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How to Make an Offer

How to Make an Offer

After weeks or months of searching, you’ve finally found the house you love. While it’s an exciting time, it can also be stressful because suddenly the home buying process gets serious. It’s important to be prepared if you want your offer to be accepted. Here’s what you need to know when you’re getting ready to…Read More »

2015 Programs for Home Buyers

2015 Programs for Home Buyers

Although the federal government has offered homebuyer programs in the past, for Tax Year 2015, most of the available home buyer programs will be at the local and state levels. State and local agencies, along with lenders and non-profit organizations often offer support for homebuyers in the form of grants or lower-interest loans, or assistance…Read More »

How To Have a Dog-Friendly Yard

How To Have a Dog-Friendly Yard

If you have a dog, then you’ll no doubt be spending more time outside together in the coming months. One of the great reasons to own a home is to have a big backyard you can share with your pets. But what if your dog is a little destructive? Or worse, what if your dog…Read More »

Coping With Moving Stress

Coping With Moving Stress

We get it – moving is stressful! In fact, it’s considered one of the most stressful life events you can experience. So what do you do if you feel like the stress is getting to you? Follow these helpful tips to make the transition a little easier on you and your family. Give yourself plenty…Read More »

Lower Your Water Bill

Lower Your Water Bill

If you want to lower your household expenses, take a look at your water bill. Does it seem high? Do you feel like you’re spending too much money on something so basic? Here are some of the best ways we’ve found to save money on your monthly water bill. Install a low-flow showerhead If you…Read More »

Avoid These Rehab Mistakes

Avoid These Rehab Mistakes

Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or investing in a property to flip, it’s important to be smart about renovations. While certain projects can definitely increase the value of the property you want to sell, there are some challenges to consider. Here’s a rundown of the mistakes you should avoid on your rehab project.…Read More »

Sell Vs. Renovate

Sell Vs. Renovate

You’re at a crossroads. You know your house doesn’t quite suite your needs anymore. But should you find a new home, or renovate the one you’ve got? While there’s no obvious answer to this question, here’s what you should consider when making your decision. How much will it cost? When trying to decide whether it’s…Read More »

Choosing a Home Size

Choosing a Home Size

Finding the right home can make you feel a little like Goldilocks. This house is too small, that house is too big – where is the house that’s just right? Here are some questions you should ask yourself when determining what size house is best for you. Do you need all that space? The average…Read More »

Buying Near a School

Buying Near a School

After weeks or even months of searching you’ve found the home you love. The trouble is – it’s located next to or near a school, and you’re wondering what that might mean down the line. Is buying near a school a good idea, or could it be inviting trouble? Here are the pros and cons…Read More »

Get Your Home Ready for Spring

Get Your Home Ready for Spring

Are you ready for some fresh air? We are, too! Spring is here, and it’s time to open the windows and get a fresh start after a long winter. If you’re as eager as we are to welcome spring, here’s what you can do to get your home ready. Start with a deep clean There’s…Read More »