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Are we headed for a housing crash?

Are We Headed For A Housing Crash?A lot of people, both in the real estate world and not, are curious where the housing market is headed. The coronavirus put more pressure on the market as fewer

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4 Apps to Help you create a Better Budget & Save for a Down Payment

4 Apps to Help You Create a Better BudgetWhen it comes to saving for a down payment, it's important to create a budget and stick with it. The great thing is, since we're living in a modern world,

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Should you refinance your home

When is it Time to Refinance?Whether it’s a phone call at an inopportune time or getting letters in the mail, any time mortgage rates begin to drop, you start to get notices about refinancing

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Top Renovations with the Highest ROI

At the start of every year, Remodeling Magazine releases its Cost vs. Value report to consumers, letting them know which projects will help them recoup the most money when they sell their home. 

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Plants that keep insects away

Plants That Keep Insects AwayNow that the weather is warming up, many of us are firing up our grills, pulling out our patio furniture, and spending more time outside. The downside to the weather

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5 tips for decorating on a budget

Five tips for decorating on a budget  Decorating is fun and exciting, but it can also be expensive. It seems as though when you start working on one part of your house, you suddenly get

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Is an HOA right for you?

Most homeowners fall into one of two categories when they hear the word homeowners' associations. You either love them, or you hate them. If you're getting ready to purchase a home, especially a new

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Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Is there anything more satisfying than coming home to a house that shines? Cleaning your house from top to bottom can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be when you take it one room

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How to Prepare your kids for a move

Preparing Your Family for a Move As your family grows and life changes, there will come a time when you’ll need to move into a different home. The moving process can be challenging for

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How to Research the Right Neighborhood

When it comes to selecting a neighborhood, there are lots of factors to consider. All cities will have hot neighborhoods with skyrocketing home values, and they’re also going to have the up-

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Is Owning a Home More Affordable than Renting?

Is Owning a Home is More Affordable Than Renting a HomeA lot of people will tell you that “renting is cheaper than owning a home.” The concept makes sense when a person first enters

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How Much Storage Do You Need in Your Kitchen?

Yes, Kitchen Storage is Important, and People Want More of ItKitchen storage can be a hot-button issue for some homeowners. Some are staunch believers that less is more, while others envision entire

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Everything You Need to Know About Down Payment Assistance Programs

 Down Payment Assistance ProgramsOne of the biggest barriers to homeownership is the dreaded down payment. Some potential buyers believe that they need 10% or 20% to put down on a home. The

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5 Tips for a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner

5 Tips for a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at HomeCandlelit dinners, dancing, and flowers are all hallmarks of a traditional Valentine's Day celebration. But you don't have to dine at a fancy

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Don't Let Contingencies Scare You When Selling Your House

Don’t Let Contingent Scare You When Selling Your HouseA lot of sellers are afraid of the word “contingent.” The word is scary because it may cause some potential buyers to bid on

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Moving Can Be Stressful. Here are some Tips to Help

Moving Can Be Stressful. Here are Some Tips to HelpMoving into a new home is exciting, but the actual move itself? That can be stressful. Between the packing, loading, unloading and unpacking, it

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Even When the Pandemic Starts to Slow, These Popular Home Changes Will Stay

Even When the Pandemic Starts to Slow, These Popular Home Changes Will StayCoronavirus changed a lot of people’s lives and the way that businesses operate. While there is a lot to despise

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6 Home Design Trends for 2021

6 Home Design Trends for 2021As we kick off the new year and start making goals and resolutions for yourself, one you may consider is updating your home. A new year, a new look. We’re seeing

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Mortgage Rates in 2021... Will they remain low?

In 2020, homebuyers were able to enjoy lower mortgage rates that assisted them when buying homes. A lot of families that didn’t lose their income or jobs due to the coronavirus refinanced to

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Is Now a Good Time to Sell Your Home

Is Now a Good Time to Sell Your Home?With high demand, rising prices and low inventory, now may seem like the perfect time to sell your home. It’s a seller’s market, which means that you

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5 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector

5 Questions to Ask Your Home InspectorHome inspections are important – they tell you integral details about your potential home. As a buyer, you might not know what to look for in a home

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3 Tips First-Time Home Buyers Should Know

3 Tips First-Time Home Buyers Should KnowBuying a home is a dream for many people, but for many first-time buyers, the process can feel overwhelming. After all, a home is probably the biggest

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays

5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the HolidaysThe 2020 holidays are different. COVID-19 has changed the way people gather and have fun with their families. If you want to stay safe this holiday

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Home Values Rise 2.2% Since June, On Pace Not Seen Since Recession

Home Values Rise 2.2% Since June, On Pace Not Seen Since RecessionZillow reports that home prices continued to rise in October, reaching a pace not seen since the recession. Inventory around the

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10 Home Hacks We Wish We Knew Sooner

10 Home Hacks We Wish We Knew SoonerLet’s be honest: Cleaning and organizing is tedious. While necessary, there’s no reason to spendhours getting your home in tip-top shape. These 10

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Halloween During COVID

Halloween is another casualty of the COVID pandemic. Social media campaigns started early by asking people to “save Halloween” by wearing a mask. Retail stores began filling up with

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6 Easy Hacks to Decorate Your Home on a Budget

The DIY home décor movement has shown us that you don’t have to spend a fortune to decorate your home. From farmhouse to industrial and everything in between, there are easy, DIY hacks

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Everything that's Included During Closing Cost

A home is one of the biggest and most exciting purchases that you’ll make in your life. Most buyers (rightfully so) focus their attention on the down payment, monthly mortgage costs, and the

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More Home Sellers Join the Market as Demand Climbs

Temperatures are cooling, but new data shows that the real estate market is still hot. New reports from Zillow and Realtor.com show that home sellers feel more confident listing their homes for.

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10 Office Décor Pieces You Didn’t Know You Needed

Want to spruce up your office? These ten décor pieces are affordable, fun and pieces that you didn’t know you needed.1. SimpleHouseware Mesh Desk OrganizerOrganize your desk with a

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Despite Higher Prices, Homes are More Affordable Than They Have Been in Years

The U.S. housing market is thriving despite the challenges surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Prices are rising and homes are selling faster compared to 12 months ago. Despite higher prices,

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Experts Weigh in on the Housing Market

The economic downturn of 2020 took the world by surprise, as the pandemic swept across the world. Housing, on the other hand, showed resiliency, allowing for stability and rising housing prices

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10 Kitchen Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

Think you have every kitchen gadget you'll ever need? Think again. From breakfast sandwich makers to nifty mixers and bread makers, there are so many tools you never knew you needed.Whether you're a

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What You Need to Know About the First Time Homebuyer Pandemic Savings Act

Home buying is a major expense, with many first-time buyers waiting until they're 32 to buy a home. A lot of would-be buyers had to put their dreams of ownership on hold when the Covid-19 pandemic

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How to Win a Bidding War Using 7 Key Tactics

You’ve been budgeting, saving for a down payment for your dream house and you’ve finally found it. The house has everything you want, from beautiful landscaping to an open kitchen and a

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