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What Counts as a Bedroom?

What Counts as a Bedroom?

If you’re searching for a new home, you’ve no doubt poured over listings and have wondered why some rooms are labeled as “bonus” rooms or offices. Why not call them bedrooms? In today’s market, bedrooms are a great selling feature,…

How To Be a Good Neighbor During Renovations

How To Be a Good Neighbor During Renovations

Whether you’re renovating a home you just purchased, or you’re sprucing up your house in preparation to sell, there’s no denying that renovations can be a big job. And those big jobs can often cause big headaches, for both you…

What To Ask When Buying New Construction

What To Ask When Buying New Construction

There’s no denying that there is a certain appeal to being the very first owner of a new house. You get to make all the decisions and build a home that suits your specific needs. You also don’t have 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…

Is Your Neighborhood Dog Friendly?

Is Your Neighborhood Dog Friendly?

Whether you’re looking for a new home or selling your current one, it’s good to know whether or not the neighborhood is dog friendly. If you’re buying, you’ll want the peace of mind knowing there are amenities that cater to…

4 Common Types of Home Loans

4 Common Types of Home Loans

Unless you’re planning to pay all cash, if you’re shopping for a home then it means you’re also shopping for a mortgage. Depending on your personal situation, some mortgages could be a better fit for you than others. Knowing which…

How To Hire a Contractor

How To Hire a Contractor

If you’re preparing to sell, or you’ve recently purchased a new home, you may find yourself with a list of repairs you need to make. Chances are, some of those repairs will require expert skills that you just don’t have.…

What to Expect on Closing Day

What to Expect on Closing Day

You searched for and found a house. You put in an offer that was accepted. You applied for a mortgage, got a home inspection and completed what seemed like a thousand other tasks, all in preparation for closing day. If…

Downsizing? Here’s How

Downsizing? Here’s How

Whether it’s because your kids have left for college or you’re preparing for retirement, many homeowners choose to downsize at some point in their lives. Making the move from a large home to a smaller one can be both liberating…

Painting Walls 101

Painting Walls 101

Whether you’re staging your home to sell or updating the look of a home you just purchased, chances are you’ll be painting some walls. While painting seems easy, there are some steps you should take to make sure the finished…

Easy Garden Projects for Spring

Easy Garden Projects for Spring

Spring is finally here! There is no better way of getting through the last few grueling weeks of winter than knowing that you’ll soon see spring flowers dotting an otherwise grey landscape. But what if you have no time to…

Keep Your Home Show Ready – Even With Kids!

Keep Your Home Show Ready – Even With Kids!

When you’re selling your home, keeping it spotless for showings can be tough. But making sure it stays clean, especially when you have kids, can seem downright impossible. But there is hope! By having a plan and sticking to it,…

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…

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…

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…

Should You Make a Backup Offer?

Should You Make a Backup Offer?

You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is under contract – meaning the seller has already accepted another offer. While it can…

Reinvent a Room for Staging

Reinvent a Room for Staging

You’re ready to sell, but you know that your home could use some updates to attract serious buyers. But you don’t want to invest significant time or money, which is understandable. Major remodels don’t always bring a desired return on…

Getting Ready to Sell

Getting Ready to Sell

As we head into 2017, you may be thinking that this is the year to finally put your house on the market. And when you do, you’ll want it to sell quickly for the best possible price. Here are our…