What to know about buying a house during the pandemic

The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every aspect of American life. Many employees now work from home, vacations have been postponed or cancelled, and even the way we shop for groceries has been changed. But what does this mean for those looking to buy or sell a home?  While it may be in the […]

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Home buying tips for veterans

Buying a home is a major emotional milestone. This is especially true for veterans, who spend the majority of their careers moving from base to base without a permanent place to call home. Whether you are currently actively serving in the military or a veteran, there are a number of benefits specifically for military members. […]

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Ideas for a well-organized children’s bedroom

  Children’s bedrooms are notoriously difficult to keep clean and organized. Piles of loose Legos, cups full of crayons, and boxes of blocks can be easily dumped onto the floor; when combined with most children’s natural tendency towards messiness, this can lead to a massive mess. Instead of simply closing the bedroom door, it is […]

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What to expect when working with a realtor

How do you find the right agent? How do realtors get paid? How does working with an agent benefit me? These are common questions asked by buyers and sellers when thinking about hiring a real estate agent. Whether you’re a first time buyer, purchased a previous property without the help of an agent, or listed […]

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Projects to help prepare your home for spring

After a long winter, spring is finally here! In addition to spring cleaning, there are a number of other ways to get your home ready for spring. The following are six projects to prepare your home for spring this year. Inside 1. Dust ceiling fans. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, using a ceiling […]

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Home buying terms that first-time home buyers should be familiar with

From amortization to HOA to zoning, real estate is full of terms and acronyms that can be confusing to first-time home buyers. We’ve compiled a list of fifteen real estate terms and their definitions to help you learn the vocabulary of home buying. 1. Adjustable rate mortgage (ARM): ARM loans have interest rates that can […]

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Repairs to make before selling a home

Smart sellers know that getting their home in tip-top shape before listing it can help it sell faster – and for top dollar. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that major renovations may be needed in order to help their home look its best. In reality, there are a number of smaller projects that homeowners can tackle […]

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How to prepare for closing on a house

Closing signals the end of what can be a long and tiring process – you are finally going to be a homeowner! Whether you’re a first-time buyer or it has been several years since you closed on a house, knowing what to expect at closing can help the day go quickly, smoothly, without complications, and […]

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How to know if you can afford to buy a house

Can I afford to buy a house? This is one of the most common – and most difficult to answer – questions asked by first time homebuyers. Buying a house is a major financial undertaking; done without the right preparation, it can leave new owners scrambling to make ends meet. While every buyer is different, […]

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How to avoid mistakes homeowners make on their taxes

  While the tax deadline is still several months away, it is never too soon to start working on your taxes. Homeowners have a number of tax breaks and deductions they can take advantage of; however, there are a number of common mistakes many homeowners make when filing their taxes. Follow these five tips to […]

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