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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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Learn more about the Fair Housing Act

  In the United States, housing discrimination is illegal; the Fair Housing Act, or FHA, bans most forms of housing discrimination and aims to ensure that mortgage applicants, prospective renters, or current tenants are not treated differently based on specific criteria or traits. The seven protected classes Under the FHA, there are seven federally “protected […]

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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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