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10 Beautiful Edibles to Add to Your Garden

June 28, 2017

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A Dozen Summery Touches for the Bath

June 27, 2017

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Are You Considering Downsizing Your Home?

July 1, 2016

Home – A special place that is filled with family memories. A place where the kids grew up. Now the kids are out of the house. You may be thinking, should I downsize to a smaller home? This may be a very difficult decision to make. Here are some areas to take into consideration that […]

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Bankruptcy or Foreclosure – Can You Still Buy A Home?

June 30, 2016

Can I buy a home if I had a Bankruptcy or Foreclosure? It’s not a simple answer to this question because there are so many variables considered.  The chart below is a good guide for you to reference. However, there may be variables for each situation. It’s important that you work with an experienced mortgage […]

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How To Make the Most Out Of Your Small Backyard

June 30, 2016

Small backyards present many challenges when deciding on what you are able to add them.  Whether you’re the kind of family that enjoys having company and large bbq’s during spring and summer or a family that likes to keep in private there are many ways you can decorate your yard to get the most out […]

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Home Sellers – What Buyers Really Want To Know About Your Home

June 28, 2016

  Home sellers are in an advantageous position this summer, with demand high and sales at their strongest in close to a decade. Planning to list your home in the coming weeks? Get the most for your house before the season’s up by making it accessible to buyers—with information. Every home buyer wants to know […]

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Tap Into the Luxury Home Market With These Tips

June 27, 2016

“Luxury homebuyers aren’t like other buyers,” says Jim Remley. “You don’t find them in the same markets, or sell to them the same way you would other homebuyers.” Remley would know. At age 19 he listed over 150 properties in a 12-month period and is listed as one of the top 1 percent of REALTORS® […]

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Top 10 Ways To Increase The Value of Your Home

June 20, 2016

Planning to sell your home this summer? You may have a little – or a lot – to do in order to get your home market ready. But you don’t need a huge budget. These 10 tips can help you get it looking great with little effort, and cash. 1. Paint Crisp white walls are […]

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What You Should Be Asking Before Buying A Home

June 13, 2016

Before making an offer on a house, it pays to ask a few questions. While the answers make you rethink your bid, they could also make you feel confident that you’re making the right move on the right house. What Is The Property Worth in Today’s Market? An agent should provide you with plenty information […]

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The Top 5 Front Yard Landscaping Changes Buyers Will Love

June 11, 2016

Your front yard is the red carpet inviting buyers into the beauty that is your home. If it’s rugged, messy and unkempt, buyers will take one look and then keep on driving to the next property on their list. Don’t let that happen by making your front yard luscious and as amazing as the inside […]

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5 Curb Appeal Tips Captivate Buyers

June 7, 2016

Sellers think once their home or condominium is listed online — perhaps with its own website — there’s little left to do but wait for offers to pour in. Wrong! Curb appeal is king. The work of drawing prospective buyers out of their cars and through the front door has just begun. Most buyers want […]

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The Best Ways to Choose A Neighborhood and Up Your Home Value

May 31, 2016

Deciding where to buy a home can be one of the most difficult decisions to make. If you have a built-in reason to choose one area over another (it’s close to work; it’s where you grew up and you’re emotionally tied to it; there’s a rumor about a professional football team coming soon), it can […]

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The Appeal of Going Tiny – Why We’re Fascinated with Tiny Houses

May 24, 2016

Tiny homes are taking over.  With these 300 square foot dwellings taking over the airwaves we’ve noticed that people are not only happy, but downright excited to live in spaces that would normally make the size of the average kitchen seem humongous in comparison. So why is the idea of tiny living so popular? Going […]

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Beautiful Plants That Can Be Dangerous To Children and Pets

May 17, 2016

While you’re spring planting, you may have your eye on the stuff that brings the most coverage or color. Who doesn’t want big, bright, beautiful blooms all over the yard? But, some plants can also bring unintended consequences. That gorgeous bush with the deep purple flowers that would make for such a lovely view right […]

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Living Smart: First-time Homebuyers’ Mistakes

April 15, 2016

(TNS)—The experience of buying your first home often brings up a lot of emotions. With so many new considerations and complicated processes to navigate, it’s easy to get tripped up in details and make costly mistakes. Read on to learn how to avoid making common first-time buyer missteps. Don’t skip home loan qualification Once you […]

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Spring Redecorating Trends

Spring Redecorating – New Trends You Have To Try

April 8, 2016

Everyone knows that spring is the perfect time for cleaning attics, organizing closets and starting anew. It’s also a perfect time to redecorate your home with these on-trend features and finishes! Monochrome Offset a stark black and white theme – evocative of last year’s Far North country style – with plus textiles and timber accents. […]

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Are Backyard Outdoor Kitchens a Thing of the Past?

Are Backyard Outdoor Kitchens a Thing of the Past?

March 30, 2016

Homeowners continue to cook up outdoor kitchens that in some cases rival their indoor counterparts. Yet some experts insist the popularity of outdoor kitchens has boiled over. Belgard, a maker of outdoor living products, says souped-up outdoor kitchens include professional-grade appliances (particularly refrigerators and dishwashers), numerous cooking surfaces, bar-style seating and brick ovens, while Trex […]

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Various Ways To Take Title On Property in California

March 25, 2016

Title to real property in California may be held by individuals, either as Sole Ownership or in Co-Ownership. Co-Ownership of real property occurs when title is held by two or more persons. There are several variations as to how title may be held in each type of ownership. The following is a brief summary of […]

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Simple Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

March 23, 2016

Buying a new home is an exciting time. Although you may be busy planning new projects, picking out paint colors and decorating your new space, there are a few essential maintenance measures you should be doing, too. Seal up Your Windows This simple project can save you heaps of money on your energy bill. If […]

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What You Should Know Before Adding Solar Energy To Your Home

March 15, 2016

Solar Energy When you sell homes every day, no one needs to tell you what a bonus green energy-saving items are. Everyone is concerned with maximizing energy efficiency, both to save costs and to minimize environmental concerns. Adding solar energy to a home is a great way to do both. Solar panels can cut down […]

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Mortgages More Likely to Be Approved When It's Sunny

New Research Finds Mortgages Are More Likely To Get Approval When It’s Sunny

February 29, 2016

If it’s true that it’s always sunny in Philadelphia, that might be a good place to try to get a loan. A recent paper published by the Cleveland Fed found a strong link between sentiment influenced by weather and mortgage approvals. As might be expected, positive sentiment, which emerges in sunnier weather, leads to higher […]

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Mortgage Rates Continue To Fall

February 22, 2016

In December, when the Federal Reserve raised rates for the first time in nearly a decade, many would-be homebuyers assumed it meant the beginning of the end for record-low mortgage rates. “This is evidence that the Federal Reserve isn’t the sole determinant of U.S. mortgage rates,” said Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst at Bankrate. The […]

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Why Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are A Must During Winter

February 15, 2016

(TNS)—Carbon monoxide poisoning is more of a danger in winter months than it is in summer because cold weather tends to make us stay in a very tight indoor environment. The odorless, colorless — yet potentially deadly — gas results from the burning of wood, natural gas, oil, and kerosene. To keep carbon monoxide from […]

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Should I buy a home while still paying student loans?

February 9, 2016

Looking to buy a home while carrying student debt? Here’s the difference between making a low down payment and putting 20% down. The decision to become a homeowner is likely to be the biggest financial commitment you’ll make, and many factors should be taken into account. First, let’s tackle whether it makes sense to become […]

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