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Nine Mistakes to Avoid When You’re Building a New Home

Nine Mistakes to Avoid When You’re Building a New Home

Building a home can be an incredible process that is full of choices and customization. It can result in the home of your dreams. However, building a home also can be a design and construction nightmare for months on end. Of course, these are the extreme ends of the spectrum, but you if you’ve decided to build your next home, you will want to know exactly what you could be dealing with&mdash

Considering an Addition? Ask These Five Questions First.

Considering an Addition? Ask These Five Questions First.

Summer may be the time for switching it up when it comes to your home, but that doesn’t have to mean buying a new home and starting all over. In fact, if you’re a long-time homeowner whose home just isn’t measuring up to all your needs and wants anymore, you could consider adding on to the home you love instead of abandoning it altogether. Has the home renovation bug bit you thi

Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Value This Summer

Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Value This Summer

You’ve probably already seen back-to-school displays in stores. You may even be feeling a little sad because the end of summer is in sight. But that doesn’t mean there is no time left for a few summer projects around your home. In fact, there are some simple things you can do to your home to add some value, particularly if you’re planning to sell anytime soon. If you have the

Five Tips for Throwing a Great Housewarming Party

Five Tips for Throwing a Great Housewarming Party

In the process of moving into a new home this summer? Well, don’t forget to christen your new space with a housewarming party! We know, we know, the last thing you may feel like doing when you’re in the midst of unpacking boxes and setting up your new home is entertaining. But you may be pleasantly surprised by how it feels to take a minute, welcome a few friends, meet a few neighbors

New Homeowners: Buy These 10 Things Before Moving In

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New Homeowners: Buy These 10 Things Before Moving In

Homeownership is an awesome role, but it requires a bit of responsibility. For everything from changing light bulbs to hanging up home décor, homeowners are responsible for their own routine home maintenance and other odd jobs around the house. And these tasks require supplies! With all the excitement that goes along with buying a home, it can be easy for new homeowners to overlook some

Before You Borrow, Understand Home Renovation Loan Options

Before You Borrow, Understand Home Renovation Loan Options

A screened-in patio, updated countertops, and new flooring… summer is often the season when people decide to make major renovations to their homes. Do you have big plans for your home, but are not sure you have the proper funds to make them happen? There may be financial help to get your project from demolition to done. There are many types of home renovation loans that are designed to h

Five Things You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

Five Things You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

If you’re new to buying a home this summer, you’ve probably been advised that you’ll need to factor in the cost of homeowners insurance. While it is something you pay on a monthly basis, it typically is covered in your mortgage payment. For some homeowners, insurance can even be something that’s out of sight—and out of mind—until you need it most. Even vetera

Five Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

Five Tips for Selling Your Home in Summer

The heat is on for home sellers during this competitive real estate market. Sure, many buyers are primed and ready to close and move into new homes before a new school year starts. But, with so many homes on the market right now, how can you make yours stand out? During summer months, you’ve got to be more than just flexible on showings to attract the right buyer. Here are five things a s

10 Tips for Staying Safe During Summer Fun

10 Tips for Staying Safe During Summer Fun

Summer is here, which means it’s time for sun, fun, and safety, of course! If you and your family are looking forward to a little #frontporchsittin and many #backyardBBQs, you’ll want to be sure to keep everyone safe and healthy during the next few months. But, you don’t have to stay inside to keep your family free from harm this summer. You just need to practice a little sens

Keep Up With Your Appliances – Know When It’s Time for Them to Go

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Keep Up With Your Appliances – Know When It’s Time for Them to Go

With Memorial Day right around the corner, savvy shoppers everywhere are preparing for some of the year's biggest sales. Any homeowner in need of new appliances can cook up some deep discounts during summer holidays. Homeowners delight especially with backyard BBQs on the horizon. But, short of a major malfunction, how can you tell if your appliances are on their way out? How do you know wh