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Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”   It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value…

How to Save on Homeowners Insurance

How to Save on Homeowners Insurance

When buying a house, you don’t just have to consider the purchase price. You also need to factor in the cost of homeowners insurance. The good news is — there are ways you can save on your monthly premium. Here’s…

Declutter Your Home in One Weekend

Declutter Your Home in One Weekend

Now that the holidays are over, are you looking around your home wondering how you’ll ever clear it of clutter? It can be a daunting task, to say the least. And while some organizing experts say it can take weeks…

What is an HOA?

What is an HOA?

If you’re considering buying a home in a planned community, townhouse or condo, you’ll more than likely become part of a Homeowners Association (HOA). Maybe you’ve heard this term before, but aren’t sure what an HOA is or what it…

Is It Time For New Windows?

Is It Time For New Windows?

Replacing the windows on your home is a big job that can potentially come with a high price tag. If your windows are starting to show their age, you may be trying to decide whether or not it’s time to…

Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local…

How To Stage a Bathroom

How To Stage a Bathroom

There’s no two ways around it – a bathroom can make or break a house sale. It doesn’t matter how great the rest of your house looks, if the bathroom is ugly, outdated or dirty, it can really turn-off a…

What To Ask When Buying New Construction

What To Ask When Buying New Construction

There’s no denying that there is a certain appeal to being the very first owner of a new house. You get to make all the decisions and build a home that suits your specific needs. You also don’t have to…

What Counts as a Bedroom?

What Counts as a Bedroom?

If you’re searching for a new home, you’ve no doubt poured over listings and have wondered why some rooms are labeled as “bonus” rooms or offices. Why not call them bedrooms? In today’s market, bedrooms are a great selling feature,…

Don’t Forget These Selling Points

Don’t Forget These Selling Points

Sure, touting that recent kitchen or bathroom renovation will surely attract the attention of potential buyers. But are there other qualities about your home that might entice someone to take a closer look? Here are some selling points that many…

Painting Walls 101

Painting Walls 101

Whether you’re staging your home to sell or updating the look of a home you just purchased, chances are you’ll be painting some walls. While painting seems easy, there are some steps you should take to make sure the finished…

What To Do After You Sell Your Home

What To Do After You Sell Your Home

Just because you’ve closed escrow and have given the keys to the house to their new owner doesn’t mean you’re done just yet. While the hard part is over, there are still a few tasks you should complete before calling…