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Smart homes are not smart without fire sprinklers

Smart homes are not smart without fire sprinklers

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Mother Nature inspires

Mother Nature inspires 'new neutral' home design trends

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4 steps to financial fitness in the new year

4 steps to financial fitness in the new year

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How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?

Shopping for a home can be an exciting time in one’s life. There a...

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4 questions to ask before purchasing a new home

Never buy a new home without asking these 4 questions

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Tips on how to prepare your windows and doors for winter and save energy

How much do you spend on utilities? Are you looking for ways to save? A typ...

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Keep the heat in and the cold out this winter: Tips for a cozy home

Winter this year promises to be harsh across much of the U.S. The Farmers' ...

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HOLIDAY HINTS

Pointers On Protecting Your Packages And Property

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Six Quick Tips For Winter Driving

Making sure your vehicle is properly prepared for all of winter's elements

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Basics Of Home Buying

The most important investment you will ever make is probably the purchase o...

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Renting Versus Buying A Home

Renters are often in a quandary as to whether it makes sense to continue re...

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Millennials: How to make your home ownership dreams a reality

Owning a home is part of the American Dream, yet standards on income, credi...

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Why You Need To Consider Staging Your Home

Are you planning on selling your own home or perhaps helping others to sell...

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The easiest resolution to keep: Upgrading your bathroom

Whether committing to losing weight, improving your health or furthering y...

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Defining home improvement ROI: Its not just about the money

If home improvement was only about increasing a home's resale value, perha...

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Deter deer damage: 8 facts you need to know about deer during the cold-weather season

While humans prepare for cold weather, deer have something else in mind whe...

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4 winter-blues-busting home improvement projects

Three percent of the U.S. population suffers from seasonal affective disord...

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How to stay comfortable this winter without breaking the bank

Throughout the cold days of winter, homeowners are inclined to turn up the ...

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Snow Sells Houses - Winter home-staging

As our favorite flowers get buried under the snow and the shrubs shed their...

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Simple Ways To Protect Your Home Against Burglary

Protecting your home against break-ins may be easier than you fear. Here ar...

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Fall: The Best Season for Home Improvement

A new fall tradition has emerged for nearly 74 million American homeowners;...

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Timeless interior design - perfect for protecting your kitchen investment

Kitchens are the heart of the home. It's where you prepare meals, help your...

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Change-of-season checklist for lowering home energy costs

The change of season creates a need for many adjustments around your home, ...

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Many homeowners abandon their conventional roofs for something better.

It's hard to believe, but the polar vortex wasn't all bad. Sure, it brought...

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Sell your home this winter, reduce competition, stress

Stop waiting - go ahead and put your home on the market. Even now, with tem...

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Home Equity Loan vs. Refinancing

Confused whether to get home equity loan or go for cash-out refinancing? Yo...

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Preparing for fall and winter pests: How to keep wildlife and insects out of your home

For many pests, including rodents, spiders and cockroaches, the change in s...

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Winter is coming for your home: What you can do now to protect your wallet

It's coming - the white, windy weather of winter. Are you ready? Is your ho...

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Timely, budget-friendly solutions for getting your house ready for the holidays

Timely solutions for getting your house ready for the holidays

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6 Backyard Projects For Your Lawn & Garden This Fall

When it comes to caring for your yard, maintenance is crucial &amp...

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LOCAL REALTOR® AWARDED SRS DESIGNATION

LOCAL REALTOR® AWARDED SRS DESIGNATION

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Homeowners liable for snow, ice control

During the winter months, it’s common to see shopping...

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Easy, affordable home winterization ideas with big impact

Although you may prefer to forget, last winter's subfreezing temperatures m...

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5 things to discuss with your significant other before purchasing a home

In a relationship, you count on your significant other to be there with you...

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Make your new house feel like home to your family pets

Moving into a new home is exciting - for the humans in the family. It can b...

