Tips to avoid renting nightmares

There are a number of benefits to renting, including protection against fluctuations in the housing market, not having to worry about maintenance, and the freedom and ease to move when you want. However, renting also comes with its own set of challenges – some of which can turn into nightmares. The following tips can help […]

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Tips on how to avoid seller’s remorse when selling your home

Whether you’ve been in your home for two or 20 years, the decision to sell can be a difficult one. No matter the reasons for listing the home, sellers are sometimes left with negative feelings or emotions after the sale. These feelings of regret can lead to seller’s remorse. What is seller’s remorse? Most of […]

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Costs that homeowners pay that renters don’t

Homeownership is the eventual goal for many renters; paying a mortgage instead of paying rent each month helps to build equity and achieve long-term financial goals and growth. However, there are several costs associated with owning a home that renters do not have. The following are five costs that homeowners pay that renters do not. […]

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Checklist for first time home buyers

  Buying your first home is not as easy as looking at listings online, waltzing into an open house, and declaring, “We’ll take it!” Before you’re ready to buy, there are a number of things that can be done to help you prepare for the house-hunting process. The following checklist can help first-time buyers on […]

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What to know before accepting or rejecting an offer for your home

So you’ve gotten an offer on your home – now what? Whether you have one or multiple offers, it can be difficult to determine what is and isn’t a good offer. While a good listing agent can help you navigate offers and negotiate with potential buyers, it is important to understand what makes a good […]

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Tips on keeping your home safe while traveling

Vacations may be our time to relax and unwind, but it can be hard to stop worrying about what we leave behind – especially our homes. The following tips can help keep your home safe while you are traveling. Avoid posting on social media When preparing to leave for a well-deserved vacation, many of us […]

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Tips on how to build home equity

Equity is the difference between how much you owe on your house and how much your house is worth; in layman’s terms, it is your stake in the property. Equity can be used as a future nest egg, can be used as a way to put a larger down payment on a new home, and […]

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Savvy open house tips for first-time buyers

Many first time homebuyers see open houses as a casual way to see a variety of listings in a short amount of time. However, in a hot real estate market, the open house may be the first – and last – time a potential buyer has to see a home, as many end with multiple […]

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Pros and cons of home equity loans

Home equity loans are a popular way for many homeowners to reinvest in their homes, pay off other debts, or make other major purposes. While it may be tempting to cash in on the equity in your home, there are a number of pros and cons to these types of loans. How much equity is […]

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Essential summer home maintenance tasks

Summer has finally arrived! Your home may need a little TLC before inviting friends and family over for the summer. Take advantage of warm summer temperatures by completing these essential home maintenance tasks. Service the air conditioner There is nothing worse than a broken air conditioner on the hottest day of the summer. To prevent […]

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