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Don’t Fall For These Real Estate Scams

Don’t Fall For These Real Estate Scams

As if buying or selling a home weren’t complicated enough, you also need to be vigilant about scams. There are scams everywhere, and some are sophisticated enough to look real. With so much information available on the Internet, it’s getting…

Naming Your New House

Naming Your New House

It may seem silly, but giving your new house a name can give you a real sense of ownership. You don’t have to live in a mansion or on a grand estate to do it. Naming your house gives it…

Commission Fees Explained

Commission Fees Explained

If you’re preparing to buy or sell a home, you may have questions about real estate commission fees. Who pays them? How much are they? Can they be negotiated? When are they paid? Even if you’ve gone through this process…

What Stays Behind When You Sell?

What Stays Behind When You Sell?

When you’re selling your home, do you know what items you can take, and which ones you’re supposed to leave behind? While things like furniture and personal items are obvious, there are other things that may not be so cut-and-dried.…

First Night Must-Haves For Your New Home

First Night Must-Haves For Your New Home

In the flurry to prepare for your big move, don’t forget to have what you need for that first night. Moving can be stressful, and it’s comforting to know that you’ve got your essentials taken care of. You’ll no doubt…

Unwrap Relaxation at Your Home This Season

Unwrap Relaxation at Your Home This Season

Planning an adult only holiday party in your home can be a wonderful way to de-stress this holiday season. We all know that this time of year is full of joy, but also filled with crowded malls, whiny children, and…

Tips for Home Sellers

Tips for Home Sellers

Sometimes selling a home can feel like a big job – one with a thousand small tasks required to get it done. But many sellers make the job harder by ignoring or avoiding some of the biggest factors that contribute…

How Smart is the Kitchen in Your Home?

How Smart is the Kitchen in Your Home?

Home buyers walk into a house with lots of questions. How much square footage does it have? How many bathrooms are there? Does the backyard have a fence? But soon they may be adding a new question to that list:…

Downsizing Your Home – Moving To a Condo

Downsizing Your Home – Moving To a Condo

A condominium can be a great choice if you are considering downsizing your home. There are special rules that apply to condos, though, so be sure you know exactly what they are before you buy your condo. A good real…

Enjoy the Backyard of Your Home More

Enjoy the Backyard of Your Home More

Spring is in the air and its time to journey outside your home and enjoy the crisp air, beautiful flowers and sunshine.  Chances are you will find yourself spending more time outside enjoying this new season and catching up with…

Considered Making Your Home in Two Houses?

Considered Making Your Home in Two Houses?

Even if you love your home and have not thought about buying a second one, you may reconsider after learning about the tax breaks available to those who own a second home. Many politicians and celebrities use their ownership of…

Selecting An Architectural Style for Your Home

Selecting An Architectural Style for Your Home

The architectural style of a home is often highlighted in its online description to help buyers understand its features. But if you don’t know your Tudor from your Craftsmen Bungalow, don’t worry. We can help you sort it out with…

Celebrate Thanksgiving Stylishly in Your Home

Celebrate Thanksgiving Stylishly in Your Home

Thanksgiving traditions in your home can create some of the best memories for years to come. We can all think back to our childhoods and remember certain foods, dishes, games, or ways to give thanks. We grasp onto the wonderful…

Wanting More From Your Home

Wanting More From Your Home

Is your home not giving you the lifestyle you need? Thinking about purchasing a second home? Now could be a great time to do so, but there are several things to keep in mind before taking the leap and purchasing…

Turning Your Home into Your Retirement Plan

Turning Your Home into Your Retirement Plan

It is a very good idea to include your home and buying a second home in your retirement plan. Now is a great time to buy, so even if you are not quite to retirement age, why not buy now…

Expressing Gratitude For Your Home

Expressing Gratitude For Your Home

Thanksgiving is a time to consider all the amazing gifts and treasures we are awarded in our lives. It’s a time to be grateful for your home and possessions. A time to show your gratitude for your freedoms and country,…

Report Indicates Stronger Market For Your Home

Report Indicates Stronger Market For Your Home

Whether you are trying to sell your home or are hoping to buy, the latest report from Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group shares a positive outlook. The Group report indicates a marked increase in consumer spending since 2010…

Is Fall Well Anticipated in Your Home

Is Fall Well Anticipated in Your Home

How do you welcome fall at your home? Do you pull out the hay bales, carve up the pumpkins, welcome the howling wind and wait as the leaves fall to the ground, casting a perfect look of disarray on your…