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Must-Dos to Make a Home Move-in Ready Before it Hits the Market

Must-Dos to Make a Home Move-in Ready Before it Hits the Market

Move-in ready. No matter what interior and exterior features today’s home buyers are looking for, you can pretty much bet that those three little words appeal to every buyer out there. Who doesn’t want to walk into their future home and simply start making it their own? As a seller, you want to do everything you can to assure buyers that your home is move-in ready. Even if you alrea

Homeowner Help: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Manager

Homeowner Help: Five Reasons to Hire a Property Manager

Sometimes, it can be hard to admit that we need some help – particularly when admitting that fact may cost us some money. But, for the group of homeowners who not only own a primary residence, but also have one or more income properties, how much is too much? As a landlord, income property owners are responsible for a laundry list of tasks that include, but are not limited to finding and

Five Classic Remodeling Tips that Will Never Go Out of Style

Five Classic Remodeling Tips that Will Never Go Out of Style

It’s pretty hard not to get excited about remodeling your home. Whether you’re working in the bathroom, kitchen, office or another area, who doesn’t love finding a way to make their space feel like… well, more of their own? But, there is just one problem with personalizing your personal space… making sure it stands the test of time. Whether you eventually plan to

How to Buy a Home in Your Twenties

How to Buy a Home in Your Twenties

We’ve got to give it to the millennial generation; they’re an educated, tech-savvy bunch that typically knows what they want. Lately, we’ve been finding that many twenty-somethings in this group have decided that what they want is to buy their first home. Now, there are apps galore on just about everything out there, but swiping right isn’t going to get you into your fir

A Lesson in What Warren Buffett Would Do With Your Finances

A Lesson in What Warren Buffett Would Do With Your Finances

He is widely known as one of the world’s most successful investors and certainly is one of the richest people in the world. He also happens to be Chairman and CEO of our namesake, Berkshire Hathaway. So, when Warren Buffett is offering up some free financial advice, we’re just going to go ahead and put it out there that it probably pays to listen! So, WWWBD when it comes to his fina

Call Me, Maybe? 15 Contacts All Homeowners Must Keep!

Call Me, Maybe? 15 Contacts All Homeowners Must Keep!

Admittedly, home ownership can be difficult, so many homeowners are constantly in search of ways to make their lives simpler, particularly when it comes to home maintenance, cleaning and other housekeeping duties. In many aspects of life, knowing the right people is one way to make things simpler and the realms of home ownership are no exception to that fact. So, today, we’re giving homeo

Home Owners, Simplify Your Life with These 10 Tips!

Home Owners, Simplify Your Life with These 10 Tips!

You’ve heard all the hype that goes along with buying a new home and if you’ve recently bought one, you’ve probably experienced that excitement, too. But, once you’re settled in, home ownership can be tough! After all, it comes with quite a bit of maintenance, cleaning and up-keep - and we’re not even talking about any renovations, remodeling or other DIY projects tha

How to Help Your Retiring Parents Buy a House

How to Help Your Retiring Parents Buy a House

While there has been much hubbub about the millennials' potential to change the housing market, it is retiring baby boomers who are in control right now. If your parents are among the people looking for a new home to enjoy retirement in, you can help them. Freddie Mac recently found that baby boomers are the dominant demographic in the housing market. While millennials were expected to be b

Say “I Do” to Eight Financial Vows Before You Turn 30!

Say “I Do” to Eight Financial Vows Before You Turn 30!

Ah, sweet summer… the season of love. The season where many twenty-somethings may be saying their “I dos.” What could be more blissful? How about a happily ever after that’s filled with financial security? After all, you know how the saying goes… first comes love, then comes marriage… then comes buying a home, life’s other financial demands and, oh yes,

Should I Refi?! Why it May or May Not Be Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

Should I Refi?! Why it May or May Not Be Time to Refinance Your Mortgage

If you own a home, maybe you haven’t been paying too much attention to the low lending rates that are currently – and have consistently – been offered by banks and mortgage lenders across the nation. But, maybe you should be! Because, along with those consistently-low lending rates, come the consistent numbers of homeowners who are taking advantage of lowering the annual perce