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Home Decor Trends on the Way Out

Home Decor Trends on the Way Out

Trends come and go. What was popular a few years ago may look dated today. While shag carpeting was a big hit in the 1970s, you don’t see many homes with that look today. If you’re ready to buy or…

How To Unpack

How To Unpack

If you’re getting ready to close on a new house, then you’ve no doubt read lots of advice about how to pack for your big move. But what nobody ever seems to tell you is how to unpack once you’ve…

Easy Summer Curb Appeal Ideas

Easy Summer Curb Appeal Ideas

Summer is the best time to amp up the curb appeal of your home! Whether you’re about to sell your home or you just want to make it more inviting, there are easy ways to make the exterior of your…

Real Estate Remains Top Investment Choice for Americans

Real Estate Remains Top Investment Choice for Americans

Every year, Gallup conducts a poll to find out which long-term investments Americans favor the most. And once again, real estate is the top choice in 2021. This year, 41 percent of Americans think real estate is the best long-term…

Make Your Home More Pet Friendly

Make Your Home More Pet Friendly

Are you one of the millions of Americans who welcomed a new pet into your home this past year? Or has your furry best friend been a member of your family for a long time? Whether you’re new to pet…

Common Repairs Needed After a Home Inspection

Common Repairs Needed After a Home Inspection

The home inspection is a critical part of the real estate process. Once a home is under contract, the buyer hires a home inspector who will assess the condition of the home and document their findings. Sometimes the home inspection…

Don’t Forget About These Closing Costs When Selling

Don’t Forget About These Closing Costs When Selling

We’re in a seller’s market. Many people who have their homes listed are thinking about the potential profit they’ll make on the sale. But before you start calculating just how much you’re going to pocket after closing once you pay…

What to Look for in a Garage

What to Look for in a Garage

When you’re making your wish list for your new home, you’re probably thinking about how many bedrooms you want, the size of the yard, and the neighborhood itself. But there’s another important feature that you should pay close attention to…

7 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Home

7 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Home

Maybe you’ve been browsing real estate listings in your spare time and dreaming about buying a new home. But how do you know if it’s actually the right time for you to sell your current home? While there is no…

How to Take Your Home Office Outside

How to Take Your Home Office Outside

Working from home has been a reality for many Americans over the past year. And it looks like at least some of us will be permanently working from home at least part-time in the future. Working from home has many…

Common Mortgage Terms to Know

Common Mortgage Terms to Know

If you’re buying or refinancing a home, then you’ve probably come across some terms that made you think, “Huh? What does that mean?” Honestly, you wouldn’t be alone! Real estate financing has its own terminology that can be perplexing, especially…

Make Yourself More Attractive to Lenders

Make Yourself More Attractive to Lenders

The pandemic has upended the real estate market. Inventory has hit record lows and buyers are facing fierce competition when it’s time to make an offer on a home. And while mortgage rates have also hit record lows in the…

Top Tips for Selling a Small Home

Top Tips for Selling a Small Home

While tiny homes were all the rage just a couple of years ago, the pandemic has shifted what home buyers want. With so much of our lives spent at home these days, bigger houses are in demand. So what happens…

Don’t Make These Upsizing Mistakes

Don’t Make These Upsizing Mistakes

Many Americans have discovered during the pandemic that their living spaces are no longer quite big enough for their needs. Whether you’re working from home, attending school online, or just spending more quality time in your own space, you may…

Creating Outdoor Rooms on a Budget

Creating Outdoor Rooms on a Budget

After a long pandemic winter, we’re all a little anxious to enjoy the Great Outdoors. Being able to enjoy the sunshine and a warm breeze from the comfort of home is the ultimate luxury. The good news is that you…

Get Your Garage Organized

Get Your Garage Organized

Warm weather is finally here, and that means it’s time to do some spring cleaning! While you may have already tackled your home’s interior, there is one spot in our homes that we all tend to put off cleaning: the…

Selling a Home With a Lien

Selling a Home With a Lien

Selling a home is already a complicated process. But when you throw in dealing with a lien, it can get downright stressful. While having a lien against your property is no fun to deal with, the good news is that…

Cash-Out Refinance: Pros & Cons

Cash-Out Refinance: Pros & Cons

Cash-out refinances have been in the news lately, and you may be wondering what they are and if one would be appropriate for you. Simply put, a cash-out refinance allows you to refinance your current mortgage and borrow more money.…