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Expert advice for surviving severe weather

It's out there - that next bout of severe weather is on its way. No matter ...

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Five fall home-buying trends for this year

If you're in the market for a new house this year, don't be fooled by the b...

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Home improvement investments that pay you back

Homeowners are looking for value in every home improvement project they tak...

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5 fabulous fall upgrades can extend your deck time this year

Who says you have to give up time on the deck you love just because summer ...

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First-time homebuyers: You are closer to a down payment than you think

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult...

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Houses- Building them better than they used to

The phrase, “they don’t build them like they us...

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Moving? 5 tips to keep your valuables safe

Beyond the flowers blooming, the sound of birds singing and the burst of wa...

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5 ways to reinvent your garage

The garage - it's that space where you used to just store your car, lawn mo...

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3 things to look for when buying a new home

Purchasing a new home is an exciting and sometimes stressful experience. Wh...

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New Listings 3

This week's new listings #3

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6 simple ways to freshen your home inside and out

Looking for some easy ways to breathe new life into your home? Whether it's...

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Top 5 secrets from professionals on home renovation

When asked what kind of upgrades homeowners would like to make in their hom...

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6 tips to protect your children from hidden dangers around the home

Even in the most safety-minded homes, the most serious hazards for children...

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Fast fixes to boost curb appeal for a quick home sale

It takes just seven seconds to form a first impression after meeting someon...

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Tips for creating a multi-purpose home office space

Many Americans feel working from home would be a dream job, and more than o...

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Separating fact from fiction: A closer look at American hardwoods

As home improvement projects take center stage, the search is on for produc...

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Cool summer renovation ideas keep homes more comfortable when the heat is on

Once spring cleanup is done, you may feel ready to tackle some renovation p...

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Meaningful Ways to Support Veterans this Memorial Day

All gave some. Some gave all. You likely hear that phrase around Memorial D...

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Real estate insight: Hot tips for buying a home in a competitive market

As the weather gets warmer and school comes to a close, the real estate mar...

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Trending real estate investment: Land ownership

Smart investors know a diversified portfolio is the best way to weather any...

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Improve your homes energy efficiency with these tips

With spring upon us and the emphasis on home energy efficiency continuing t...

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Sell or stay, these home improvements pay off in the long run

Homeowners undertake home improvements for two basic reasons: to please the...

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5 ways to improve your outdoor space with retaining walls

When you picture a retaining wall, do you imagine it holding back dirt? Tha...

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8 homeowner dilemmas solved with 1 simple fix

Unless you are the latest lottery winner or Queen of England (thank you for...

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5 smart upgrades for the most-used rooms in your home

Kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms are typically the rooms in any home that g...

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5 easy fall home updates

There are so many reasons to love fall. From the brisk breeze and color-cha...

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Reduce the risk of home fires

While the number of home fires occurring in the U.S. each year has fallen b...

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Ceiling revamps: Leave the popcorn to the movies

Calling all DIY enthusiasts: Those popcorn ceilings have to go. They don't ...

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Looking to buy a home? 5 mortgage steps you need to know

The home loan process can seem intimidating, especially for a first-time ho...

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4 approachable modern home design ideas

Once limited to simplistic, clean lines and cool color schemes, modern desi...

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Design tips for a chef-centered kitchen

Many homeowners with a passion for cooking desire a kitchen that mirrors th...

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How smart home chefs are going green with kitchen design

Home chefs everywhere are taking a new approach when designing their dream ...

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Avoid expensive energy bills with this hot new housing trend

Imagine being able to heat your home with no more energy than used by a hai...

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5 simple design tricks to revamp your home

Whether you've just moved into a home or you've lived there for years, it m...

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5 outdoor projects that will add value to your home

Everyone wants a great outdoor space, but backyard projects can be a lot of...

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5 tips for settling into your new home

Though summer is winding down, for many families, hectic moving schedules a...

