Appraisals - Why they are a must

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Some people, when buying a home, take a look at the few hundred dollars that an appraisal costs and try to skirt around it.That’s a very bad idea. Why? In the general scheme of things, the cost of an...
Selling Your House During Winter

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Though winter isn’t usually considered peak selling time, plenty of houses get bought and sold between November and March. If you find yourself needing (or wanting) to move during the winter, here are a...
Curb Appeal - Winter Tips

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Wintertime has an appeal all its own, but when the wind starts whipping and the temps drop, it’s way too easy to let the curb appeal of your house drop, too. Don’t let that happen.Keep the snow...
A Festive Home for the Holidays

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Can it be Christmastime already? You’d better believe it. It’s time to celebrate, and you don’t have to spend a bundle to make the yuletide fun. So, jump in!Spin the tunes. Nothing but...
Organized and Efficient Bathrooms

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Walking into a cluttered bathroom day after day may not seem like a big deal until one day, you tidy it up, and—wow! —using the loo suddenly feels better for you.Want to keep it that way? Try...
Home Trends for 2020

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What can we say about 2020 home trends? Two words: Simplicity rules.  For the living room and family room, forget trying to impress your friends and neighbors with ultra-cool expenso-rooms. This coming...
Gratitude and Good Stewardship

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If you’ve ever traveled to a developing country, you have seen more than most Americans what living conditions are like for most of the world. It makes what we have here in the good ol’ U.S. of A....
Prepare to Host Thanksgiving in your Home

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Is it your turn to host Thanksgiving this year? Make it easy (and fun) on yourself with a couple of tips:Invite people to help. As much as some people don’t want to host, most people don’t mind...
Easy Tips to Winterize Your Home

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Suddenly, the cold has descended. Days are shorter, leaves are leaving and the flannels have made their way out of the back of the closet. When the temps drop, don’t forget these winterization...