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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Design and Decorator Trends to Do or to Ditch
You’ve been collecting ideas to remodel or redecorate your home for years. Now, you’re finally ready to get down to work. You’ve saved up your money and found contractors. So, which ideas do you do and which are outdated that you should discard...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Open House in Inclement Weather
“To cancel or not to cancel … that is the question.” When selling your home in the fall, and as the weather becomes decidedly more winterish, you may question if having that open house is a good idea after all. Here are some things to consider ...

Monday, November 16, 2015

How to Spend Thanksgiving Weekend
Stuffed! That’s how you feel on Thursday. Once the turkey is picked clean, the dishes are done and the last bite of pie sitting in a pool of melted ice cream on your dessert plate, most savvy shoppers start thinking about Black Friday. You know the...

Friday, August 14, 2015

Quick Kitchen Upgrade: Open Shelving
One of the first places homebuyers want to make changes to is an outdated kitchen. Visions of granite countertops, new cabinetry and shiny appliances grace the pages of architectural and remodeling magazines and websites, and get our creative juices ...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Back-to-School Organization
With school starting, it’s time to do a little reorganizing to make early mornings and after-school activities run smoothly. When starting school after moving to a new home, consider some of the additional challenges your children face and plan acc...

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hack Your Downpayment
The biggest hindrance to home-ownership for most young couples is the dreaded downpayment. In fact, may couples believe that between living expenses and school loans, they’ll never be able to save up enough for a downpayment on a house or even a co...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Capturing Clutter
Whether you’re preparing your home to sell, or your packing up to move to your new home … clutter can be your worst enemy. But, getting chaos under control isn’t always easy. The problem isn’t that you lack resources. In fact, a whole industr...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Protect Your Home-Buying Budget
You know you love house hunting, and shopping for the perfect home is a fun pastime, but to move from being an open-house-and-model-home butterfly requires that big initial financial outlay … the dreaded downpayment. In fact, sticker shock sometime...

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?
Okay, it’s one of the biggest decisions of your life, so when do you know if you’re ready? Homeownership readiness can come at any age … there are young twenty-somethings that took the plunge, and there are empty-nesters that buy after the kids...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Is It Time to Stop Renting?
It’s not your imagination that rent keeps going up. In fact, across the United States, from the end of summer 2013 to the end of summer 2014 rents increased over six percent … and in some housing markets rents increased by as much as 10%. Perhaps...

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