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Getting outbid? Strategies to make your offer stand out

Getting outbid? Strategies to make your offer stand out

Summer is traditionally a busy time for buyers and sellers. This year has been no exception—and with lower interest rates, many homebuyers are finding the competitive environment challenging. With multiple buyers competing for properties, even terrific offers are...

Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Master Bedroom

Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Master Bedroom

Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Master Bedroom We’re all spending more time at home these days. With the entire family stuck together, the home has been placed under a microscope. If your master bedroom is not the oasis you wish it were, here are a few simple ideas you...

Hiring the Right Service Professional

Hiring the Right Service Professional

The popularity of home improvement television shows has increased the number of home projects. Unfortunately, not everyone is capable of knocking down walls and retiling their kitchen on their own. If you’re one of these non-DIY-ers, you will need to find service...

Age-Old Selling Tips to Ignore

Age-Old Selling Tips to Ignore

Homeowners planning to sell their home tend to get unsolicited advice from every direction. “Do this,” “don’t do that”; it can be difficult to decipher the good from the bad advice. As homebuyers become more informed and market-savvy, knowing which age-old advice to...

Self-Employed Financing Tips

Self-Employed Financing Tips

Self-employed borrowers have always had to jump through a few hoops to finance or refinance their homes. Without a traditional paycheck, lenders look for other ways to document income. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many business owners and delayed tax return...

Do You Need a Specialized Real Estate Agent?

Do You Need a Specialized Real Estate Agent?

Do You Need a Specialized Real Estate Agent? If you have started a search for a real estate agent, you might have already realized that most agents tout themselves as experts on a type of property they typically work with—local experts, lakefront experts, luxury condo...

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...