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10/31/2013 - 9:00am | Repairs, Sell My Home, Help

Whether you are in over your head or juggling too many tasks, hiring help can be a great idea. Projects can benefit from specialized expertise, more work can be accomplished at one time, and as a homeowner you can step back from the tasks at hand to... READ MORE >

10/24/2013 - 10:19am | Home Buying, Negotiate

So, you're finally off the fence and ready to buy a home before prices mortgage rates rise any further. Here's what you need to know about jumping into the market at this time of year.

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10/03/2013 - 9:08am | Fall, Repairs, preparation, For Sale

 

While spring may be the time for cleaning, fall is surely the time for fixing. Simple improvements can save money in utility bills as well as prevent costly repairs in the future. Like a well-played game of football,... READ MORE >

09/26/2013 - 10:51am | Home For Sale, For Sale

 

If you haven't had a chance to check out the financial advice from Dave Ramsey, we recommend you take a stop by his website - daveramsey.com. He has great information and tips on how you can save money and make better... READ MORE >

09/05/2013 - 9:23am |

It’s September and you are selling your home entering into the fall and winter months. With light dwindling and temperatures dropping, evaluating your home with regard to warmth is a smart idea. Homes that are warm in the winter (and cool in the summer) are highly desirable – and achievable, if... READ MORE >

08/29/2013 - 12:44pm | moving, preparation, children, family

 

Sooner or later, many families face the prospect of moving. Disruptive as moving can be for parents, the experience can be even more traumatic for kids, who may not be a part of the decision to move and might not... READ MORE >

08/01/2013 - 9:30am | Home Buying, Selling, Windows, Make-it or Break-it, Add character

 

When sizing up a home, either to purchase or to sell it - windows are one feature that can make a dynamic difference. Size and placement of windows affects the character and curb appeal of the home from the outside,... READ MORE >

06/20/2013 - 2:29pm | neighborhood, families, location, Buy a Home, good fit

You've heard it - we all have - when buying or selling a home: "Location, location, location!" But what does that really mean? For some, it is the proximity to certain features of an area or locale. For others it is a view or access to water. Some prefer areas where properties are larger, for... READ MORE >

05/04/2012 - 11:31am | Home Buying, First Time Buyer, Buy a Home

Buying a Home in Today's Market

 

 

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02/27/2012 - 8:25pm | Sell My Home, Sell, List My Home, Listing, For Sale

As real estate professionals, it’s interesting to see the mistakes sellers make when they list their home.  Some of these can be very obvious, while others creep up on the homeowners and aren’t evident until either market time or dollars have been lost. 

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