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Blog Entries in August

Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winners

Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winners

Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty hosts a scholarship program, open to all highschoolers in the area.  The Dream,  Innovate, Grow scholarship is inspired by the key beliefs and attributes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty has been built on.  The recipients who are chosen also embrace these ideals both personally and academically. 

Home Projects to Tackle Before The Fall

Home Projects to Tackle Before The Fall

Now that we are approaching the end of August, it’s time to start thinking about the changing of seasons and how you can tidy up your home before the fall. It’s always a good idea to do a little preventative maintenance before the leaves start falling.  Here are a few projects that you can easily tackle before the seasons change and save yourself some work in the spring! 

Three Reasons to Live in Your Home Before You Renovate

Three Reasons to Live in Your Home Before You Renovate

Being able to make improvements and customize your space is one of the best parts of being a homeowner.  That being said, most new homeowners are eager to jump into projects before they even live in the home. In many ways, this can be great to avoid the mess that comes along with improvements, but for some people living in your home before you renovate might be a good idea.   &nb

Four Home Buying Tips for a Growing Family

Four Home Buying Tips for a Growing Family

The prospect of buying a new home can be fun and exciting. It can also be a bit nerve-wracking, given that you want to get it just right. How do you know that the house you fall in love with is the house? How can you be sure that you will be happy with your choice years down the road? With a growing family in mind, most homeowners worry about finding the perfect family home.  Before you start

Is Now The Best Time to Purchase a Home?

Is Now The Best Time to Purchase a Home?

There’s good news all around for the housing market.  You can expect the remainder of the 2019 year to be one of the best that real estate has ever seen!  Unemployment is the lowest it has been in 50 years, wages are rising at a faster rate, and consumers are continuing to spend more (Federal Reserve, 2019).  So what does this mean for you? Now is a great time to tap into the

Seven Tech Items to Make Your Home a Little Smarter

Seven Tech Items to Make Your Home a Little Smarter

Smart devices for your home are hot on the market right now and they are more than just telling Alexa to play your favorite song.  You can now turn off your lights, vacuum the floors and even grill for your family BBQ! Our home devices provide a sense of convenience, particularly when they’re ordering pizza or calling your family member, but in 2019, they can also tackle more serious ta

Four Reasons to Consider Getting Roadside Assistance

Four Reasons to Consider Getting Roadside Assistance

No one wants to be stuck on the side of the road for any reason, especially from car trouble.  Even if you feel prepared for a number of potential problems on the road — like a flat tire or dead battery — knowing that there’s a provider you can contact 24/7 in an emergency could give you some additional peace of mind.  Below, we are diving into the reasons you should co

Tips For a Stress Free Buying Process

Tips For a Stress Free Buying Process

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned moving professional, the home buying process is stressful.  It’s a complicated process involving both strong emotions and what may be the biggest financial investment of your life.  In the process, a lot of times things do not go how you expect and are beyond your control. However, there are ways you can minimize the stress invo

Break the Cycle: 5 Ways to Stop Living From Paycheck to Paycheck

Break the Cycle: 5 Ways to Stop Living From Paycheck to Paycheck

Now that most students have headed back to class and we have a little extra time before football season kicks off, it’s time to take a good hard look at our finances. Are you comfortably earning, spending and saving the way you intended when you set those lofty financial resolutions at the beginning of the year? Or, like so many people who set goals but lose track of them as the year prog

Back-to-School Basics: The A-B-Cs of Becoming a Real Estate Agent

Back-to-School Basics: The A-B-Cs of Becoming a Real Estate Agent

Pencils and books are bought, lunches are packed and this year’s slew of back-to-school ads have pretty much everyone looking stylish and at least attempting to do the floss! Yep, from pre-K to post-doctoral, most students across the country are back in class—or at least they’re more than ready to be there. Are you feeling the urge to hit the books and head back to class too?