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Five money-saving green upgrades

2017-01-10T22:10:39+00:00 December 15th, 2016|buyer, Invesment, Selling|

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings. 1. Solar panels: The upfront cost is big, but the long-term savings are huge. Solar panels will cost several thousand dollars to install, but ongoing maintenance [...]

Priority tasks for your move in

2017-01-10T21:57:41+00:00 December 5th, 2016|buyer, Invesment, maintenance, Selling|

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first. Change the locks Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can [...]

Open house alternative: The Broker’s Open House

2016-12-09T18:34:32+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Selling|

You’re probably familiar with the traditional open house, where your real estate agent hosts an open house at your property for a few hours on the weekend, allowing prospective buyers and passersby to see the place in person. But there’s a different kind of open house, and it can be a valuable tool for selling [...]

5 steps for winterizing your home

2016-12-09T18:36:53+00:00 November 15th, 2016|buyer, maintenance|

The cold weather has arrived, and it’s time to get your home ready for the months of harsh conditions that are on the way. Here are five key tasks for winterizing your home. 1. Get your HVAC system inspected: Some things are better left to the experts. Schedule a tune-up with an HVAC professional—they’ll check [...]

All the small things

2016-11-04T23:21:03+00:00 October 25th, 2016|buyer|

It’s easy to be wowed by a house. You’re anxious to discover your dream home and accomplish a big goal. You can’t wait to cook in the brand new kitchen or relax in the spa-style tub. All that excitement can also make it easy to dismiss some minor issues that can become major annoyances down [...]

5 steps to a better garage

2016-11-04T23:19:53+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

For many people, the garage is the place you mindlessly store stuff just to get it out of the way, and before you know it, you’ve got a cluttered mess on your hands. Here are five steps toward organizing your garage for good. 1. Make a plan: What do you want your garage to be? [...]

Pesky Home Owners Insurance!

2016-11-04T23:18:08+00:00 October 5th, 2016|buyer|

Research suggests that about 1 in 20 homeowners will make an insurance claim each year. So while it may seem that your monthly home insurance expenses aren’t worthwhile, the chances of needing your insurance are higher than you might think. There’s are countless factors that influence your insurance rates, so here are few examples—some you’ve [...]

What does a title company do?

2016-10-14T02:01:16+00:00 September 25th, 2016|buyer|

With all the money you pay for a home, you want to make sure you spending your hard-earned dollars on a legitimate piece of property—and that’s where a title company comes in. When you purchase a home, a title company will research the property to ensure that you are the rightful owner. They’ll look through [...]