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The Dangers of Overpricing Your Home

The Dangers of Overpricing Your Home

Your home won’t show up in search results Most homebuyers begin their searches online. In most cases, they’ll conduct a search that includes their price range. When you price your home too high compared to others in your neighborhood, your…

Buying an Airbnb Home

Buying an Airbnb Home

Choose a great location It should go without saying, but one of the most important characteristics of an Airbnb home is the location. Your Airbnb home needs to be in a location that attracts short-term rentals. Renters will want to…

Open House Etiquette for Buyers

Open House Etiquette for Buyers

Have a plan When you’re going to an open house, you should have a game plan. Since you’re giving up an hour or two of your time, you might as well make the most of it. Plan to check out…

What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

If you’re ready to buy a house, then you’re no doubt aware that you’ll need a mortgage to finance the purchase. But are you aware that you should get pre-approved for a mortgage before you make an offer on a…

Selling Your Home in a Competitive Market

Selling Your Home in a Competitive Market

Price it right It is absolutely essential that you price your home correctly from the very beginning. If your home is more expensive than comparable homes in the area, then it’s unlikely to get offers. Work with a professional real…

Buying a Home with a Well

Buying a Home with a Well

  Ask for the well log You should gather as much history as you can about the well. Ask the seller or the company that drilled the well to supply you with the well log. This will let you know…

What All First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

What All First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

Know what you can afford One of the biggest mistakes you can make when shopping for a home is not determining what you can reasonably afford. Your monthly mortgage payment will likely be your biggest expense, and not being able…

How to Clean Stainless Steel

How to Clean Stainless Steel

Did you just buy a home that has stainless steel appliances? Or maybe you’re getting ready to sell your home and you want those stainless steel appliances to sparkle during your open house. Whatever your reasons, there are several methods…

Plan a Spring Break Staycation

Plan a Spring Break Staycation

What better way to enjoy the home you love than by planning a Spring Break staycation? By spending your vacation time at home, you can finally take advantage of all those amenities that made you fall in love with your…

How to Stage a Bonus Room

How to Stage a Bonus Room

Consider your buyers When it comes to staging your bonus room, you’ll want to keep the needs of your buyers in mind. Is your home located in an area with young families? If so, think about the needs of homebuyers…

Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

Spring is finally here! If you’re ready to shed those winter blues, start by giving your home a spring refresher. By doing a little spring cleaning, updating your décor, and getting your outdoor space in order, you’ll be ready to…

Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Did you fall in love with your new home even though the bathroom was on the small side? Or are you preparing to stage your home for sale and you want to show the bathroom in the best possible light?…

Pros and Cons of Dual Master Suites

Pros and Cons of Dual Master Suites

What are dual master suites? When you see dual master suites in a listing, it means the home has two master bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom. Dual master suites often feature walk-in closets, luxurious bathrooms with separate showers…

Caring for Hardwood Floors

Caring for Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors have become attractive to many homebuyers today. They provide warmth and character and when properly cared for can last a lifetime. Here’s what you need to know about caring for your hardwood floors so that they stay beautiful…

Tips To Keep Your House Warm

Tips To Keep Your House Warm

Are you trying to reduce your heating bill? If the thought of turning down the temperature on your thermostat makes you shiver, don’t fret. There are many ways that you can save money and keep your home warm this winter.…

What To Know Before Selling

What To Know Before Selling

If 2019 is the year you want to sell your home, then there are some things you should know before you do it. In fact, the more time you can spend getting organized and preparing your home before it hits…

Competing Against an All-Cash Offer

Competing Against an All-Cash Offer

You found a home you love. You made an offer that you thought couldn’t be beat. But it was – by an all-cash offer from another buyer. Although buyers who pay for homes with cash are attractive in many markets,…

How to Shop for a Mortgage

How to Shop for a Mortgage

Shopping will save you money Did you know that shopping around for a mortgage could save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over the life of your loan? According to a study from Freddie Mac, consumers who got one…

Should I Shovel My Roof to Remove Snow?

Should I Shovel My Roof to Remove Snow?

For many, shoveling the roof and removing ice dams is a ritual of each and every winter. But how do you know when its time to shovel your roof? Snow staying on your roof could mean your home is well…

Must-Have Tools for New Homeowners

Must-Have Tools for New Homeowners

If you just purchased a new home – congratulations! Being a homeowner is a great feeling. And although owning your own home is a wonderful achievement, it comes with responsibilities. You’ll no longer be calling your landlord when the pipes…