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Using Your Home to Give Back

Using Your Home to Give Back

The season of giving is upon us. It’s that time of year when we give thanks for what we have and give back to our communities and those in need. But did you know that you could actually use your…

What is a Relocation Specialist?

What is a Relocation Specialist?

If you’re moving out of town for work, then you may want to consider working with a relocation specialist. A relocation specialist is a professional who will help you handle all the details of your move so that’s it’s as…

Protect Your Home Over the Holidays

Protect Your Home Over the Holidays

The holiday season is officially here! It’s that time of year when we all deck the halls and gather together to celebrate. It also happens to be that time of year when you’re more vulnerable to burglars – or even…

Avoid These Scary Mistakes When Selling

Avoid These Scary Mistakes When Selling

Halloween is only a couple of days away. This week is frightening enough by itself without adding scary home-selling mistakes to the list. While it may seem like selling your home is an impossible task with landmines along the way,…

Getting Rid of Tobacco Smoke Residue

Getting Rid of Tobacco Smoke Residue

You’ve probably heard of secondhand smoke. But did you know there is such a thing as thirdhand smoke?  It’s the chemical residue that lingers on indoor surfaces as a result of tobacco smoke. If you’ve just purchased a house from…

Breaking Up With Your Home

Breaking Up With Your Home

You know how it goes. In the beginning, it was all sunshine and heart emojis. You fell in love, and it was hard to imagine ever feeling differently. But time marches on, and sometimes you grow apart or fall out…

Creating Secret Spaces in Your Home

Creating Secret Spaces in Your Home

Since October is the month dedicated to all things mystical, it may have you yearning to add a little magic to your home. Or maybe you just want to create a space that’s quiet and away from activity. Whatever your…

Is Fall a Good Time to Sell?

Is Fall a Good Time to Sell?

There are so many questions to ask when you’re selling your home. The one that may be at the top of your mind right now is whether or not it’s a good time. While most people tend to think that…

Are You Buying a Haunted House?

Are You Buying a Haunted House?

It’s very unlikely that you’ll see the word “haunted” in any home listing. So how do you know that the home you’d like to buy is free from unwanted, otherworldly guests? While you may not believe in ghosts, it’s important…

Annual Chore Checklist

Annual Chore Checklist

Do you feel a little overwhelmed by the number of chores you have to do around the house every week? From cleaning the bathroom to washing the sheets, it seems there’s a never-ending list of cleaning tasks that must performed.…

Use Halloween to Sell Your Home

Use Halloween to Sell Your Home

If you think Halloween isn’t a good time to sell your home, then think again. While it’s a holiday that’s typically associated with ghouls, goblins, and ghastly creatures, it can also be a great time to market your home creatively.…

What To Do When Your House Floods

What To Do When Your House Floods

With all the images in the news of flooding due to Hurricane Florence, you may be wondering what to do if you have a similar emergency. Natural disasters like storms aren’t the only things that can cause your home to…

Does Your Home Have Resale Value?

Does Your Home Have Resale Value?

It may seem counterintuitive, but the best time to think about your home’s resale value is before you buy it. While it’s important to buy a home that suits your needs, you should also consider how attractive it may or…

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall is officially here, which means there’s no time to waste in getting your home ready for the season. This is a great time of year to finish those bigger projects you’ve been meaning to get to as well as…

Limewashing Exterior Brick

Limewashing Exterior Brick

Is your home’s brick exterior in need of a makeover? Try limewashing! This tried and true technique has been used on brick exteriors for hundreds of years, and the finished product gives your home antique curb appeal. Here’s a look…

Selling a House on a Busy Street

Selling a House on a Busy Street

If you’re worried that you’ll be unable to sell your home if it’s on a busy street, don’t be. Although selling a home on a busy street can be a challenge, it doesn’t have to be a losing battle. You…

Do You Need Flood Insurance?

Do You Need Flood Insurance?

We’re well into hurricane season, and every year we see images on the news of the devastation that flooding can bring. Whether or not you live in a hurricane zone, floods can happen anywhere and are ranked as America’s most…

What is a Bedroom Community?

What is a Bedroom Community?

You may have seen listings that describe a neighborhood as a “bedroom community.” But what does that term really mean? And is a bedroom community the right choice for you? Let us break it down for you. What is a…