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10-Minute Home Projects

10-Minute Home Projects

You’re probably familiar with the idea that little things add up to a lot. But did you ever stop to think about how that can be applied to the upkeep of your home? Homeowners know that one of the responsibilities…

When You Should – and Shouldn’t – DIY

When You Should – and Shouldn’t – DIY

Are you starting to feel a little bored with your house? Are you daydreaming about making some changes? At some point, most homeowners want to spruce up their home a little bit – and may even try to handle some…

Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

Have you filed your taxes yet? We know — tax season isn’t anybody’s favorite time of the year (except, of course, for tax accountants). But if you’re expecting a refund, now is a great time to reinvest that money in…

Is an FHA Loan Right for You?

Is an FHA Loan Right for You?

One of the most daunting challenges of buying a home is choosing and getting approved for a mortgage loan. There are many types of mortgages out there and if you’re unfamiliar with the differences between them and how they relate…

Transform Your Attic

Transform Your Attic

If you’re a homeowner who has been looking for ways to increase the square footage of your living space, but you’re hesitant to build a new addition to your existing home, have you thought about looking up? Unfinished attics are…

Could You Live in a Tiny House?

Could You Live in a Tiny House?

Do you fantasize about downsizing? Do you dream of having less to take care of so you have more time for yourself to do the things you enjoy? You’re not alone. Minimalism is trending in our culture right now, from…

Make Your Wood Floors Look Like New

Make Your Wood Floors Look Like New

Did you buy an older home because you fell in love with its character? Many homes built in previous decades or centuries feature details that often aren’t prevalent in new construction, such as Dutch doors, transom windows and even dumbwaiters or…

Refresh Your Garden for Spring

Refresh Your Garden for Spring

Do you hear that? It’s the first breathy sigh of your spring garden, waking up from its winter’s nap. Longer days, warmer temperatures and dreams of lazy afternoons spent lounging among the flowers is enough to get any homeowner motivated…

How to Hire a Reliable Moving Company

How to Hire a Reliable Moving Company

Getting settled into your new home can be a transformative experience. Starting fresh in a new space is like hitting the reset button on your life, sparking fresh energy, new ideas and a buzz of excitement. But the process of…

Is It Time to Downsize Your Home?

Is It Time to Downsize Your Home?

If you’re raising a family, it’s normal to want to purchase a home that can fit your family’s needs down the line – whether it be additional bedrooms for children you want to have or even room to care for…

Staging Your Home on a Budget

Staging Your Home on a Budget

If you’re selling your home, you know how important it is to have it looking its absolute best. First impressions are key, as potential buyers will form opinions about your home before they even step through the front door. While…

When Interest Rates Go Up

When Interest Rates Go Up

The Feds have been pretty indecisive about moving interest rates up, but the down-low is that they plan to make the move upwards in December. No matter where you are in the market, whether you’re buying or selling, or just…

Honoring our Veterans

Honoring our Veterans

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.” — George Washington…

Open House in Inclement Weather

Open House in Inclement Weather

“To cancel or not to cancel … that is the question.” When selling your home in the fall, and as the weather becomes decidedly more winterish, you may question if having that open house is a good idea after all.…

Design and Decorator Trends to Do or to Ditch

Design and Decorator Trends to Do or to Ditch

You’ve been collecting ideas to remodel or redecorate your home for years. Now, you’re finally ready to get down to work. You’ve saved up your money and found contractors. So, which ideas do you do and which are outdated that…

How to Spend Thanksgiving Weekend

How to Spend Thanksgiving Weekend

Stuffed! That’s how you feel on Thursday. Once the turkey is picked clean, the dishes are done and the last bite of pie sitting in a pool of melted ice cream on your dessert plate, most savvy shoppers start thinking…

How Much Will My Payment Be?

How Much Will My Payment Be?

You’ve found it! The home you’ve been searching for is for sale and you want to buy it. Can you afford it? How can you tell? First of all, the Internet is full of ways to calculate how much a…

Thanksgiving Open House Best Practices

Thanksgiving Open House Best Practices

Turkey. Dressing. Sweet potato casserole. Pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream. Yum! You anticipate the traditional savory Thankgiving menu all year long. But, this year, your home is on the market. As a very motived seller, you may be planning…