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3 steps to prepare your credit for homeownership

Homeownership is a dream for many Americans, and maybe it's one of yours as...

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Dress up your floors with top tile trends

If you are renovating any area of your home, it may be time to try somethin...

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Glass act: How modern fenestration improves a home's energy efficiency

Most people probably think of windows and skylights only when they're buyin...

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Planning a home improvement project? Financing is the first tool you'll need

If you're planning a home improvement project this year, you're in good com...

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5 easy ways to make your outdoor space the best on the block

When the calendar flips to the summer months, all you can think about is ge...

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Three super-simple ways to make your new deck look amazing

Do dreams of lazy days soaking up the sun have you looking for a way to mov...

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Creating an island paradise: Tips for adding an island in your kitchen renovation

Custom cabinetry, granite countertops, reclaimed wood flooring and accents,...

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5 ways to get buyers to see your open house as their next house

What makes a person or a family decide a home is the perfect for them? Is i...

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Local HS Seniors Awarded Scholarships From M.V.A.R.

Volunteerism and excellence by two local High School seniors recognized.

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How to determine the true value of home improvements

Before spending a significant amount of time and money on your next home im...

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This simple DIY home improvement saves money and helps the environment

In the typical American home, heating and cooling account for 50 to 70 perc...

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How to tackle stains and odors

From wall stains to washing machines, indoor stains and smells can be a cha...

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One smart update can upgrade your entire home

If your home is 10 years old or older, your garage door is probably a plain...

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Plan now for your big move this summer

The big move & it should be in all-caps and announced with a deep, auth...

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How to determine the true value of home improvements

As the U.S. housing industry continues to emerge from the Great Recession, ...

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Improve your spring-cleaning routine and create a healthier home

Spring is cleaning season. You've opened the curtains to let in the sunshin...

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Termites 101: What every homebuyer should know this spring

It's a cruel coincidence that the spring's real-estate buying season corres...

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This top garage trend keeps gaining momentum

The carriage house garage door is to your house what the little black dress...

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How to secure the home loan you need

Springtime represents new beginnings and is the prime time to get the house...

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8 ways first-time homebuyers can make themselves mortgage-ready

It's rare to get something right the very first time you try it, but when i...

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Busting first-time homebuyer myths

When buying a first home, most people are making one of the biggest purchas...

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5 easy kitchen and bath upgrades that take only hours to complete

Do your kitchen and bathrooms look a bit drab? If you don't have the time o...

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How to cut the clutter and take back your home

You've reached your breaking point. You've tripped over the same thing in t...

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Expert tips to make your new house feel like home

You know that moving into a new home can be one of life's biggest stressors...

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Energy-efficient home trends for 2015 and beyond

One of the top trends driving today's housing market is the demand for ener...

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Expert tips to make your new house feel like home

You know that moving into a new home can be one of life's biggest stressors...

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New homebuyers checklist to ID costly repairs

When you’re about to buy a house, it’s easy to get excited about ...

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6 steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor

A remodeling project is one of the most invigorating lifestyle changes a ho...

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Forward-looking luxury at the forefront of today

Americans are renovating again, and instead of letting resale value alone d...

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The tools you need to increase your home's curb appeal this year

The tools you need to increase your home's curb appeal this year

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What a buyer wants: Green improvements that cut utility costs

Going green is good for the environment, but it can also be good for a home...

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6 simple steps to an organized and sensational garage space

Move over kitchens and bathrooms, homeowners are focusing on a new part of ...

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Take the hassle out of moving your boxes to a new home

While relocating to a new place is exciting, it also brings its own set of ...

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Stylize your space with simple, smart buys and updates

Giving your home a stylish update can sometimes seem like a daunting and ex...

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Are you spending home improvement dollars on the wrong door?

How often do you use the front door? Not often, right?

