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If your needs are changing, you may be thinking about sharing a home with additional loved ones, such as grandparents, adult children, or other extended family members. Whether its for financial or health-related circumstances, or simply because you've reached a new phase of life, you might be wo...
02/05/2022
You may have heard that its important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the home buying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in todays market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, its crucial to have a pre-approval let...
02/03/2022
The Color of the Year Has Been Announced!You may not be aware of it, but many paint and pigment companies choose colors that they think will be hot in the coming year. Shades of green seem to be an overwhelming favorite for 2022, with almost every company choosing some green hue as either their t...
02/02/2022
Many members of Generation Z (Gen Z) are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this group, its important to understand you're never too young to start thinking about homeownership. The sooner you start planning, the sooner you can move on from re...
02/01/2022
Americans are more aware than ever of the effects climate change and natural disasters can have on their homes. According to a report from realtor.com:More than 3 in 4 recent buyers, 78%, took [natural disasters] into account when choosing the locations of their homes, . . .The study also found t...
01/31/2022
Give Your Fireplace a Facelift!If you have a fireplace in your house, it’s going to draw the attention of anyone who walks into the room where it’s located. This is fine if you want your fireplace to be a focal point, but if it’s less than impressive, you might want your guests looking pretty muc...
01/30/2022
If you're thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you're negotiating the sale. Home sellers...
01/29/2022
Some Highlights Buying a home and wondering if your inspection is necessary? While some buyers may decide to waive their inspection, its risky decision. Your home inspection is a crucial step in the homebuying process. It assesses the condition of the home you plan to purchase, so you can avoid c...
01/28/2022
Whether you’re looking to design a bedroom, a nursery, or a playroom, creating a unique space for your children is usually a bigger job than you expect. This is especially true if you want to come up with something that will stand the test of time. The wants and needs of your children will change...
01/26/2022
Homeownership has long been considered the American Dream, and its one every American should feel confident and powerful pursuing. But owning a home is also a deeply personal dream. Our home provides us with safety and security, and its a place where we can grow and flourish.Today, we remember th...
01/25/2022