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With Age Comes Three Major Concerns When Buying an Older Home

With Age Comes Three Major Concerns When Buying an Older Home

Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “With age comes beauty.” This certainly is what many home buyers feel when they tour through older homes. Of course, there is beauty to be found in new homes, too. But, there often is something so majestic about the original architecture and charm of a historic home. If you’re a buyer who is drawn to homes that are centuries or even a few de

Eight Foolish Flops for First-time Home Buyers to Avoid

Eight Foolish Flops for First-time Home Buyers to Avoid

At this point, April Fools’ Day may be a distant memory; but, anyone who works in the real estate industry will tell you that some foolish things can happen on any day of any month. Often times, first-time home buyers fall into a group that may be fooled by some of these prank-worthy predicaments. Here are eight foolish trends that first-time home buyers can fall into: 1. They don&rsqu

Ten Tips to Prepare Your Home for Picture-Perfect Listing Photos

Ten Tips to Prepare Your Home for Picture-Perfect Listing Photos

Recently, we gave you a down and dirty guide to fixing up some filthy places in your home. But, when you’re listing a home for sale, your efforts have got to be a little more far-reaching than even those nooks and crannies. Decluttering and deep cleaning go without saying; but, to give your home that picture-perfect appeal – you know, the kind you see in magazines and on your favorite

Spring into the Home-Buying Process: Get Mortgage Pre-Approval!

Spring into the Home-Buying Process: Get Mortgage Pre-Approval!

As the current school year nears a close, one of the hottest home-selling seasons is about to get underway. Savvy sellers are preparing to list their homes with plenty of time to sell and close before another school year begins. If you’re in the market to buy a new home, you’ll want to be at the top of your game, too. So, it may be time to find a mortgage lender and get pre-approved

Five Filthy Places to Add to Your Spring Cleaning List

Five Filthy Places to Add to Your Spring Cleaning List

Spring cleaning season is upon us. Whether you’re ready or not, it is time to tackle a few of those annual home cleaning tasks. In addition to your heavy spring home maintenance schedule, we’ve identified some down and dirty duties that you may want to add to your regular cleaning routine. Here are five filthy places it is time to freshen in your home:  1. The Kitchen No

Lawn Tips in Time for National Lawn and Garden Month

Lawn Tips in Time for National Lawn and Garden Month

With both Easter and Tax Day on the horizon, you may have forgotten that April also is National Lawn and Garden Month. Luckily – or not so luckily – for some of us, any brown grass or an influx of weeds creeping into your front yard may serve as an instant reminder! What can you do to show your lawn some love during this national month-long celebration? Well, it all starts with the

April Showers Bring Homeowner Tax Deductions

April Showers Bring Homeowner Tax Deductions

We know. We know. April showers bring May flowers; but, before we are able to enjoy all of the sure signs of spring around us, Tax Day will be reigning down. This year, the deadline for filing your 2016 income taxes is April 18th. That means you’ve got a little more time to take care of this annual fiscal duty. To help any of you procrastinators out there to make the most of this tax seas

Spring into Real Estate! 10 Reasons You’d Make a Great Agent!

Spring into Real Estate! 10 Reasons You’d Make a Great Agent!

Have all the baby birds, blossoming buds and warmer air got you in the mood for your own little professional rebirth? Maybe it is time to explore a fresh new career path this spring! Since prime real estate season is heating up right along with the weather, now may be the perfect time to spring into a career in real estate! While you’re contemplating your professional reincarnation this s

Treat-worthy Tips for Selling Your Home When You Have Pets

Treat-worthy Tips for Selling Your Home When You Have Pets

The nation recently celebrated National Puppy Day. If you’re not familiar with the holiday, just think back to that one day last week when your social media feeds were flooded with photos of canine candids. Of course, we are partial to our furry, four-legged family members; but, we also know that not everyone is an animal lover. So, when you’re selling a home and you’ve got do

The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Home When You're Not Married

The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Home When You're Not Married

So, you’ve met someone, fell in love and now you’re ready for the next step… buying a home, of course! This is the route that some couples are choosing today, swapping an engagement ring for a key ring! In ways, buying a home actually is similar to getting married. After all, you’re making a major commitment that should not be entered into lightly. In fact, if you and a