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Tips to Prepare Your Home for Autumn

              Football is on TV, the leaves are changing, and pumpkin-spiced beverages are flowing freely. Fall is here again, and with it comes challenges for maintaining your home. Follow these tips to be sure your house is ready for everything autumn will throw at it. De-Gunk Your Gutters Falling leaves are the natural enemies [...]

September 16th, 2021|

3 Questions to Ask Before Refinancing Your Home

              From obtaining a better interest rate to shortening the overall term of your loan, there are many reasons why people may choose to refinance a mortgage. Like any major financial decision, this is not something to be taken lightly. Could refinancing your current mortgage be a good move for you? Here are three [...]

August 25th, 2021|

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

              Like many major life events, moving tends to be a stressful process. Though there are bound to be some unforeseen hurdles, thorough planning ahead of time should greatly reduce your potential for headaches and ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. Use this handy pre-move checklist to set yourself up for [...]

August 12th, 2021|

Financial Tips to Consider Before Buying a Home

            Buying a home can be intimidating, especially in today’s highly competitive market. Needless to say, the first step to making any major purchase is getting your financial situation is in order. Still, many homebuyers get in over their heads by ignoring important financial considerations. With a little preparation, you can avoid unnecessary headaches and [...]

July 29th, 2021|

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|