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What Is Home Staging?

Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. What does that mean? Staging a home is the process of strategically arranging furnishings and decor to make a house look its best while selling. The goal of staging is to...

Love Blooms on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day also ranks second only to Christmas for greeting card sales, but Mother’s Day sells more flowers than Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day, as we know it, has its romantic roots in a poem about “Valentines” by 14th Century English writer Geoffrey Chaucer,...

Foundation Problems: When to Worry

It’s the house repair every homeowner fears: foundation problems. Before you panic, here’s how to tell whether those scary looking cracks are “no big deal” or a sign of real trouble. No worries. If you are living in a new construction home, expect minor settling that...

How practical is smart tech for you?

HOME TRENDS: SMART HOME PRODUCTS THAT CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFESTYLE Smart tech has come a long way for homeowners. With the right tools, you no longer have to get up to turn on lights or change the thermostat. Have a habit of forgetting to lock the front door or turn on...

Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more...

Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding...