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



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. 

02/20/2012 - 9:19am | Home For Sale, Sell My Home

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell Part Three… 

Not only is curb appeal an important part of getting your home ready to sell, but all around the house is important. Here are some ideas for the exterior and just a couple of other loose ends. 

02/12/2012 - 8:56pm | Sell, Home For Sale, Sell My Home

This week wraps up our suggestions for the interior of your home when you're getting it ready to sell. Next week we'll continue with some exterior ideas to give your home that "curb appeal" that buyers are looking for. 

02/06/2012 - 1:54pm | Sell, Real Estate, Selling, Seller, Home For Sale

Getting Your Home Ready To Sell Part One… 

01/26/2012 - 2:05pm | Radon, Air Quality, Radon Testing, Radon Dangers

Radon gas is naturally occurring and can be found literally everywhere, both in residential and commercial properties. In many situations one building may have evidence of radon while the buildings on either side do not, so don’t assume if your neighbor tested and was fine that you are too.

11/16/2011 - 12:06pm | Foreclosure, Short Sale, Credit Score

One of the greatest questions people have regarding losing a home to foreclosure or selling in a short sale is, "Will I ever be able to buy again?"  The good news is that yes you can! There are some things you should know as you consider going through the process…

ForeclosureA homeowner... READ MORE >


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