September 2022 Bold Lighting For A Touch of Drama If you’re looking to add a touch of drama and glamour to your home design, using bold lighting is the way to go. While this type of lighting can be used in any room in your house, it is especially effective in spaces like the living room, dining room, or bedroom. In this blog post, […]
August 2022 Tips For Choosing A New Front Door Color When it comes to painting your front door, the options can feel endless. Should you choose a bright color to make a statement? A neutral tone to match your home’s exterior? Something in between? In this blog post, we will help you decide which front door color is perfect for your home. We’ll discuss popular […]
March 2022 Get Prepped for Growing Season Dust off your garden gnomes! Spring is just around the corner, and gardeners across the country are counting down the days. Here are 3 steps you can take right now to prepare for the growing season. Plan for success Whether your passion is growing your own food, or you prefer ornamental landscaping, or both, creating […]
Feb 2022 What Is Title Insurance? Wondering why you need title insurance? One of the processes that most first time home buyers find confusing is the title company’s role in a real estate transaction. Let’s try to clear up the confusion. Functions of your Title Company A title company serves two main functions in the real estate transaction. Its first role […]
Feb 2022 Spring Seller To-Do List Planning to sell your home this spring? Here’s your Spring Seller To-Do List. Have your Home Inspected One of the most common reasons a home sale falls apart is because of problems that the buyer learns about after the home inspection. If the problems are beyond the buyer’s budget, they may just walk away from […]
Jan 2022 Home Tips to Help Banish the Winter Blues Ok, who’s the genius who thought that turning our clocks back an hour, prolonging winter’s darkness even more, was such a swell idea? The Franklin Institute “He merely suggested Parisians change their sleep schedules to save money on candles and lamp oil.” Regardless of the tongue-in-cheek nature of the suggestion, the idea of “daylight-saving” was […]
Dec 2021 Top Benefits of Installing a Tankless Water Heater As is the case with most household appliances, modern technological advancements can result in massive improvements. Here are the top benefits of installing a tankless water heater in your home: Save Money on Your Energy Bill With a conventional water heater, hot water is stored inside the tank. In theory, this keeps a ready supply […]
Nov 2021 Growing Your Winter Herb Garden Now that winter weather has descended on much of the country, there are still loads of things a homeowner can grow to keep the freshest of ingredients available for winter culinary adventures. Basil, chives, mints and parsley are just a few herbs that do very nicely in pots with bright indirect light. It might surprise […]
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Nov 2021 Hard vs. Soft Credit Inquiries When you get a copy of your credit report, you’ll see more than just your current and historical credit accounts. You’ll see your payment history, including any payments made more than 30, 60 and 90 days past the due date, along with your account balances and credit limits. You’ll also see credit inquiries. A credit […]
Oct 2021 Putting Roots Down This Fall Spring is often thought of as the best time for planting, but planting in the fall can offer some significant advantages for your plants. Below are some reasons why fall is the best time for planting perennials, trees, and shrubs. Perfect Planting Weather The cooler weather of fall is easier for plants and gardeners alike. […]
September 2021 Demo Day the Responsible Way Thanks to HGTV, “Demo Day” is often thought of as the fun part of renovation and construction. Owners and celebrity reno stars wield sledgehammers and power tools while kicking down drywall, tearing out cabinets, and throwing building material from second-story windows. The carefree assault on a dated home makes demolition look easy and fun, but […]
September 2021 30 or 15 Year Mortgage? Those aren’t your only choices. If you’re brand new to the wonderful world of home loans, you might be a bit overwhelmed by how many different types of financing options are really out there. Both primary loan types (fixed-rate and adjustable-rate) have many variations, so how do you know which one is best for you? Let’s start with Fixed-Rate Mortgages. The most […]
April 2022 Disaster Prep: Do You Have a Home Inventory? Disaster can strike anytime, anywhere. Last year, for instance, aside from experiencing  a pandemic, the US declared 58 disasters which caused billions of billions in damage, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (FEMA) Especially during the aftermath of hurricanes, we learn just how many Americans lack hazard insurance. Those who did have it faced […]
April 2022 How Does Inflation Affect Home Prices? If you’ve followed the news lately, you’ve probably seen quite a bit about inflation. The consumer price index jumped 8.8% in February, bringing the total increase over the last 12 months to 7.9% – this is the largest annual jump in the last 40 years. So, how does all of this affect the real estate […]
August 2021 Winter is Coming… Again As Ben Franklin once said: “In this world, nothing is certain but death and cleaning your gutters before winter to prevent ice dams”. With that, here are five fall home maintenance activities to start thinking about in the coming weeks. Check your chimney Make sure everything is in order before the first fire of the […]
August 2021 To save or to splurge? That is the question. When decorating your home, saving money is great. Who doesn’t love finding a deal on an item and then not-so-subtly bragging about it when guests come over? Bargain-hunting does, however, have its limits, and the impulse to save now might cost you in the long run. Here are a couple places to splurge, and a […]
July 2021 “We Buy Houses for Cash” too good to be true? In today’s real estate market, homes stay on the market for about 25 days on average before going under contract. That’s better than back in 2010, when homes were averaging 140 days to sell, but it’s still not fast, and there’s no guarantee that your home will sell in 25 days. Location, season, and many […]
June 2021 Vacation Without Worry Taking a summer vacation? Here’s how to make sure your time away from home is relaxing and stress free. Check Your Thermostat If you haven’t already installed one, a smart thermostat can be a lifesaver when you are away. They will allow you to control and monitor conditions in your home all by your smartphone […]
June 2021 Avoid Moving Hassles Everyone knows, moving is just not fun. Of course it’s exciting to get into your new home as quickly as possible, but the actual process of packing and moving can be one of the most stressful and costly parts you’ll experience. Making sure you are prepared to handle pitfalls and insuring the move as smooth […]
June 2021 Buy A Home Sight Unseen Some things to consider:  Find the right agent If you’d like to purchase a home from another state , make sure you find a realtor who is a local expert. They are going to be your eyes and ears through this transaction and it’s crucial you trust them. Take a moment to research the agent […]