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5 HVAC Problems to Avoid This Summer

5 HVAC Problems to Avoid This Summer

5 Typical HVAC Problems to Avoid This Summer The summer heat is here and it may seem like your air conditioners has been running almost constantly. Your air conditioner is an important part of your home, and you certainly don’t want to discover that it’s stopped...

Buying an Eco-Friendly Home

Buying an Eco-Friendly Home

More and more homebuyers are searching for homes that offer better energy efficiency and use sustainable materials. Eco-friendly homes not only help the environment but can mean significant savings in energy and maintenance costs. As more home builders consider the...

Outdated Staging Tricks

Outdated Staging Tricks

If you are selling your home, no doubt you’re getting lots of advice about how to stage your home to appeal to potential buyers. Maybe you’ve spent time online reading about curb appeal, maybe your friends have given you advice about how to make your home brighter, or...

Pool Design Trends in 2020

Pool Design Trends in 2020

Now that warmer weather is upon us, the focus turns to the outdoor space of our home. As Americans spend more and more of their time at home, this might be the perfect time to invest in a new pool or pool remodel. Here are 5 trends in pool design for 2020. 1. Natural...

Upgrading Before You List

Upgrading Before You List

Most people have wandered through new home developments and wished their own home looked as modern and chic. Model homes showcase the latest upgrades and decorating trends; for home sellers these homes are their competition, and it can feel daunting to offer an older...

5 Reasons Selling Without an Agent is a Bad Idea

5 Reasons Selling Without an Agent is a Bad Idea

5 Reasons Selling Without an Agent is a Bad Idea Do-it-yourself projects are in vogue these days. You can find advice online for everything from investing in crypto-currency to tearing down the living room wall. When considering the cost of moving, it’s natural to...

Public vs. Private Schools

Public vs. Private Schools

Homebuyers know that the quality of the local schools is a critical component of their home search. Nothing is more important to parents than making sure their children receive quality education. Competition for college admission has increased to a fevered pitch over...

How to Setup Your First Home Office

How to Setup Your First Home Office

Working from home is not a new concept, but recent events have created a mass shift in the American workforce and more people than ever before are working from home. While simply placing a laptop on the kitchen table is one way to work from home, having a designated...

Preparing Your Home for  a Virtual Tour

Preparing Your Home for a Virtual Tour

Technology is helpful in so many areas of life, even real estate. Twenty years ago, if someone were moving across the country, they'd have to wait to buy a house until they arrived to start their new life, or they’d have to buy a home without seeing it in person...

Your Tax Refund Can Get You One Step Closer to Homeownership

Your Tax Refund Can Get You One Step Closer to Homeownership

Saving money each month toward a long-term goal is increasingly difficult for most people. Even committed savers can get thrown off track when unexpected problems or opportunities arise. It can be difficult to envision how $200 a month can add up to a new home; the...

Say What? Home-Buying Lingo You Should Know

Say What? Home-Buying Lingo You Should Know

If you are a first time home buyer or even a repeat buyer, you quickly realize that real estate has a language all its own. Understanding some of the lingo can help you navigate the process a little easier. By learning a few critical terms, you will be in a better...

Tips to Pay off Your Loan Faster

Tips to Pay off Your Loan Faster

For generations, homeowners would buy a home for life. Working over the years to make the payments and celebrating the end of the 30-year mortgage were great milestones in the family. Today, few homebuyers expect to be in their home for longer than 7 years on average....