Tips on keeping your home safe while traveling

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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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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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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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Design tips for a calm and peaceful bedroom


The look and feel of our homes can have a subtle – yet profound – effect on our moods. Bedrooms should be a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. However, bright and bold colors, clutter, or too much furniture can leave us restless instead of relaxed. The following design tips can […]

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Tips for disaster prep


Fires, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters may be uncomfortable to think about, but doing so can help save you and your family in the event of a true emergency. The following disaster preparedness tips can help ensure you are calm, prepared, and ready in the event of an emergency situation. Know what you’ll face. […]

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Tips on setting a price when selling your home


In the real estate market, a home’s price is everything. Price it too high, and you’ll miss out on buyers, but price it too low, and you might cheat yourself out of valuable profits. A real estate agent will help you determine where to set the price for selling your home, but having your own […]

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Steps to prep your home for the summer


Summer brings some of the best parts of the year: longer days, more time spent outside with family and friends, and outdoor activities such as gardening and grilling. It can also bring scorching temperatures, sky high electric and water bills, and plenty of bugs inside and out. After a long winter, take the time to […]

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Hacks to create more space in the bathroom


Bathrooms are often the smallest spaces in our homes – and where the most storage is needed. The following hacks can help you maximize the space you have in your bathroom through creative storage and organizational solutions that use every spare inch. Install high shelves. Out of space down low? Go high! Consider installing a […]

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Simple Rules for Negotiating a Home Offer


After you’ve found the house of your dreams, there’s nothing more crushing than having an offer rejected. This is one area where you don’t want your emotions to get in the way of good decision making, so it’s important to have a game plan and stick to it no matter how you might be feeling […]

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3 Reasons to Reduce the Price of Your Home


When you are selling a home, no one wants to reduce the price. However, sometimes it is necessary to actually complete the sale! In the end, it’s better to sell your home at a lower price rather than not selling it at all. Never make any decision without consulting your realtor, but these reasons may […]

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