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Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:02pm | Repairs, preparation, Renovation, Remodeling
When selling a home or property, one of the main goals of the seller is to get the highest offer possible. If the market is hot, the chance of getting a high offer is relatively high. If the market is on the cooler side, many sellers look to alternative options to make their properties more marketable, usually by way of a remodel, a renovation or by updating the property. But what is the difference between a remodel and a renovation? Is an update something that's easy or difficult? READ MORE >
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:52am | Home Owners, Home Buying, Selling, preparation
The list of new responsibilities can seem overwhelming when you buy a home or become a first-time homeowner. One responsibility that tends to get overlooked until it becomes a larger issue is that of household pests. A household pest is "a destructive insect or other animal that attacks" your home. Pests range throughout the U.S., but the most common pests are those that have become almost commonplace in our lives. Here are some of the most common pests encountered by homeowners throughout the U.S., and what you can do to help prevent pests in your home. READ MORE >
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 9:54am | Sell, Sell My Home, preparation, Repairs, For Sale, Home For Sale
Did the holidays leave your home looking a little worse for wear? Were you too busy trimming the tree and ringing in the new year to take care of routine maintenance? Did holiday guests leave lasting proof of their visit all over the carpets? If you’re planning to sell your home this year, now’s the time to get it back in shape and ready for house-hunting season, which is just a few months away. Pack Up and Organize READ MORE >
Thursday, October 3, 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, the homeowner needs a good playbook to get ahead in the game. The trick is, by the time it is October many areas might be into the first quarter -- well on the way to frigid temperatures – so prioritize and use this valuable time to the best advantage. Play it Safe READ MORE >
Thursday, August 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 understand it. Kids can need some time and special attention during the transition. Try these tips to make the process less stressful for everyone. Making the Decision to Move READ MORE >
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