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Online Vs. In-Person House Hunting: 10 Things You Must See in a Home

Online Vs. In-Person House Hunting: 10 Things You Must See in a Home

These days, online retailers like Amazon have drastically changed the way we shop for everything from pens and pencils to pants and pantry items. Have online conveniences like hundreds of customer reviews and two-day shipping spoiled us so much that we now expect to only rely on online listings when it comes to shopping for a new home? No way! Well, not at least when it comes to some of a home&

Five Must-Have Apps for Real Estate Agents

Five Must-Have Apps for Real Estate Agents

Eager home sellers are not the only people gearing up for a bustling spring real estate season. Real estate agents everywhere are preparing for what is typically one of their busiest times of the year. With multiple listings, clients and other professional contacts, how can a real estate agent keep organized? Even the real estate agents who have mastered answering emails over lunch and scheduli

10 Things You Should Know About New Construction Loans

10 Things You Should Know About New Construction Loans

If you’re considering buying a home, you’ve likely considered the mortgage process. But what if you’re considering building a new home, instead of buying from a seller? Can you automatically go about the mortgage approval process in the same way? Well, sometimes. New construction loans can be obtained by a home builder or buyer. If you’re building a home with a large bui

Five Major Tax Breaks for Homeowners

Five Major Tax Breaks for Homeowners

From freely making simple design choices around the house to having something that is constantly accruing in value, there certainly are perks to being a homeowner year-round. But, spring brings particular good reason to appreciate homeownership. During tax season, homeowners can receive a little break from Uncle Sam in several areas. As tax day—which is April 17th this year—approach

Five Tips to Get Growing During National Lawn and Garden Month

Five Tips to Get Growing During National Lawn and Garden Month

April may be National Lawn and Garden Month, but if you want seasonal showers to bring bright greens and blossoms to your landscaping, you’ll need to give your curb appeal a closer look this spring. Here are five tips for keeping your landscaping healthy through National Lawn and Garden Month—and all year long! 1. Know How to Mow When it comes to mowing your lawn this spring a

Looking for Home-Buying Options? Consider Bitcoin!

Looking for Home-Buying Options? Consider Bitcoin!

You’ve heard of buying points to obtain a lower annual percentage rate, or APR, on your mortgage. You’ve probably even heard of people, who buy items like a dining room table or another piece of furniture, out of a home during the sales process. But, have you heard of buying a home with bitcoin? Have you even heard of bitcoin? This digital currency is accepted for goods and services

Three Tips for How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer

Three Tips for How to Handle a Low-Ball Offer

It is a pretty amazing feeling for home sellers when the offers start coming in. However, that excitement can quickly be shrouded by a low-ball offer, or an offer that is far lower than your asking price. But, once you get over the initial shock and that slightly insulted feeling, you’ve got to make a decision. Do you counter the offer and try to get to a price point that is more reasonab

Spruce Up Your Home With 10 Spring Cleaning Musts

Spruce Up Your Home With 10 Spring Cleaning Musts

Despite Mother Nature’s rather impressive attempt to convince us otherwise, spring has sprung! What can you do to chase away the recent memories of an early spring snowfall? Start your spring cleaning, of course! Soon enough, warm weather and fresh spring breezes will be blossoming all around us. Make sure that your home is as crisp and clean, so that you can spend your spare time enjoyin

DIY Dictionary: 10 Terms to Know Before Starting Spring Projects

DIY Dictionary: 10 Terms to Know Before Starting Spring Projects

Spring has officially begun, which means that DIY season is also underway. But before you dive into your warm weather projects, it may pay off to prepare a bit. And we’re not just talking about updating your Pinterest boards, either. If you’re going to DIY anything this spring, you’ve got to learn the lingo! We’ve compiled a list of 10 terms you may come across during yo

Five Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in a Busy Spring Market

Five Tips for First-Time Home Buyers in a Busy Spring Market

The spring real estate market can be intimidating for any buyer. This is particularly true if you have never bought a home before. First-time home buyers who are facing this year’s spring real estate market may have an added sense of anxiety about entering the field when it comes to getting the home they want. But, as seasoned buyers may know, there are a few things you can do to put your