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Buying a Kid-Friendly Home

Buying a Kid-Friendly Home

If you’re a homebuyer with kids, then you know there are certain basic requirements the home needs to provide. You want it to be safe, have a place to play, and be located in a good school district. But are…

Overcome Home-Buying Anxiety

Overcome Home-Buying Anxiety

Buying a home can be stressful. But it can be even more stressful if you’re a first-time homebuyer who is unfamiliar with the process. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, so you want…

Avoid These Homebuyer Turnoffs

Avoid These Homebuyer Turnoffs

When you’re preparing to put your home on the market, you want to make it as attractive as possible to potential buyers. But what you do – or don’t do – can either get buyers excited or turn them off.…

How To Sell Your Stuff Before You Move

How To Sell Your Stuff Before You Move

When you’re selling your home and moving it’s time to declutter. Removing clutter makes it easier to stage your home so it’s more appealing to potential buyers. And getting rid of that clutter before you settle into your new place…

Earnest Money FAQs

Earnest Money FAQs

When you’re buying a home, you may come across terms that are unfamiliar. One of those terms may be “earnest money.” Exactly what is earnest money, and how does it help you buy a home? In order to save you…

End of Summer House Hunting Tips

End of Summer House Hunting Tips

We’re nearing the end of the summer season. This means that many homebuyers have already put in an offer on a house and finished the closing process. But if you’re still house hunting, does that mean you’re out of luck?…

Selling Your Split-Level Home

Selling Your Split-Level Home

Are you getting ready to put your split-level home on the market? While once a mainstay of builders for several decades, they are a less common design for newer homes. Because of this, you may be concerned about how attractive…

When You Can’t Agree on a House

When You Can’t Agree on a House

Buying a home can be a stressful process. But if you and your spouse can’t agree on which house to buy, your stress levels can go through the roof. In a competitive market, you need to act quickly when you…

Removing Old Wallpaper

Removing Old Wallpaper

Is that outdated wallpaper getting you down? Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’re getting ready to sell, removing old wallpaper can seriously refresh an otherwise dated room. While removing old wallpaper can be a time-consuming job, it…

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Are you one of the millions of Americans who financed the purchase of your home? Taking out a mortgage is a great way to become a homeowner. But if you’re able to pay off that debt quickly, you can free…

Settling Into a New School

Settling Into a New School

The first day of school is always a little tough on kids. It’s doubly so when you’re the new kid in town. If you moved to a new school district over the summer, then you may be wondering how to…

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Beat the Home Selling Blues

Selling a home can be a time of big change. And although you may be excited about your upcoming move, it can also bring with it a little sadness. After all – your home is where you make some of…

Finding a Family-Friendly Neighborhood

Finding a Family-Friendly Neighborhood

If you’re looking for a new nest for your family, then you may be feeling a little pressure. On top of finding a home that meets your needs, you also need to choose a location that is both safe and…

Know These Real Estate Terms

Know These Real Estate Terms

If you are buying or selling a home, then you may have come into contact with some real estate lingo that isn’t familiar to you. In fact, some of these terms may not only be unfamiliar, they may also be…

Rainy Day Open House

Rainy Day Open House

As much as we’d like to have picture-perfect weather on Open House day, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate. If rain is in the forecast, then you may be tempted to reschedule your Open House for another day. But don’t throw…

How Long Does It Take To Buy a House?

How Long Does It Take To Buy a House?

If you’ve never purchased a home before, then you may be wondering exactly how long the process takes. Although every situation is unique, there are certain average timelines for each phase of the home-buying process. Here’s how long you can…

Moving in the Summer Heat

Moving in the Summer Heat

We are entering into the dog days of summer and cities across America are feeling the heat. It also happens to be the time of year when many people are moving into new homes. While summer is the most popular…

Getting the Best Deal on a Home

Getting the Best Deal on a Home

If you’re the kind of person who loves a good deal, then there’s no reason you can’t get a good deal on a home. Although you won’t be clipping coupons to save on that home purchase, there are ways you…