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Dealing with Easements

Dealing with Easements

Are you considering purchasing a home that has an easement, but you’re not sure how it will affect you? Are you worried that it’s something that could cause you problems down the line? Are you confused about what an easement…

Don’t Follow This Home Selling Advice

Don’t Follow This Home Selling Advice

Now that you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home, you’re probably getting all kinds of advice from friends and family about how to do it. While they often have good intentions, some of the suggestions they provide can be…

How to Load Your Moving Truck

How to Load Your Moving Truck

If you’ve decided to save some money on your move by packing the moving truck yourself, you’ll want to make sure you maximize the space available while minimizing the damage to your belongings. Take these tips from the pros to…

Use Social Media to Sell Your Home

Use Social Media to Sell Your Home

Twitter, Instagram and Facebook aren’t just great ways to keep in touch with friends and family – did you know they could also be powerful tools to help you sell your home? While you’re catching up with high school friends,…

Hanging Curtains 101

Hanging Curtains 101

Hanging curtains seems like a no-brainer, right? Install the curtain rods, pop on the window treatments, and you’re done. While it really can be that easy, there are some tricks and tips to keep in mind if you want your…

Should You Buy an “Almost Perfect” Home?

Should You Buy an “Almost Perfect” Home?

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make in your life (if not the biggest). It’s understandable and normal to feel worry and doubt about whether you’re making the right decision. Chances are, you’ll look…

How to Decorate with Thrift Store Finds

How to Decorate with Thrift Store Finds

Whether it’s the thrill of the hunt or the satisfaction of scoring a real bargain, thrift stores can be the most exciting places to find interesting and one-of-a-kind décor for your home. There are some tricks, though, to finding those…

What is a Pocket Neighborhood?

What is a Pocket Neighborhood?

Have you ever heard of a pocket neighborhood? The term was first coined in 1995 by the architect Ross Chapin and refers to a small group of homes that face each other and share a common space. It promotes the…

Understanding the Stages of Remodeling

Understanding the Stages of Remodeling

Are you thinking about buying a fixer-upper? Or maybe you’re finally ready to move forward with a home remodeling project? Whatever your plans, it’s good to know what to expect before you begin. Home remodeling projects can be complex and…

Tips for a Cozy Fall House

Tips for a Cozy Fall House

Can you feel the chill in the air? Well, maybe not quite yet, but it’s coming. Fall is here, according to the calendar, and it’s time to cozy up your home for those crisp autumn days and nights that are…

Tips for a Safe Halloween

Tips for a Safe Halloween

Witches and goblins and ghosts, oh my! It’s almost time to hit the store and stock up on candy and treats for the neighborhood kids. Halloween trick-or-treating is one of the most exciting nights of the year for kids (and…

What Is Escrow?

What Is Escrow?

If you’re buying a home, you are going to come across this word many times during the process – escrow. If you’re a first time homebuyer, you may have no idea what it means. Even if you have bought a…

Great Pets for Small Homes

Great Pets for Small Homes

Do you have dreams of bringing home a new best friend, but you think your place is just too small? Do you wish you could have a Saint Bernard, but know that he might not fit in your 500 square…

Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Now that spring is in the air, you probably want to open your windows to welcome it in. Unfortunately, they likely have a layer of grime on them, leftover from the winter season. You know what that means – time…

How to Reduce Home Buying Stress

How to Reduce Home Buying Stress

There’s no two ways about it – buying a home is stressful. Whether you’re doing it for the first time, or have several purchases under your belt, it’s a complex process that brings up lots of emotions – both good…

Are You Ready for Your Home Inspection?

Are You Ready for Your Home Inspection?

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, a home inspection is going to be part of the process of any real estate transaction. Once an offer is made on a house, the buyer hires a home inspector to review…

4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Home

4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Home

Close your eyes and imagine: a perfectly manicured lawn spreading out in front of a stately Colonial in the suburbs. A pool in the back with a backyard large enough for the kids to play baseball and to host barbecues…

How to Make an Offer a Seller Can’t Refuse

How to Make an Offer a Seller Can’t Refuse

It’s finally happened – you found the perfect house. It has exactly what you are looking for, it’s in the right neighborhood, and it’s actually in your price range. All you have to do now is make an offer and…