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Deciding Whether to Buy or Rent Your Next Home

Posted on Jul 22, 2019

For some people, having a house they can call their own is a dream come true. For others, owning a home may not be within their reach just yet. This is why it is always a good idea to ask yourself the question “should I buy or rent my next home?”.

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How to Conduct a Long Distance House Hunt, According to the Experts

Posted on Mar 19, 2018

House hunting is hard at the best of times, especially when you're searching long distance. To help you in your long distance house hunt, we reached out to Realtors® across the country for their expert advice.

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5 Questions First-Time Home Buyers in California Should Ask Their Realtor®

Posted on Jan 22, 2018

To help you navigate the process of buying a home in the Golden State, we reached out to California realtor Jane Peters and asked what advice she had for first-time home buyers.

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How to Remove Paint From Carpet

Posted on Jan 09, 2015

If you're getting ready to sell, giving your walls a fresh coat of paint is an easy way to improve the saleability of your home. If you've just moved into a new home, repainting can help transform your house into your dream home. When it comes to protecting your floors, the simplest way to keep them free of paint splatters is to repaint at the same time as you replace the floor. If you don't plan to replace your flooring, you'll need to take some extra precautions to safeguard your floors from drips and spills—especially if you're dealing with carpet. How to get paint out of carpet No matter h...

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The Best Timing Tips for Buying & Selling a House

Posted on Nov 12, 2014

We did some research to figure out when is the best time to buy and sell a home. Selling or buying at the right time can save you time and money, and we want to help our customers have a better moving process!

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What an Appraiser is Looking for in Your Home

Posted on Nov 03, 2014

One of the many steps in selling your home is the banks appraisal, which can be daunting, especially when this is your first time going through the process. Figuring out what the appraiser is looking for before he arrives can help ease your mind and could help make an impact on the appraisal value.

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11 Terms You Need to Understand When Buying a New Home

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

We know that buying a new house can be overwhelming at times, so we want to help by defining some of those terms your realtor keeps using that you aren't sure what they mean. Hope this helps to ease your search!

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How to Not Get Emotionally Attached While House Hunting

Posted on Aug 11, 2014

Looking for a new home sounds exciting! You get a chance to find a home with a master bathroom (no more sharing a bathroom with the kids), a house with a garage for all your tools, a work out room and that back porch that you have always wanted, but finding that perfect home can be heart breaking as well.

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How to Paint With Kids

Posted on Oct 24, 2012

Start them off with a closet that needs painting. If they are working on a closet, say for instance, your linen closet that will be covered in towels and sheets anyways, it will not matter if it is messy. This will make them feel important since they are in charge of painting the whole thing by themselves.

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10 DIY Ways to Upgrade your Kitchen without Breaking the Bank

Posted on Oct 22, 2012

When you move into a new home, everything looks brand new except for the kitchen, which is still living somewhere between 1970 and the 1980’s. While the kitchen is dated, you don’t have thousands of dollars for upgrades. What to do? Don’t go and take out a loan - Try these five great tips for making your kitchen look completely new for a fraction of the price of doing a kitchen overhaul.

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