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Naming Your New House

Naming Your New House

It may seem silly, but giving your new house a name can give you a real sense of ownership. You don’t have to live in a mansion or on a grand estate to do it. Naming your house gives it…

Commission Fees Explained

Commission Fees Explained

If you’re preparing to buy or sell a home, you may have questions about real estate commission fees. Who pays them? How much are they? Can they be negotiated? When are they paid? Even if you’ve gone through this process…

What Stays Behind When You Sell?

What Stays Behind When You Sell?

When you’re selling your home, do you know what items you can take, and which ones you’re supposed to leave behind? While things like furniture and personal items are obvious, there are other things that may not be so cut-and-dried.…

First Night Must-Haves For Your New Home

First Night Must-Haves For Your New Home

In the flurry to prepare for your big move, don’t forget to have what you need for that first night. Moving can be stressful, and it’s comforting to know that you’ve got your essentials taken care of. You’ll no doubt…

Holiday Weekend Open House Pros and Cons

Holiday Weekend Open House Pros and Cons

Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching, signaling the start of the busy summer real estate season. If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, you may be wondering if a holiday weekend is a good time to…

Summer Home Safety Tips

Summer Home Safety Tips

Are you moving into a new home this summer? Congratulations! The summer season is a great time to explore a new neighborhood and make your house feel like a home. Unfortunately, summer is also the top season for home burglaries.…

Buying a Home With a Pool

Buying a Home With a Pool

Whether you’re in the market for a home with a pool or not, you may end up wanting to make an offer on a home that has a pool. It’s important to understand both the responsibilities that come with pool…

Summertime Staging Tips

Summertime Staging Tips

Summer home-selling season is here! The next few months are a great time to sell your home as many buyers wait until summer to make a move. While it means there are potentially more people who may be interested in…

How To Know You’ve Found the Right House

How To Know You’ve Found the Right House

Is there a decision in life that is more nerve-wracking than choosing which house to buy? You know it’s a major financial decision, and any reasonable person wants to ensure they’re making the right choice before jumping in. But how…

Pros and Cons of Online Mortgage Lenders

Pros and Cons of Online Mortgage Lenders

You can’t beat the ease of applying for a mortgage online, rather than going to a bank in person. But is it the best decision for you? Here are the pros and cons of online mortgage lenders that you should…

Selling a Vacation Home

Selling a Vacation Home

Is it time to put your vacation home on the market? Maybe you just don’t visit it as often as you thought, or it’s time to downsize. Whatever your reasons, it’s important to be strategic about selling your vacation home.…

Make the Most of Open Houses When Buying

Make the Most of Open Houses When Buying

House hunting can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. That’s why it can be a wise move to attend open houses when you begin your search. Open houses are a great opportunity to…

Make Your Home More Luxurious

Make Your Home More Luxurious

Do you want to make your home look like a million bucks without spending a fortune? You can, with a little bit of creativity and know-how. Here are the best tips we’ve gathered from designers and stylists to make your…

How to Make an Offer

How to Make an Offer

After weeks or months of searching, you’ve finally found the house you love. While it’s an exciting time, it can also be stressful because suddenly the home buying process gets serious. It’s important to be prepared if you want your…

How To Have a Dog-Friendly Yard

How To Have a Dog-Friendly Yard

If you have a dog, then you’ll no doubt be spending more time outside together in the coming months. One of the great reasons to own a home is to have a big backyard you can share with your pets.…

Coping With Moving Stress

Coping With Moving Stress

We get it – moving is stressful! In fact, it’s considered one of the most stressful life events you can experience. So what do you do if you feel like the stress is getting to you? Follow these helpful tips…

Lower Your Water Bill

Lower Your Water Bill

If you want to lower your household expenses, take a look at your water bill. Does it seem high? Do you feel like you’re spending too much money on something so basic? Here are some of the best ways we’ve…

Avoid These Rehab Mistakes

Avoid These Rehab Mistakes

Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or investing in a property to flip, it’s important to be smart about renovations. While certain projects can definitely increase the value of the property you want to sell, there are some challenges…