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How To Check Your Home For Air Leaks

We’re well into the fall season and winter is right around the corner. This is the time of year when it’s especially important to make sure your home is properly sealed. Air leaks can make it difficult to keep your home properly heated and ...

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How to Hire a Contractor

Hiring a contractor isn't always an easy task. Here are tips to help you find the right one for you.

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Home Component Lifespan

Save this handy little guide for future reference on how long the various components of your home are expected to last. Keep in mind the exterior aspects of coastal properties generally have a shorter lifespan.

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DIY Upgrades That Make Your Home Sell for More

Spring is upon us, and with spring comes another anticipated time of year: home selling season. Traditionally, spring is one of the most popular times to list a home for sale. It’s also an excellent season for spring cleaning and trying out a...

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Jumpstart the New Year: 3 Goals for Your Home

We’re almost three weeks into the New Year, but it’s not too late to develop goals for 2018. Now is the perfect time to jump right in and start fresh in your current home! Need ideas? Here are a few real estate goals that you can achieve...

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12 Month-by-Month Goals for Your New Home

‘Tis the season — for goal planning, that is! Many people spend December reflecting on the year and creating a list of goals to aim for in the New Year, and recent home buyers are no exception. If you’re thinking about ways to preserv...

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What You Need to Know About Low-Maintenance Communities

Picture this: It’s winter. It’s freezing. You still need to clear the last of the leaves from your lawn, but you’re finding every excuse to stay huddled inside your warm home and out of the cold, biting air. More than ever, you’re wishi...

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Fall Maintenance Checklist

Fall is a great time to tackle those maintenance chores you've been putting off.

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Should You Hire a Professional or DIY on Those Home Repairs?

To DIY or not to DIY? That’s the question on many homeowners’ minds when there’s a repair or home improvement project on their to-do lists. The good news is that you can do plenty of things on your own. But for other projects, you’re be...

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3 Home Selling Prep Essentials

You’ve got to start somewhere when preparing your home to sell, but it’s not where you would think. Before jumping right into cleaning, decluttering, staging, and marketing, take some time to review. Having a solid understanding of the real...

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Break These Bad House Habits in 2017

Ignoring small repair issues, cleaning tablets in toilets, smoking inside.  Add these 8 items to your resolution list of habits to break in 2017!

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Beat the Winter Blues with Colorful Home Décor

The winter holidays and New Year’s have come and gone, and so have all the decorations. With no twinkling lights or festive ornaments brightening up its main living areas, your home can start to look a little bare. Not to worry! Here are a fe...

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These Small Home Improvements Can Pay Off Big When Selling

First impressions matter when selling a home. But the first thing buyers see isn’t always your staged living room or upgraded kitchen. The price is the first impression buyers have of your home. The price also determines whether buyers skip o...

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5 Easy Summer Decorating Ideas to Brighten Your Home

Summer is the perfect season for spending warm evenings outside, hosting get-togethers with friends, and enjoying the longer days. What better way to take advantage of the long days and abundant natural light than in your own home? Here a...

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Don’t Touch the A/C! 7 Tips to Stay Cool and Save Money

It’s easy to just crank up the air conditioning during the hottest months of summer. Sure, the energy bill may be higher, but it’s worth the extra expense to keep your home cool — right? Or are there any sure-fire ways to save money a...

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5 Simple Ideas for a Low-Maintenance Indoor Garden

Many homeowners find gardening is an enjoyable outdoor activity with several additional benefits: enhancing curb appeal, creating bright pops of color, and even providing homegrown ingredients for meals. But outdoor plants need just the ri...

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The Top 5 Home Features That Save Time and Money

Everyone wants to save money on energy bills every month. But did you know that having today’s popular energy-efficient features in your home can also save you time and stress when you sell your home? More and more first-time home buyers ar...

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10 Easy Spring Cleaning Ideas

The month of March brings spring, and with spring comes bright budding flowers, longer days, warmer weather, and spring cleaning. There is no better way to shake off the dreariness of winter than a freshly cleaned home ready to welcome the seas...

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Home Organization Tips for the New Year

Happy New Year! Now that 2016 is here and the busyness of the holidays is over, many people are setting New Year’s resolutions — whether personal, professional, or real estate-related. It is the perfect time to set goals and welcome t...

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How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

It’s already November, but major retailers have already stocked their displays with twinkling lights and shiny ornaments, so you know what that means: The holidays are here. Easy Holiday Home Decorating Tips Whether you plan to host holiday...

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Unique Ways to Decorate Your Home for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. Have you thought about decorating your home this year? It might seem like all of the options for Halloween decorations are the same year after year: carve a pumpkin, light the luminaries, and set out a...

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A Brief History of Kitchens

Given that kitchens were once one of the least desirable rooms in the house, this gathering place has come a long way.  Check out this interesting article on the history of the kitchen.

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10 Winter Home Improvements That Are Worth The Investment

We hope everyone had a memorable Thanksgiving Day last week and enjoyed the long holiday weekend. With December officially upon us, residents can expect temperatures to continue to dip as we head into the New Year. So today, we wanted to shar...

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Home Improvements That Pay Off When Selling Your Home

Not all home remodeling projects are created equal – especially when you’re trying to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes time to sell your property. So before you spend thousands of dollars on that home remodeling project y...

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