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Strategies for Unpacking After Your Move

Strategies for Unpacking After Your Move

You did it! You packed up all your belongings, loaded them onto a truck, and unloaded them into your new house. That is no easy feat. But the work isn’t quite over yet. If you’re staring at piles of boxes…

Selling Your Condo

Selling Your Condo

Is it time to sell your condo? While you may think that selling a condo is the same as selling a house, there are distinct differences that are important to know before putting yours on the market. Check out these…

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…

What To Do After You Sell Your Home

What To Do After You Sell Your Home

Just because you’ve closed escrow and have given the keys to the house to their new owner doesn’t mean you’re done just yet. While the hard part is over, there are still a few tasks you should complete before calling…

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…

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…

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,…

How to Survive Your Home Sale

How to Survive Your Home Sale

Let’s be honest – living in your home while you have it on the market can be tough. Not only do you need to keep it spic and span at all times, but you also have to be ready 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…

Buying Solo? What You Should Know

Buying Solo? What You Should Know

The number of people buying a home on their own is on the rise. Are you one of them? While it may seem daunting to purchase a property solo, it is certainly far from impossible. In fact, it could be…

How to Sell Your House When You Work From Home

How to Sell Your House When You Work From Home

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one quarter of employed Americans work from home. Innovations in technology coupled with a changing economy have made it easier than ever to do your job from the comfort of your own…

How to Deal With Post Home Purchase Anxiety

How to Deal With Post Home Purchase Anxiety

You just bought a new house. You should be happy, right? But unfortunately, you can’t quite shake this sinking feeling that somehow you’ve made a big mistake. The good news is that feeling anxious after a big purchase is totally…

What Are Closing Costs?

What Are Closing Costs?

When buying a home, you know you should expect to have a certain amount of money saved for a down payment. But have you stopped to consider how much you’ll need to have set aside for closing costs?  Here we’ll…

Make Your Winter Garden Beautiful

Make Your Winter Garden Beautiful

Just because Old Man Winter is here doesn’t mean that your garden can’t be beautiful! In fact, winter gardens can provide their own special kind of magic and wonder, seamlessly taking you on a visually appealing journey from fiery fall…

Dress Up That Unused Fireplace

Dress Up That Unused Fireplace

Nothing beats a warm, toasty fire on a cold, snowy day. But what if your fireplace is not working or not used? No problem! There are many creative ways to put that otherwise unused space to work for you. Here’s…

New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

What’s your New Year’s resolution this year? Instead of making the same pact year after year to lose weight or eat healthy, why not make a resolution that sticks? If you’re a homeowner, consider making a commitment that can really…

How to Shop for a Mortgage

How to Shop for a Mortgage

When you’re making a big purchase, like a car or a new computer, you tend to shop around for the best deal, right? While you may not realize it, you should do the same for a mortgage. After all, a…