Category Archives: Around The Home

FSBO’s Must Be Ready to Negotiate

  Now that the market has showed signs of recovery, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and … Continue reading

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Is the Housing Market Back? Ask Lowes & Home Depot!

A recent Bloomberg Business article reports that both Lowes & Home Depot experienced fourth quarter profits that beat revenue projections by the most in six quarters. So what does that mean to the housing market? Consumer Confidence Lowe’s Chief Executive … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a New Home Versus Buying Pre-owned

  Are you thinking about buying a new home? Congratulations! Buying a house, condo or townhouse is an exciting and rewarding time which tends to be a lot of fun. However, along the way you‘ll need to make a number … Continue reading

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Autumn Home Staging: How to Set Your Home Up to Match the Warm, Rich Colors of Autumn

It may be the middle of summer right now, but autumn is right around the corner. Autumn is not only a great time to enjoy some cooler weather, but it is also a perfect time to sell a home. If … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Changing Your Kitchen And Dining Room Lighting Fixtures Can Increase Your Sale Price

If you are considering selling your home, you may be wondering if there are things that you can do to increase your sale price. The truth is, you could spend thousands of dollars updating your home, but most homeowners will … Continue reading

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Considering a Major Home Addition? Why a Detached Garage Can Drastically Improve Your Resale Price

Before you make a major structural change to your property, it is important to consider how this will affect your resale value. While there are many steps that you can take to improve your property, the addition of a detached … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety: How to Deal with a Joint Mortgage Loan in the Event of a Divorce

During the course of a marriage, it is common for the couple to acquire property together. This is what is referred to as joint or community property. When a couple divorces, it is up to the parties involved to determine … Continue reading

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Feng Shui 101: How This Ancient Art Can Help Improve Your Home Staging

Boosting ones’ chances of selling their home can be done in a number of ways. One simple way is to utilize the art of Feng Shui – an ancient Chinese art, used to manipulate the flow of energy in your … Continue reading

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A Quick Guide to Assessing Your Home’s Foundation for Cracks – And What to Do if You Find Them

When purchasing a home, there are a number of considerations that need to be taken into account. One of those considerations is the foundation of the home. No matter how perfect or suitable a property looks, taking the time to … Continue reading

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The 5-Minute Guide to Flood Insurance: What It Is, How It Works, and Whether You Need It

You’ve got house insurance, and assume your property is covered for any type of detrimental occurrence that can possibly take place. However, not all homeowners are aware that home insurance policies don’t necessarily cover damage related to a flood, as … Continue reading

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