5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bathroom

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Remodeling your bathroom can be a great investment. It immediately makes your home more usable and enjoyable, and in the long term, an upgrade could increase your home’s value by thousands of dollars. And a remodel doesn’t have to be a time-consuming or costly event. There are quite a few small, low-cost projects that can […]

5 Fun (and Useful) Summer Home Trends

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Summer is a great time to improve your home’s exterior. And whether you’re interested in enjoying your space a little more or you want to boost your home’s value, it makes sense to find inspiration by taking a look at what other homeowners are doing. Are you thinking about updating your yard or patio this […]

What to Know About Today’s Busy Market

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You’re probably well aware that the real estate market is more competitive than ever (due to low inventory, among other things). Still, it’s not a bad time to buy a house. Mortgage rates are low, home values are on the rise and, in many cases, buying is still more affordable than renting. Are you considering […]

4 Common Questions About Closing Costs

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If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you’re probably focused on saving as much as you can for the down payment. But don’t forget: You’ll need to cover closing costs, too. To create a realistic homebuying plan, make sure you factor in this additional upfront expense so that you can set yourself up for […]

Don’t Skip These 6 Smart Moving Tips

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No matter how much you prepare and how excited you are about your new home, moving will always be a bit stressful. There are endless to-do’s and tiring tasks, and once you’re finished, there’s still unpacking and organizing to be done. Even so, you can take steps to streamline your relocation and minimize problems. Are […]

3 Big Housing Decisions You May Face

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Housing decisions are rarely small. Where you choose to live impacts your budget, your job prospects and your social life. And in the future, your home plays a major role in what your retirement might look like (financially and logistically). For these reasons, housing decisions require plenty of careful consideration. Want to be prepared to […]

5 Tips for Building a Home Wish List

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Whether you’re thinking of buying a home soon or months down the road, you’ll need a carefully considered wish list when the time comes to start your search. Identifying your needs and wants will help you narrow your options and make your homebuying journey — which we all know can be stressful — as smooth […]

Essential Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

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Your home is an investment — and protecting that investment is probably one of your top priorities. So as the seasons change and you start to spruce up and refresh your space, be sure to make time for maintenance as well as spring cleaning. Keeping up with essential tasks will help ensure your home stays […]

How to Make Your Best Offer on a Home

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Making the right offer is crucial when you have your eye on a home. Offer too little, and you may get passed over for the next buyer. Offer too much, and you may need to reevaluate your budget for furnishings or upgrades. This can be one of the most challenging parts of buying a new […]

4 Projects to Finish Before You Sell

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Are you ready to make the transition to a new home? Or at least take a few steps to get there? If so, you’ll need to think about selling your current property, and you’re probably hoping to get the best price possible. Renovations can be a great value booster. The right changes appeal to buyers […]