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Friday, December 11, 2015

Selling? Should You Exchange That Carpet for Hardwood

Flooring is one of the more controversial subjects when it comes to home improvements. There are two firm camps and rarely do they meet in the middle. When you’re planning to sell your home, you may think you need to replace the carpet in order ...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

How Much Will My Payment Be?

You’ve found it!

The home you’ve been searching for is for sale and you want to buy it.

Can you afford it?

How can you tell?

First of all, the Internet is full of ways to calculate how much a mortgage will be. You c...

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So, which ideas do you do and which are outdated that you shou...

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 th...

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 Fri...

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One of the first places homebuyers want to make changes to is an outdated kitchen.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 juic...

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 ...

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...

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.

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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,