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Enjoying retirement in a home suited for an active life

Preparing for retirement with a home designed for aging in place

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One simple home improvement cuts noise pollution while boosting energy savings

Whether it’s the neighbor’s lawnmower, low-flying aircr...

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Three success tips for converting an attic into living space

Moving up – vacating your current, smallish home for a larger, ro...

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5 fast fixes for a fabulous bath

With Americans working longer hours than ever before, most homeowners yearn...

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Four real estate tips to help buyers and sellers both win this summer

The real estate market heats up when the weather does, and spring and summe...

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Tips on how to give your home an annual checkup

There’s no better time than now to give your home the attenti...

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Check the big move off the moving to-do list with ease

When you're planning the big move, you've probably created a lengthy to-do ...

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Driveways to mailboxes: Oft-overlooked items that drive curb appeal

Selling or staying, it makes no difference – everyone wants a...

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How to prime your credit score before you house hunt

Spring is traditionally the busiest home-buying season of the year.

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5 essential tips to turn your new house into a home

Moving brings great opportunities in the form of careers, social connection...

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Selling this summer? 6 upgrades to secure a speedy sale

When the weather warms up, so does the real estate market. Spring and summe...

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Why a wood deck is one of the best investments a homeowner can make

As the seasons turn, more homeowners look for projects that not only make t...

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Top Ten Tips For Home Buyers

More than seven million American homes are sold every year. If you want to ...

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Choosing a Real Estate Agent

The ideal agent is not always the one with the most sales under his or her ...

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Choosing The Best Refinance Mortgage Option

When refinancing a mortgage loan, homeowners have several options. There ar...

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Selling Your Home is Easier if You Prepare First

Selling a house is a complicated thing to do. It involves a lot of paperwo...

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Make The First Impression a Great One

First impressions are critical. Just like the view from the curb may preven...

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Outdoor Home Staging Tips for the Hottest Season!

Too hot for you to get out there and do some summer gardening? Well, if you...

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Outdoor Home Staging Tips for the Hottest Season!

Too hot for you to get out there and do some summer gardening? Well, if you...

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Outdoor Home Staging Tips for the Hottest Season!

Too hot for you to get out there and do some summer gardening? Well, if you...

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Outdoor Home Staging Tips for the Hottest Season!

Too hot for you to get out there and do some summer gardening? Well, if you...

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Advantages of a Fixed Rate Mortgage

This is the most popular type of mortgage as the monthly payment for intere...

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Make Your Home the Best it can be by Staging

With the housing market groaning under its own weight these days, potential...

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Radon - What Every Homeowner Needs To Know

As a NYS Licensed Home Inspector, I am routinely asked “What is Ra...

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4 Easy Tips to Sell Your Home

If you want to sell your home, make sure your house looks its best during t...

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Tips For Enjoyable Warm Weather Entertaining

Outdoor living, barbecues and the promise of spending more time outside wit...

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10 Tips To Home Organization

If you are looking for the perfect home organization plan, consider startin...

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5 Tips To Create Style And Elegance In Your Home

Creating the perfect home requires a lot of time and energy. There are so m...

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A Concrete Way To Raise Your Home's Profile

Increasingly, homeowners looking for an inexpensive way to make their home ...

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10 Quick And Inexpensive Ways To Brighten Your Home For Spring!

Spring is a sign of&amp...

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10 Ways to Jazz Up Your Outdoor Living Space

The easiest way to jazz up&amp...

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Five Easy Steps to Owning Your Own Home

Buying your own home is one of the largest purchases you will ever make. W...

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Home Staging: Making Your Home Sellable

You’ve listed your home and the agent wants to start showing it to pr...

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Home Value When You Sell

5 Tips to Maximize Your Home Value When You Sell

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30 Year Fixed Rate Refinancing

30 year fixed rate mortgages are the "classic" mortgage i...

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Commercial real estate

Real estate is often termed as the safest investment avenue. In fact, real ...

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Why Get a Home Equity Loan?

