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New Story Builds Safe Homes

New Story Builds Safe Homes

Have you ever stopped to consider how important your home is to your safety and health? Did you ever think about the connection between the place where you live and your family’s wellbeing?  Have you stopped to consider what life…

Create Privacy in Your Yard

Create Privacy in Your Yard

Even though you may love your neighbors, sometimes you just want to step outside for a little fresh air without having a conversation. With lots becoming smaller and the houses that sit upon them bigger, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to…

Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Are you currently buying or selling a home? Then you probably already know what a complex process it can be. Finding a professional to work with you every step of the way can not only make the journey much less…

Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

If you’re relocating for a job, trying to move before the school year begins or even hoping to avoid making payments on two mortgages, you may find yourself in the unenviable position of buying and selling a home at the…

Pros and Cons of Prefab Homes

Pros and Cons of Prefab Homes

During your home search, you may have come across advertisements for modular or prefabricated homes. Have you wondered how they differ from stick-built homes, or if they could be an option for you? Here we’ll break down the pros and…

Holiday Decorating When You’re Selling

Holiday Decorating When You’re Selling

While selling a home during the holidays can be more hectic than usual, sellers do have an advantage. It’s the perfect time to show your home in the best possible light with strategically chosen holiday décor. While you don’t want…

Spotting a Serious Home Buyer

Spotting a Serious Home Buyer

One of the frustrations you may encounter when selling your home is dealing with people who may not be serious about buying. Perhaps they’re just testing the waters of the market or daydreaming about one day owning a home when…

Credit Score No-Nos

Credit Score No-Nos

An important part of buying a house is getting your financial life in order. One reason is that the higher your credit score, the better rate you’ll secure for your mortgage. Mortgage lenders look at your credit score to determine…

Big Luxury on a Small Budget

Big Luxury on a Small Budget

You don’t have to be a billionaire to enjoy a little luxury. With some smart choices and a bit of imagination, you can live a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget. Here are some strategies to maximize the luxuriousness of…

Decorating with Family Heirlooms

Decorating with Family Heirlooms

We understand the dilemma – you absolutely love the handmade patchwork quilt you inherited from your grandmother, but it really doesn’t go well with your Mid-century Modern décor. Or perhaps your spouse owns of collection of antique books that have…

Get Your Garden Ready for Winter

Get Your Garden Ready for Winter

Can you feel the chill in the air? Old Man Winter is on his way – which means it’s time to get your garden ready for the coming cold weather. By doing these gardening chores now, you’ll give yourself a…

Planning Your Cross-Country Move

Planning Your Cross-Country Move

There’s no doubt that daydreaming about your upcoming move to a new city on the other side of the country is exciting. Think of all the new things you’ll get to experience – getting to know a new town, meeting…

Is a Townhouse Right For You?

Is a Townhouse Right For You?

If you’re in the market for a new home but aren’t sure you want a big yard to take care of, you’ve probably considered buying a townhouse. But do you really know what you’re getting? While it may seem natural…

Holiday Houseguest Checklist

Holiday Houseguest Checklist

‘Tis the season for out-of-town guests, whether they’re staying overnight or for an entire week. While you’re making preparations for all the upcoming festivities, don’t forget to prep the house for all these guests. Use this simple checklist to make…

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

If you’re thinking about selling your home, chances are you’ve been told that the end of the year is a terrible time to do it. You’ve likely heard two main reasons to back up this assertion: the holidays are too…

Keep Pests at Bay

Keep Pests at Bay

Spiders and roaches and flies, oh my! If bugs give you the heebie jeebies, you definitely don’t want them in your home. Not only can they be unsanitary, some pests can actually cause real damage. And then there are the…

Easy Summer Curb Appeal

Easy Summer Curb Appeal

These long summer days lend themselves well to swimming, barbecuing and having fun with family and friends. We can certainly understand why you may not be inclined to take extra time out for home projects right now. While maybe it…

How To Pick the Perfect Paint Color

How To Pick the Perfect Paint Color

Does choosing the perfect paint color for your home feel a little bit like finding Bigfoot – mythical and elusive? Do you stare at the racks and racks of paint chips at the hardware store and break out into a…