

Curb Appeal: 4 Fixes for a Lush Lawn

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The colder months are notoriously hard on foliage — and subsequently, curb appeal. Fortunately, spring is just around the corner, and that means now is the perfect time to prep your lawn for its revival. Try these easy fixes, and you'll have lush landscaping in no time. 1. Reseed and fertilize. Have bare or thinning […]

All Things Tiny

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Tiny Homes: What are the pros and cons? What constitutes a tiny house? Generally, tiny homes measure between 100 and 500 square feet. Many are portable, but some city ordinances and housing divisions require homes to be set on a foundation. What are the pros? People are drawn to tiny houses for a number of […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Home

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Have you outgrown your home? Or has your home outgrown you and your household? Fewer and fewer families expect to stay in their first or second home for the long haul. Here are some factors to determine if you're financially and emotionally ready to sell your house: 1. Growing or shrinking household — Are you […]

2018’s Hottest Hues!

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Color can impact the overall mood of your surroundings as well as what potential buyers feel when they step inside your home. The challenge comes in choosing the right combination for your particular space. See what forecasters are predicting and learn how to implement the hot colors of 2018. Hues to Use Experts from Pantone, […]

Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist

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Your home is an investment that requires ongoing maintenance to stay in tiptop shape. If you neglect annual and quarterly tasks, however, you risk overlooking potential issues that could lead to expensive repairs down the road. Stay on top of preventive maintenance tasks with a seasonal checklist and the reminders below. Winter – To prevent pipes from bursting, drain […]

Three Methods to Organize Your Home

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We all have some level of attachment to our things. However, many of us feel as though we're drowning in stuff. Fortunately, there's been a growing movement toward minimalism, and there are numerous methods that can help. Below are three decluttering philosophies to help you clear out and clean up your home and life. Feng […]

Spring Lawncare Guide

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by Julie Day As the world outside finally begins to turn green after a long winter, it’s time once again to pay attention to your lawn. Spring is a sensitive time for your yard – the soil is spongy, the plants are tender, and the weather is unpredictable. Your lawn will thank you for being […]

Spring 2015 Home-Buying Guide – 5 Realtor Tips

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Spring and all its glory is right around the corner—just take a look at the signs all around you. No, we’re not talking about the budding flowers or the chirping birds—we’re referring to those “For Sale” signs that start popping up on lawns across the country as the weather starts heating up. And once the […]