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Empty Nesters

Empty Nester: Fix Up, Build, Downsize, or Stay?

After years of raising children, you have finally watched them take the next step into adulthood as they move out of your home and into their own. With this move comes change and you now find yourself facing a period of adjustment and asking the question all empty nesters have to ask themselves: Is it time to renovate your current home, build a new home, downsize, or simply stay?

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Home Buying

The Home Buying Process for Veterans

I think we can all agree that the home buying process is nothing short of confusing. Between applying for a mortgage, working to find the right home, putting in an offer, and then all the paperwork that comes once that offer is accepted, keeping everything straight can be next to impossible. Now on top of all that, factor in applying for a VA home loan. The VA program offers many advantages compared to a standard Conventional mortgage. While the process for obtaining VA financing is unique, it will be a quick and easy experience as long as you work with a Realtor and a lender who understand the program thoroughly.

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Decor

Tips for Finding a Christmas Tree that Complements Your Décor

Whether you’re a first-time homeowner spending this holiday season in your new home, or you’re an empty nester preparing for family to visit, getting out your totes of holiday decorations and setting everything up is always the most wonderful time of the year. From hanging up stockings to setting your holiday table, you want to make sure you have a cohesive design that perfectly complements your home and the decor you have. As the focal point of the room, finding the right Christmas Tree is key to adding that perfect final touch.

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Decor

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for a Thanksgiving Gathering

The holiday season is here and for those hosting get-togethers, it can be easy to become stressed at the thought of your to-do list. From cooking dinner to having visitors in your home, it can become a daunting task trying to make everything perfect. To help, we’ve created a list of things you can do in advance to help you enjoy the day. Whether you’re hosting a smaller Friendsgiving or a larger, more traditional, family gathering, these are guaranteed to help make your day run as smoothly and stress-free as possible.

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Listings

How Much Room Do You Really Need?

When it comes to purchasing a house, often times buyers think that bigger is better. But is it? Whether you’re a newly married couple looking for a starter home, a family that’s beginning to grow, or an empty nester, there are different factors that you should take into account in order to find out how much room you truly need.

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Home Buying

A Buyer’s Market: When is the Best Time to Buy?

“We’re in a buyer’s market.” You hear this phrase all the time when talking real estate, but what does it really mean and how does this apply to your house buying experience? Let’s first look at what a buyer’s market really is. Defined it’s a market where supply exceeds demand. Basically, it boils down to there being more homes for sale than people looking to buy.

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Decor

What Makes Your House A Home: Small Projects That Sell

Whether you’re planning on putting your home on the market within the next week or looking to sell further down the road, there are simple home improvement projects you can complete in order to help it sell faster. Here’s a list of five DIY projects that can improve the look of your home while adding value at the same time.

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Decor

Winter is Coming: Prepare Your House Early

As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, it’s clear that fall has arrived, and winter is well on its way. Along with pumpkin carving, apple picking, and catching a football game or two, now is the perfect time to make sure your home is prepared to handle the colder months. Take a weekend to run through this checklist so you can sit back and relax during the winter season and not spend it stressed about your home.

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Closing on a Home

Buyer or Seller: What Closing Costs Look Like for All

With all the excitement that comes from purchasing or selling your home, it can be easy to forget about all the additional fees that are added to your final cost. These closing costs are an assortment of fees that are associated with your home purchase and paid at the closing of the transaction or when the title of the property is transferred. They include the title search, home inspection, appraisal, credit report, attorney fees, and more. While both the buyer and seller have to pay closing costs, the amount and type tend to be a little different. Take a look from both perspectives, so you’re not surprised the next time you purchase or sell your home.

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Listings

Top 5 Overlooked Appliances and How to Check on Them

For most homeowners, the most attention their appliances get is taking them out of the box. Not only will this neglect cause them to get dirty and not run as efficiently, it can also be dangerous. Whether you’re buying a house or you’ve lived in it for years, cleaning your appliances will not only let them run better but will also increase their longevity. For first time home buyers, taking care of appliances may seem like a whole new ball game! In this blog we will cover some commonly overlooked appliances as well as how to clean them.

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