If you're a homeowner, chances are that you've been deluged with offers fro...

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Life is a Stage - So is Your Home!

Home staging prepares a home for sale, and for the dozens of enquiring eyes...

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Avoid Home Buying Blues at Closing

Buying a home is a stressful and emotional affair. You can avoid the home b...

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Affordable Mortgage Size

When shopping for a house, it can be easy to fall in love with the home of ...

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Quick sell tips

Often wonder why some houses can have a number of showings after its first ...

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Mortgage Brokers & The Nuts and Bolts

Using a mortgage broker to shop for home loans can make the borrowing proce...

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Staging Your Home for Sale

In the effort to get top dollar when selling your home, staging; or the art...

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Mortgage Borrowing Tip - Length of Loan

When borrowing money for a mortgage, homebuyers are primarily concerned wit...

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Adjustable Rate Mortgages vs. Fixed Rate Mortgages

Buying a home can be an exciting and stressful time for anyone. While you m...

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Adjustable Rate Mortgages vs. Fixed Rate Mortgages

Buying a home can be an exciting and stressful time for anyone. While you m...

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Adjustable Rate Mortgages vs. Fixed Rate Mortgages

Buying a home can be an exciting and stressful time for anyone. While you m...

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Adjustable Rate Mortgages vs. Fixed Rate Mortgages

Buying a home can be an exciting and stressful time for anyone. While you m...

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First Time Buyers Mortgage Application Checklist

If you have a dream about owning your own home and applying for a mortgage ...

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Home Staging: Making Your Home Sellable

You've listed your home and the agent wants to start showing it to prospect...

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Seven Steps to De-Clutter Your Home for Sale

Your home may be in good condition and well built, yet simple clutter will ...

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Why Use a Realtor?

Realtors provide services that are not only designed to ease your home sale...

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Choosing A Mortgage That Fits Your Lifestyle

There are many different types of mortgages with a plethora of features and...

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Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans - Understanding The Basics

Adjustable rate mortgages (ARM), developed when mortgage interest rates wer...

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Different Ways To Repay Your Mortgage

When you are searching for a mortgage, no matter if it is a first, second, ...

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Allergies And Clean Air

Allergies are caused by exposure to pollution of either a particulate form...

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Safe Alternative Methods to Quit Smoking

With countless individuals hooked to cigarette smoking, it's no wonder many...

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Growth of aerobics since the early years

Aerobic Benefit: The word ‘aerobic’ means “wi...

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Real Estate Lingo for The Newbie

In today's real estate market there is a lot of uncertainty. The sub-prime ...

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Pre-Approval Letter – How To Use It To Get Your Dream Home

When house hunting, many buyers make the mistake of waiting to contact a le...

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Getting The Word Out About Your Open House

When selling your home, you have to get the word out to buyers in the area....

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The Secret To Marketing Your FSBO Home For Sale

You’re ready to put your home or land (house, townhouse, condo, apartm...

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Reasons To Stage Your Home For Sale

If you’ve been thinking of selling your investment house or your home,...

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Think Hard Before Deciding To Borrow

Gathering the funds is one of the first steps of getting ready to buy a hou...

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Selling A Home - What Attachments Stay or Go?

The home selling and buying process can be confusing. This is especially tr...

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Good Home Buying Tips

Welcome to the home buying market! This is an exciting time to be purchasin...

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Sell Your House Online

Selling a house can be a much complicated process. By keeping track of your...

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11 Keys To Make A Purchase Offer Sellers Can Not Resist

Savvy buyers know that crafting a unique offer can make the difference betw...

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How Not To Get Soaked By A Flood-Damaged Car

How to avoid buying a car that is rotting from the inside out

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Use Color to Revamp the Look of Your Home

By choosing the right color, you can express yourself, freshen up an old lo...

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How to Make Moving Easier on Your Kids

Practical steps to prepare your children for a move.

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