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Tips to Stage Your Home for a Quick Sale

                Staging your home prior to sale is a crucial for impressing potential buyers. Though it may be a sellers’ market at the moment, that doesn’t mean you should take you home’s presentation for granted. With the proper dressing, your home will wow top buyers and could even command a higher asking price. [...]

July 15th, 2021|

Building Good Financial Habits

            Cultivating good financial habits is essential to achieving your goals in life. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, adding a second home, or working toward another major purchase, creating a plan and sticking to it will help you reach the finish line. Here are just a few tips to get you started in maintaining strong [...]

June 24th, 2021|

Pool Safety Tips for Homeowners

                A pool or spa can be a great way to add value and enjoyment to your home. With summer on the way, let’s take a moment to go over some simple measures you can take to ensure your friends and family enjoy the pool in a fun and safe manner. Keep the [...]

June 10th, 2021|

Prepping Your Home’s HVAC System for Summer

With summer fast approaching, now is the best time to prepare your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system for the warmer months. Here are a few tips to help keep your HVAC system running smoothly as the mercury rises. Change Your Furnace Filter Swapping out a dusty old filter is one of the easiest steps you can take toward [...]

May 27th, 2021|

Spring Cleaning Tips and Advice

            The past year may have seen your home converted into a fulltime office/school/daycare/gymnasium…you get the idea. With spring in motion, take this opportunity to give your home some much-needed love in the form of a good old-fashioned spring cleaning. Here are a few tips to get you started. One Room at a Time Odds [...]

May 13th, 2021|

Landscaping on a Budget

Upscale landscaping is one of the best ways to improve upon the exterior looks of your home. While we all crave an outside space worthy of Better Homes and Gardens, hiring a landscape designer and a fleet of gardeners for upkeep probably falls outside of the average budget. When it comes to having a yard that will be the envy [...]

April 28th, 2021|

Curb Appeal: Five Simple Tips to Help Your House Stand Out

                  When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are everything. If a house doesn’t look inviting and well-kept from the outside, prospective buyers may not give a second look. To put your best foot forward and increase your chance of making a sale, curb appeal is the name of the [...]

April 15th, 2021|

Why Columbus, Ohio is One of the Hottest Real Estate Markets in 2021

Now is the time to buy in Columbus, Ohio! While 2021 has had economic ups and downs, purchasing real estate is an opportunity on which to capitalize. Columbus is in the top 10 recommended American cities for real estate investing. The low cost of homes in Ohio has made purchasing accessible and appealing. Real Estate Prices in Columbus, Ohio According [...]

March 31st, 2021|Tags: |

How to Hire a Handyman

Anyone can claim to be a handyman. Finding a person you can trust is a process, however it is worth the research. Licensing for a handyman differs by state, yet every expert needs to have, at minimum, a service permit, background check, insurance coverage as well as a guaranty bond. While several handymen are self-taught, others have gone through training [...]

March 16th, 2021|

Mortgage Rates on the Rise in 2021

Mortgage Rates on the Rise in 2021 Have you been waiting for mortgage rates to hit rock bottom to pull the trigger on refinancing your home? Well, now is the time according to experts. Mortgage rates hit an all-time low several weeks ago and are now climbing their way back up. Why Are Mortgages Rates Rising? As our economy begins [...]

February 26th, 2021|Tags: , , |